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Cardi B is using her court-ordered community service to inspire people into doing good: 'Obey the law'

The incident leading to legal action occurred in a 2018 strip club brawl in New York where Cardi and two others were a part of.

Cardi B is using her court-ordered community service to inspire people into doing good: 'Obey the law'
Cover Image Source: NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 12: Cardi B attends Rihanna's 5th Annual Diamond Ball at Cipriani Wall Street on September 12, 2019, in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ferdman/Getty Images)

Cardi B's community service ordered by the court has been an inspiring experience for her and her fans. The American rapper - whose legal name is Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar Cephus was sentenced to 15 days of community service after pleading guilty to third-degree assault and second-degree reckless endangerment. The incident leading to legal action occurred in a 2018 strip club brawl in New York where Cardi and two others partook in throwing glass bottles, a drink and other objects at a bartender. It resulted in severe cuts and bruises to the bartender's feet. According to TODAY, because of her strong fan following, Cardi is using her Twitter account to spread the word about public awareness and staying in check with the law.

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 17: Cardi B arrives at Queens Court after not meeting her requirements for her misdemeanor guilty plea on January 17, 2023, in New York City. Cardi B violated the terms of her agreement by not fulfilling the 15 days of community service she agreed to in her plea. The judge has given her a second chance and she must fulfill her agreement by March 1st or face jail time. (Photo by David Dee Delgado/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 17: Cardi B arrives at Queens Court after not meeting her requirements for her misdemeanor guilty plea on January 17, 2023, in New York City. Cardi B violated the terms of her agreement by not fulfilling the 15 days of community service she agreed to in her plea. The judge has given her a second chance and she must fulfill her agreement by March 1st or face jail time. (Photo by David Dee Delgado/Getty Images)

 

In a recent tweet, the "Bodak Yellow" rapper urged everyone not to commit crimes. “Community service today till 4 pm ... Just cause you famous, it don’t mean your special …OBEY THE LAW!” she captioned the post. The selfie in the tweet showed her standing in front of a mirror, wearing a varsity jacket and camel-toe boots. Many people in the comments were happy about her decision to do some community service and shed light on positivity. "True that. Or volunteer to help too even if you didn’t break the law. Community service is wonderful. You are putting light and positive energy/actions into the world," said @TheyCallMeDaymz.



 

 

On February 24, she shared another tweet saying, her brain was “burning from waking up early, community service, then studio.” The back-to-back grind can be hard for anybody, especially if you are a celebrity. “But I did the crime,” she added. “I only have myself to blame.” In a statement from NBC after her sentencing in 2018, Cardi expressed her desire to hold herself accountable for whatever she had done. “Part of growing up and maturing is being accountable for your actions. As a mother, it’s a practice that I am trying to instill in my children, but the example starts with me. I’ve made some bad decisions in my past that I am not afraid to face and own up to. These moments don’t define me, and they are not reflective of who I am now,” the statement said.



 

 

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 17: Cardi B appears at Queens County Criminal Court after not meeting her requirements for her misdemeanor guilty plea on January 17, 2023, in New York City. Cardi B violated the terms of her agreement by not fulfilling the 15 days of community service she agreed to in her plea. The judge has given her a second chance and she must fulfill her agreement by March 1st or face jail time. (Photo by Adam Gray-Pool/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 17: Cardi B appears at Queens County Criminal Court after not meeting her requirements for her misdemeanor guilty plea on January 17, 2023, in New York City. Cardi B violated the terms of her agreement by not fulfilling the 15 days of community service she agreed to in her plea. The judge has given her a second chance and she must fulfill her agreement by March 1st or face jail time. (Photo by Adam Gray-Pool/Getty Images)

 

She used her past "stupid decisions" as a lesson to help her make wise decisions and act accordingly in the future. “My stupid decisions from the past caused me to miss out on money now. I had a multi-million dollar Call of Duty deal on the table that I couldn’t take because of court,” she claimed. “Guys think twice about those quick decisions! Lesson learned.” The "WAP" rapper was also seen speaking at a police mentorship program for young girls. On Twitter, The New York Police Department shared a video of her at the program. Cardi encouraged everyone to be better examples and “be great. Be you. You’re amazing. You’re dope yourself.”



 

 

 



 

 

Cardi hasn't officially said anything about her community service efforts, but she has been very vocal about it through her social media platforms. In the same statement from NBC, she added, “I’m looking forward to moving past this situation with my family and friends and getting back to the things I love the most--the music and my fans.” As per TODAY, she donated $100,000 to her old middle school in New York days before her sentencing. “I hope my donation can help create an amazing after-school program that will help kids stay out the streets or a troubled home and most importantly allow them to learn something that they can take with them through LIFE,” she wrote. 

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