So Miami is where Cardi B was instead of a New York City courtroom Monday morning.
Cardi was set to appear in front a Queens judge to answer to misdemeanor charges in connection with an alleged assault at a Flushing strip club.
However, the paps spotted the “I Like It” rapper, clad in a body paint tiger costume, twerking on set of a latest music video.
Queens Criminal Court Judge Sean Dunn was displeased with Cardi B’s absence, telling her attorney that he will issue an arrest warrant if she doesn’t appear Friday (Dec. 7)
“I want you to convey to her that it’s not acceptable that she’s not here today,” Dunn told attorney Jeff Kern. “You should inform her that if she doesn’t show up, that unless circumstances change, it’s very likely that the court will issue a bench warrant for her arrest.”
Kern told Dunn that conflicting schedules was the reason Cardi was a no-show.
“As you probably know she is a fairly notable hip-hop artist. My client knew the date but there was a previously scheduled commitment for today and tomorrow,” he told Dunn.
“You all need to understand this is not about her saying, ‘Screw going to court. I got things to do. I’m important.’ She has managers, she has business people, she has things scheduled. So it’s not like we can just say, ‘Hey you got to come to court on Monday,’” Kern said outside the court, according to Page Six.
The 26-year-old rapper is accused of orchestrating a beatdown of two bartenders at Angels Strip Club back in August.
Cardi allegedly threw hookahs and bottles at Baddie Gi and Jade, sisters whom she suspected slept with her husband Offset.
Cardi B denied an involvement in the melee in a profanity-laced video via Instagram.
As for the Baddie Gi and Jade, the pair stars in Nicki Minaj — Cardi’s nemesis — new video “Good Form.”