Rapper Cardi B spoke and danced with young girls at the NYPD police academy as she spent a week doing court-ordered community service in connection with the 2018 Queens strip club attack, Daily News has learned.
The chart-topping Bronx native, 30, appeared at the NYPD’s “Girl’s Talk” event at the Queens Police Academy on Friday, where she spoke to dozens of teenagers wearing pink hats. Dressed in a glamorous Chanel knitted hat, white pants and a cream coat, she danced for the kids and handed out prizes, according to social media posts about the event.
“Our researcher Nikilia was able to take a photo with the one and only Cardi B!!” tweeted police officers from the 88th Precinct in Fort Greene. “The girls had a great time at today’s event. #GirlTalking”
The NYPD Girl’s Talk event was created by NYPD Director of Education Juanita Holmes as a mentoring program for young girls who need someone to rely on as they overcome peer pressure and other challenges faced by urban teens.
Special guests at past Girl’s Talk events have included internationally renowned ballet dancer Misty Copeland.
It wasn’t immediately clear whether a Grammy Award winner’s community service visit counted.
The NYPD got some backlash Friday for bringing in the often lewd rapper to talk to impressionable young girls.
“What a wonderful role model. SMH (shake head),” wrote Twitter user Crime Prevention Guy.
Another social media poster said that the “WAP” singer was “the last person I want to be around my daughter.”
All week, Cardi B has been tweeting about doing her community service and complaining about how early the morning is.
“My brains are on fire from waking up early, community service and then the studio… but I committed a crime,” she wrote, posting a selfie to her Twitter account on Friday, wearing the same outfit she wore to the Girl’s Talk event. “I have only myself to blame.”
Cardi, whose real name is Belcalis Almanzar, was sentenced to 15 days of community service following a plea deal for her role in the bottle-throwing assault at the Angels strip club in College Point.
If she does not complete her service by March 1, she will have to serve 15 days in prison.
A plea deal allowed Cardi B to avoid jail time on charges of assault and reckless endangerment due to a violent argument with bartenders, sisters Jade and Buddy Gee.
Singer Bodak Yellow also agreed to stay away from her victims as part of the deal.
The rapper agreed to a plea deal in September. In January, she again went to court, stating that she would not be able to complete her community service within the time allotted to her. After consulting with her lawyers, a Queens judge extended her deadline to March 1.
Officials said the rapper was one of about 10 people involved in the melee.
“Part of growing up and growing up is taking responsibility for your actions,” she said in a statement when she was sentenced.
Two co-defendants also pleaded guilty.
Cardi B’s appearances at Queens Criminal Court turned into a mini runway show as the fashionista rocked a range of stunning looks that at one point included a puffy hat and a floor-length cape embellished with black plumage.
With Rocco Parascandola