A US court has issued rapper Cardi B, real name Belcalis Almanzar, with two protection orders against her to not contact the victims of an August assault. She has also been warned to not make threatening remarks on social media following a strip club brawl. The rapper appeared in court on Friday on charges of misdemeanour reckless endangerment and assault.

She and her entourage were at the club in August when she argued with a 23-year-old bartender. A fight broke out in which two people were injured.

Spokesperson for the Queens District Attorney Office said the Judge allowed the rapper to remain free without bail after she skipped a court appearance on Monday. The Judge had threatened to have her arrested for not showing up in court.

The rapper is among the nominees for the 2019 Grammy Awards, scoring five nominations.