Cardi B and Offset are being sued by a fan who claimed to have been assaulted at the Met Gala afterparty. The couple is accused of instructing their hired bodyguards to "savagely beat" Giovanni Arnold.
The incident, as told by Arnold, occurred on May 8 after the Met Gala. The fan asked Cardi B for autograph multiple times, and his move seemingly upset the singer. The "Bodak Yellow" singer allegedly used the "N" word, and Offset closely followed suit.
According to one publication, three unidentified men beat Arnold, punching him and stomping on his face while he was on the ground. In his lawsuit, the fan charged Cardi B and Offset with assault, battery, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
Cardi B's Statement About 'Girls'
Meanwhile, Cardi B released a statement amid the controversy surrounding her new song "Girls," which she collaborated with Rita Ora, Bebe Rexha, and Charli XCX.
On her Twitter account, the Bronx native said that it was never their intention to cause harm to anyone with their song. Cardi B revealed that she has had experiences with women, and "Girls" was a good way to recount her involvements with the same sex.
I know i have use words before that i wasn’t aware that they are offensive to the LGBT community .I apologize for that .Not everybody knows the correct “terms “to use.I learned and i stopped using it. — iamcardib (@iamcardib) May 15, 2018
'Be Careful' Music Video
Cardi B also announced that the music video for "Be Careful" will come out next week. The track is included in the singer's Invasion of Privacy album.
"To all my fans I will be putting out 2 visuals this month from Invasion of Privacy. I have more upcoming projects. In the meantime, listen to Invasion of Privacy," wrote Cardi B.
The other songs featured in Invasion of Privacy are "Get Up 10," "Drip," "Bickenhead," "Bodak Yellow," "Thru Your Phone," "Best Life," "I Like It," "Ring," "Money Bag," "Bartier Cardi (feat. 21 Savage)," "She Bad," and "I Do."
Invasion of Privacy was released on April 6. Prior to this, Cardi B dropped "Be Careful" in March, debuting at no. 16 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart.
Offset, on the other hand, just teamed up with Tyga on the song "Taste." The track was released just days after Tyga initially had teased his possible collaboration with Offset.
"I sent it to [Offset] and he FaceTimed me and told me the song was crazy and he wanted to hop on it," said Tyga.
Offset also recently teamed up with 21 Savage on "Hot Spot."