US police have dropped an investigation into a battery allegation against rapper Cardi B, saying that they could not find any evidence of wrongdoing.
The Grammy-winning artist was accused of hitting a security guard in the face during an argument at a Los Angeles building in 2018. The guard claimed that Cardi B became angry when she asked her to show her identification before entering the premises.
However, after reviewing the surveillance footage and interviewing the witnesses, the police concluded that there was no physical contact between Cardi B and the guard, and that the incident was a verbal dispute that did not rise to the level of a crime.
Cardi B’s lawyer, Scott Leemon, said that he was pleased with the outcome and that his client was “completely vindicated”. He added that Cardi B had always maintained her innocence and that the guard had fabricated the story to extort money from her.
Cardi B, whose real name is Belcalis Almanzar, is known for her outspoken and controversial personality, as well as her hit songs such as “Bodak Yellow”, “I Like It” and “WAP”. She has also been involved in several legal disputes in the past, including a pending case of assault and reckless endangerment for allegedly throwing a bottle at two bartenders at a New York strip club in 2018.