(By Rebecca Gibian, AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — Cardi B turned up for a court appearance Tuesday in an attempted assault case, staying mum — except for fashion statements — as it proceeds…

The Grammy-winning rapper sported a feather-trimmed black coat with a long train and a wide-brimmed black hat to her court date in Queens, where she faces felony charges stemming from an August 2018 fight at a strip club.

The court session cantered on her lawyers’ efforts to get access to the alleged victims’ social-media messages.

“We believe she’s innocent, and so we’re investigating all aspects,” lawyer Drew Findling said after the court appearance.

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Cardi B whispered to him and attorney Jeff Kern in court but otherwise didn’t speak.

Rapper Cardi B arrives at Queens Criminal Court on charges stemming from an 2018 fight at a Queens strip club, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019 in New York. Prosecutors obtained a felony indictment in June. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

She has pleaded not guilty, and her lawyers have denied she harmed anyone.

Police have said Cardi B, 27, and her entourage argued with a bartender at Angels Strip Club. The dispute sparked a bottle-and-hookah-pipe throwing fracas that caused minor injuries to the woman and another employee, according to police.

Born Belcalis Almanzar, Cardi B boasts chart-topping hits including “I Like It” and the Maroon 5 collaboration “Girls Like You.” She won a best rap album Grammy for “Invasion of Privacy” this year and has notched other honours, including the American Music Awards’ favourite rap/hip hop artist title.

12/10/2019 Cardi B is pictured appearing at Queens Criminal Court in New York City. (TheImageDirect.com, Magazine Features)
Rapper Cardi B wears a black coat with a long train as she leaves Queens Criminal Court after a hearing, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
Rapper Cardi B leaves Queens Criminal Court after a hearing, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Author: ANA Newswire