Though everyone saw the up-close-and-personal footage of the beatdown of an autograph seeker outside a post-Met Gala 2018 party earlier this week, the “Bodak Yellow” rapper is claiming ignorance — and feigning blindness.
“I’m legally bliiiiiind,” she sings for the TMZ camera. “I’m legally blind, sir.”
A member of her entourage can then be seen shooing the cameraman away, asking him to “leave her alone” because she’s a “pregnant lady” who worked “really hard” today.
The initial reports about Giovanni Arnold, a professional autograph seeker, suggested that Cardi B’s security gave him an unprovoked beatdown after he requested a signature from the Bronx native.
Later, however, the reality seemed to be very different: a longer video shows Arnold heckling Offset after being refused autographs and begging him to “beat him up” — an offer some apparent Migos affiliates eventually obliged.
The New York Daily News also reports Arnold will likely file a lawsuit.
“Our client was beaten to a pulp for requesting an autograph,” said attorney Daniel Szalkiewicz. “Our client was held in the hospital overnight for observation. The videos clearly show this was not an act of self-defense. The assailants fled the scene to avoid being arrested for their savage attack. “No fan should ever be treated in this manner, and words never justify violence.”