Cardi B and Offset's security personnel reportedly beat up a fan at Met Gala
According to the police, Cardi B's entourage members first thought that Arnold was getting too close to the stars, and so, in order to keep him in check, gave him a thumping
After Kendall Jenner, it's now Cardi B and Offset who've upset a member of the general public. According to reports, as well as a video footage captured by TMZ, the couple's security personnel were spotted beating up a fan who was apparently pestering the duo for autographs at the Met Gala Monday night.
The fan, identified as Giovanni Arnold, approached the pregnant rapper and her boyfriend at about 2 a.m. at the Mark Hotel on E. 77th St., near Madison Avenue. The rap artist, along with his pregnant girlfriend, were returning to their hotel after a night of partying at the celebrity-filled fashion exhibit events.
According to the police, Cardi B's entourage members first thought that Arnold was getting too close to the stars, and so, in order to keep him in check, gave him a thumping. However, the TMZ video shows the civilian complaining that he had been snubbed by the celebrities.
"I just asked for an autograph, damn," Arnold says in the video. Please beat me up, please brother. You better invest you money, bro, do something with your money instead of buying jewelry. You gonna go broke one day, you heard? It's not going to last forever."
Saved everyone a 𝐂𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐤. Your welcome pic.twitter.com/5H3NNm3bM0— Division (@DivisionCleaner) May 8, 2018
According to the shocking video, three men jumped out of Cardi B's car, and started attacking Arnold, who was standing across the street. They repeatedly punched him and knocked him to the ground, post which they stomped on him before running back to the car and eventually speeding away.
After the incident, Arnold was taken to New York-Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell, where he was treated for neck and back pain, but is reportedly in a stable condition as of now. According to reports, the stars had already left the scene by the time the police, as well as the paramedics, arrived to attend to Arnold.
Ever since the incident became public knowledge, Cardi B has given her statement to all the people who seem to want to know what really happened.
In a since-deleted tweet, the pregnant rap artist, according to Just Jared, wrote, “If you check my tag pics I take a lot of pics with fans. Some people are not fans & sometimes I don’t want no pics and I simply don’t want people too close cause of [my pregnancy]. I don’t know what are people’s intentions sooo I be careful. Why can’t people respect that?”
The tweet came just after TMZ shared the video of her entourage manhandling Arnold in front of the five-star hotel in New York. Even Twitter followers seemed extremely upset over the whole situation, although no one can clearly figure out who's in the wrong and who's right in this case.
Lmfao this how your fav treats her fans? 😭😂 I cant relate. 🤷🏽♂️😌— The NMKingdom (@TheNMKingdom2) May 8, 2018
Ole girl so dumb lol it’s so funny how drama always seems to find her— Eric Combs (@EricLCombs) May 8, 2018
That's was sooooo weak of them....smh... fans talk mess all the time, but they beat him up for what???? 🤷🤷🤷 WEAK— Chelebaby1 (@Michelectb) May 8, 2018
Well, he asked for it. Lets see what happens in the court room if only law suit comes in— Kweku Django (@KwekuDjango) May 8, 2018
Cardi really going out of her way to please her fans. QUEEN!!— R.P. McMurphy (@goodbyemrburton) May 8, 2018
Reckless, unnecessary, & gonna be expensive. Not surprised these goons are associated with Cardi B though. Speeding off like they didnt just get recorded with a pregnant woman in the car. Geniuses.😐— 💎Trici💎 (@triciramirez) May 9, 2018
The best thing to do when you are in the public eye is hold your temper and move on... He's a troll wanting to push the buttons and get a reaction. You fell into it.— nunya (@nunyanogood) May 8, 2018
Classy. Someone call ANNA stat and tell her next year she better rethink that guest list. Just saying 👀🙊— Janet (@luvstravel) May 8, 2018