Rapper Cardi B and her fiance, Migos rapper Offset, have been slapped with a lawsuit by a man who says he was subjected to a “savage assault” when he sought an autograph outside of a Met Gala after-party earlier this month.
According to the suit, the couple ordered the beatdown after verbally threatening him.
“This action arises following a savage assault that took place in the early hours of May 8, 2018 outside a Met Gala afterparty. Upon seeing Cardi B and Offset exit the Mark Hotel, Mr. Arnold asked for an autograph. Not willing to stop for a fan, Cardi B and her entourage blew past the Plaintiff, ignoring him,” the suit, filed by Giovanni Arnold in New York Supreme Court on Wednesday, reads. “When Mr. Arnold repeated his request, Cardi B turned to Plaintiff and threatened to ‘slap the s— outta’ him. Defendant Offset then directed Mr. Arnold to ‘shut up, bro, before a n—a beat you out here.’ As Defendants Cardi B and Offset entered their waiting vehicle, they ordered the Unknown Assailants to attack Plaintiff.”
According to the suit, a trio of men “savagely beat Plaintiff, punching him and then stomping on his face while he was on the ground” before fleeing the scene.
Arnold says that he was “severely injured” as a result of the alleged attack, which he says took place at approximately 2:15 a.m. on May 8.
According to Arnold, one assailant took a swing at his face, sending him to the ground, after which he “was punched and kicked repeatedly.”
“Plaintiff, who never once physically lashed out at Defendants, laid on the ground protecting his face and body while the Unknown Assailants piled on top of him and continuously hit him,” the suit reads.
The suit also claims that Cardi B and Offset “frequently instigate violent confrontations with fans and individuals,” and that the “brawl marks the third time Offset has been accused of provoking violence.”
TheWrap has reached out to representatives for Cardi B and Offset for comment on the suit.
Alleging assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, the suit seeks unspecified damages.
Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.