Video of an alleged altercation which may have concerned members of Cardi B’s safety group surfaced on Tuesday, TMZ reported. The incident reportedly occurred shortly after 2:00 a.m., after the Met Gala, which Cardi attended.
The video TMZ acquired and published exhibits Cardi leaving a put up–Met Gala social gathering on the Mark Lodge when a person asks for an autograph. Cardi declines, however the man asks once more, saying, “I’m an autograph hound.” At that time the video skips forward, and several other individuals look like beating up the person who requested for the autograph. The person asking for the autograph recognized himself to The Blast as Giovanni Arnold. Police confirmed to People that he was taken to New York Presbyterian Hospital for therapy for minor accidents.
There’s a variety of hypothesis about who precisely perpetuated the assault, however Individuals reported that it is alleged that the three males who engaged within the combat had been members of Cardi’s entourage. In accordance with the outlet, police aren’t reaching out to Cardi B or her fiancé, Offset from the group Migos, but for interviews, however do wish to converse with the three males.
Arnold, who has beforehand been referred to as a paparazzo and a freelance photographer previously by information retailers, has a historical past of altercations with celebrities. In Could 2015, ET beforehand included him in a narrative
about “autograph hounds” who made cash off of autographs, together with those received at the Met Gala that year. In 2007, The Associated Press reported that Arnold was suing Lindsay Lohan and her mom, Dina Lohan, as a result of he claimed he “sustained severe and permanent personal injuries” when he alleges he was hit by Lindsay’s BMW.
Teen Vogue has reached out to Cardi B and Offset’s groups for remark.