Bronx-born Cardi B responded to reports of an attack on a fan who tried to get her autograph after the Met Gala early Tuesday, tweeting that she has to “be careful” to protect her pregnancy.
“If you check my tag pics i take a lot of pics with fans,” she wrote on Twitter. Her post has since been deleted.
“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),” she continued. “i don’t know what are people’s intentions sooo i Be careful. Why can’t people respect that?”
Cardi’s post was in response to video footage, obtained by TMZ, of an alleged attack that surfaced Tuesday.
According to police officials, a 33-year-old man who was trying to get an autograph from Cardi B after the Met Gala was attacked by the rapper’s entourage.
The fan was attacked after he approached the pregnant rapper on East 77th Street, near Madison Avenue, police said. Cops were then called at 2:15 a.m.
Video captured of the attack appeared to show the interaction turning into “a loud, boisterous . . . conversation,” NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea said.
Three men with Cardi B thought the interaction was an invasion of privacy, and quickly reacted.
“At some point three individuals run over and physically assault this individual,” Shea said, speaking at an unrelated news conference.
Shea said it appeared the man was punched and “goes down and then there’s a flurry of either additional punches or a kick to that individual.”
The man was taken to NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and was in stable condition Tuesday, police said.
Police were looking to talk to the three men in Cardi B’s entourage for more information about the alleged incident.
Shea said he had “the utmost confidence” that if an arrest was appropriate, “we will bring whoever is responsible to justice.
“It’s been proven over time, we have a very long reach and a very long memory,” he added.
The “Bodak Yellow” rapper attended the annual Met Gala — Manhattan’s biggest night in fashion — with fiance Offset, of the group Migos.
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