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Barneys New York Used Cardi B's Court Outfit to Sell Clothing

Fashion brands and high-end retailers have long used real-life photographs of celebrities wearing their clothes to market their goods to shoppers who want to copy that A-lister's look. These images usually involved outfits stars wore while sashaying down a red carpet or dining al fresco at some super-exclusive eatery—not what they wore to court to answer for assault allegations.

Retailer Barneys New York did just that on Thursday, using a photo of a sharply dressed Cardi B entering a courthouse to advertise the suit the superstar was sporting.

The 26-year-old rapper was there to plead not guilty to assault charges in a New York City nightclub brawl. Barneys New York took this opportunity to advertise a suit by Brogger, sold exclusively at the department store.

In a post on Thursday, the department store wrote: "Can you be sued for looking this good? We'll let you be the judge of that. @iamcardib in our exclusive @brogger suit. #iSpyBNY."

Barneys New York tagged the items in the photograph of Cardi B entering court in order to make it easy for users to buy the products through Instagram, if they'd like.

For the hearing, Cardi B, whose real name is Belcalis Almanzar, donned a double-breasted, navy and baby pink color-blocked blazer, which costs $1,125. She paired it with matching navy trousers for $885. The pair was designed by Brogger, an up-and-coming brand based in London.

To complete the ensemble, the singer added strappy sandals and a pink and cream Hermès Birkin bag.

Cardi B allegedly ordered an assault in August on two bartenders, identified as Jade and Baddie G, at Angel's Strip Club over her belief that Jade slept with Cardi B's husband, Offset, a rapper in the group Migos. The indictment was reportedly unsealed on Tuesday.

The rapper was arraigned in Queens County Criminal Court, along with two other defendants in the case, Tawana Jackson-Morel and Jeffrey Bush.

News outlets have reported that Cardi B was allegedly throwing chairs, bottles and hookahs in the club, leaving both bartenders with injuries.

WNBC reported Cardi B was caught on camera tossing an ice bucket at the women.

If convicted, the defendants could apparently face up to four years in prison.

Cardi B, Bonnaroo Arts And Music Festival
Cardi B performs on Which Stage during the 2019 Bonnaroo Arts And Music Festival on June 16, 2019 in Manchester, Tennessee. Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for Bonnaroo Arts And Music Festival/Getty
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