Cardi B entourage suspected of attacking autograph seeker


New York — Police say they want to question several members of Cardi B's entourage who are suspected of attacking an autograph seeker outside a Manhattan hotel following the Met Gala.

Police say it happened at about 02:00 on Tuesday at the Mark Hotel on Madison Avenue.

In a video, obtained by TMZ, the victim, 33-year-old Giovanni Arnold, standing across from a black SUV complaining the rapper won't give him an autograph. One man gets out of the SUV to join another man as they pummel Arnold. A third man then stomps on Arnold before fleeing. The SUV then speeds off.

Police say Arnold was hospitalised in stable condition. A separate video shows the victim being lifted into an ambulance on a stretcher. He was later treated for neck and back pain, TMZ reports.

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Arnold's lawyer, Daniel Szalkiewicz, tells the Daily News his client's sole intention was to get an autograph. He called it an "unjustified ambush.