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Going to court is usually a solemn affair — unless you're rapper Cardi B. At that point, your court appearance turns into something else entirely. And for Cardi B, that means a truly couture moment as you strut into the hallowed chambers. She wore the most extra look for her hearing, and I am stunned, stanning, and taking notes on my fashion legal pad. Let's see the full look below.



She did that. Cardi B really did that. She's wearing a giant feathered cape, an equally giant feathered hat, a long tie, and nails sharper than a lawyer's objection. Flanked by her attorney and security, Cardi B made her way into court with loads of style and zero cares.


It wasn't even that cold in New York yesterday!

Cardi's hearing was at the criminal courts in Queens, New York. This is significant because I live in New York, and can personally attest to the fact that it was not cold yesterday — it was actually in the high 50s and rainy — and Cardi wore this massive feathered cape because she could. Not because she needed to stay warm or dry. A QUEEN.


Wanna (legally) steal her style?

If you want to cop Cardi's look, you're in legal luck. The coat was designed by Adrienne Landau and is part of her Fall 2019 collection. The faux fur piece retails for a smooth $2,995, reports Entertainment Tonight, and the train is about 10 feet long. Unlike Alexis Neiers, who famously did not wear 6-inch Christian Louboutin shoes to court, Cardi donned a pair of patent Louboutin heels, reported Harper's Bazaar.


Here's why Cardi B was in court.

Cardi B, whose real name is Belcalis Almánzar, was indicted earlier this year on "14 charges, including two felonies, for a strip club brawl," reported Rolling Stone. The charges include "attempted assault with intent to cause serious physical injury as well as misdemeanor counts of reckless endangerment, assault, criminal solicitation, conspiracy, and harassment." She has pleaded not guilty, reported Billboard.

The hearing was an evidentiary proceeding for the prosecution and defense to agree on "use and acquisition of private social media messages," reported Entertainment Tonight.