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Cardi B’s Pregnant Bestie Star Brim Charged In Massive NYC Gang Roundup, Accused Of Being ‘Godmother’ Of 5-9 Brims

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Cardi B's bestie, Star Brim, is gearing up to give birth in the next few days. However, she was just hit with several charges in a massive indictment of 5-9 Brims, which is a Bloods gang. Deets inside...

What should be one of the happiest moments of her life has turned into a total nightmare.

Cardi B’s pregnant BFF Star Brim (real name Yonette Respass) is set to give birth in a few days. However, she has just been charged with racketeering and slashing a person, which is a part of a massive indictment of 5-9 Brims members, a violent Bloods street gang. Sadly, she hasn't even been home for a full year since being released from prison in March 2019 for wire fraud.

Law enforcement has labeled Star as one of the highest-ranking female members of the 5-9 Brims, also known as the “Godmother.” Ironically, Star is the godmother to Cardi & Offset's daughter, Kulture Cephus.

Star is 1 of 18 defendants reportedly named in an indictment of gang members in the Southern District of New York.

And it doesn’t end there…

In addition to those charges, Star and 10 other 5-9 Brims have also been charged in an indictment by the Eastern District of New York in Brooklyn. The indictment claims the 5-9 Brims were beefing with rival gang “Real Ryte.” They claim some of the defendants either participated in or conspired in the murder of rival members. Additional charges include racketeering, conspiracy, narcotics, fraud and firearms charges.

But get this…

Remember the drama with Cardi B and the two sisters/bartenders (JadeBaddi Gi) that were allegedly physically assaulted in a Queens strip club in August 2018? Well, it appears Cardi’s bestie Star was also allegedly involved. NBC New York reports:

According to the EDNY indictment, members of the 5-9 Brims violently beat a bartender at the Angels night club in Flushing, Queens, after the woman apparently disrespected another member of the gang. Respass, from behind bars, ordered other members to "pop that bottle" on the bartender, saying "I want hands put on them. I don't even want no talking."

Later that same night, three of the defendants are accused of going to the bar where they lured the bartender away from the bar, held her hair while beating her in the face and throwing a bottle at her. One of the members allegedly recorded the attack on cellphone, and it was sent to the member on whose behalf Respass ordered the attack.

Some of the 5-9 Brims who were indicted have already been arrested. As of now, Star has not since she is expected to give birth in a few days. It’s reported her attorney is in discussions with prosecutors in regard to a time and date for Star to turn herself in.


As you know, the "Bodak Yellow" rapper was indicted on felony charges stemming from a strip club brawl in Queens.

Below are more deets from the SDNY indictment:

Prosecutors from the SDNY say they arrested Street Lineup Godfather Willie Evans, or "Mills," in the Bronx borough of New York at 6 a.m. Tuesday. He is facing two murder charges as well as racketeering, firearms and conspiracy charges. They also arrested a number of the 5-9 Brims borough leaders, or "High 020s," Tuesday morning, including Queens High 020 Albert Shoulders, aka "Bundy," and Bronx High 020 Jamarr Simmons, aka "Show Off."

The 18 gang members named in the SDNY indictment also face two murder and five attempted murder charges, in addition to narcotics and firearms offenses.

Before Star was released from prison last year, the "Press" rapper put up an IG post detailing how her homie was getting her life back on track:

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Since ya like to talk Soo much shit and ya bitches is maaa happy like if Star died or something let me give you the run down .For two and a half years Star been out on bail .She got caught by the Feds and lost a lot of shit .Never asked nobody for shit ,got a 9-5 trying to figure things out .She started bartending something that was so new to her and it was alil difficult at first since NYC strip clubs give hard times to Brown Skin bartenders and barely hire them !Yeup i said it but you know what ?she ain’t stop and became great !She was able to save thousand of dollars ,pay for good lawyers bought two cars ,a Jeep and a pink Porsche pay them off .Made well over enough for her bid and for when she come home and got a great business plan for when she touches down back in town .Ya maa happy cause she away or like she just got snatch but shorty been prepare for this and turn herself in early cause she just want to get shit over with and do her time .I mean why wouldn’t she ? after she finish her bid no more probation, can travel everywhere and she can live a normal love life!Dont gottta worry about falling in love knowing in the back of her mind she got to do time .In Soo proud of her i seen her growth and i see how responsible and determined she is .A super go getter never asking nobody for shit .Thats my Hat5 fooo sureeee .

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This post certainly didn't age well IF the charges brought against Star Brim hold any weight.

Also, Cardi's bodyguard Jeffrey Bush - who allegedly served as "muscle" for Cardi during he alleged strip club brawl - was arrested on drug charges last August. He was arrested in his Brooklyn home for allegedly selling more that $12,000 worth of crack. He has pleaded not guilty to all charges. Hmm....

Around the time Cardi's bodyguard was arrested, Star sat down for a candid interview on "Brilliant Idiots" where she talked about her gang affiliation:

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