The singer posted a photo of Brim on her Instagram with the caption, “Happy Birthday Ms.Thang @star_brim5 . People have misconceptions of you but you have such a big heart and you are so ambitious.I have seen your growth and I have seen you change .Im proud of you like you proud of me.”
Cardi has been close frienfds with Star for many years and regularly shows her support on social media. The birthday wish comes amid Brim’s recent criminal trouble and forthcoming arrest.
Back in February, Star Brim (real name: Yonette Respass) was charged with racketeering and slashing a person. Prosecutors accuse her of being the highest-ranking female member of the Bloods subset 5-9 Brims in New York. She is reportedly called the “Godmother”
Prosecutors stated, “The 5-9 Brims is a violent criminal organization that has terrorized residents of Brooklyn and Queens by committing brutal acts of violence in public places, trafficking narcotics on the streets and defrauding victims through financial schemes.”
Cardi B’s friend is accused of ordering gang members to assault two strip club bartenders who she believed “disrespected” another Blood. The indictment says Cardi B went back weeks later and assaulted the women again because she believed they slept with Offset.
Brim was caught up in a sweeping New York City Bloods gang roundup which included 18 individuals being charged. Cardi B’s friend pleaded for her arrest to take place after she gave birth and the prosecutors agreed to the request.
On February 23, Brim’s attorney informed the court his client was nine months pregnant and ready to give birth any day. He asked for her appearance to be excused at a recent hearing. Brim is facing years behind bars if convicted.
The case is ongoing.
Back in June 2018, Cardi showed Brim love on IG writing a lengthy post praising her friend. “For two and a half years Star been out on bail .She got caught by the Feds and lost a lot of s–t .Never asked nobody for sh-t ,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 sh-t 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 sh-t .Thats my Hat5 fooo sureeee ?????? .”