Joseph "Fat Joe" Cartagena was charged with assault after he turned himself over to authorities at New York City's Midtown South Precinct stationhouse on Wednesday afternoon.
Police alleged the Bronx rapper and a member of his crew got into an argument with a 31-year-old man at the B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in Times Square on May 12 at around 4 a.m. and that Joe broke the man's jaw with a punch.
The identity of Joe's alleged accomplice is under investigation, police said.
Police said they were not at liberty to disclose the identity of Joe's accuser. The New York Daily News reported on Thursday (July 11) that his name is Steve Garib.
Joe, who is looking to release a new album later this year, was arraigned Wednesday night and is expected back in court on September 5, according to the Manhattan District Attorney's office. No bond was set, and he was released on his own recognizance.
A spokesperson for Atlantic Records said the label did not have a statement at press time. Joe and his lawyer Philippe Dussek could not be reached for comment.
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