Cardi B and Offset have just been sued by the autograph hound who got beat up by who he claims were Cardi and Offset's hired muscle … TMZ has learned.
Giovanni Arnold claims he was at The Mark Hotel just after 2 AM on May 8 — outside a Met Gala after-party — when Cardi walked out and shouted at him, "F*** outta here n****, I will slap the s*** out of you." He says he "expressed disappointment with being ignored."
Arnold says shortly after Offset, who was trailing behind his fiancee, said, "Shut up, bro, before a n**** beat you out here."
According to the lawsuit, filed by Daniel Szalkiewicz, Arnold says he tried de-escalating the situation, but within seconds 3 bodyguards attacked him. He says he didn't fight back. All he did was lie on the ground and try to protect his body.
He went to a hospital and says he suffered injuries to his face, neck, back and body.
Cardi's team claims Arnold was super aggressive and obnoxious.