In a libel case against a celebrity gossip blogger who claimed that Cardi B was a prostitute who took cocaine and had sexually transmitted illnesses, she was granted $1.25 million (£929,000) in damages and $250,000 in medical costs.

In 2019, Cardi B, whose real name is Belcalis Almánzar, sued Tasha K, a blogger, for releasing various videos that propagated “malicious rumors.”

Tasha K, born Latasha Kebe, was found guilty of two charges of defamation, one count of libel, and one offense of invasion of privacy (which is also the title of Cardi B’s 2018 debut album).

UnWineWithTashaK, Kebe’s YouTube channel, has a million followers. Cardi B’s lawyers also mentioned a video in which Kebe suggested that Cardi B’s first-born kid will be mentally challenged.

Cardi B claimed the videos made her feel “extremely suicidal” and that “only an evil person could do that,” according to her testimony.

According to the rapper’s complaint, the videos will harm her image and commercial prospects, and Kebe is “obsessed” with slandering her and exploiting her name to get views for her work.

“My Husband, Attorneys [sic], and I fought really hard,” Kebe tweeted in reaction to the ruling. I appreciate their hard hours and sleepless nights… it’s only going to get better from here.”

Despite receiving a cease-and-desist letter in 2018, soon after she started posting about Cardi B, several of Kebe’s videos about her remain on her YouTube account, according to the rapper’s complaint.

The complaint, which was filed in Kebe’s native state of Georgia, also named Starmarie Ebony Jones, a Tasha K channel guest who claimed to be an old acquaintance of the rapper. She was immune from the case after relocating to New York, where she was held responsible to Cardi B on libel, defamation, and invasion of privacy charges last year.

Cardi B promised to pay for the funeral fees of the 17 individuals died in a fire in a Bronx high-rise building earlier this month.

“I’m very proud to be a Bronx native, and I still have a lot of family and friends who live and work there.” “I knew I had to do something to help when I heard about the fire and all of the victims,” she said in a statement.

“I can’t imagine the anguish and pain that the victims’ families are going through, but I hope that not having to worry about the costs of burying their loved ones will help them move forward and heal.” I express my sympathies and prayers to everyone who has been impacted by this terrible event.”

Thanks to at The Guardian whose reporting provided the original basis for this story.


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