Cardi B awarded nearly £1million in damages after winning defamation case against YouTuber Tasha K | Ents & Arts News
Cardi B has been awarded nearly £1million in damages after winning a defamation lawsuit against a popular YouTuber.
The rapper, known for hits including WAP, Bodak Yellow and I Like It, was the target of a “malicious campaign” of false accusations by Latasha Kebe, better known online as Tasha K.
Host of YouTube channel UnWineWithTashaK, which has 1 million subscribers, has been found guilty of posting ‘libelous and defamatory statements’ about Cardi B.
A jury found Kebe liable for defamation, invasion of privacy and emotional distress.
She was ordered to pay a total of £927,437.50 in damages.
Cardi B has yet to comment on her lawsuit victory, but she did post a photo that appears to show her late grandmother.
It included the caption: “My queen, thank you for hearing my prayers…only you know those nights when I cried for you feeling hopeless and tired, even when it seemed like I had the world in my hands.”
“Malicious rumours” and “slanderous claims”
At one point during her “campaign to damage and destroy” the Grammy-winning singer’s reputation, Kebe falsely claimed she had worked as a prostitute for a living.
The star’s attorneys said Kebe used his online platform to “publish and spread malicious rumours, slanderous claims and false information about celebrities…for his personal financial gain”.
She began making “degrading and harassing statements” about Cardi B, real name Belcalis Marlenis Almanzar, in 2018.
As a result, Cardi B experienced “embarrassment, humiliation, mental anguish, and emotional distress,” her lawyers successfully argued.