Cardi B Awarded $1.25 Million in Libel Lawsuit Against Blogger Tasha K

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Cardi B was awarded $1 million for "pain and suffering and/or reputational injury" and $250,000 for genuine medical expenses in her lawsuit against celebrity blogger Tasha K. 

Cardi B has made it clear in several tracks that she’s not to be messed with, and celebrity blogger Tasha K is soon to be out of more than a million dollars after finding out the hard way. 

Rolling Stone reported the “Bodak Yellow” rapper, whose real name is Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, was awarded $1.25 million in damages after suing Tasha K, whose real name is Latasha Kebe, on the grounds of defamation, invasion of privacy and intentional infliction of emotional distress. 

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Cardi B said she felt “helpless” as Kebe began slandering her to nearly 1 million YouTube followers in 2018 on her channel unWineWithTashaK. 

According to the defamation lawsuit, Kebe created over 38 videos and social media posts claiming the superstar rapper, whom she dubbed “Herpes B,” contracted sexually transmitted diseases and sodomized herself and exotic dancers with a beer bottle. 

Kebe also said Cardi B’s pregnancy with Kulture, her now 3-year-old daughter, may result in a child with special needs, according to PEOPLE

“I felt extremely suicidal,” Cardi B testified, per Billboard. “Only an evil person could do that s—.” 

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The mother of two testified she was suffering from fatigue, weight loss, migraines and anxiety, and that she didn’t want to sleep with her husband, Offset. 

BNC previously reported Kebe has denied any wrongdoing and attempted to countersue for assault and intentional infliction of mental distress, alleging the rapper incited her fans to harass her on social media—an allegation the judge previously dismissed owing to a lack of evidence. 

Cardi B’s victory drew widespread applause on social media and appears to have opened the door for other celebrities to initiate cases against people who run malicious campaigns. 

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The parties are due back in court Tuesday to discuss potential punitive damages and attorney fees. 

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