Cardi B testifies she felt “extremely suicidal” after YouTuber Tasha K alleged she had an STI
Written by Danielle Long on January 14, 2022
Cardi B is opening up about the mental toll she suffered after YouTuber Tasha K spread alleged lies about her.
Cardi appeared in court on Thursday, January 13 to give an impassioned testimony expressing to a Georgia jury that Tasha, who boasts one million subscribers, went on a “malicious campaign” to damage the rapper’s reputation, according to Billboard.
While on the stand, the “WAP” rapper said that she felt “helpless” as Tasha continued to spread alleged false rumors about her, adding that she also suffered fatigue, anxiety, and migraines as a result.
“I felt defeated and depressed and I didn’t want to sleep with my husband,” said Cardi, who is married to fellow rapper Offset, according to TMZ.
When asked by her attorney what she thought of Tasha, the “Up” rapper said she “felt like only a demon could do that s***.” She then followed her statement up with an apology to the judge for swearing.
Cardi, born Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, filed a libel lawsuit against Tasha, real name Latasha Kebe, in 2019 after the YouTuber posted videos claiming the rapper was a prostitute, contracted herpes, and used drugs, among other things.
Cardi is seeking damages as well as for Tasha to remove all defamatory and disparaging statements.
The trial is set to continue on January 18.
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