Cardi B wins $1.25M defamation lawsuit against gossip blogger Tasha K
Written by Danielle Long on January 25, 2022
Cardi B has won a $1 million defamation lawsuit against YouTuber Tasha K.
The ruling came on Monday, with a jury siding with the “WAP” rapper, who accused Tasha K, full name Latasha Kebe, of making false claims that the rapper was a prostitute, contracted herpes, and used drugs, among other things, according to Billboard.
Cardi was awarded $1.25 million in damages, however, that number could potentially grow when proceedings on Tuesday decide whether Tasha K owes punitive damages and whether she will have to pay Cardi’s legal expenses.
Following the verdict, Tasha tweeted that she and her legal team “fought really hard” and thanked them for their “long hours and sleepless nights.” In a following tweet, she also thanked her viewers for their “support.”
“In this business, this is part of the protocol. Everyone in my seat has been through this, & this ain’t the last. This comes with the territory,” she wrote. “See y’all Friday! It’s long overdue!”
Cardi, who filed the libel lawsuit against Tasha in 2019, hasn’t directly commented on the verdict, but she did share a cryptic tweet Monday evening, asking, “Why am I happy but sad at the same time?”
Whether the tweet is in relation to the lawsuit remains unclear.
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