Cardi B Awarded over N1.9 Billion in Defamation Suit against YouTuber Tasha K

Cardi B Awarded over N1.9 Billion in Defamation Suit against YouTuber Tasha K

  • In 2019, Cardi B took YouTuber Latasha Kebe alias Tasha K to court after she did numerous videos defaming the rapper
  • Some of the allegations levelled by Tasha included that the star had cheated on her husband Offset
  • Cardi expressed joy after a jury found Tasha guilty and ordered her to pay over N1.9 billion

American rapper Cardi B has won big after winning a court case against a YouTuber she sued for spreading fake news.

Cardi B successfully sued a YouTuber Tasha K.
A jury ordered Youtuber Tasha K to pay Cardi B over N1.9 billion for tarnishing her name. Photos: Cardi B.
Source: Instagram

Cardi goes to court

The Bodak Yellow rapper took Tasha K, real name Latasha Kebe and her company to court, accusing them of running a malicious campaign against her.

Billboard reported a juror ordered Tasha to pay more than N388 million for posting fake rumours about Cardi.

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On Tuesday, January 25, jurors added a N622 million fine in punitive damages.

The blogger was also ordered to repay the mother of two N539 million legal fees, bringing the total pay-out to over N1.9 billion.

Ruined reputation

Cardi had sought legal redress in 2019 over dozens of videos containing shocking claims about her.

Tasha claimed that the star used to sell herself for money, had cheated on her husband, and contracted an STI.

While taking to the stands during the trial, which kicked off on January 10, Cardi said the videos made her feel suicidal, adding that only an evil person could do what the blogger did to her.

Tasha’s attorney said that they would challenge the verdict.

“We disagree with the verdict and we will be filing an appeal,” they said.

Cardi described feeling happy with the verdict, adding that:

“The intentional harm that was done to me is done to countless others every day. The only difference between me and the high schooler who is being cyberbullied and lied to by their classmates is the money and resources I have access to. So we collectively have to say enough is enough.”

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Cardi gifts hubby millions

In December, Cardi surprised her husband Offset with N1 billion cheque as he turned 30.

During the celebrations attended by Kanye West, The Game and other rappers, Cardi said the money was for a business Offset was working on.

The two are known for going all the way for each other, as Offset gifted her a house on her birthday.


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