Cardi B speaks after court awards additional $3m against gossip blogger Tasha K
29-year-old rapper, Belcalis Almanzar, Cardi B, has spoken up after being awarded an additional $3m against gossip blogger and YouTuber Tasha Kebe, also known as Tasha K.
The Grammy-winning rapper was awarded the money in punitive damages and attorneys’ fees in her lawsuit on Tuesday January 25.
Jurors ruled that Kebe is responsible for $1 million in punitive damages, Variety reports.
Her company Kebe Studios LLC was ordered to pay an additional $500,000. Kebe will also have to reimburse Cardi for the rapper’s legal costs, which add up to $1,338,753.47.
This is in addition to the $1.25 million Kebe was ordered to pay the Hustlers star on Monday January 24, bringing the total to more than $4 million.
Variety reported that Kebe’s attorney Sadeer Sabbak said they “disagree with the verdict” and “will be filing an appeal.”
Reacting to the judgement, Cardi B said, “After almost four years of repeated libel and slander against me, being able to walk away from this victorious brings me great happiness. I appreciate Judge Ray for conducting a fair and impartial trial.
“I am grateful for the jury and their careful deliberation over the past two weeks. I am profoundly grateful for the hard work and support from my legal team. Most importantly, thank you to my family and close friends who held my hand and helped me get the support I needed during this experience.”