Cardi B has won a $1 million defamation lawsuit against YouTuber LaTasha Kebe — better known as Tasha K — over the gossip maven’s accusations against the rapper.
Per Billboard, a Georgia jury awarded Cardi $1.25 million in damages after two weeks of deliberation, also convicting Kebe of invasion of privacy through portrayal in a false light — ironically, the name of Cardi’s breakthrough 2018 album — and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The multiplatform gossip blogger could also be on the hook for additional punitive damages or Cardi’s legal expenses when court picks back up Tuesday.
Cardi, 29, took Kebe to court in 2019 over dozens of videos featuring wild allegations, among which was the high- (or low-)light that the rapper B “f–ked herself with beer bottles” onstage when she was working as a stripper. Kebe also claimed that Cardi had prostituted herself, was addicted to hard drugs, was unfaithful to her husband Offset, and had contracted herpes.
Cardi B sued Tasha K in 2019.NBCUniversal/NBCU Photo Bank via
Cardi testified last week that she felt “extremely suicidal” over Kebe’s claims.
“I felt defeated and depressed and I didn’t want to sleep with my husband,” she added, chalking up fatigue, weight loss, migraines and anxiety to the ordeal.
“Only an evil person could do that s–t,” Cardi reportedly said, subsequently apologizing to the court for her language.
Gossip maven LaTasha Kebe, aka Tasha K.unwindwithtashak/instagram
Cardi — née Belcalis Almánzar — also testified that the herpes rumor in particular dogged her online, as some of Kebe’s million-plus followers harassed her over pictures of her kissing daughter Kulture on the lips and called her “Herpes B.”
Kebe’s lawyers can still challenge the verdict. Reps for the two didn’t return Page Six’s request for comment last week, and their attorneys did not talk to Billboard.