Cardi B has snagged a major legal victory in a libel case against famous blogger LaTasha Kebe, famously known as Tasha K, who hosts “unWinewithTashak.” However, the rapper seems to have mixed feelings about the win.
Cardi B Feels ‘Happy But Sad’ About Libel Case Victory
On Monday, January 24, news broke that Cardi’s 3-year-legal fight against Kebe for defamation has finally come to an end. TMZ first shared the good news, noting that the court sided with the rapper’s claims that the blogger spread harmful lies about her on the internet.
As you might know, Cardi first took Kebe to court in 2019 after the YouTuber shared several videos accusing the “Bodak Yellow” rapper of prostitution, substance addiction, and being unfaithful for her husband, Offset. Kebe also claimed that Cardi contracted STIs during her days as a stripper.
After two weeks of rigorous trial and deliberation, the court found Kebe guilty on three counts and urged her to pay Cardi $1.25 million in general damages and $250,000 for medical expenses. However, that is not all.
Kebe still remains on the hook for additional punitive charges or covering Cardi’s legal expenses, but that will be determined when the court resumes for future hearings.
The gossip blogger was convicted of intentional infliction of emotional distress and invasion of privacy through false public portrayal. Following the news of the victory, members of the #BardiGang took to social media to celebrate the enormous feat.
Many congratulated Cardi on following through and being among the few artists who sues gossip bloggers who spread fake news. But unfortunately, Cardi didn’t seem as excited as her fans.
In a tweet following the announcement, the “Hustlers” actress wrote, “Why am I happy but sad at the same time?” Fans camped underneath the tweet, trying to encourage the mother-of-two.
One user wrote, “You’re perhaps happy to be vindicated and that justice was served but also sad that all of this had to happen in the first place? I’m happy for you and hope you and your family find peace in this resolution in ya’lls favor.”
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Another fan urged, “She treated you so miserably & you tried to tell her to stop & she didn’t listen. That’s her fault, that’s her decision. She lost this case because she didn’t think, your such a humble person with such a big heart. — Take it easy babes and enjoy this win because you deserve.”
The “I Like It” Rapper Felt’ Suicidal’ And ‘Depressed’
Earlier this month, The Blast reported that Cardi showed up at an Atlanta Federal Courthouse to testify in the then-ongoing civil case. The 29-year-old opened up about the emotional and mental torment she suffered due to Kebe’s allegations.
While on the stand, Cardi revealed that she often contemplated suicide. She said, “I wanted to commit suicide over the things,” Kebe said.
The Grammy-winning artist confessed that the malicious information affected her marital and family life, especially since it came around the time she welcomed daughter Kulture. In her words:
I felt defeated and depressed and I didn’t want to sleep with my husband. I didn’t deserve my kid.
The tearful rapper described the allegations made by Kebe as evil and claimed that “only a demon could do that s–t,” swearing in front of the court before tendering an apology.
According to witnesses, Kebe’s attorney urged the jurors not to rush to judgment and take everything said in context, considering the freedom to have an opinion and a sense of humor. However, Cardi’s lawyer clapped back, noting, “saying people have highly stigmatic diseases is not a joke!”
Tasha K Responds To Court’s Judgment
While the heated court hearing ended in victory for Cardi, it’s not set in stone as Kebe’s lawyers can still challenge the verdict. However, it seems the vlogger has accepted her fate.
Hours after the verdict, she also took to Twitter to share her thoughts on it, writing, “My Husband, Attorney’s, & I fought really hard. I want to thank them for their long hours and sleepless nights. Winos it’s only up from here. See y’all in a few days. Back to work.”
In a subsequent tweet, Kebe appreciated her friends and fans for support and insinuated there was more to come. “Everyone in my seat has been through this, & this ain’t the last. This comes with the territory,” she declared.