Cardi B is being sued over an alleged brutal attack on a Los Angeles security guard, and the woman says it was so bad, the rapper spit on her, hit her in face and head, and hurled racial slurs at her while she was on the job.
In legal documents, obtained by The Blast, Cardi B is being sued by a woman named Emani Ellis, who says she was working as a security guard inside a building on Wilshire Blvd. in Beverly Hills.
In February of 2018, she says Cardi B attacked her while on the job, by “violently, unlawfully, intentionally, suddenly and maliciously striking her about the head, face, and body, placing (her) in great for her life and physical well-being, and legally causing her to sustain injuries and damages.”
In the lawsuit, the security guard doesn’t explain what prompted the argument or why the group was upset in the first place.
But, she claims during the fight, Cardi B, “spit on (her) and used multiple profanities and racial slurs against (her) who is African-American.
In the lawsuit, the woman claims Cardi B’s security guard also jumped into the situation and she claims she was injured during the melee including injuries to her body, and ‘shock and injury to her nervous system.’ Ellis claims she will now suffer from physical injuries resulting in “permanent disability.”
Following the incident, Ellis claims Cardi B was able to “use her celebrity status to get her fired from her job as a security guard.”
The woman does not list exactly how much she is suing Cardi B for…but says it is over $25,000. She claims she will now have to endure, “future medical issues will require doctors, physicians, nurses, and hospital — including medication MRI scan, x-rays etc.”
Interestingly, it would seem there may be a video of the incident since it took place in a high-end building in Beverly Hills. But, the security guard claims at some point everyone was involved in ‘wilful destruction of evidence, namely having the recorded footage of the of the incident erased.”
Emani Ellis is suing Cardi B for “Assault & Battery, Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress, and False Imprisonment.”
As we reported, this isn’t the first time Cardi has had legal issues similar to this case. Last year, the rapper was indicted on multiple felony charges related to a brawl inside a New York strip club.
According to CBS New York, a brawl broke out between Cardi B and a female bartender. The fight included “tossed chairs, bottles, and hookah pipes.”