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Cardi B Now Demanding $30 Million from Ex-Manager Shaft in Nasty Court Battle

By Ryan Naumann

Cardi B is informing the court she is now seeking $30 million in damages from her former manager Shaft.

According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Cardi B has filed an amended lawsuit against her ex-manager. The singer is also detailing the laundry list of things she believes he did wrong while managing her.

The singer was originally only seeking $15 million in damages but now wants $10 million in compensatory damages and another $20 million in punitive damages.

Cardi claims that Shaft made her believe her interests were being protected but she says they were not. She accuses him of taking a bigger cut of her income than allowed.

She is again asking for his lawsuit against her to be dismissed and her counter-suit to continue on.

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Raphael originally sued Cardi B for $10 million, claiming she breached their contract by ditching him as her manager.

Cardi B counter-sued Raphael seeking $15 million in damages, accusing him of screwing her over after she entrusted him and his companies with many aspects of her business affairs.

She claimed that despite him having a duty to act in her best interest, he took advantage of her “trust and naiveté and persuaded her to sign contracts and to enter into deals in which Mr. Raphael attempted to take an unreasonable and unconscionable portion of [her] earnings in the entertainment industry for himself.”

In 2015, Cardi B said she signed her deal with Raphael’s company — without a lawyer — which provided her former manager with a 20% cut of her earnings. She said he breached their deal by failing to provide monthly accounting, failed to appoint an independent business manager and for not providing her with adequate payments owed to her.

Both cases remain ongoing.


Earlier this year, Cardi’s father, Carlos Almanzar, was served with a subpoena in the case along with her husband, Offset. The ex-manager wants to grill each about Cardi and what they know about the case.

Cardi’s sister, Hennessy Carolina, is also set to be subpoenaed in the case.

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