According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Offset (real name: Kiari Cephus) is listed as a witness who will be deposed in Cardi’s battle with Klenord “Shaft” Raphael. The Migos star will be asked what he knows about Cardi’s relationship with her former manager, the royalties she made and other aspects of the case he may have information about.
The deposition is set to take place before July and could be tricky given his current situation with Cardi.
As The Blast previously reported, Raphael 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 says 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.
The case is ongoing.