Cardi B instructed a jury in a Georgia federal courtroom that she felt “extremely suicidal” following a weblog submit which accused her of being a prostitute.
According to a Billboard report, printed on Thursday (Jan. 13), the Bronx, N.Y. rapper took the witness stand on the fourth day of her libel trial in opposition to YouTube character and blogger Latasha Kebe, higher often known as Tasha Okay. During the testimony, Cardi, born Belcalis Almánzar, stated she was distressed over the blogger’s alleged defamatory posts about her, which she felt would spoil her status.
“I felt extremely suicidal,” Cardi B instructed the jury, including that she felt powerless over Ms. Kebe’s fixed slanderous posts about her. The Grammy-winning rapper stated over time she developed migraines, fatigue, weight reduction and nervousness over the allegations.
“Only an evil person could do that shit,” Cardi B reportedly stated, earlier than apologizing for her profanity.
Cardi B could also be referring to a 2018 video interview Kebe did with an alleged ex-friend of the platinum-selling rhymer who claimed that Cardi was a prostitute and allegedly had herpes.
The publication moreover reported that throughout Cardi’s testimony, she vehemently denied she had herpes and recalled the precise hurt these claims triggered her. The rap mother of two youngsters described a hurtful incident during which she shared a photograph to social media of herself kissing her daughter Kulture on the lips and the deluge of hurtful feedback from customers asking whether or not it was okay for her to try this contemplating the herpes rumor.
Cardi’s libel case stems from her 2019 lawsuit in opposition to Kebe during which she claims the video blogger slandered her identify in dozens of movies with stunning allegations. One video talked about within the lawsuit contains verbiage that Cardi B “fucked herself with beer bottles on fucking stripper stages.”
The jury trial started on Monday (Jan. 10) and is anticipated to run till subsequent week. Cardi B’s attorneys are anticipated to relaxation their case right this moment earlier than adjourning till Tuesday (Jan. 18). Once that occurs, Kebe’s attorneys will get to name their very own witnesses, together with Cardi B for cross-examination.
XXL has reached out to Cardi B’s rep and her attorneys, Sarah Matz of Adelman Matz PC, and Lisa Moore, of the legislation agency Moore Pequignot LLC, for remark.
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