Cardi B taught everyone a lesson: don’t speak up about things you don’t understand.
According to reports, Cardi B will receive $4 million after winning a defamation lawsuit against YouTuber Tasha K.
Although the verdict came in January 2022, the matter was only settled on Mar. 21 after Tasha K’s appeal for a new trial was shut down by a federal appeals court, upholding the initial verdict.
Billboard reported that the YoutTuber claimed that the trial result was a “very lopsided presentation of evidence to the jury,” however, the appeals court stated that Tasha K failed to make an argument in the first place.
The statement read:
“Defendant Latasha Kebe asks for a new trial, saying that there was insufficient evidence for the jury verdict against her. But as she all but admits, she didn’t make either of the required post-verdict motions in the district court.”
The rapper’s feud with Tasha K began in 2019 when the latter made false statements about Cardi B.
According to HipHop DX, the “WAP” rapper was accused of having herpes, using a beer bottle as a sex toy, being a prostitute, and using cocaine in these statements.
Cardi B wasted no time going after Tasha K after claiming none of her claims were true.
According to a report, Cardi B’s suit stated that she suffered from “severe emotional distress that caused significant issues in her life.”
The Grammy-winning artist presented her case, presenting evidence that she did not have the STD and that Tasha K’s accusations exacerbated her relationship with her husband, Offset.
More than $2.5 million in damages and $1.3 million in legal fees were awarded to the rapper.
Andrew Pequignot, the rapper’s lawyer said:
“We’re obviously pleased that the Eleventh Circuit has affirmed the jury’s unanimous and important verdict, which we believe was more than amply supported by the evidence presented in the case,”
Tasha K took to social media after her appeal was denied to apologize directly to the rapper.
”Damn Winos! We lost the appeal against Cardi B sad day. But I’m gonna be alright. I appreciate all your love [and] support. Throughout this fight. Today we throw in the white flag. What happened will never happen again. To Cardi [and] her team, I apologize sincere. We live and learn.”