Rapper Cardi B is involved in an ongoing lawsuit against YouTuber Latasha Kebe. Let’s take a look at the latest twist…
As reported by The Independent, Cardi B has filed a libel and defamation lawsuit against the vlogger after claiming Kebe made false claims that could damage the rapper’s reputation.
We’re breaking down everything you need to know about Latasha Kebe and what the beef is about.
Who is Latasha Kebe?
Latasha Kebe, also known as Tasha K, is a vlogger, popularised by her YouTube channel UnWineWithTashaT.
Boasting more than 980k subscribers, the content creator uploads podcast videos, celebrity gossip, and interviews with people of interest. Kebe also has a website, TashaKLive.com, which serves as a streaming service. Subscribers can access exclusive Latasha Kebe interviews on her website from $2.99 a month.
The vlogger also has a prominent presence on Instagram, earning more than 275k followers.
LadBible reports Latasha attempted to counter-sue Cardi with claims some of the artist’s fans had threatened her on social media. However, those accusations were dismissed by presiding US district judge William Ray, who cited lack of evidence and a failure to demonstrate the “threats she alleges occurred were directed by the plaintiff or committed by an agent acting on (the) plaintiff’s behalf”.
Cardi B and Latasha Kebe lawsuit explored
As per The Independent, WAP singer Cardi B filed the libel and defamation lawsuit against Kebe in March 2019.
Cardi accuses Kebe of “damaging her reputation”, claiming the YouTuber made “false claims” against her.
The recording artist alleges Latasha Kebe wrongly claimed in “multiple vlogs that garnered millions of views” that Cardi had contracted herpes and HPV, and used to be a prostitute, The Independent reports.
The case is currently set to go to trial in a federal Georgia court on 5 January 2022.
US judge orders medical records
In the latest development in the case, The Independent reports Judge Ray has ordered access to all medical reports held by the University of California, Los Angeles Centre for Women’s Pelvic Health that relate “solely to [Cardi] testing for herpes and HPV”.
Kebe’s lawyer, Sadeer Sabbak, told media the vlogger had “no comment” to make on the judge’s move regarding Cardi’s medical records.
Cardi’s lawyer, Lisa Moore, told Rolling Stone her client “welcomed” Judge Ray’s ruling, which he delivered on Monday, 23 November.
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