YouTuber Who Defamed Cardi B Loses Appeal, Must Pay Her Millions

Cardi B is going to be coming into some big money in the near future, after the YouTuber who was found guilty of defaming her lost her appeal.

In January 2022, an Atlanta jury ruled in Cardi B’s favor after the rapper sued Tasha K (whose legal name is Latasha Kebe), who runs a YouTube channel with millions of followers focused on celebrity commentary. Tasha was ordered to pay $4 million in damages to Cardi.

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Following the ruling, Tasha released an apology to Cardi on Twitter, writing, “Today we throw in the white flag…what happened will never happen again… To Cardi & Her team, I apologize sincere. We Live, & Learn.”

However, it wasn’t long before the influencer filed to appeal the decision. Ultimately, the original verdict was upheld.

In their explanation, the judge wrote, “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.”

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They continued, “She never tells us where in the 5500-page record the district court’s alleged errors can be found. Because Kebe’s brief falls well short of what we require, she has abandoned this argument.”

Cardi originally sued Tasha in 2019 after she made a variety of allegations about the rapper, including that she cheated on her husband, Offset, had been diagnosed with herpes, and performed a sexual act involving a bottle.

Neither Tasha nor Cardi have released a statement following the appeal’s denial.

This isn’t the only time Cardi B came under fire recently. Cardi and Offset participated in a $7 million campaign with McDonald’s for the Super Bowl. While the campaign has seemed well received by the public, it was criticized by a handful of franchise owners.

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Some store owners complained to McDonald’s that the rappers don’t align with the company’s family-friendly values, using sex and rug references in their music as evidence.

The campaign is also accused of violating McDonald’s marketing guidelines, known as the Golden Arches Code.”

However, McDonald’s headquarters has defended the campaign, and expressed gratitude to be working with Cardi and Offset.

“We’re focused on putting McDonald’s at the center of culture,” Tariq Hassan, the company’s chief marketing and customer experience officer for America, stated. “Cardi and Offset are an iconic couple who have their own date-night tradition at McDonald’s that goes back years. We’re proud to share a little piece of that.”

Sources: Buzzfeed, Fortune,

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