Cardi B has testified in her libel case against YouTuber LaTasha Kebe, also known as Tasha K, telling a federal jury that she once became “suicidal” and felt “helpless”” over Kebe’s allegedly false claims about the star.
The “WAP” rapper took to the stand in a Georgia court on Thursday (Jan. 13) explained how the malicious allegations including that she had a sexually transmitted disease took a toll on her, according to Billboard.
“I felt extremely suicidal,” she said. Cardi shared that she had developed fatigue, anxiety, weight loss and migraines from the alleged lies. “Only an evil person could do that s**t.”
Cardi’s trial against the celebrity news blogger began on Monday (Jan. 10), Rolling Stone reports.
According to PEOPLE, in 2019, the rapper born Belcalis Almánzar filed a lawsuit against Kebe and accused her of making claims against her alleging that the artist had contracted herpes and HPV, was a prostitute, cheated on her husband and used cocaine.
The Grammy Award-winning artist alleges that the “degrading and harassing” remarks first started in April 2018.
"Kebe became obsessed with slandering and harassing [Cardi]. In the 16 months preceding the filing of this lawsuit, Kebe put out at least 38 videos regarding [the rapper]," the lawsuit alleges.
Kebe denied all accusations made against her and attempted to file her own lawsuit against Cardi for assault and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
Judge William M. Ray II dismissed Kebe's allegations in July, Rolling Stone notes.
"Kebe has failed to produce any evidence that plaintiff herself threatened Kebe or made her believe that she was going to harm her," he said.
The trial is currently ongoing, Cardi could potentially share more of her testimony before adjourning until Tuesday (Jan. 18), Billboard adds.
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