Before Cardi B exploded the airwaves with her chart-topping summer smash “Bodak Yellow,” she was working on her industry stripes with Gangsta B***h Music Vol. 1, her first official mixtape dropped in March 2016.
But the tiger stripes that were on the cover of that mixtape just landed the Bronx femcee a $5 million lawsuit.
According to TMZ, Kevin Brophy, the man who spotted his tattoo in the lusty position between Cardi’s legs on the cover, is suing her and her team for swiping his likeness.
The mixtape cover shows a man dipped headfirst between Cardi’s spread legs as she chugs a 40-oz. Corona. The tattoo montage on the man’s back is what tipped Brophy off: an intricate scene of a tiger battling a snake. TMZ reports that Brophy’s friend brought it to his attention. Perhaps more awkwardly, it was his pre-K aged son who continuously nudged his father with questions about what’s going on in the picture.
The site alleges that in official court documents, he’s aiming for at least $5 million in collections for the image. No word from Cardi’s camp just yet, but we hope the two parties can settle the matter without too many eyes drawn to it.
See the cover in question below.
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