Cardi B discussed her mental health while testifying in her libel case against Tasha K, a YouTuber with over a million subscribers who Cardi alleges has been spreading false accusations about her.
Cardi, whose real name is Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, testified in a Georgia court on Jan. 13 about how Tasha’s alleged libellous remarks affected her health. According to Billboard, the 29-year-old rapper told a federal jury that the charges made her feel “extremely suicidal” and “helpless,” leading to exhaustion, anxiety, and headaches.
Cardi also reportedly stated that she had never felt suicidal before to Tasha’s statements and that the YouTuber’s videos caused her to suffer in her marriage to Offset, with whom she shares two children.
“I felt defeated and depressed,” she said, according to TMZ. “I didn’t want to sleep with my husband”. Tasha Kebe, whose real name is Latasha Kebe, was sued by the Grammy winner in 2019. Cardi and her legal team claimed that Tasha used her YouTube channel to “spread malicious rumours, slanderous assertions, and false information about celebrities” for financial gain, according to court records acquired by E! News.
Tasha is accused of recording at least 23 videos in 14 months that contained “false and defamatory statements” about Cardi, including claims that she was a prostitute, had herpes, and used narcotics, according to the lawsuit.
Cardi and her attorneys said that Tasha “knew these statements to be false” but “acted with reckless disregard of whether they were true or not” and published them, calling it a “malicious campaign to damage and destroy.”
Cardi endured “embarrassment, humiliation, mental anguish, and emotional distress” as a result, according to the lawsuit. She wants Tasha to “remove in full all defamatory and disparaging statements,” as well as monetary damages.
According to Billboard, Tasha has disputed Cardi’s charges and has countersued the “WAP” rapper for harassment. Tasha’s lawsuit, however, was dismissed in July when a judge determined that she had failed to show proof to support her accusations. According to court documents, Tasha’s libel trial will resume on January 18.