Cardi B has spoken out after being awarded an additional $3 million in her lawsuit against Tasha Kebe, a.k.a. Tasha K., a gossip blogger, and YouTuber.
On Tuesday, January 25, the Grammy-winning rapper was awarded the money in punitive damages and attorneys' costs in her claim.
Variety reports that a jury found Kebe liable for $1 million in punitive damages. Kebe Studios LLC, her company, was forced to pay an additional $500,000. Cardi's legal fees, which total $1,338,753.47, will also have to be reimbursed by Kebe.
This is on top of the $1.25 million Kebe was ordered to pay the Hustlers star on January 24, bringing the total to almost $4 million.
Sadeer Sabbak, Kebe's lawyer, told the aforementioned news outlet that they "disagree with the verdict" and "will be submitting an appeal."
In her response to the victory, Cardi B released a statement made accessible to news agencies, saying:
"After almost four years of repeated libel and slander against me, being able to walk away from this victorious brings me great happiness. I appreciate Judge Ray for conducting a fair and impartial trial.
"I am grateful for the jury and their careful deliberation over the past two weeks. I am profoundly grateful for the hard work and support from my legal team.
"Most importantly, thank you to my family and close friends who held my hand and helped me get the support I needed during this experience."