Cardi B is speaking out after another massive win in court against YouTuber Tasha K.
The Grammy-winning rapper was awarded nearly $3 million in punitive damages and attorneys’ fees in her lawsuit against YouTuber Tasha Kebe, who goes by Tasha K, per Billboard.
Per Variety, jurors found on Tuesday (Jan. 25) that Kebe is responsible for $1 million in punitive damages. Her media company, Kebe Studios LLC, was ordered to pay an additional $500,000. Kebe will also have to reimburse Cardi for the rapper’s legal costs, which add up to $1,338,753.47.
According to the outlet, Kebe’s attorney Sadeer Sabbak, says that the defense “disagree[s] with the verdict” and “will be filing an appeal.”
The “Up” rapper spoke to PEOPLE on how she feels, now that this ordeal is over, “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.”
She added, “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.”
We previously reported that Cardi went to testify against the blogger claiming that the rumors she spread online made her feel suicidal. She broke down in tears after repeating that the blog posts made her consider harming herself.
Tasha K tweeted out her reaction after the jurors sided with Cardi on Monday adding that its “only up from here.”
My Husband, Attorney’s, & I fought really hard. I want to thank them for their long hours and sleepless nights. Winos it’s only up from here. See y’all in a few days.🥂🙏 Back to work.#unwinewithtashak#nowigottagobye— unWinewithTashaK (@unwinewithtasha) January 24, 2022
I forgot to thank all of the viewers for all of your support. In this business, this is part of the protocol. Everyone in my seat has been through this, & this ain’t the last. This comes with the territory. See y’all Friday! It’s long overdue!🥂— unWinewithTashaK (@unwinewithtasha) January 25, 2022