Cardi B’s court battle with YouTuber Latasha Kebe pushed back into 2022

Another Cardi B legal battle has been postponed, this one with YouTuber Latasha Kebe and at the very last minute, reports CMU. The legal dispute, the report says, was due in court in Atlanta this week, but court proceedings have been pushed back to January next year because of an unspecified family emergency.

Cardi B – real name Belcalis Almanzar – sued Kebe in March 2019 in relation to a number of videos the YouTuber had posted to her unWinewithTashaK channel. In a lawsuit filed with the courts in the US state of Georgia, where Kebe lives, it was claimed that the YouTuber had variously stated, in her videos, that Almanzar “was a prostitute … was a user of cocaine … had and still has herpes … had and still has HPV … engaged in a debasing act with a beer bottle and … committed infidelity”.

Earlier this year, the judge overseeing the case – William M Ray II – declined to issue a summary judgement in Almanzar’s favour, concluding that there was a genuine dispute of material fact regarding whether or not some or all of the claims made by Kebe were in fact “false and defamatory”.

That was in no small part because of content submitted to the court by the YouTuber in which Almanzar seems to admit to being a sex worker and using drugs, thus suggesting that at least some of Kebe’s statements were not, in fact, false.

With a full court hearing to consider the case due to start Tuesday, legal reps for Almanzar requested a last minute postponement because of a “family emergency”.

This is the second court battle Cardi B has had postponed in recent months. Last month she was due in court in California to fight litigation filed by model Kevin Brophy over her use of his image on the cover to the 2016 mixtape ‘Gangsta Bitch Music Vol 1’. 

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