YouTuber Latasha Kebe appeals multi-million dollar judgement in Cardi B defamation suit for the second time.
Latasha Kebe, better known as the YouTuber Tasha K, has filed a second appeal in the Cardi B defamation lawsuit in which she owes the rapper $3.8 million in damages and expenses. Kebe filed her first appeal for the ruling with the US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in June 2022, but the court unsurprisingly dismissed the request. Kebe filed a second appeal on July 29, just ten days after the amended court ruling, and her first appeal was denied.
Cardi B sued Kebe in 2019 for defamation in what she called a “malicious campaign.” Kebe posted dozens of videos with accusations about the rapper, alleging she cheated on her husband, contracted herpes, and was “f*cking herself with beer bottles on the stripper stage.”
A federal jury found Kebe guilty of defamation, invasion of privacy through portrayal in a false light, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The ruling awards Cardi B around $4 million in damages and legal expenses, which Kebe has fervently tried to appeal.
Kebe admitted when taking the stand during the trial that she intentionally spread lies about the rapper in her videos. Cardi B told the court she felt “suicidal” over the accusations in the videos.
“Only an evil person could do that sh*t,” Cardi B tells the judge.
Rapper Iggy Azalea tweeted a warning to Latasha Kebe shortly before she lost her first appeal indicating that the vlogger had better learn her lesson before ending up with another lawsuit.
“Tasha watch your mouth & definitely keep my sons name out of it,” tweets Iggy. “I certainly DO have that good lawyer money, don’t get sued AGAIN, you have rent to pay baby.”
Kebe had received tons of criticism for her refusal to remove the Cardi B videos from her YouTube page but was court-ordered to do so after losing her first appeal in July.