Cardi B Slams $5M Mixtape Artwork Lawsuit As A "Celebrity Shakedown"

The lawsuits keep piling on for Cardi B. As her prile grew, more and more people were coming for her in hopes for a bag. Shortly after the success “Bodak Yellow,” Cardi was sued by a man who claimed that the rapper took his picture for the cover art  Gangsta Bitch Music Vol. 1. He even went on to claim that because the image, Cardi was able to skyrocket to fame. But Cardi’s not budging, demanding that the judge on the case tosses the case out. 

Cardi B Slams $5M Mixtape Artwork Lawsuit As A "Celebrity Shakedown"
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According to The Blast, Cardi B claims the lawsuit filed by Kevin Michael Brophy is nothing but a “celebrity shakedown.” In documents filed to court, she said, “The allegations the Complaint are so far-fetched and lacking in substance, on their face, that they defy credulity. After having more than a year to conduct jurisdictional discovery, Plaintiff has come up with nothing substance to put meat on the bare, brittle bones his vague, conclusory allegations. His claims, couched in sensationalistic language, are inherently, and obviously, implausible.”

Cardi went on to argue that the mixtape photo itself was never sold for merchandise nor wasn’t entirely monetized since its release. In terms his claim that his photo launched Cardi’s success, she said her “career’s rapid rise was in fact a direct result the release, massive promotion and huge success the single “Bodak Yellow.”

Cardi’s demanding the whole case is thrown out. 

Cardi B Now Suing Ex-Manager Shaft For $30 Million: Report

The ongoing lawsuit with Cardi B and her former manager Klenord “Shaft” Raphael has been a long & drawn out process. It all started last April when Shaft sued the “Bodak Yellow” rapper for $10 million claiming that she breached her contract a few years back when ditching him for another manager. Cardi then countersued him for $15 million claiming he actually screwed her over after she trusted him with her business affairs, but apparently that $15 million isn’t enough. The Blast is now reporting that Cardi is suing Shaft for twice that amount, $30 million.

The singer was originally only seeking $15 million in damages but now wants $10 million in compensatory damages and another $20 million in punitive damages. Cardi claims that Shaft made her believe her interests were being protected but she says they were not. She accuses him taking a bigger cut her income than what was allowed.

She is again asking for his lawsuit against her to be dismissed and her counter-suit to continue on. Whether that’l happen remains to be known, but we’ll keep you posted moving forward.

Cardi B Indicted On Felony Assault Charges In Queens Strip Club Brawl

Cardi B has been indicted on felony assault charges in connection to the brawl that took place at a Queens strip club last year.

The Queens district attorney’s office refused to comment on the charges the 26-year-old rapper faces. Court records show the rapper faced two counts of felony assault and lesser counts of harassment, criminal solicitation, and conspiracy.

Born Belcalis Almanzar, Cardi B is . Her hit single “Bodak Yellow” was just the start, with tracks like “I Like It,” a collaboration with J Balvin and Bad Bunny, also topping streaming play charts.

Cardi B was also featured on Maroon 5’s “Girls Like You,” another major hit.

Cardi B’s debut studio album, Invasion of Privacy, won in February. She became the first woman to win the category as a solo artist. Her latest single, “Press” currently sits at #47 on the Hot 100 chart. The day before she was indicted, Cardi B received songwriter of the year from ASCAP.

An arraignment hearing is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon in State Supreme Court in Queens.

The Angels Strip Club in Flushing is the site of the incident, which happened last August. The brawl involved Cardi B and two bartenders at the club. According to reports, Cardi B allegedly accused one of the women of having an affair with her husband. A fight broke out between the two, with Cardi B throwing bottles, chairs, and even a hookah.

Last October, Cardi B was initially charged with misdemeanor assault and two counts of reckless endangerment. At the time, the NYPD didn’t have evidence that Cardi B had actually harmed anyone, though that assessment has clearly changed.

Of course, a felony charge is serious, and could hamper Cardi B’s ability to tour and grow her career.  But criminal altercations often augment the street reps of rappers, with Cardi B no exception.

 

Cardi B’s "Press" Debuts In Top 10 On Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart

Cardi B has earned her 11th top 10 song on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart with her newest Press” track debuting at No. 6 on the latest iteration the list. Originally arriving on May 31st, the track now becomes Cardi’s seventh top 10 debut on the chart.

The track earned 22.2 million streams in the United States in the week ending with June 6th according to Nielsen Music, also pushing to a No. 8 debut on the R&B/Hip-Hop Streaming Songs chart. In addition, it hits No. 2 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales chart with a registered number 20,000 downloads.

“Press” experiences a jump 15 slots on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart as well with a 45% increase attributed to an audience 4.6 million. Along with “Press” making major moves, several other tracks are earning Cardi a few more wins.

Her appearance on Offset‘s “Clout” becomes her 13th top 20 track on the Airplay chart with an audience 9.3 million while her Bruno Mars “Please Me” collab sits at No. 1 on the same list for the 11th straight week with 24.3 million in audience. “Please Me” now surpasses “Bodak Yellow” as Cardi B’s longest No. 1-ranking title on the chart while inching towards matching Bruno Mars’ own personal record 12 weeks, currently held by “That’s What I Like.”

 

Cardi B Poses In Tiny Bra While Showing Off Her Flowers

This weekend, Cardi B was all about showing the world all the recent work she’s gotten done on her body. After giving birth to baby Kulture, the rapper admitted that she had gotten liposuction to target specific areas on her body. She also copped up to getting another boob job to get everything back to how it was before she had a baby. These days, Cardi is looking better than ever. Her doctor ordered her not to go too hard while performing but she’s been doing the opposite. Last week, the star travelled between so many different cities, hitting New York, Miami, Los Angeles and a few others in the span a few days. She had time to celebrate Mother’s Day though, showing f all the elaborate bouquets she received in her room.

The “Bodak Yellow” songstress posed in front all the flowers Offset bought her for Mother’s Day, upping the sex appeal by donning a miniature bra. With her shiny red pants, Bardi showed f her augmented bust in a tiny black bra, nearly popping out the undergarment. 

Cardi B continues to assert her dominance and despite her infrequent music release schedule, she’s very clearly on top the game at the moment. Do you think she’s here to stay or will she disappear in a few years?

Offset Surprises Cardi B With Baby Kulture On Mother’s Day

Celebrities are certainly not exempt from Mother’s Day celebrations. And most recently, Migos-affiliate Offset gifted his wife and child’s mother, Cardi B with the ultimate surprise gift. The “Bodak Yellow” artist took her excitement to social media and shared a video revealing the several gifts her husband fered her. The latter included a few Birkin bags and adorable baby Kulture, gleefully excited to see her mommy and giggling in her adorable dress. Cardi B shares that she has “the best husband ever” before showing the world Offset’s gestures kindness amidst Mother’s Day celebrations. Offset also makes a quick appearance in the shared video as Cardi pulls him near into a loving embrace.

Indeed, it is great to see Cardi B and Offset enjoying some peaceful family time. Especially considering the latest news surrounding Offset involved a drive-by shooting which was believed to be an attempt on the rapper’s life. Fortunately, Offset was safe and left the studio shortly before the police arrived. An on-going investigation surrounding the matter was fully launched. Despite this, the couple was spotted on the non-stop grind, each focused on making money moves with recent and individual performances in Miami during Rolling Loud weekend

Cardi B Performs Following Liposuction Despite Doctor’s Orders

Memphis, TN – Concertgoers who attended the Beale Street Music Festival received an extra effort during Cardi B’s set.

The unapologetic “Bodak Yellow” spitter revealed to the audience that she could have submitted a doctor’s note to excuse her from the performance, but she opted to hit the stage anyway.

“I have some news for y’all. I should have canceled today,” the Grammy Award-winning rap star exclaimed at the Facebook-sponsored event. “I shouldn’t really be performing because moving too much is gonna fuck up my lipo. But bitch I’m still gonna get my muthafuckin’ money back, let’s go!”

Of course, the crowd cheered with glee.

Cardi, 26, who just gave birth to her daughter less than a year ago in July 2018, told Entertainment Tonight last week she had just undergone her second boob job, cementing the fact she had changed her outlook on plastic surgery.

“I just got my boobs redone,” she relayed to Katie Krause. “I feel good, but then sometimes I feel like not, you know? [When] your skin is stretched out. Yes, my daughter fucked me up. She did. She so did.”

In October 2018, she adamantly denied going under the knife when it came to her toned six-pack, but the breasts appear to be on-limits.

Cardi B Drags The Shade Room For Posting Negatively In New Rant

Cardi B took it to Instagram today to let her feelings be known about TheShadeRoom. The 26-year old rapper has a proven track record  vocalizing her disdain for the online platform. Last year, Ms. Venom politely asked the news outlet to no longer post or mention her.  Although they have respected her wishes and acquiesced, the “Bodak Yellow” star now claims they have been taking numerous jabs at her associates instead.

In an extensive rant, Cardi B shares her raw and unfiltered opinion through a set numerous videos tied to wordy captions. She goes on to explain that TSR deliberately fails to post positive things about the Grammy recipient’s comrades. Relevantly, the platform did a post about Offset‘s recent arrest and legal troubles. The move must have been the final straw for the mother who screenshotted and shared the source her headache right on her page for dragging purposes.  

In addition, Cardi accused the platform allegedly being paid to post negatively about her on purpose. The former exotic dancer cites a full year since TheShadeRoom posted positively about herself or Offset. And in case you’re wondering, Cardi made sure to pull out all the receipts to back up her claims. 

Lil Nas X’s ‘Old Town Road’ Tops Billboard Hot 100

Lil Nas X is riding to the top.

The Atlanta rapper’s viral sensation “Old Town Road” shoots from No. 15 to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week. The “country trap” song tops the Streaming Songs chart, with 46.6 million U.S. streams, and rises 11-3 on Digital Song Sales, with 22,000 downloads sold in the week ending April 4.

Taking to Twitter, the 20-year-old rapper celebrated his chart-topping success. “no matter what negative shit y’all tweet i’m going down in history lmaoo,” he tweeted, adding, “thank you to everybody who congratulated me i fuckin love y’all.”

Lil Nas X becomes the first artist unaccompanied by another act to top the Hot 100 on a first try since Cardi B, whose “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)” spent three weeks at No. 1 in October 2017. He is also the first male artist (in a lead role) to top the Hot 100 in their first visit since Desiigner hit No. 1 with “Panda” in May 2016.

“Old Town Road,” which has racked up over 70 million global streams to date, charted on the Hot 100, Hot Country Songs, and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts before Billboard pulled it from the country charts, a decision that sparked controversy.

“The song is country trap. It’s not one, it’s not the other. It’s both. It should be on both,” Lil Nas X told TIME. “I believe whenever you’re trying something new, it’s always going to get some kind of bad reception.”

Just last week, Lil Nas X released the official remix to his genre-bending hit featuring country legend Billy Ray Cyrus.

Billboard Hot 100 Top 10

1. Lil Nas X – “Old Town Road”
2. Post Malone and Swae Lee – “Sunflower”
3. Ariana Grande – “7 Rings”
4. Post Malone – “Wow.”
5. Halsey – “Without Me”
6. Bruno Mars and Cardi B – “Please Me”
7. Billie Eilish – “Bad Guy”
8. Jonas Brothers – “Sucker”
9. Marshmello and Bastille – “Happier”
10. J. Cole – “Middle Child”

Cardi B Celebrates BBMA Nomination: "I Feel Like That B*tch Right Now"

Cardi B is on year three proving haters wrong. In 2017, she dominated the charts with “Bodak Yellow” which many thought would be her only hit, but clearly, they were wrong. She dominated 2018 with the release her debut album, Invasion Of Privacy which earned a Grammy win for Best Rap Album. Cardi’s been racking up accolades though. Earlier today, it was announced that she was nominated for 21 Billboard Music Awards. The Bronx rapper hit Instagram to express her gratitude.

Cardi B took to Instagram to thank her followers and fans for supporting her on her journey in the rap game. Sheintro’d the video by saying she’s doing the video, “justlbby-style” — due to looking like a stale Cheeto — before diving into her thanking the fans. “I feel like that bitch right now,” she said about the nominations.

“I remember when all I ever wanted to do was chart on the Hot 100 charts,” Cardi B said in the video. “I was like, if I chart, I’m ficial. Like I celebrated my first charting — when I charted at No.] 75 — the same way I celebrated my first No. 1 on the Billboard charts.”

Cardi B’s been nominated 21 times across eighteen categories. She will be competing against herself in three categories including top Hot 100 song, top-selling song as well as top collaboration.

The 2019 Billboard Music Awards goes down on May 1.

Iggy Azalea Accused Of Biting Cardi B’s "Money," Producer Defends Her Honor

It didn’t take social media commenter to choose up on the similarities between Cardi B‘s “Money” and Iggy Azalea most up-to-date single “Sally Walker.” While inherently true, each songs bear a powerful resemblance, a serious caveat was left unexplored within the early going. With the producer each songs (JWhite) relishing the chance to realize somewhat publicity, he selected to stay impartial. That included Iggy Azalea herself, whose determination to play the sidelines would show advantageous because the dialog roared on.

It was JWhite who unmasked himself first, because the purveyor each beats, and to the shock many informal observers: the mastermind behind Bardi’s breakout hit “Bodak Yellow” as effectively. His first impulse was to acknowledge the resemblance, even on the expense characterizing himself a slothful producer.

And but, Bardi followers by no means fell quelled their emotions contempt, although proof proving the accusations incorrect, had been available to all comers. So with out after ado, JWhite took issues into his personal fingers, ReTweeting a bunch posts by posters upholding the reality. To his credit score, there is a distinction between plagiarism, and acutely aware recreation, the latter bearing extra fruit on this event. 

In the tip, JWhite appears to be resigned to all of the chatter, as a result of a battle towards Bardi’s fanbase is akin to ideological warfare, ideally all events can be smart to attend for for the dialog to dissipate, although it might be argued: Iggy Azalea is partially in charge for the tasteless acquisition and her execution the “Sally Walker” instrumental. With that mentioned, JWhite is not backing down from defending his consumer base, even when Cardi B is the A aspect this dialogue.

Cardi B & Offset Swap Spit At 2019 Grammy Awards

Los Angeles, CA – In case there was ever any doubt, it seems to be like Cardi B and Offset are formally an merchandise once more. Roughly two months after their cut up, the rap star couple confirmed up collectively on the 61st Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday (February 10).

As they walked the crimson carpet, they apparently couldn’t assist themselves from making out in entrance of the flashing lights.

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The Migos rapper was presumably in Los Angeles together with his not-so-estranged spouse in help of her huge night time. The “Bodak Yellow” phenom was up for 5 Grammy Awards, together with Record Of The Year (“I Like It”), Album of the Year (Invasion of Privacy) and Best Rap (Invasion of Privacy).

She already misplaced the Best Rap Performance award to Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future, James Blake (“King’s Dead”) and Anderson .Paak (“Bubblin”).

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Blueface Teases Cardi B ‘Thotiana’ Remix

Blueface’s inventory continues to rise. With his tune “Thotiana” capturing up the charts, the L.A. rapper recruits Cardi B for the remix.

Taking to Instagram Stories, the Cash Money West MC posted a quick snippet of the remix that includes the “Bodak Yellow” rapper’s vocals.

In addition to collaborating with Cardi, Blueface is readying a brand new mission for launch this month, which is able to characteristic Drake, G-Eazy, The Game, and Mozzy, in addition to Lil Pump on the Scott Storch-produced “Bussin.”

“Since the primary day I heard myself on the mic, I used to be that man,” the 22-year-old advised Ebro on Beats 1.

“Thotiana” is at present No. 28 on the Billboard Hot 100. Listen to a teaser of the Cardi B-assisted remix beneath.

Cardi B’s Sister Hennessy Carolina Dragged Into $15 Million Lawsuit With Ex-Manager: Report

The ongoing lawsuit with Cardi B and her former supervisor Klenord “Shaft” Raphael remains to be very a lot within the works and The Blast now stories that Cardi’s youthful sister is being pulled into the mess. Shaft reportedly plans to serve Hennessy Carolina with a subpoena this week, forcing her handy over key proof to the case. 

The publication particulars how each events have been exchanging proof and Cardi not too long ago handed over “eight,400 paperwork” that included textual content messages with Shaft. As effectively, Sony Music, Creative Artists Agency, Atlantic Records and Live Nation additionally handed over paperwork about Cardi after being subpoenaed additionally.

Cardi B's Sister Hennessy Carolina Dragged Into $15 Million Lawsuit With Ex-Manager: Report
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Shaft sued the “Bodak Yellow” rapper final April for $10 million claiming that she breached her contract when ditching him as supervisor. She then countersued him for $15 million claiming he truly screwed her over after she trusted him along with her enterprise affairs. She claims that Shaft took benefit her “belief and naiveté and persuaded her to signal contracts and to enter into offers wherein Mr. Raphael tried to take an unreasonable and unconscionable portion her] earnings within the leisure trade for himself.”

Cardi’s dad, Carlos Almanzar, was additionally served with a subpoena in addition to her husband, Offset

Cardi B’s "Money" No. 1 On R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay Chart

According to new numbers pulled by Nielsen music, Cardi has now notched her third No. 1 atop the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart together with her “Money” single after experiencing a bounce 9 %, reaching an viewers 29.7 million listeners.

Previously, Cardi occupied No. for her “Bodak Yellow” breakout and her position in G-Eazy and A$AP Rocky’s  “No Limit” minimize. While the previous held on for 10 weeks straight, the latter clocked in at No. for six weeks.

“Money” now performs a task within the end result Cardi’s high 10 singles on the chart which at the moment are tallied at ten tracks complete.  Rounding it to the determine can also be Cardi’s half in Pardison Fontaine “Backin’ It Up,” which lands at No. 9 this week after a bounce 11 %. For Pardi, it is the New York songwriter and rapperr’s first go to to the highest 10 as a front-facing artist.

“Money” additionally makes the leap to No. 1 on the Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop chart, turning into essentially the most performed monitor on R&B/hip-hop radio stations, confirming her for a fifth No. 1 on that chart. “Backin It Up” additionally strikes to No.6 on the identical chart after locking in a 12 % enhance in performs. Next up, eyes will probably be set to see if Cardi is eager on recreating the identical magic that granted her such a profitable 2018 as we await her sophomore outing.