American rapper and actress, Cardi B has cleared her legal battle with former manager Klenord “Shaft” Raphael about $10 million.
According to the TMZ reposts, The rapper settled the dispute between her and Shaft, her ex-manager, who sued her for $10 mil in 2018, claiming he discovered her, and that she left him out in the cold once she truly blew up after the success of her first megahit “Bodak Yellow.”
On Twitter, She said, ‘Feels good to be free’ while retweeting the Female Rap Room tweet, “[email protected] pulls off Christmas miracle by winning $30M lawsuit against the former manager, all royalties Cardi was owed for music will now be properly distributed.”
In 2018, Klenord “Shaft” Raphael sued the rapper for $10 million, claiming he’d been “frozen” out of her career. He alleged that he discovered Cardi and played an “integral role in developing her music career and public image.” In March of that year, Cardi B moved from Shaft’s KSR Group to Solid Foundation (the artist management arm of Quality Control).
The lawsuit, including all claims and counterclaims, is “hereby dismissed in its entirety with prejudice against all parties.” The documents, which were filed December 24 in New York’s Southern District Court, go on to state that “the parties have further agreed that all parties to this action shall bear their own costs and attorney’s fees.”
The following July, Cardi filed a $30 million countersuit, claiming that Shaft put “barriers between [Cardi] and people close to her in an effort to maintain complete control over her” and dictated “who she should and should not see romantically.” It called Shaft “deceitful and disloyal” and “self-serving and controlling.”
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Cardi B Says, ‘Feels good to be free’ After Settled Her 2 Year Legal Battle With Former Manager
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