There is a thin line between freedom of speech and outright slander and defamation, and we all learned that lesson when the Tasha K and Cardi B drama kicked off. At first, the chain of events seemed like a mere internet brawl that would eventually die down, but that did not turn out to be the case. After a lengthy lawsuit, a judgment, several appeals, and an ongoing feud that resurfaces every few months, it's clear as day that the rift between these two isn't getting resolved anytime soon.
Every few months, blogs or news outlets update recent developments in the litigation between hip-hop artist Cardi B, born Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, and popular YouTuber Tasha K, born Latasha Transrina Kebe. The tension between the two kicked off when Tasha K published several allegations against the "Bodak Yellow" rapper on her YouTube platform, which has garnered a significant following. What followed was something that no one saw coming.
Why are Cardi B and Tasha K beefing?
In 2019, Cardi B sued Tash K, citing that the Content Creator had embarked on a "malicious campaign" to "damage and destroy" Cardi B's reputation. According to reports, Cardi's attorneys had asked Tasha K to pull down the videos, but that had not yielded any outcome. In the lawsuit, Cardi's lawyer cited that: "Kebe published multiple false and defamatory statements about Plaintiff, including that Plaintiff was a prostitute, that Plaintiff was a user of cocaine, that Plaintiff had and still has herpes."
Tasha K's comments were made on her YouTube platform between 2018 and 2019. The subsequent lawsuit, which was filed in 2019, garnered the support of the jury who, according to court papers, awarded Cardi B a total compensation package of $4 million, including $1.5 million in punitive damages, $1 million for general damages, and $1,338,753.47 in litigation expenses. The rapper was also awarded $250,000 in medical expenses; however, both parties agreed to reduce that to $25,000.
After the verdict, the YouTuber attempted to appeal the decision, but she was unsuccessful. Following the ruling, the two have had several other documented clashes on social media, and proverbial "shots" have been thrown. In 2022, Cardi B took steps to collect on the judgment settlement, and the following year, she contacted Google in an attempt to seize Tasha K's YouTube earnings from the platform. The rapper also recently subpoenaed the YouTuber's husband for a list of the couple's financial assets. While there have been whispers that Tasha K has taken steps to hide some of her funds in undisclosed accounts, none of these claims have been substantiated.
How much is Tasha K's net worth?
According to CAKnowledge, the controversial content creator is worth an estimated $2 million, and a major chunk of her income comes from her YouTube channel, which she started in August 2015. The YouTuber also sells merch and frequently gets advertisers and sponsorship opportunities because of her platform and large following on social media. Over the years, the embattled YouTuber has garnered a loyal fan base that she has dubbed "the winos" who connect with her content because of her fiery —and often brash— takes on pop culture, celebrities, and social commentary.
What is Cardi B's net worth?
CAKnowledge estimates that Cardi B's net worth is a staggering $80 million. The Bronx native's earnings primarily come from her music career, which includes record sales, streaming royalties, and performances. She has also appeared in a few movies and TV shows and has had several brand endorsements.