Cardi B addressed a federal jury on January 13 in an attempt to show the impact of Latasha Kebe’s claims against her, according to TMZ. “I wanted to commit suicide over the things” Kebe was spreading, Cardi said from the witness stand. Cardi gave birth to her first child with rapper Offset in July 2018, just months after she contends Kebe was uploading the degrading videos to her YouTube channel. As a result, she spent her pregnancy feeling like “I didn’t deserve my kid,” she told the court.
The claims also took a toll on her relationship with Offset, whom she secretly married in September 2017, according to Billboard. A report from People revealed the couple briefly split in late December 2018. “I felt defeated and depressed, and I didn’t want to sleep with my husband,” Cardi told the jury. Cardi doubled down on her belief that Kebe had malicious intentions with her videos. “I felt like only a demon could do that s**t,” Cardi said, before apologizing for her language.
Cardi’s case is hard to prove, as judges tend to side with the First Amendment, according to Billboard. However, a legal expert told Rolling Stone that Cardi has a strong case because the claims against her are “very specific factual statements” that can be proved wrong. Kebe’s own testimony from January 13 might also give Cardi an edge. “I knew that s**t was fake,” Kebe told jurors (via Law360). “I wanted the money. This is a business.”
If you or anyone you know is having suicidal thoughts, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline? at? 1-800-273-TALK (8255)?.