YouTuber Tasha K has filed an appeal against female rapper Cardi B.
According to Radar Online, the controversial blogger — whom Cardi B successfully sued for defamation — wants the court to reconsider the case, and as such, she’s filed an appeal.
The appeal was officially filed on March 17.
“The above-named Defendants, Latasha Kebe [Tasha K’s real name] and Kebe Studios LLC, appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit from the final judgment entered on February 17, 2022,” the filing reads, according to the outlet. “Respectfully submitted this 17th day of March, 2022.”
Previously, it was revealed that Tasha K admitted that she didn’t have $4 million to pay to the “Bodak Yellow” rapper, who won a $4 million judgment for defamation against the YouTuber.
“I ain’t got it,” Tasha K said, according to Radar Online. “Listen, I ain’t got it. I ain’t got it. Don’t ask me for the money. I ain’t got it. But listen, we have business and things in place that takes care of things like this. Now, of course, the appellate court and the supreme court is in process right now.”
That prompted Cardi B to take to Twitter to call out her arch-nemesis.
“This is a game but trust imma come for everything,” she wrote.
Now, there’s just one problem with Tasha K’s appeal: Radar reports she has yet to file a brief explaining why the judgment should be overturned. According to Justia.com, not every case is entitled to an appeal — and barring “legal error, juror misconduct and ineffective assistance of counsel.” With that said, an appeal may not be granted or guaranteed (This is different from a criminal case, in which each defendant is entitled to an automatic appeal of a guilty verdict).
First off, what did Cardi B's initial lawsuit against Tasha K entail?
As AfroTech previously reported, Cardi B filed a lawsuit against Tasha K after the popular YouTuber made outrageous allegations against the former “Love & Hip-Hop” star.
What is the definition of defamation?
According to Cornell University’s School of Law, “defamation” is a catchall term that refers to both slander (which involves the spoken word) and libel (which involves the written word).
Legally speaking, defamation is more than “my feelings are hurt.” To prove defamation, the plaintiff (in this case, Cardi B) had to prove that.
What’s more, Cardi B had to prove what the law calls “malicious intent” on the part of Tasha K (In other words, Tasha K had to intend to hurt Cardi B with her statements).
And needless to say, Cardi B succeeded in doing so and prevailed in court.