Cardi B seems to handle legal issues well, despite the fact that she occasionally finds herself in quite a deal of difficulty. Additionally, she defeated Kevin Brophy in one of her most significant court victories. He attempted to file a lawsuit against the Bronx rapper after she used his tattoo on the album cover of her 2016 mixtape Gangsta B***h Music, Vol. 1 without getting her consent. Although the jury found in Cardi’s favor back in October 2022, it appeared like Brophy was still attempting to appeal the decision—at least until very recently. His attorneys informed a federal judge on Monday (June 12) that they will reimburse the $350,000 she spent on her own defense in court.
Additionally, they made it plain that their client would voluntarily give up any attempts to reopen the case in court. The (former) prosecution also waived any potential future appeals. People may naturally wonder why Brophy’s team would want to do this, especially so many months after a decision. One possibility is that they learned that Cardi B’s legal team was getting ready to legally request reimbursement for her legal bills. They could have made even more money through a more obnoxious process, so maybe it was preferable to be proactive.
Cardi B At The Met Gala
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 01: Cardi B attends the 2023 Costume Institute Benefit celebrating “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty” at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 01, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
Both parties claimed in their move on Monday that they had “now reached an agreement” that eliminated the need for the defendants’ motion for attorney’s fees and application to tax charges. Cardi B’s team also gives up the opportunity to request additional legal fee awards as a result. Additionally, this was already a pretty drawn-out legal process (Brophy filed a case in 2017), so all parties are probably at least somewhat relieved that it’s ended. The “Put It On Da Floor Again” singer makes it known online when she is being sued or is being sued, which can’t be good for the opposing side.
Meanwhile, the 30-year-old recently dealt with another successful lawsuit, this time against blogger Tasha K for defamation. Reports indicate that, when the YouTuber filed for bankruptcy, the rapper paused debt collection concerning the case. Time will tell if anything else plagues her in the courtroom, though we’re sure she has a solid team to work with.