Cardi B has been the victor in multiple high profile civil cases. More recently, the “Up” hitmaker defeated Kevin Brophy in a legal battle over body art. Brophy sued Cardi B for allegedly using an image of his back tattoo for the rapper’s Gangsta B#### Music, Vol. 1 cover without his permission. A California jury has now ruled against Brophy in that $5 million lawsuit.
“I just won this lawsuit,” Cardi B tweeted in 2022. “I’m soo emotional right now. I wanna kiss God’s feet right now… I’M BEYOND GRATEFUL!!!!”
According to Billboard, Brophy has agreed to pay Cardi B $350,000 for her legal bills accrued during the case. He also shut down his attempt to seek a new trial or possibly challenge the verdict on appeal.
An agreement between the two parties reportedly ensures Brophy will “waive and irrevocably relinquish” the ability to seek any further legal options. As a result, Cardi B will waive the right to file a motion formally seeking attorneys’ fees.
Kevin Brophy Claimed The Gangsta B#### Music Cover Art Damaged His Reputation
In 2007, Brophy claimed the Gangsta B#### Music image left him “devastated, humiliated and embarrassed.” The photo shows a man with his head between Cardi B’s legs as she drinks a Corona beer.
“It looks like I’m giving oral sex to somebody that’s not my wife, somebody that’s not my partner, and an image that I never signed off on—ever,” Brophy said in court. “Being a father of two and a devoted husband and a man of faith as well, this goes against everything that I stand for, and I would never ever sign off on something like this.”
Cardi B Also Picked Up Legal Victories In Georgia & New York
In addition to Cardi B’s legal team defeating Kevin Brophy, she also scored a victory in the defamation lawsuit against controversial YouTuber Tasha K. A Georgia jury ordered Tasha K to pay Cardi B nearly $4 million.
In 2022, a New York judge dismissed a defamation case against Cardi and her sister, Hennessy Carolina, filed in Suffolk County. Last year also saw Cardi plead guilty to assault and reckless endangerment charges in the state. She received a sentence of fifteen days of community service.
Gangsta B#### Music, Vol. 1, Cardi B’s debut mixtape, dropped in 2016 via the KSR label. The first precursor to the chart-topping Invasion of Privacy album hosted the tracks “Washpoppin” and “Foreva.” Gangsta B#### Music, Vol. 2 arrived in 2017.