Cardi B Says She Was 'Extremely Suicidal' After YouTuber's Allegations: 'I Felt Defeated And Depressed'
"I felt defeated and depressed," said the rapper.
January 14, 2022 at 5:39 pm
Rapper Cardi B testified against YouTuber Latasha Kebe and said she was "extremely suicidal" due to Kebe's allegedly false statements, Billboard reports.
On Thursday, Cardi B said in a Georgia courtroom that Kebe's allegations that the rapper contracted sexually transmitted diseases made her feel "helpless."
"I felt extremely suicidal," Cardi said, according to Billboard.
"I felt defeated and depressed and I didn't want to sleep with my husband," the "Bodak Yellow" rapper said, TMZ reports.
She also said she felt undeserving of her daughter Kulture, 3, that she shares with rapper Offset.
The Hustlers actress added that she experienced fatigue, weight loss, migraines and anxiety because of the rumors Kebe spread to her nearly 1 million YouTube followers in her uploaded videos from 2018 to 2019.
"Only an evil person could do that s**t," Cardi said, before apologizing to the judge for using the expletive, Billboard reports.
According to Rolling Stone, the trial started on Monday.
Cardi filed a lawsuit in March 2019, citing that Kebe made "malicious" statements against her, allegedly accusing the rapper of being a prostitute, cheating on her husband, using drugs like cocaine and contracting herpes and HPV.
Cardi said Kebe's "false" remarks were intended to "destroy" her career. The rapper alleges the "degrading and harassing" comments started around April 2018 when Kebe shared a video on her YouTube channel unWinewithTashaK. The YouTuber is also accused of saying Cardi's daughter Kulture would be born with special needs, People reports.
"Kebe became obsessed with slandering and harassing [Cardi]. In the 16 months preceding the filing of this lawsuit, Kebe put out at least 38 videos regarding [the rapper]," the lawsuit alleges, according to Rolling Stone.
Kebe denies committing any offense and filed a lawsuit against Cardi for assault and intentional infliction of emotional distress. Kebe alleges that Cardi "began to publicly trash" her on social media, which allegedly resulted in Kebe being threatened.
Judge William M. Ray II tossed out Kebe's lawsuit in July, according to Rolling Stone.
"Kebe has failed to produce any evidence that plaintiff herself threatened Kebe or made her believe that she was going to harm her," ruled Ray.
If you or someone you know is at risk or is experiencing suicidal ideation, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline has a 24/7 helpline at 1-800-273-8255.