Cardi B Settles Lawsuit With Ex-Manager

Cardi B has settled her ongoing $30 million legal battle with her former manager, Klenord “Shaft” Raphael. According to legal documents, both parties have reached an agreement and requested the case be dismissed. 

In 2018, “Shaft” and his management company, World Star Marketing Group, filed a $10 million breach of contract lawsuit against Cardi, stating that the rapper disregarded their agreement to sign with Quality Control Management. 

In his original suit, filed in April 2018, Raphael alleged he got the rapper onto Vh1’s Love & Hip Hop, and played a big part in launching her career, only for Cardi to sign with Quality Control Management in March of that same year. But according to Cardi’s countersuit, she alleged that Raphael breached their original agreement and accused him of “deceitful and disloyal conduct,” handing her a contract asking the rapper to sign over 50% of her royalties to him. Cardi also claims she signed the deal without a lawyer. 

In response to a tweet about the settlement, the “WAP” hitmaker wrote, “Feels good to be free.”

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