Cardi B’s former manager, Klenord Raphael a.k.a. Shaft, has responded to her $15 million countersuit against him, and says it is filled with “outright lies and distortions.”
According to Complex, Shaft’s reps released a statement slamming the superstar’s countersuit. “The facts are simple – Cardi B’s music, image, and rise to superstardom were all developed and executed by Shaft and his team of writers and producers,” the statement read. “The outright lies and distortions in her claims make you shake your head. This is just more of the same campaign by Cardi B and her team to defame and injure Shaft, the one person who saw promise in her, invested time and resources in her, and succeeded in making her rich and famous.”
Recall that their drama started back in March after Cardi signed a management deal with Quality Control. Shaft sued Cardi, and some of the claims made against her include “breach of contract, unjust enrichment, quantum meruit, declaratory judgment, and defamation” of her former manager because Cardi allegedly told people that “Shaft is robbing me.”
The former manager sued her and demanded no less than $10 million in damages.
Well, the pregnant rapper her fired back with a $15m countersuit asking to have management and recording agreements declared void, because (as she claims) Shaft was enriching himself against her best interests, while also trying to control her career and personal life.
Cardi also says that he put up “barriers between her and people close to her in an effort to maintain complete control over her,” which allegedly included gate-keeping of who she could and could not see romantically.
Well, Shaft says these are all lies.
We can’t wait to see how it pans out.