American rapper, Cardi B has finally reached a $30m settlement in a lawsuit with her former manager, Klenord “Shaft” Raphael.
2 years ago, Klenord “Shaft” Raphael accused the rapper of kicking him out of her career after he set her on a path to fame.
Raphael filed a $10 million breach of contract lawsuit, claiming that Cardi backed out of an agreement to sign with the company and instead went with Quality Control Management.
Raphael is a credited co-writer on Cardi’s breakout hit “Bodak Yellow.” He claimed that he orchestrated her early rise, only to be removed from the equation when an ascendant Cardi B moved to Quality Control.
“Since discovering Cardi B in 2015, Shaft has played an integral role in developing her music career and public image,” Shaft’s representatives told Complex at the time.
“While he is proud of their successful collaborations as she evolved from Instagram influencer to music megastar, Shaft is disappointed by her actions to freeze him out of her career, which are detailed in the complaint.”
“According to my lawyers a little but more then that but it can’t be touch till my litigation is over,” Cardi wrote in the tweet in July 2020.
“Its just can’t be touch till we solve the dispute. But when that fat ass check hit my account all at once it’s gonna be lit. That’s why I never trip cause it’s there.”