Cardi B Gave Testimony In A $5 Million Lawsuit Against Her And It Is Exactly What’d You’d Expect From Her
Cardi B testified in court for a $5 million lawsuit against her and it went exactly how you think it did. Michael Brophy Jr., is suing Cardi because she used his back tattoo without permission on the cover of her mixtape, Gangsta Bitch Music Vol, 1. Oh to be a fly on that wall and hear all those professional law people saying, “Gangsta Bitch Music Volume One,” so many times. Cardi was questioned in the lawsuit and it is pure entertainment. She referenced The Powerpuff Girls, called herself “a gangster”, got angry, overshared, and complained about being there.
The Blast reports that Cardi B is exactly the same in and out of the courtroom. While most of us would probably change demeanor even slightly in the serious aura of court proceedings, Cardi B don’t give a shit.
Michael says Cardi used his image without permission and stole what is a “one of a kind” tattoo design he got ten years ago. He originally sued Cardi in 2017 but the case dragged on. He claims he was “humiliated” by the cover (which shows a male model with a back tattoo eating Cardi’s pussy out while she drinks some alcohol from the bottle–just like a Gansta Bitch). Michael said he “has been devastated” and he was worried “his wife believed he had betrayed her.” This is the image in question:
Vocês sabiam? A primeira Mixtape de Cardi B (Gangsta Bitch Music Vol.1) tem apenas 1 co-compositor oficial, e é creditado em apenas uma faixa. pic.twitter.com/gD0fIxgXa9
— Bardigang Brasil (@BardigangBra) August 19, 2019
Cardi B’s deposition was taken in April, but recently a judge ruled for it to be released. We need to thank that judge, because it’s great.
Michael’s lawyer asked Cardi how often she goes to California:
“I go there a lot.”
The lawyer pressed her why:
The lawyer asked her again and she said:
“Because I’m Cardi B.”
Next she was asked about the cover and the tattoo being used, and Cardi lets you know she doesn’t even care about all of that:
“I never really cared to, like see, because I didn’t give a fuck. I carted for me, and it was, like, all about me … I didn’t give a fuck about this tattoo. I didn’t give a fuck about none of that shit. So, when it comes to that, you need to go to the photographer, or whoever edited this shit, because that’s who did it–clearly.”
Then Michael’s lawyer asked Cardi what she was going for with the image:
“I mean I am, I am a gangster. Like, I feel like I am a gangster, like I’m a gangsta. You know? I’m a stand-up girl. You know what I’m saying. I’m a good girl. But you know I have a lot of heart. So, I consider myself a gangster. I’m from the hood… I have a heart of a lion, so that’s what I am. Like I’m not a pretty girl, or I am a pretty girl. But I’m not like this, this pink girly girl. I’m like the Buttercup, you know? There’s three powerful girls. There’s Blossom and there’s Bubbles and there’s Buttercup, the green one. That’s me. That’s who I am.”
Cardi eventually got bored and asked for her phone:
“Are they fixing my phone? I got to call my mom. Damien, do you know if they got my phone back? I’ve got to call my mom.”
Cardi also answered her phone near the end of her testimony telling the person she’d call back. And complained to the room at one point: “Oh my goodness, I’m so tired. I’m fucking tired and I’m in so much pain.”
Cardi also slapped at Michael for the whole lawsuit, wondering what “damages” she could have caused him:
“Your client is claiming that’s he distressed. Where is the proof of him being distressed? How is your client now claiming that I used his likeness for my thing. Nobody knows him. Nobody knows what his face looks like. How can you be distressed? How can I ruin your life? It doesn’t make sense to me… This man works in a damn fucking surf shop. You’re not a model. You haven’t, like, gone to now damn psychiatrist.”
Still not done:
“I got real lawsuits with real shit, and I got to deal with this bullshit. This is four hours long taking away from my time, my job, my motherhood.”
I think we need a new television show: Cardi B Under Oath. It’s a game show where contestants question Cardi on things she doesn’t want to answer for an hour each week and the person who gets the most real answers wins. Granted all the contestants would need the same level life insurance as Faye Dunaway‘s assistant–but I think it’s worth it for the television magic, no?