Cardi B, the US rapper, says she felt “suicidal” over the claims spread about her by a prominent YouTube channel.
According to TMZ, the rapper testified before a federal jury in Georgia yesterday in response to what she dismissed as a “malicious campaign” to hurt her reputation.
A vlogger identified as Latasha Kebe (Tasha K) had made several video posts in 2018 and 2019.
In the videos, she had claimed that Cardi B had been a prostitute at which time the rapper contracted multiple sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
Tasha K’s videos included claims that the music star had herpes and another about a shocking incident with a beer bottle.
The YouTuber’s allegations had prompted Cardi B to file a lawsuit, putting Tasha K on trial before the court.
Taking the witness stand on the fourth day of the trial, the rapper spoke of what she described as the toll taken on her by the blogger’s allegedly defamatory posts.
Cardi B said she felt “helpless” as Tasha K continued to broadcast “lies” about her to a nearly 1 million audience.
“I felt extremely suicidal. I felt defeated and depressed and I didn’t want to sleep with my husband. I felt like only a demon could do that,” Cardi B was quoted as saying in court.
The trial was adjourned until next week Tuesday.