Cardi B took the stand in her libel trial against LaTasha Kebe on Thursday, telling a jury that she was “suicidal” over alleged lies the YouTuber spread about her.
“I felt extremely suicidal,” Cardi B said on the witness stand in Atlanta, adding that she felt “helpless” after Kebe claimed to her one million followers that the rapper had herpes, Billboard reported.
The “WAP” rapper claimed that the comments made by Kebe, who goes by Tasha K, affected her relationship with her husband Offset because she was in such a dark place.
“I felt defeated and depressed and I didn’t want to sleep with my husband,” Cardi, 29, told the jury, adding that the ordeal caused her to suffer fatigue, weight loss, migraines, and anxiety and ultimately had to seek help from a therapist.
“Only an evil person could do that s–t,” Cardi reportedly said before apologizing for her language.
Cardi — who filed the lawsuit against Tasha K in 2019, also claimed that the herpes rumor led to fans questioning a photo of the rapper kissing her daughter Kulture on the lips and allegedly led people to call her Cardi “Herpes B,” according to Billboard.
Cardi’s lawyers accused Tasha K of spreading other false narratives including that she cheated on her husband, used cocaine, was a prostitute, and that she “f–ked herself with beer bottles on f—king stripper stages.” Her attorneys told jurors that the YouTuber knowingly published lies about Cardi for her own gain though Tasha K denies any wrongdoing.
The trial is set to adjourn Tuesday, Jan. 18.
Reps for Cardi and Kebe didn’t immediately return Page Six’s request for comment.