In April, Billboard reported that Cardi B’s ex manager, who goes by Shaft (given name is Klenord Raphael), was suing the artist for alleged breach of contract, unjust enrichment, and defamation. Basically, Shaft claimed in his $10 million lawsuit that Cardi cut him out of her career unjustly, by getting new management.
Now Cardi B is countersuing with a bigger, badder lawsuit worth $15 million. In documents filed in federal court on Thursday, Cardi claims that Shaft established a management deal with her in which he was supposed to rake in a 20 percent commission, and that he wound up demanding a whopping 50 percent on her Sony music publishing deal.
To boot, Cardi claims that Shaft was controlling in ways not befitting a professional manager, that he put up “barriers between her and people close to her in an effort to maintain complete control over her.” According to the suit, Shaft told Cardi “who she should and should not see romantically.”
Ariana Grande responded to the drama over a recently resurfaced joke her fiancé Pete Davidson made about the Manchester bombing (read all about that in the link below).
Happy Gone Girl Day!!
- Justin Timberlake is no longer a Man of the Woods. [NY Post]
- Michelle Williams and her fiancé Chad Johnson have reportedly signed on to do a reality show. [Ebony]
- How old men do bumps. [TMZ]
- This Jane Fonda interview from a few months back is worth a read (never again will I link to the Harvard Business Review in a Dirt Bag!!). [HBR]
- Sad dad news. [Mirror]