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Cardi B sues Atlanta bloggers over herpes, prostitution claims

Cardi B is attempting to put a halt to rumors by suing two Atlanta bloggers who made public claims about the rapper’s drug use and STD status, according to court documents filed in Atlanta last week.

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The rapper born, Belcalis Marlenis Almanzar, filed a defamation lawsuit against bloggers Latasha Transrina Kebe and Starmarie Ebony Jones in U.S.District Court for the Northern District of Georgia on March 21, according to legal documents. 

Cardi B’s suit alleges both women portrayed her as a prostitute who spread herpes to her partners and took drugs during her pregnancy. 

The suit mentions more than 20 clips posted during a 14-month period by Kebe, who runs the blog “unWinewithTashaK.” In one video, Kebe suggested Cardi’s daughter, Kulture, would be born with “intellectual disabilities” due to the 26-year-old’s alleged drug use. 

“Kebe has become obsessed with slandering the plaintiff,” the suit reads. 

The complaint accuses Jones of uploading similar videos. She called the rapper and businessoman “a Grammy nominated prostitute running around spreading her herpes” and recorded a collaborative video with Kebe that made more claims against the star.

The 26-year-old rapper has denied all of the allegations.

The suit states both vloggers were given the opportunity to retract their statements, but they did not. Cardi B is suing for defamation and seeking an injunction to delete the videos. 

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Najja Parker
Najja Parker
Najja Parker is a writer and online content producer for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution