Cardi B has filed a $15 million countersuit against her ex manager Klenord “Shaft” Raphael.
The rapper filed the suit at a federal court on Thursday, saying that he was overly controlling of her personal life and career. She claims he wanted to control her relationship with Offset.
In the suit, according to TMZ, Cardi B said that Shaft arranged a management deal that was way too beneficial to him, at her own expense.
Cardi B said Shaft wanted a 50% commission off her Sony Music publishing deal when he already got 20%.
Shaft had, in April, sued Cardi B for breach of contract, unjust enrichment, declaratory judgment and defamation, and sought damages “not less than $10,000,000.”. His team had said:
”Since discovering Cardi B in 2015, Shaft has played an integral role in developing her music career and public image. While he is proud of their successful collaborations as she evolved from Instagram influencer to music megastar, Shaft is disappointed by her actions to freeze him out of her career, which are detailed in the complaint. Shaft is confident that his lawsuit will validate his conduct and substantiate his legal claims.
The case between Cardi B and her ex-manager continues since the mother to be has countersued Klenord “Shaft” Raphael for $15 million. If you can remember, Shaft went after Cardi for $10 million claiming that he’s the one who made her famous and he didn’t get a proper cut of the big money she pulled in.
According to new documents from TMZ, Cardi B is now going after Shaft for all kinds of cash claiming he was too controlling in her business life and personal life. Apparently, Shaft set up a shady deal with her that gave him 20% commission of her successes and even tried to bag 50% of her Sony Music publishing deal. Outside of music and business, Shaft tried to step into her personal life by putting up “barriers between her and people close to her in an effort to maintain complete control over her.”
She also claims that he would tell her “who she should and should not see romantically,” including her relationship with Offset. When Shaft first came after Cardi in April, her and her team responded saying: “It appears that Plaintiff took advantage of an inexperienced young woman with considerable talent and charisma, but with a limited education who lacked experience in the age-old exploitative
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