One thing Cardi is going to do… is tear the girls up in court. Months after a jury rejected Kevin Brophy’s claim that the superstar “humiliated” him with her mixtape cover, he’s agreed to pony up her legal bills.
Our girl Cardi B has found herself in a fair bit of legal trouble, but you have to admit she does a damn good job of handling it. Moreover, one of her more notable legal victories was against Kevin Brophy. He tried to sue the Bardi for allegedly using his back tattoo on her debut 2016 mixtape Gangsta B***h Music, Vol. 1‘s album cover without permission. As much as this seemed like a cash grab to many, the case still managed to make it to trial and eventually the jury ruled in Cardi’s favor back in October of 2022. However, It seemed like Brophy still tried to appeal the case- until very recently. On Monday (June 12), his lawyers told a federal judge that they would repay the $350,000 she spent on legal efforts defending herself.
Not only that, but they also made it clear that their client would willingly drop any and all efforts to bring the case back to court. In addition, the (former) prosecution waived opportunities for further appeals. Of course, a question in people’s minds might be as to why Brophy’s team would want to do this- especially so many months after a verdict. Well, one possibility is that they caught wind of Cardi B’s team preparing to formally demand repayment for her attorney’s fees. Such a process could have netted them even more cash in an uglier fashion, so perhaps it was best to be preemptive… smart guy.
“The parties now have reached an agreement avoiding the necessity of defendants’ motion for attorney’s fees and application to tax costs,” both sides stated in Monday’s motion. As such, Cardi B’s team also waives the right to seek further awards for legal fees. Furthermore, this had already been a very lengthy legal process (Brophy filed a lawsuit in 2017), so both sides are likely at least partly happy that it’s over.
Now, if someone could just do something about Tasha K running around here with a $4 million debt owed to Cardi and still running her mouth.