Cardi B’s former manager — who’s suing her for $10 million — says her new countersuit is full of “outright lies and distortions” and that it’s part of a “campaign against him.”
Klenord Raphael, a.k.a. Shaft, filed suit against the red-hot rapper back in April, claiming he’d built up her career only to be left out in the cold once she hit the big time.
But on Thursday Cardi fought back, filing her own suitin which she claimed he gained her trust, cut her off from other friends and advisers and then signed her on to contracts that were variously described in the suit as “grossly unfair,” “highly one-sided” and “highly favorable to himself.”
But in an exclusive statement to Page Six, a rep for Shaft says, “The facts are simple — Cardi B’s music, image and rise to superstardom were all developed and executed by Shaft and his team of writers and producers,” adding, “The outright lies and distortions in her claims make you shake your head.”
The rep claimed the countersuit is part of a “campaign by Cardi B and her team to defame and injure Shaft, the one person who saw promise in her, invested time and resources in her and succeeded in making her rich and famous.”