Cardi B absolved in
legal battle over racy mixtape cover art
Cardi B in a lawsuit alleging copyright infringement involving
a man who claimed the
Grammy-winning rapper improperly utilised his back
tattoos for her suggestive
mixtape cover art from 2016.
Kevin Michael Brophy did not establish that Cardi B inappropriately used his
likeness, according to the Southern California federal
The artist appeared happy as
she hugged her lawyers after
the jury forewoman announced the verdict.
Prior to hearing the verdict,
Cardi B thanked the jury and admitted she was "very scared."
She remarked after the hearing,
"I wasn't sure if I was going
to lose or not.
More than 40 high school
students who were chanting her name surrounded her as well as several reporters and cameras.
She said, "Yes, I'll see what
I can do," to a fan who put up a placard asking if she might accompany him to his homecoming dance.
"I promised myself that if I
won, I would curse Mr. Brophy
out. But I can't bring myself to curse at him," she remarked.
Cardi B and Brophy exchanged pleasantries in the courtroom
and shook hands.
A year after the rapper's 2016 mixtape was made public,
Brophy filed the complaint.
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