Klenord "Shaft" Raphael is suing Cardi B for breach of contract after the singer left him for Quality Control's management group Solid Foundation.
Shaft filed the lawsuit on Thursday, April 26.
The claim reveals that the rapper's former manager, KSR, and WorldStar Marketing Group are asking for damages of at least $10 million from Cardi B, Variety reports.
The Lawsuit History, Details
A representative from Shaft's party issued a statement that points out the manager's significant role in the development of Cardi B's career and image since they began working together in 2015.
"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," the rep continues, adding that the former manager of Cardi B is confident the suit "will validate his conduct and substantiate his legal claims."
One of his important contributions, as stated in the claim, is cultivating the musician's relationship with VH1 and their reality show Love & Hip Hop: New York, which Cardi B joined in a stint that lasted two seasons.
Shaft also claims to help the "Bodak Yellow" musician make connections with people in the music industry as well as get record deals.
Billboard reveals that the suit alleges that a Patientce Foster fed Cardi B hearsay that Shaft was essentially stealing her money with side deals. The speculation prompted Cardi B to jump ship and sign with Quality Control instead, which is also the label of hip-hop trio Migos, one of which is the rapper's fiancé Offset.
Offset also allegedly steered his fiancée to Quality Control. The claim says he reached out to Shaft, sending him an angry message after hearing the manager robbed Cardi B.
"U better stop play acting like u don't know u taking her sh*t from her u a snake. U can't hide from me N**** and u not bout to play my WIFE," the message went.
Shaft is suing Cardi B for breach of contract, unjust enrichment, declaratory judgment, and defamation.
Furthermore, the music manager is saying that the singer's deal with Quality Control is not valid due to her existing agreement with his KSR. Quality Control is also being sued for tortious interference.
Cardi B Takes A Break
The lawsuit comes just as Cardi B takes a breather from her thriving tour schedule, saying that her pregnancy is making it tough to be constantly on the road.
The singer officially cancelled her tour in an Instagram announcement on Thursday, April 26. However, fans can rest assured that she will still push through with her previously announced series of shows with fellow musician Bruno Mars.