Cardi B is facing a lawsuit for defamation from a gaggle of beachgoers she branded “racist MAGA supporters” over an alleged altercation together with her sister earlier this month.
The “WAP” hitmaker shared footage of an alleged altercation between her sister, Hennessy Carolina, and her girlfriend Michelle Diaz and therefore the group at Smith Point Beach on 6 September, and claimed the couple had been harassed over their car parking “all because they’re a Afro/Hispanic gay couple.”
However, within the lawsuit – which also names Hennessy and Michelle – the beachgoers alleged the 2 women harassed them then defamed them by posting edited video and commentary about the incident on social media.
The plaintiffs’ attorney, John Ray, told ABC 7 New York: “These peaceful Suffolk County residents were quietly enjoying a Sunday at the Smith Point beach with their families, when rap celebrity Hennessy Carolina suddenly approached them, raging, spitting, insulting, assaulting, defaming and threatening them, all the while videotaping them because one among them wore a MAGA hat.
“Then Hennessy, Cardi B and celebrity model Michelle Diaz deviously edited the videotape and published the edited version everywhere social media, across the planet for all to ascertain , and maliciously falsely labelled these residents and their families as ‘N****s’ and as racists.”
In an sound recording on her social media pages – which Cardi also shared – Hennessy had claimed two men had told her and her partner to “go to your f****** country” and targeted them because they “saw us parking here and that we were speaking Spanish and we’re mixed”.
The “Bodak Yellow” hitmaker had shared the footage on Twitter and wrote: “Meanwhile not only you bought racist maga supporters that are linching ,racist cop shootings and killing black men all cause their leader make them desire they might do so.
“My sister couldn’t even park her car today with out this man harassing her girlfriend soon because the camera cane out they started being sweet.
“TGIS BRAVENESS IS COMING FROM THEIR LEADERS ENERGY! (sic)”
The footage showed two men – during a ll|one amongst|one in every of”> one among whom was wearing a ‘Make America Great Again’ cap – and a lady involved in a heated row with Hennessy at the beach.
One of the alleged aggressors said: “Get your vehicle out of here.”
Hennessy replied: “Get the f*** out of my face!”
She also warned them against confronting her girlfriend, while one among the lads – who was shirtless – insisted he “did not come near” her.
Cardi’s sister repeatedly told the 2 men to “back the f*** off” her car, which prompted the feminine to approach her.
After a quick row, the lady began to step back and said: “You’re blocking some people.”
She then flashed her finger and chanted “Trump” at the camera after Hennessy told her: “I hope you recognize that you simply are going to be online and your husband.”