The woman who gave the world “Bodak Yellow” is now getting sued for a lot of green.
Raphael said her new contract violates the agreement she had with him, according to Billboard.
“While [Raphael] is proud of their successful collaborations as she evolved from Instagram influencer to music megastar, [he] is disappointed by her actions to freeze him out of her career, which are detailed in the complaint,” a spokesman for Raphael told the publication.
Raphael, who has worked with Cardi B since 2015, claims he helped get her on VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop: New York,” and also connected her with songwriters, producers and music publishers.
In addition, Raphael claims Cardi B defamed him by telling others, including fiancé Offset, that he stole money from her, according to TMZ.
Raphael said Offset texted him in December, saying in part, ”[U] better stop play acting like u don’t know u taking her sh** from her u a snake.”
The Hollywood Reporter notes that Raphael’s complaint also references her live Instagram feed on March 27, 2018, where Cardi B reportedly disparaged him by saying, “There’s a lot of people that I had to cutoff, a lot of friends, a lot of management, a lot of people that I had to cutoff because ... one thing I notice ... people don’t give a f[*]ck about you.’”