Cardi B Sued for $10 Million By Ex-Manager Who Claims He Discovered Her

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Cardi B is being sued by her ex-manager Shaft (born Klenord Raphael) for $10 million. He says that he discovered the rapper years ago, but was given the boot when she blew up.

TMZ reports that Shaft began working with Cardi back in 2015. Reportedly, Cardi was the one who reached out to him because she wanted him to take her from being an Instagram famous personality to the megastar that she is today. After that, Shaft says that he's who got Cardi on VH1's hit series "Love and Hip Hop." On top of that, the ex-manager also claims that his contacts of music producers and writers are responsible for Cardi's "Bodak Yellow" hit being created. 

"Shaft goes on to allege her monster hit allowed her to secure major record and publishing deals worth millions," TMZ adds. "He's also claiming she defamed him by telling her fiancé, Offset, and others he robbed her blind. Shaft says last December, Offset texted him and said, '[U] better stop play acting like u don't know u taking her sh** from her u a snake. U can't hide from me N***** and u not bout to play my WIFE.'"

Shaft's rep issued a statement TMZ. It reads, "Shaft is disappointed by her actions to freeze him out of her career." The ex-manager blames Cardi's makeup artist/publicist for setting the rapper against him. 

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