The rapper Cardi B, an outspoken supporter of Joe Biden, just got some very bad news when she was hit with a defamation lawsuit for shaming Long Island beachgoers as “racist” MAGA supporters.
Cardi is being sued along with her sister Hennessy Carolina, as well as her sister’s girlfriend, model Michelle Diaz. The three are being sued for assault, battery, defamation, and civil rights violations over an incident that happened on September 6, according to ABC 7 New York.
On that date, the three got into a heated argument with group of people on Smith Point Beach, and one of the men they were arguing with was wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat during the altercation. Afterwards, Cardi claimed on social media that Carolina and Diaz were accosted by the group “all because they are a Afro/Hispanic gay couple,” Page Six reported.
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In the lawsuit, however, the beachgoers claimed that Carolina and Diaz were the aggressors in the altercation. They argued that they were defamed by the three women, who shamed them on social media by posting edited video and commentary about the altercation.
“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 of them wore a MAGA hat,” said John Ray, the attorney representing the beachgoers.
“Then Hennessy, Cardi B and celebrity model Michelle Diaz deviously edited the videotape and published the edited version all over social media, across the world for all to see, and maliciously falsely labeled these residents and their families as ‘N…s’ and as racists,” Ray added.
Carolina posted a video to social media after the incident claiming that two men told her and her girlfriend to “go to your f—king country.” She added that they were targeted because the group “saw us parking here and we were speaking Spanish and we’re mixed.”
Cardi has yet to respond to the lawsuit against her.