Cardi B countersuing her ex-manager for $15M

Cardi B accuses ex-manager of manipulating her money trying to control her in $15 million countersuit

The 25 year old rapper claims that Raphael was controlling in ways that went far beyond what was appropriate for a professional manager, allegedly putting up "barriers between her and people close to her in an effort to maintain complete control over her".

Cardi B is taking her ex-manager Klenord "Shaft" Raphael to court.

The counterclaim, filed by Almanzar, (minus Foster, Quality Control Management, Lee and Thomas), denies nearly all but the basic allegations, acknowledging that Foster is indeed her publicist, for example, or that she did indeed sign a management contract and recording contract with Raphael and his company WorldStar.

In addition, the suit says he had her sign an exclusive personal management agreement with a company called "WorldStar Marketing Group", and gave her "the false impression that WorldStar had some connection or affiliation with the popular entertainment and music website, worldstarhiphop.com" but the company was simply an alter ego for him. In April Leonard sued her for $10m, claiming to have "played an integral role in developing her music career and public image".

The lawsuit seeks compensatory damages of $5 million, punitive damages of $15 million, rescission of the management agreement and the KSR Recording agreement and payment of all attorneys fees, among other requests.

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Cardi B claims her ex-manager was too intrusive.

The 25-year-old rapper has chose to launch a counter-suit against Klenord Raphael - who is more commonly known as Shaft - on the basis that he exploited her and tried to maintain control over her career and personal life. This apparently included her relationships as she claims Shaft would tell her "who she should and should not see romantically". Owing to his vision and drive, Cardi B can now bring her talents to the world and obtain a level of success few artists ever achieve. 22.

Shaft has yet to respond publicly to Cardi's latest move. Leonard is listed as a co-writer on Cardi B's "Bodak Yellow".

Cardi B is represented by long-standing attorney for The Beatles, Paul LiCalsi.

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