Cardi B’s former manager, Klenord “Shaft” Raphael, is suing her for $10 million claiming a breach of contract. “Since discovering Cardi B in 2015, Shaft has played an integral role in developing her music career and public image,” Raphael’s rep said in a statement to Variety. “While he is proud of their successful collaborations as she evolved from Instagram influencer to music megastar, Shaft is disappointed by her actions to freeze him out of her career which are detailed in the complaint. Shaft is confident that his lawsuit will validate his conduct and substantiate his legal claims.”
Klenord Raphael claims he played a major role in getting Cardi B on VH1’s Love & Hip Hop: New York. He also states that he was responsible for connecting her with songwriters and producers as well as securing label and publishing deals. Cardi B split from Klenord “Shaft Raphael” last month and joined new management group same as her fiancé, Offset. Lee and Thomas are also named in the lawsuit.