YouTuber LaTasha Kebe files for bankruptcy after a $4 million defamation judgment against Cardi B, saying her bank balance is less than $60,000.
YouTube gossip vlogger Tasha K, whose official name is LaTasha Kebe, has filed for bankruptcy 18 months after a judge ruled in a defamation ruling that she must pay rapper Cardi B more than $3.4 million. Kebe says she has less than $60,000 in total assets and cannot pay the debts she now owes to multiple creditors, including Cardi B.
Cardi B – real name Belcalis Marlenis Almanzar – won a January 2022 conviction after Tasha K validly defamed her by making false claims about prostitution, sexually transmitted diseases and drug use in her YouTube videos. Following that verdict, Cardi tweeted, “I’ll come for anything” and “BBHMM” (bitch better have my money).
But it turns out that LaTasha Kebe doesn’t have her money. Kebe appealed, but the US Circuit Court of Appeals confirmed the first judgement. The bankruptcy filing, filed on Thursday (May 25), makes it clear that Cardi B is unlikely to see the money owed to her anytime soon.
Kebe lists a total fortune of $58,595 to her name, most of which comes from a 2021 Chevrolet Silverado used as collateral for a car loan. She lists $11,750 in other belongings, including two Louis Vuitton handbags, and only $95 in her bank account. The YouTuber sees her branding for her UnWineWithTashaK channel as an asset, but admits the value of her brand is “unknown.”
Meanwhile, Kebe’s company, Kebe Studios LLC, has to pay $500,000 of the judgment and it appears the company has not yet filed for bankruptcy itself or if that will be dealt with as part of LaTasha’s existing case.
Thursday’s filing shows Cardi B’s attorneys seized $10,000 of her YouTube earnings last year. Kebe too reveals that she and her husband had a combined income of $156,021 in 2021 and $134,861 in 2022 through their work as content creators.
Neither Cardi B nor Tasha K’s attorneys have responded to media requests for comment.