A federal jury issued a verdict on Monday that a YouTuber had defamed award-winning rapper Cardi B, who will then be awarded more than $1 million in damages after the defendant, Tasha K, weaved a “malicious campaign” to damage her reputation.

As part of the defamation lawsuit, jurors tacked on another $1.5 million in punitive damages, ordering the blogger, whose real name is Latasha Kebe, to repay Cardi B’s $1.3 million legal bills. This means Tasha K is facing nearly $4 million in penalties, Billboard reported.

Cardi B, whose real name is Belcalis Almánzar, sued Tasha K in 2019 after she uploaded dozens of videos containing malicious and disturbing claims about the rapper in her gossip site UnWineWithTashaK, which has about one million subscribers.

When the trial kicked off Jan. 10 in Georgia federal court, the “Bodak Yellow” hitmaker testified she felt “suicidal” in the wake of videos, saying that “only an evil person could do that s–t.”

Cardi B’s camp also claimed Kebe began her hate campaign in 2018, during which she made "degrading and harassing statements.” Ultimately, Tasha K accused the star of working as a prostitute, BBC noted.

Aside from defamation, the jury held Tasha K liable for invasion of privacy through portrayal in a false light and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Following her court victory, the chart-topping hip-hop star posted a vague tweet on Jan. 26, which reads “I need a chat with Megan Markle.”

The former actress and now the Duchess of Sussex last year won her own privacy suit against a British publisher on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Markle, 40, has used her connections with Serena Williams to make an appearance with the tennis superstar alongside her husband Prince Harry, 38, for the virtual summit of BetterUp in February, according to the Daily Mail.

The Sussexes, who live in a $14-million mansion in California, stepped back from royal duty in early 2020. They have since ventured into several projects, including inking massive deals with streaming giant Netflix, to pick up the tab of living of their own.

In March 2021, the BetterUp announced that Harry will be its new Chief Impact Officer but has remained confidential in terms of the Duke’s salary.

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Cardi B, whose real name is Belcalis Almánzar, is a Bronx-born Afro-Latin rapper famous for her songs "WAP", "I Like It" and "Bodak Yellow." Christophe Archambault/Getty Images

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