Cardi B shrugged off a $5 million lawsuit as she took to the stage in Brooklyn on Thursday night.
The hip hop sensation seemed to be caught up in the moment as she belted out her hits at Power 105.1’s Powerhouse 2017 show.
Wearing a skimpy bodysuit, Cardi looked in her element despite some bad news that broke earlier that day.
No fear: Cardi B shrugged off a $5 million lawsuit as she took to the stage in Brooklyn on Thursday night
The breakout hip-hop starlet, according to TMZ, is being sued along with her management team over the cover of her 2016 mixtape Gangsta B—h Music Vol. 1.
A male model named Kevin Brophy says the New York City native, 25, and her team used an unauthorized image of his back – which is distinguishable by an elaborate tattoo that depicts a tiger clashing with a snake.
Equally troublesome to Brophy, the outlet reported, was that the image of him was superimposed onto a shot of the music artist, whose real name is Belcalis Almanzar, with her legs spread and her hand on the back of his head, hinting at the idea he was performing oral sex on her.
Sensational: The hip hop sensation seemed to be caught up in the moment as she belted out her hits at Power 105.1’s Powerhouse 2017 show
Shrug it off: Wearing a skimpy bodysuit, Cardi looked in her element despite some bad news that broke earlier that day
Thigh’s the limit! Cardi wore some kinky boots for the night
Brophy, according to the outlet citing court docs, claims he never posed for a shot, or expressed consent for his image to be used in such ribald fashion.
He noted that while he’s never met the Bodak Yellow artist or anyone associated with her, the image on the album is clearly him, as he’s sported the ink for a decade.
Brophy said he wasn’t even aware of the album cover’s existence until a friend marveled to him that he was performing oral sex on ‘this rapper called Cardi B’ on it, according to TMZ.
Legal wranglings: A male model named Kevin Brophy is suing Cardi B, 25, and her managers over the above cover for her 2016 album Gangsta B—h Music Vol. 1, as he says he never authorized the rapper to use his image
Having fun: The surging performer was snapped last week performing in her native NYC
Red hot: The talented performer was snapped Friday playing at Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom
Brophy said his problems were exacerbated when his young sons mentioned seeing it, with one asking what he was doing and who the girl in the picture was.
Cardi B’s been one of the breakout stars of 2017, buoyed by the success of her single Bodak Yellow, which ascended to the top spot last month on Billboard’s Hot 100, knocking off the Taylor Swift single, Look What You Made Me Do.
The milestone was extra meaningful in that she established herself as the first female hip-hop artist to achieve the feat in 19 years, with Lauryn Hill’s Doo Wop (That Thing) capturing the honor in 1998.
Late night spotlight: The Bodak Yellow songstress was featured on Jimmy Kimmel Live last week
Putting on a show: The hip-hop beauty sported a sparkly outfit and feathery coat for the network outing