Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Sommore's Warning Comes Back to Haunt Cardi B


Last year comedian Sommore and rapper Cardi B got into a nasty online spat after Sommore tried to warn Cardi to pay closer attention to her contracts [click here if you missed that].

Turns out Sommore was right...

Cardi B is currently being sued by her former manager, Klenord 'Shaft' Raphael, for breach of contract [click here if you missed that], and in her counter suit Cardi argues Shaft took advantage of her lack of education and inexperience in the music industry.

From The Blast
In 2015, Cardi B says she signed her deal with Raphael’s company — without a lawyer — which provided her former manager with a 20% cut of her earnings. She says he breached their deal by failing to provide monthly accounting, failed to appoint an independent business manager and for not providing her with adequate payments owed to her.
Cardi accuses him of putting an entity he controlled as a middle party between her and Atlantic Records. She claims the company collected 50% of Cardi’s record royalties and required her to sign all copyrights to the company.
The docs go on to state, “It appears that Plaintiff took advantage of an inexperienced young woman with considerable talent and charisma, but with a limited education who lacked experience in the age-old exploitative market of the entertainment industry.”

29 comments:

Niyabinghi/ObeahWomanWarrior said...

I stopped reading at considerable talent and charisma. I am never here for bedazzled mediocre resume. Good luck getting out of that deal, the court of public opinion will avail you naught, limited education or not, you should have taken wise counsel instead of believing the hype. Besides I'm not seeing longevity for this one trick pony, while its sad, the music, movie, and political industry are rife with predators who prey on the gullible and uneducated with "stars" in their eyes.

Anonymous said...

She is a stripper, Dominican hood rat ��. Since she is hood she thought she could play a player but thank god she’s stupid. She’s not going to win. If Kesha couldn’t get out with Sony, from the guy she claimed raped her, cardi b can’t either.

E-STROKES said...

Instead of calling it SHOW BUSINESS. It should be called BUSINESS SHOW. Considerable Talent. Ahhaaaaaaaa. She already broke.

When a dumbass signs those kinds of contracts, they are hardly ever able to break them. I thought she was also with Live Nation. Talked shit to Sommore who been in game for years. Probably the same Negro told her to trust him and diss Sommore.

AIn’t no going back the devil got his claws in ya and he ain't letting go. Coulda got a good lawyer on contingency. Limited education is her fault. Strip club courses don’t count in a court of law.

Anonymous said...

Cardi got hit with that SUgarhill Gang contract. She gone learn today that she doesn't know errry thang. When somebody offers you some advice instead of clapping back let it marinate, first. OKurrt and aaaooowwww on that Cardi. Damn young'uns think they knew everything.

Anonymous said...

Girl been a stripper and a prostitute most of her later life (FACTs!!) Suck the right dick for the right track and all of sudden she know everything lmao. That's the biggest issue with this generation...think they know it all and can't be told shit. Good for the dumb bitch. You honoring that contract same as K Cole, same as Future, same as any other motherfucker that put their signature on that dotted line. Hope you didn't ball out to bad Bodak cause you bout to get that big money garnishment. Oh yeah just in case you too dumb to know, Federal get 30-40% off top FROM THE START

Krysi J said...

Sheeeesh Cardi...smh.

Anonymous said...

She signed that contract way before Sommore opened her pie hole.

GiGi said...

It don't matter when Sommore opened her pie hole, she was 100% correct.

Anonymous said...

2:05pm
HEY, hurt feeling. Sommore was right on POINT now let the dominican hoe take that to the bank.

NEXT CASE!

Anonymous said...

lol @ the manager's name being shaft. Wonder how he got that name.

Anonymous said...

^smart ass know it all bitch should've been wondering that way b4 she signed on the dotted line. Too late. There's no coming back from this.

Just an observation said...

12:25
Bitch, you read a lot then. I stopped reading your shit after that one line.

As for Cardi, she is getting a lesson in how the industry works. Damn! No one seems to be paying attention to TLC! Not surprising she got got by her manager. She may be street smart but counting 1's and 5's thrown on the floor is a different ballgame from contract numbers. She obviously didn't understand the contract and they were aware of that.

I like her but she needs to stop coming for people like Sommore who been in the game and only giving common sense advice. A response like 'thanks boo, I got this' with a wink wink would have been good. People could have interpreted that anyway they wanted but it doesn't have shade.

Anonymous said...

This is endemic of Latinos reaction to Black people with more education and skills. I don't necessarily think everything is about race, but as a professional woman, I find Latinos are not open to working with and listening to Black colleagues. You can have all the education and experience in the world, and Latino women will never give a Black woman the benefit of the doubt (even when you're trying to help them avoid pitfalls and scrapes.)

That's why it's best to keep quiet and let them take their L's. I'm sure some of today's readers will groan me, but it's been my experience...

Anonymous said...

3:37--your experience must be few and far between, because I've never or do not know of anyone with that argument.

Unknown said...

@3:37
Very true lmao. Like dude on empire said “my mama told me ain’t nothing I can teach a yt boy” or something like that lmao. The implication being (cause Latinos basically think they ARE yt lmao) that they think they are better and know better than black people. I say let em fall and fail. They’ll come to learn that they yt ppl view them as nothing but a dirty brown nucca that don’t speak a lick of English.

As for Cardi, welp! Tis the game, gurl. I don’t understand how artists in this age of E! Hollywood True Stories/VH1 Behind The Music/Where Are They Now, about artists going broke, are STILL making the same 360 deals?! Like, how?! And Cardi was a stripper/crip and nobody put her on to game?

And can you really claim ignorance for contracting disputes? She better chop that shit up to lesson learned.

Hopefully things will work out for her, cause her career is in for an uphill battle. She gotta her past the sophomore album curse, while dragging a kid around. Girl...

Anonymous said...

Just an observation
Is a lying white racist TROLL. That white bitch thinks it can come to a black blog and school us. What a fucking joke.

Anonymous said...

3:37 4:16 amen
People don't like Truth

Anonymous said...

This happens to plenty in the Industry. Has nothing to do with being latino. Happens to white and black too. Look at lil Wayne. Ppl are greedy and ruthless. And as for folks putting down latinos.. dominicans etc. If u black.. u have a lot of nerve. Dont cry when ppl talk about black ppl women etc... I say that as a black person who knows a lot of these black rappers aint saying much different than Cardi B.

✿✿Dotty✿✿ said...

@3:37 Not all the time. I think some people are know it alls. I don't care who you are, if someone tells me something i always consider that opinion and do my research. The problem is that some people think that once you get a break in entertainment thats it forever and its not. You have to learn about the business world. These days there's a lot of people (cause ive heard them say it) that they prefer easy fast money now and when they get it they have no clue what to do with it. Dude got her a break, she was making money with him, which she assumed probably was more than she ever got not knowing that he was making more money off her back than he should have. He talked a good game and got her.

Anon said...

But this won't create a problem with her new ride, right? That new Bentley costed a fortune. Poor girl.

-Anon

Just an observation said...

4:38
You must have learned something. Why post anonymous? Your spirit is the same whether you use a screen name or not. I'm a head strong daughter of Obatala. I don't hide.

Anonymous said...

Still want to be in show business?

Anonymous said...

3:37 ... that has also been my experience

Anonymous said...

she not street smart she street dumb being uneducated is inexcusable in eyes of law of contracts, sommore said READ your contract before braggin you are rich!!! that cardi thing said she signed!!! but bitch you didnt say she read it!!!!! that is your slut ass mentality fault no excuse with all the stories known waay before these hoes get branded as talented She talk too much , about nothin
djvlad, being Sarcastic asked her did she sign a 360 deal ? she said she get all her money she definately didnt siign a 360 he only asked because he knew she did... if she so uneducated how did she know what a 360 deal is??? now want use that as a defense, being illerate and dumb About your own affairs is no defense especially with all the info out in the open in thiz Age especially if you READ and RESEARCH

Anonymous said...

that djvlad interview can be used against her by sayin she knew what she didnt sign so basically , she knew what she signed playing victiim now what these others do no one told her she had to sign without a attorney cant you also read for yourself sommore tried telling you Read Bitch

Anonymous said...

when she bought those cars that was not her money was a advance was a setup they knew her dimbazz would do that , that suggestion was put in her ear by her puppeteers " should by him this type' thats how it works spend that money advance that you will need work off to pay back but she only one didnt know that, she thought her money to show off

Anonymous said...

dumb^^

Anonymous said...

yea she signed before sommore said anything, after all her braggin, sommore did not say dont sign it she asked the whore I hope you read Your contract!!!!!!!! to the commenter trying diss sommore by using,opening her piehole, being disrepectful to the truth, that what braindead folks do sommore only stated hope you READ before the fact gtfoh

Anonymous said...

stupid bitches always speaking up on the side of other stupid bitches future does not hav same contract thtat rocko deal he jus settled to not deal with it was the label tht was suppose to deal wit rocko , he has his own ,label (future) this bitch had nothing and the rocko deal is over he paid so rocko gets no more funds and future did not sign a 360 deal gtfoh or sign over ownership of his work(intelluctual properties) lik tbis dumb bird , he did a certain number of album and some shows it over now she it has a slave contract period.... at least he put in real work and owns his own label tht cardi thing took money and had not produced anything that is why the label had all "her" songs written for her they are the ones makin all the money her face is a gimmick they gav her money upfront and the hoe bought cars for her and a man before she bought her fam a house she said that herself

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