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Today Cardi B testified in a federal court against blogger Tasha K who’s been taunting her for years with claims of her having multiple STDs, being a prostitute among other things. She told the jurors “I wanted to commit suicide over the things” Tasha had been saying about her. Having to tolerate hearing these things day in and day out in 2018 and 2019, she said, “I felt defeated and depressed and I didn’t want to sleep with my husband.” And when they had their first child Culture, she said she felt like “I didn’t deserve my kid.”

When Cardi’s attorney asked her how Tasha’s words made her feel after seeing them, she said “I felt like only a demon could do that s**t.” She then apologized for swearing after that statement. She then cried while repeatedly saying that Tasha made her feel suicidal.

Now there are people who would look at this situation and say “Sticks and Stones” about it all, but the average person doesn’t have to read thousands of people calling them out of their name reciting vile names about them everyday either. There’s a reason why media outlet after outlet apologized to Britney Spears. In the Perez Hilton era of blogging, the vile name calling and wishing people would fail while mocking their downfall was normal. The media landscape has evolved and we see how these things affect people. And no better example can be Cardi B talking about wanting to take her life over vicious rumors.

Remember, we’ve seen her on social media posting the studio address she was in offering to fight whoever shows up and she’s deleted her accounts multiple times. Bloggers have a responsibility with their words. We’re going to see how this case turns out but it’s already proving to be quite revealing.