Cardi B, her sister Hennessy Carolina, and Carolina's girlfriend Michelle Diaz are all reportedly being sued by a group of beachgoers who claim they've been publicly defamed.
The plaintiffs are suing Carolina for assault, battery, defamation, and civil rights violations, and named Cardi and Diaz for defamation and civil rights violations, over an incident that took place on September 6 at Smith Point beach on Fire Island, according to reports by Billboard.
The plaintiffs are seeking attorney's fees, punitive damages, exemplary damages, costs and disbursements.
Plaintiffs Manuel Alarcon, Peter Caliendo and Pauline Caliendo said that Michelle parked and blocked Alarcon's vehicle. Alarcon wearing a MAGA hat approached driver Diaz, and he alleged that Carolina started filming the interaction and reportedly started "shouting foul and threatening language and defamatory statements."
The suit claims that Carolina, who is Cardi B's sister, "sprayed her copious spittle upon said plaintiffs as she raged," and that she should know the dangers of that behavior during the coronavirus pandemic. They also accused her of using intimidating language against them such as the N-word, "racist," threatening "F--k these n----s before I bring my f-----g n----s to beat your f-----g a-- for real," and more. Per the suit, Carolina also told the plaintiffs she has "9.5 million followers" and then published the videos online.
Carolina shared a video of the altercation on her Instagram Stories on September 6, which her sister then tweeted in a response to Candace Owens's claim that her music "contributes to the disintegration of black culture and values."
The rapper wrote, "You wanna know why joe gotta talk to me Candice cause I have the #1 song & yet my sister can't go to the beach in the Hampton's wit out trump supporters harassing cause they were by themselves & Santa Claus was harassing my sis GF all because they are a Afro/Hispanic gay couple."
She also shared the video in a since-deleted Instagram post, writing, "Meanwhile not only you got racist [MAGA] supporters that are [lynching] ,racist cop shootings and killing black men all cause their leader make them feel like they could do so .My sister couldn't even park her car today without this man harassing her girlfriend soon as the camera [came] out they started being sweet."
Cardi also shared audio recordings of Carolina and Diaz describing the altercation, in which Carolina claimed the group yelled, "get out of here, go to your fucking country," after hearing them speak Spanish.