A federal court judge was persuaded by Cardi B to push the start date for her upcoming trial due to needing time to take care of her baby boy.
According to court documents obtained by Radar, the court ruled Cardi and the man suing her, Kevin Brophy, won't face off with each other until February 1, 2022.
As we previously reported, Brophy is suing the Bodak Yellow rapper for allegedly using his photo on her mixtape cover. The photo in question shows a man, with a heavily tattooed back, performing oral sex on Cardi in the back of a limo. His face is not shown but the tattoos are distinct.
Brophy claims the cover caused him emotional damage and ruined his life. Cardi says the lawsuit is nothing more than an attempt to shake down a celebrity.
The original start date was scheduled for October 26. Cardi recently rushed to the court pleading for that date to be pushed. She informed the court she welcomed a son on September 4.
Cardi's attorney asked for a 75-day extension. He argued, "First, Ms. Almanzar just gave birth, on September 4, 2021, to a son, her second child. (She also has a three-year-old daughter.) For medical reasons, it is inadvisable for her to travel from her present residence on the East Coast to Southern California."
"Being in the immediate post-natal period and nursing her newborn child, it would be an unreasonable imposition upon her to require her to actively be present for and participate in pretrial preparation and attendance at the trial itself."
In Cardi B & Sister Hennessy's Court War With Group They Labeled 'Racist MAGA Supporters' Heats Up As Trump Fans Fight Back , Brophy agreed to postpone the case for 45-days but was not on board with pushing the case until 2022. His lawyers said they felt Cardi wouldn't be too concerned with settling the case if the trial was pushed too far in the future.
The judge wasn't persuaded by Brophy and sided with Cardi in the end. The two will now have several months to try to work out a settlement before having to appear for trial.