'Since discovering Cardi B in 2015, Shaft has played an integral role in developing her music career and public image, ' the agent's rep said in a statement in the wake of the suit.
Cardi (real name: Belcalis Almanzar), who is expecting her first child with husband Offset, filed the countersuit on Thursday in federal court.
These allegations come with a pretty hefty claim for damages: more than $15 million. Owing to his vision and drive, Cardi B can now bring her talents to the world and obtain a level of success few artists ever achieve. 22.
The plaintiff attorneys did not immediately respond to a Law&Crime request for comment about the counterclaim Thursday afternoon. Leonard is listed as a co-writer on Cardi B's "Bodak Yellow".
In the lawsuit, Raphael alleges that Cardi B's publicist, who has the oddly-spelled name Patientce Foster, and who has also been named as a defendant in the suit, engaged in a "campaign of lies" against Raphael, in an attempt to lure her to switch representation and thus improperly induced her to materially breach the WorldStar exclusive management agreement. Her latest album "Invasion of Privacy" was released earlier this month and debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot 200.