Updated December 23rd, 2023 at 11:51 IST
Cardi B, Offset sued for allegedly damaging rental home in Los Angeles
Cardi B, born Belcalis Marlenis Almanzar, and her estranged husband, Offset, whose real name is Kiari Kendrell Cephus, find themselves in a legal battle.
Cardi B, born Belcalis Marlenis Almanzar, and her estranged husband, Offset, whose real name is Kiari Kendrell Cephus, find themselves entangled in a legal battle following severe allegations of property damage and financial negligence. Legal documents obtained by The Blast reveal a lawsuit filed by the property owner against the high-profile couple, citing coloured paint stains, burn marks on furniture, and a lack of payment for rent and utilities during their almost two-year residency in a Los Angeles rental home. The lawsuit alleges damages amounting to $85,000.
Details about the alleged destruction
Upon vacating the property without notice in October 2023, Cardi B and Offset purportedly left behind a trail of destruction, including permanent stains and scratches on various surfaces, coloured paint on furniture, burn marks, broken items, and excessive damage to walls, floors, and curtains.
"Almanzar and Cephus, as well as their family, lived in the property for approximately 20 months, vacating the home without notice in October 2023. [They] failed to pay rent and utilities for a period of time," the court document reads.
It further states that "After [Cardi B and Offset] vacated the home, [the owner] discovered significant property damage, including permanent stains and scratches to the limestone tile floors, rugs, and curtains; colored paint on the white leather couches and dining room leather brown chairs; burn marks on tables, counters, couches, chairs, and cabinets; broken furniture; broken speakers; and excessive holes and marks on the walls."
Rapkin and Associates, representing the property owner, state that they attempted to address the issue directly with Cardi B and Offset but were reportedly met with silence from the celebrity couple. As a result, the lawsuit was filed to seek compensation for the alleged damages.
Relationship turmoil amid legal battle
The lawsuit emerges during a period of apparent strain in the couple's relationship. Recent public statements made by Cardi B hint at possible relationship troubles, fueling speculation about a potential breakup. At present, Cardi B and Offset are yet to respond to the lawsuit.
Published December 23rd, 2023 at 11:51 IST