Cardi B and other celebs open up about mental health
Cardi B gives heartfelt testimony in libel suit against YouTuber Tasha K
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In a time when mental illness is more prevalent than ever, breaking the stigma around issues like depression, anxiety, and various disorders can be a matter of life and death. Our society worships celebrities and it puts them in a position of immense influence. Many celebrities are now using their platforms to destigmatize mental illness and share that they experience the same struggles as everyone else.
Cardi B has given her testimony in the libel trial against Tasha K. The rapper brought a lawsuit against the YouTuber, accusing her of "spread malicious rumors, slanderous assertions, and false information about celebrities" for financial gain. Some of the most damaging rumors she spread about Cardi B were that she was a prostitute, contracted herpes, and used drugs.
The 'WAP' singer took the stand on January 13 to share the impact Tasha K's videos had on her wellbeing. She said that she felt "helpless" amid the allegations, and suffered from fatigue, anxiety, and migraines. The stress impacted her relationships with her husband, Offset, and her children. She revealed that she had even considered taking her own life at certain points amid the YouTuber's 14-month attack, something she had never thought about prior. Her legal team is requesting that Tasha K pay damages and "remove in full all defamatory and disparaging statements."
Take a look through the gallery and find out which other celebrities are courageously opening up to the public about their experiences with mental health, and learn more about the signs and symptoms so you can help raise awareness too.
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