Cardi B channels Annie Hall in boho-chic ensemble as she leaves court amid copyright lawsuit
Released: 7:13 p.m. EDT, Oct. 21, 2022 | Updated: 7:13 p.m. EDT, Oct. 21, 2022
Cardi B exuded boho chic when she was spotted out of a courthouse in Santa Ana, California on Friday.
The 30-year-old hitmaker is fighting a lawsuit brought against her by a man who claims his tattoo was on the cover of her 2016 debut mixtape, Gangsta B**** Music Vol. 1, without his permission.
And for her final court appearance, she forgave her signature glittery attire in favor of an ensemble that evoked memories of Diane Keaton in Annie Hall.
Looking great: Cardi B exuded boho chic when she was spotted out of a courthouse in Santa Ana, California on Friday
Cardi buttoned an elegant camel-colored waistcoat over a flowy white blouse, which she fashionably left undone over her pants.
Both her pants and coat, which she slung over one arm in the California heat, matched her waistcoat smartly.
The Bodak Yellow with an elegantly checked headscarf.
The star is being sued by Kevin Michael Brophy for $5 million for copyright infringement.
Remember when: And for her latest trip to court, Cardi (left) ditched her signature glitzy attire in favor of an ensemble that evoked memories of Diane Keaton in Annie Hall (right).
Brophy’s tattoo was found on the cover of her 2016 debut mixtape, Gangsta B**** Music Vol. 1, which shows her in the back seat of a car with her legs apart while a shirtless man has his head between them, presumably for oral sex .
Cardi has said that cover artist Timm Gooden found Brophy’s tattoo online and incorporated part of it into the final image without her knowing where it came from.
The rapper has claimed the final image is transformative enough to bypass copyright protection and has denied that Brophy suffered over the cover, as only part of the tattoo is shown and the model is black while Brophy is white .
Swaying around: Cardi buttoned an elegant camel-colored waistcoat over a floaty white blouse, which she fashionably left undone over her pants
“Her life has been disrupted,” Brophy’s attorney, A. Barry Cappello, claimed in court, citing his client’s family, according to the Associated Press.
While defending his client, Cardi’s attorney, Peter Anderson, downplayed claims that people who know Brophy could confuse the model with him, since Brophy also has neck tattoos not present on the cover model.
On Wednesday, the judge overseeing the trial briefly halted proceedings to admonish both sides after Cappello and Cardi got into a heated argument while testifying on the witness stand.
After the jury was sent out, the judge rebuked both sides, calling the reasoning “unprofessional” and “unproductive,” according to the AP.
The plaintiff’s attorney and the defendant went back and forth over the cover photo, with Cardi reportedly getting angry at some of his questions.
She pointed out that Brophy’s face was not visible in the photo and reacted angrily when Cappello asked her about her knowledge of image editing software.
Fighting back: Cardi has also claimed that Brophy hasn’t suffered any stress as he’s kept his job and marriage and doesn’t seem to have negatively impacted his job prospects
“It’s not your client’s back,” she reportedly told the attorney.
She also claimed that he did not suffer as he did not appear to have lost his job or been hampered in his employment prospects.
After leaving court, the hitmaker (born Belcalis Almánzar) shared a short clip of herself still wearing her court attire while listening to Bryson Tiller’s Sorrows.
She mouthed the lyrics while running her fingers through her hair before giving the camera a peace sign.
Exciting: The rapper from Bodak Yellow, equipped with an elegant checked headscarf