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Texas Artist Files $50 Million Lawsuit Against Cardi B

It’s no secret that Cardi B is one of hip hop’s biggest stars, but recent accusations have put a spotlight on her for a different reason. Two artists, one from Texas and another from Oklahoma, allege that one of Cardi’s songs used their work without permission, leading them to take her to court.

Cardi B’s song “Enough (Miami)” is at the center of the lawsuit. According to reports from, plaintiffs Joshua Fraustro, also known as Sten Joddi, and Miguel Aguilar, also known as Kemikal956, filed the suit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas on Wednesday, July 3. The artists allege that Cardi B used portions of their 2021 song “Greasy Frybread” in her track without proper authorization.

The lawsuit was filed in Texas because Fraustro is a resident of the state, while Aguilar resides in California. On “Greasy Frybread,” Fraustro is credited as the performer, and Aguilar is noted as the producer according to Apple Music credits. Kemikal956 had also announced on Facebook in 2021 that he played a role in producing the song.

The lawsuit claims that Fraustro and Aguilar created and produced “Greasy Frybread” in 2021, which was featured in the FX series “Rez Dogs,” or “Reservation Dogs.” The artists allege that Cardi B and other defendants infringed on the song’s copyright by reproducing, distributing, and publicly performing it in her record “Enough (Miami).”

According to court records, Fraustro and Aguilar are seeking $50 million in damages. The lawsuit also names OG Parker, DJ Swanqo, Atlantic Records, Celebrity Booking Agency, and Warner Music Group as defendants in the case.