New York rapper Cardi B is hoping race plays a huge role in a publicized lawsuit. The hip-hop diva has fired back at a legal headache over her Gangsta B*tch Music Vol. 1 street album cover art.

According to reports, Cardi believes the suit shouldn’t hold up in court mainly because the plaintiff is a white man.

The album cover shows a guy giving Cardi B oral sex … his back prominently displayed on the cover. Cardi B says the male model on the cover is a “young, dark-skinned male.” The plaintiff is a middle-aged white dude from Newport Beach. She also notes the model on the cover has no neck tattoo while the plaintiff has a prominent “Born to Lose” tat on the back of his neck. (TMZ)

Back in October, a report emerged about a male model going at Cardi’s pockets with a multi-million dollar lawsuit over the project’s cover art.

Kevin Brophy says the image is 100% him, but he only found out about it when a friend said how crazy is it that you’re “cunnilinging [sic] this rapper called Cardi B.” According to the docs, obtained by TMZ, the artwork made for a seriously awkward moment when Brophy’s pre-K son asked what Daddy was doing in the picture, and who’s that girl? Brophy says his son keeps bringing it up, too. (TMZ)

However, Canadian comedian The 6 At Six came forward and shut down the male model going at Cardi.