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Cardi B hit with lawsuit by mixtape cover model

Cardi B is being sued by a man who claims his image was used on the cover of her 2016 mixtape without his permission.

On the cover of Gangsta B**ch Music Vol. 1, the Bodak Yellow singer can be seen receiving oral sex from a topless man with distinctive back tattoos while she drinks a beer in the back of a car.

Kevin Brophy has now filed a lawsuit claiming the image is definitely of him, but he never posed for the photograph and never gave approval to his likeness being used in such a sexually explicit way, according to TMZ.com.

Brophy says he's never met or spoken to the rapper or her team and he only found out about the cover art when a friend flagged it up. He is certain the image is of him because he has had the large back tattoo of a tiger battling a snake for 10 years.

Brophy, who claims the cover art has made things awkward with his son, is suing Cardi and her managers for at least $5 million .