Talib Kweli is being accused of perpetuating unwanted advances by Philadelphia singer-songwriter Res. She’s claiming that Kweli, who is the president and founder of Javotti Records, is holding up her music after she denied him.
Res signed to the Brooklyn emcee’s imprint in 2013. On June 1, she took to Twitter and revealed her side of the story.
Let’s talk the truth my brother @TalibKweli tell the world how you treat women you work with shall we discuss your approach to a good work environment I have emails like you do KING 😐 @HipHopDX @WendyWilliams @Bossip @CNN— RES (@the1res) June 1, 2018
this can be worked out without you suing https://t.co/7tVkaUJxAK could pick up the phone or meet with me in person but to slap a lawsuit and try to get money from me is embarrassing. We have been associates for too long for you to refuse a phone call @TalibKweli NO MORE LIES— RES (@the1res) June 1, 2018
I signed to Javotti to release music not to be ignored cuz i didnt agree to do every single thing the exact way you wanted it. With extras COMPROMISING Is key in all relationship.But you went to far @TalibKweli— RES (@the1res) June 1, 2018
I tried to be humble but you letting a kiss that you didn’t get @TalibKweli keep my career on hold and I dare you to say I’m not telling the truth you know Gmail https://t.co/02ohGszzCW wasn’t you married then 🤔I’ll wait— RES (@the1res) June 1, 2018
We both have the email of you apologizing for making a pass at me @TalibKweli when we was on a trip to make music how is this in the contract why do I have to Kiss you to be out my contract— RES (@the1res) June 1, 2018
Res also claims that she’s not the only female artist Kweli has tried to sleep with. Similarly, she says that when they denied his passes, he denied them an opportunity in the music industry.
Jesus do you know how many women you tried to have sex with to put them on and they said NO and were are they now @TalibKweli let’s talk i been silent for four years I shall not be bullied no more keep the music I still have my voice— RES (@the1res) June 1, 2018
Then Kweli decided to get involved and when he claimed that she was no longer on the bankroll, Res clapped back with saying that bankroll ain’t that big.
Gravy train? Try again.u dont owe a home. U rent in brooklyn and have a roomate. https://t.co/Pv4bfIHqeI— RES (@the1res) June 1, 2018
Then she blocked him...
Bottomline is that you create a very uncomfortable work environment from the groupies on the tour bus , to the affairs with our group member to the times you hit on me. Whether it was proven in court or not, you know what you did. You are trying to get money from me and its sad.— RES (@the1res) June 2, 2018
Many fans have since either asked Talib about the accusations or showed their dismay about what has been claimed. He's responded by posting a screenshot of what looks like a court dismissal of sexual assault claims that have been leveled at him by someone. It doesn't, however, seem to erradicate him of all potential guilt.
We'll keep you updated on this story as more details are made available.
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