Singer Res Claims Rapper Talib Kweli Withheld Her Music Because She Refused His Advances
These allegations are wild.
As the Drake and Pusha T beef continues to heat up, singer Res releases a string of tweets bringing the baby mama drama to a screeching halt.
Shareese "Res" Ballard has accused record label head and her fellow group member Talib Kweli of sexual harassment, withholding her music and attempting to have sex with women to advance their careers.
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
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In 2009, the two formed the hip-hop/ R&B group Idle Warship. Their creative partnership would evolve into a business relationship when she signed to Kweli's label, Javotti Media, in 2013. Res wrote in several tweets the "Get By" rapper allegedly held 12 of her unreleased songs because she would not accept his advances. XXL Magazine reports Kweli filed a lawsuit claiming a breach of her contract and has not spoken to her for at least four years.
"I tried to be humble but you letting a kiss that you didn’t get @TalibKweli keep my career on hold, " she wrote, "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."
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
For about 24 hours, the two have tweeted at each other in an intense back and forth over the unreleased music with Kweli denying the accusations.
Someone mad they got dropped and the gravy train stopped. Someone trying to put out my verses without paying me, getting sued, making up lies, getting sued again. You’re witnessing desperation.— Talib Kweli Greene (@TalibKweli) June 1, 2018
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
You already went to court for this. You forgot? Your case was thrown out. You were in a hot tub with me in PR. RT @the1res: @TalibKweli @Mary_is_meaner @AsperGirl @_LisaSimpson___ You are a habitual liar Talib. READ Below and Fuck Off, see u in court! pic.twitter.com/5y0arBnym2— Talib Kweli Greene (@TalibKweli) June 1, 2018
The music and alleged sexual harassment were just two among many other accusations. Res accused Kweli of not being able to pay her for shows, not having the funds to run his label and paying porn stars and other groupies to sell an image.
Two years ago, Res launched an Indie Gogo campaign to pay for her album Reset. The successful campaign raised nearly $40,000 to fund the album's production and other expenses, but there is no word on its release.