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Singer Res Claims Rapper Talib Kweli Withheld Her Music Because She Refused His Advances

These allegations are wild.

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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.

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."

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. 

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.

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