Talib Kweli Banned From Twitter For “Repeat Violations” Following Controversial Encounter With Woman About Colorism

Talib Kweli Allegedly Permanently Banned From Twitter For “Repeat Violations” Following Controversial Encounter With Black Woman About Colorism

Although rapper Talib Kweli announced weeks ago that he was taking some time away from Twitter to spend more time on his Patreon account.  It seems as though he might have allegedly been suspended from Twitter instead.

A spokesperson for Twitter says that his account has been permanently suspended after “repeated violations.”

“[Talib Kweli’s] account has been permanently suspended after repeated violations of the Twitter rules,” the spokesperson told Jezebel. “Twitter’s purpose is to serve the public conversation. Violence, harassment and other similar types of behavior discourage people from expressing themselves, and ultimately diminish the value of global public conversation. Our rules are to ensure all people can participate in the public conversation freely and safely.”

The Brooklyn rapper who was recently accused of starting a harassment campaign against a Black woman named Maya A. Moody, began a month ago after he responded to a tweet highlighting Black male entertainers who married Black women. She pointed out the alleged colorism associated with the men’s relationships, that have married Black women.
Talib Kweli who was included on the list, responded to the following tweet,

“Literally almost all of them are married to lightskinned women but that’s a conversation for another day.”

He said,

“Nah let’s have this convo today, Are we talking all of my relationships? My children’s mother as well? Or are you only talking about who you think I’m currently in a relationship right now? I mean, is any of this really any of your business?”

Talib Kweli allegedly continued to tweet Maya A. Moody in the weeks to follow, on a mission to get an apology for her statement.  He also allegedly started a smear campaign on Instagram, as well asking his fans to flood her page with threatening messages to her and her family.  She says,

“…Talib Kweli has been on a week-long harassment spree directed at me via Twitter and Instagram, which has led to his followers threatening to murder my family and I for [my] tweet,” she wrote in a statement. “I have also been threatened with human trafficking, and [his followers] have been posting pictures of my parents online, who are ALL federal employees, along with their full names, where we live, and my stepmother’s old job and salary. […] a paid employee of Kweli… provides [him] with the usernames of those he wants targeted and harassed … I am not the first or only victim of this behavior from Talib Kweli. He has harassed whoever has come to my aid, and his bots have attempted to leak IP addresses, stalk and harass other people’s families.”

“Maya Moody is a liar. I’ve never cyber harassed anyone in my life, I responded, on Twitter, to the lies that Maya posted about me. When you respond to someone who posts lies about you, that is not harassment.”
What are your thoughts on Talib Kweli, being permanently removed from Twitter for his conversation about colorism? Let us know in the comments!
Authored by: Demi Lobo