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Talib Kweli is suing Jezebel magazine for publishing an article about his preference for light-skinned women.

Jezebel published the article after the legendary rapper was kicked off Twitter for harassing Black women in August 2020.

Twitter banned Kweli he and his fans harassed a Black Twitter user named Maya A. Moody who accused Black rappers of colorism in their dating choices.

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Kweli was offended that he was grouped with other rappers who prefer light-skinned women.

"Are we talking all of my relationships?" he asked Moody in a tweet in July 2020.

"My children's mother as well? I mean, is any of this really your business?" he wrote before launching into an hours-long attack on Moody.

The following month, Jezebel magazine published an article titled, "Talib Kweli's Harassment Campaign Shows How Unprotected Black Women Are Online and Off."

Kweli claimed the article cost him $1M in revenue, and lost bookings.

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Kweli's wife, DJ EQ, filed for divorce months after Moody tagged her in her tweets to Kweli.

On Monday, August 8, Kweli filed a defamation lawsuit in the New York Supreme Court against G/O Media and writer Ashley Reese claiming emotional distress and partial financial ruin.

According to court documents, "The defendant negligently breached that duty by taking all the facts that the plaintiff stated and publishing them on the articles for 11 million plus to witness as they tried every [angle] to prove his facts were false, then attacked everything about his career, life, age, family."

The court documents continued: "The magazine took advantage of Talib and used him as a guinea pig to clarify how Black men treat Black women. Meanwhile, the plaintiff never harassed anyone; he was defending himself and his family."

Kweli included his single "Brown Skin Lady" which suggests American Black males are "conditioned" to prefer light-skinned women with straight hair that curls loosely when wet.

Kweli is seeking $300,000 in damages plus legal fees.
 

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Chris Rock (with his pal Dave Chappelle) made a surprise appearance at a New York jazz club to joke about his battle with COVID (watch video below).

Chris announced he had a breakthrough case of the virus last month.

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Chris stepped out in public for the first time with his daughter on Oct. 2.

Then on Tuesday, he showed up and turned a Robert Glasper residency at the Blue Note Jazz Club into an impromptu comedy set with Chappelle.

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"Yes! I'm back from the dead! I had COVID. I had motherf**king COVID. Goddamnit," said Chris. "It wasn't quite as hard as being black, but it was close... That's why everyone's trying to avoid it man."

According to one attendee, even Glasper had no idea the two comedians would be there.

"They just showed up unannounced, and introduced [Glasper]," the insider told Page Six.

The star-studded crowd included actors Jeffrey Wright, Hill Harper and rapper Talib Kweli.

After the show, Rock and Chappelle met up with Kanye West, Busta Rhymes, and Saturday Night Live star Michael Che, to celebrate Kweli's birthday, as well as Dave's new Netflix special, according to Page Six.
 

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Talib Kweli Greene is back on the market. According to reports, his wife DJ Eque, real name Cynthia Greene, filed for divorce after 11 years of marriage.

In court documents, Greene cited irreconcilable differences. Their union did not produce children. Kweli shares two kids, Diani Eshe and Amani Fela Greene, from his past relationship with Darcel Turner.

It's not clear if Greene asked for spousal support or if they had a prenup.

The 45-year-old rapper is best known as one half of the duo Black Star with fellow Brooklyn rapper Mos Def.

Kweli's 2007 solo album Eardrum peaked at the #2 position on the Billboard 200 chart and featured collaborations with will.i.am, Kanye West, Just Blaze, and Pharrell Williams. The album spawned the hit single "Listen!!!"

The divorce action comes after Kweli was kicked off Twitter for harassing women in August 2020.

Twitter cited the rapper for "repeated violations" (such as) violence, harassment and other similar types of behavior (that) discourage people from expressing themselves".

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Rapper Talib Kweli was kicked off Twitter for "repeated violations" of the social media site's harassment rules.

A spox for the social media site told Jezebel magazine that they permanently banned the 44-year-old Brooklyn native for "repeated violations of the Twitter rules (such as) violence, harassment and other similar types of behavior (that) discourage people from expressing themselves".

The ban, which took effect in late July, comes amid allegations that he and his fans harassed a Twitter user named Maya A. Moody after she accused Black rappers of colorism.

After Moody tweeted, "What rapper married a black woman besides snoop? literally almost all [rappers] are married to light-skinned women but that's a conversation for another day," Kweli replied, "Nah let's have this convo today... I mean, is any of this really any of your business?"

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Moody, 24, claims that for two weeks she was overwhelmed with harassing posts by the rapper and his fans on both Twitter and Instagram.

According to Moody, the posts included personal details, such as pictures of her parents, as well as threats of violence and sexual abuse.

Moody took screenshots of the harassment and was in "constant contact" with Twitter, but she complained that the social media platform took too long to take action. She said other users had "been suspended for way less than targeting someone and harassing them constantly for over two weeks straight".

Kweli, who has a reputation for being an internet troll, responded to the claims in an email to Jezebel, in which he stated: "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."

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Kweli has been married to DJ EQ since 2009. He complained that Moody tagged his wife in her tweets.

The rapper is a well-respected veteran in the music industry for the past 20 years, and is best known for being one half of rap duo Black Star alongside Mos Def.

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