Talib Kweli’s reputation as a professional internet troll is nothing new, but it appears Twitter is finally catching on to his special talent — harassing women online. Over the past several days, the Black Star MC has been relentlessly going at a Black woman named Maya Monroe who inadvertently suggested he was a colorist.
On Thursday (July 8), a Twitter user proposed the question, “What rapper married a black woman besides snoop? … exactly,” to which another Twitter user replied, “JAY-Z, Papoose, Chance The Rapper, Bun B, 2 Chainz, Gucci Mane, T.I., Ice Cube, LL Cool J, Kendrick Lamar, Ludacris, Paul Wall, J. Cole, Kevin Gates, Will Smith, Big Boi, Killer Mike, Ja Rule, Talib Kweli, Method Man…”
Monroe then retweeted the response and wrote, “Literally almost all of them are married to light skinned women but that’s a conversation for another day.”
Literally almost all of them are married to light skinned women but that’s a conversation for another day. https://t.co/vW9QcsD3xa
— Maya Angelique👑 (@moneyymaya) July 9, 2020
Evidently, Kweli took issue with his name being included and fired back, reminding Monroe he’s married to a Black woman.
But from there, it just spiraled out of control. Kweli accused Monroe of tagging his wife DJ Eque — which was disputed — and cried victim.
Subsequently, Monroe revealed a woman named “Mary,” who routinely capes for Kweli, has been not only harassing her but also doxing her.
“This woman has over 100 accounts and has been posting pictures of my family, our address, my step mom’s old job and salary and our full names in defense of Talib Kweli,” she tweeted. “Leaked messages from her old accounts show her saying she is his paid employee. Please report her.”
As the Reflection Eternal rapper’s name continues to trend on Twitter, many people are calling for Twitter to ban Kweli along with the numerous fake accounts created by his “alleged paid employee,” which could be Kweli’s burner accounts — who really knows?
Check out some of the reactions below.