Philadelphia singer Res accused her former label head, Talib Kweli, of sexual harassment in a series of tweets last week and claimed that he withheld her music for years because she didn't reciprocate his advances. Following a heated Twitter exchange, Kweli issued a statement on Tuesday (June 5) denying Res' sexual harassment allegations.
According to Kweli, Res was contractually obligated to deliver a 12-track album titled Reset following her 2013 album Refried Mac but never presented a full album to Kweli or his label, Javotti Media.
"Res was dropped from my label Javotti Media in 2013 for disrespecting my employees and for failing to turn in an album I invested in. I am not holding her music because she never turned any music in, at all. In early 2014 Res started an IndieGogo campaign and sent a song featuring my vocals to fans without my permission as a reward," Kweli said in the statement. "I asked her to stop using my verse, and she refused, so I sued her. Res then countersued saying that I sexually harassed her. I find her claim to be dubious in nature. Bogus."