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On Sunday (Aug 2), Jaguar Wright took to Instagram live to address the disrespect she alleges that she faced at the hands of Common. During the live, Wright alleges that Common sexually assaulted her while the two were allegedly dating. According to the songstress, the two were in bed after a show and Common asked for sex, which she declined.
“Gotdamn Common. Next thing I know, we go to bed and he’s like, ‘C’mon Jag.’ I’m like ‘No, no, no. I’m tired n*gga,” Jaguar Wright recalled. “I was on the stage all night. I want to lay down.’ I laid down with my clothes on. I’m a rape survivor. I know how to buy myself a little time. Just in case a n*gga try to get out of hand. You got to pull my pants down. By the time you get my pants down, I promise you I’m hooking off in your jaw. That’s how I grew up!”
According to Wright, it was then that things took an unwanted turn.
“The next thing I know, I wake up. It’s morning and I feel something poking in my face and sh*t. And it’s just poking in my face, poking in my face. And I’m like ‘What the f*ck?!’ Then I open my mouth, this n*gga trying to stick his d*ck in my mouth while I’m sleep,” Wright continued. “Lonnie F*ckin Lynn. Rashid, Common, whatever the f*ck you want to call yourself. Because n*gga if you gon try to stick your d*ck in your mouth while I’m sleep, it ain’t nothing you won’t do.”
The “What Ifs” singer also claimed that Common inability to remain in romantic relationships stems from his heart beating broken by Lauryn Hill, before adding that she and Erykah Badu fell out over the “Corner” rapper after the two began dating in 2000.
“I don’t even know why he running around parading around here with all these public relations relationships that never seem to last,” Jaguear Wright said. “I don’t even know why he running around parading around here with all these public relations relationships that never seem to last. Then he got with Erykah after I f*ckin spurned him. He hated my ex-husband for I don’t know how long. No matter where we bumped into each other, he wouldn’t even look my ex-husband in the face. He would talk to everybody…real b*tch sh*t. Let’s keep it a bean. Real b*tch sh*t.”
Wright also alleges that the strain in her relationship with Erykah Badu became so bad that Badu wrote and released her song “Booty” aimed at Wright.
“Then he got with Erykah and then Erykah was jealous as f*ck of me. That song “Booty” on that second album. That sh*t was about me. She made that sh*t up at Black Lily in New York. That line, ‘Your booty might be bigger but I still can pull your n*gga but I don’t want him.’”
The claim that “Booty” was aimed at Wright apparently isn’t too far off after Erykah Badu used the song recently to possibly respond to Wright’s call to “meet up” earlier last week.
As previously reported, this isn’t the first time that Wright has aired out her former crew over the disrespect of late The Roots co-founding member Malik B, calling out the collective for publicly showing love while privately throwing shade and blackballing the other mebers from making money.
“Ya’ll all online talking about respect the family and this and that, but you didn’t respect your brother enough to come get him when he was doing bad,” Jaguar Wright said. “Y’all wasn’t trying to help him, y’all was telling people to turn their back on him while calling him a drug addict.”
She specifically called out Erykah Badu for her lack of love despite Malik B allegedly being the only one in the group who showed the Dallas-native love early in her career.
“Erykah you haven’t posted anything but you’re supposed to be this enlightened mother,” Wright said. “You haven’t said a word about my brother when he was the only one who wasn’t treating your ass like sh*t because you weren’t from Philly, but you quiet now. I’m killing all that fake sh*t.”
Erykah seemingly responded to call out, taking to Instagram posting a video playing the song in question while flossing a her house robes for sale on her site, along with the caption, “It’s entanglement month all month long.. come collect these n*ggas please.”
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While Wright spentsome time explaining the nature of her relationship with Common, he wasn’t the only rapper that she called out for being sexually creepy. Wright also alleges that Brooklyn-bred rapper Talib Kweli also crossed the lines early on, alleging that he used to purposefully come and watch her undress before and after shows.
“Talib Kweli used to come to Black Lily in New York and hide out in the green room when we were getting changed, especially me, to watch me get dressed and undressed before I got on stage,” Wright continued. “And then wait for nobody to be looking to sneak out…I been holding all this trying to make all you crazy backpack n*ggas look good.”
As of press time, none of the artists have responded to Wright’s claims, but that didn’t stop fans from associating the collective’s lack of reprimand for Talib Kweli after he went online an seemingly harrassed a young Black woman for more than a week straight, with the Wright’s claims of the collectives predatory behavior.
“Now I understand why none of the Black men in hip hop would confront Talib Kweli for harassing a Black woman half his age online for weeks. They’re all on the same time & want to keep their foot on the necks of Black women. But those days are coming to an end,” one fan wrote.
Although Wright is calling out her colleagues, she also came clean about her own misdeeds when it came to not speaking up for fellow rapper Flo Brown before apologizing for turning a blind eye when she alledgedly faced sexual assault behind the scenes.
“Flo Brown! That’s how I use to call you to the stage .. and you never let us down,” Wright said. “You ripped every dominated every stage and all you wanted was respect in return. Let me do this for you. If anybody out there knows #flobrown from norf jersey .. please tell her I’m looking for her. I want to atone for my part in her demise! We women need to learn some loyalty to each other. I’ll be the example. No misogynist allowed or hating ass females either. We only do equal in my world! Flo you were always my equal.”
Check out the full live below.
Jonathan Isaac stood for the national anthem, opting not to kneel in solidarity with his NBA brethren. Now he will be sitting down the rest of the season following a severe injury.
In what is being described as one of the most ironic moments ever, Isaac, who didn’t rock a Black Lives Matter shooting shirt and passed on kneeling during the anthem, is out for the season following an ACL tear. Following the unfortunate turn of events on the court, Isaac gave an update to his fans tweeting:
“IT IS WELL!!! 2 Kings 4! Thank you for all of your prayers and concerns I’m encouraged. Remember our God is not just a God of the hills but a God of the valleys! (2 Corinthians ch 4 vs 9!) MY COMEBACK WILL BE GREATER THAN MY SETBACK!!!! I STILL STAND IN JESUS NAME!!!!”
IT IS WELL!!! 2 Kings 4! Thank you for all of your prayers and concerns I’m encouraged. Remember our God is not just a God of the hills but a God of the valleys! (2 Corinthians ch 4 vs 9!) MY COMEBACK WILL BE GREATER THAN MY SETBACK!!!! I STILL STAND IN JESUS NAME!!!! pic.twitter.com/9Icv0WULQ6
— Jonathan Isaac (@JJudahIsaac) August 3, 2020
The season-ending injury occurred just days after he claimed that kneeling and supporting Black Lives Matter by wearing the NBA supplied shooting shirt went against his faith. During a post-game press conference, he gave a mind-numbing explanation for his decision.
“A lot went into my decision, and part of it is, I thought that kneeling or wearing the Black Lives Matter t-shirt doesn’t go hand-in-hand with supporting Black lives.”
“So I felt like, just me personally, what is that I believe is taking on a stance that, I do believe that Black lives matter, but I just felt like it was a decision that I had to make, and I didn’t feel like putting that shirt on and kneeling went hand in hand with supporting Black lives.”
“I believe that for myself, my life has been supported by gospel, Jesus Christ, and everyone is made in the image of God and that we all forge through God’s glory.”
After suffering the injury, many took to Twitter to reflect on the irony of the situation while not really expressing too much sorrow for the NBA pro.
This all Jonathan Isaac getting outta me pic.twitter.com/JYO6IEY9nz
— BOGUS (@COOASSMEECHlE) August 3, 2020
Wait… Jonathan Isaac was using God & Jesus as his reason for not taking a knee…. then his knee?
Damn. That sucks.
— Kojo Ebro (@oldmanebro) August 3, 2020
While we at Hip-Hop Wired do not celebrate professional athletes suffering severe injuries, you can’t help but say welp as well. We wish Isaac a speedy recovery.
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Grey Oakes is an emerging singer/songwriter from North Carolina who grew up playing guitar hero and listening to John Mayer‘s records. A recent graduate who just returned to his home town with a fresh perspective and mindset puts his thoughts on wax with his new single “Jetta.”
The self-written and produced track is Oakes’s own way of coming to terms with the way things are since his return to his old neighborhood. The title is a reference to the brand of car he drove throughout high school and it evokes a lot of good and bad memories and for the most part, offers a sense of relief. in some ways. Over the lush guitar arrangement and smooth grooves, Oakes takes us down memory lane and how things have changed. quite a lot.
If you are feeling ultra nostalgic, this is the track for you.
The town of Luray, Va. is best known for its caverns and as the headquarters of the sprawling Shenandoah National Park. However, the mayor of the small town is being asked to step down in the midst of a racist post comparing Joe Biden’s potential vice president pick to Aunt Jemima.
As reported by WTOP, a Washington area station, Mayor Barry Presgraves took to Facebook to make the racist job, writing, “Joe Biden has just announced Aunt Jemima as his VP pick.”
Presgraves, who has served as mayor of the predominately-white town of just under 5,000, has seemingly deleted the post after the chatter around wording began to gain traction online.
It has been long presumed that Biden, the former vice president, will select a woman as his running mate in the race for the White House later this year. Among the names has been Rep. Karen Bass, Susan Rice, and popular pick Sen. Kamala Harris.
A Luray Town Council member who is in the midst of a reelection bid has called for Presgraves to resign.
“I am writing to strongly urge you to resign over a racist comment you made on Facebook,” Pence said. “The comment you posted has a type of humor that has not been appropriate or funny in my lifetime or yours.”
While Pregraves has been largely mum in the wake of his post, the Facebook page for Luray posted a message that stands opposite of the mayor.
“The Town of Luray rejects racism and is committed to working together with the community through understanding, compassion, and opportunity. The Town Council will discuss the events leading to this statement at their August 10th meeting,” rea the message.
The NFL season has barely seen the opening of training camp and already players have begun to opt out of the season out of concerns of the Coronavirus, but Odell Beckham Jr. doesn’t want to simply opt out, he feels the season should be canceled entirely.
In an interview with the TMZ, the talented and sometimes disgruntled superstar wide receiver for the Cleveland Browns expressed his concern going into training camp and floated the idea that 2020 be the first football-less year in decades.
As streaming continues to dominate how folks are spending their time inside one Rap’s greatest minds is providing more reason to jump to his platform. Jay-Z has added more rare gems to his online service.
As spotted on Hypebeast the Brooklyn native has blessed his fans with some forgotten cuts from what many consider to be some of his best years in his career. On Monday, August 3 “From Marcy To Hollywood” was added to TIDAL. Originally landing on The Player’s Club soundtrack the DJ Clue / DURO produced track features Sauce Money and Memphis Bleek. The trio each spit some contemplative verses that shed light on their respective come ups.
Additionally “What The Game Made Me” from the I Got The Hook-Up soundtrack also resurfaces with the three MC’s rapping about sticking to their roots over some chime driven production. As the former we get signature Jigga with some gritty but flossy bars. “It’s hard to live, when you got greedy niggas in the mix / Knowin I outclass three-E niggas in the six” he raps.
Lastly a track near and dear to The Carter’s hearts is “Glory” is back. Originally released in 2012 this effort was recorded two days after the birth of his first child Blue Ivy. It features her as a baby making her the the youngest performer to ever record in history.
You can play the tracks below.
Two years after the release of her Grammy Award winning debut album, Invasion of Privacy, Cardi B is ready to release her first single off her next project and it is featuring the other hottest chick in the game.
Yesterday (August 3), the Bronx bomber took to her social media account to release the artwork for her new cut, “WAP,” and in the creatively provocative post was none other than Megan The Stallion with her wig weaved up with Cardi’s while showing off what they mouth can do, aesthetically. Though there wasn’t even as much as a snippet to accompany the seductive post, the back-to-back pose is more than enough to have fans anticipating the collaboration when it drops this Friday (August 7).
The release couldn’t have come at a better time for Megan Thee Stallion who’s looking to turn the page on the incident that went down with Tory Lanez a few weeks ago that ended with her getting her feet clapped up like they recorded “Ghetto Quran” or something.
Cardi meanwhile is using the release to coincide with the relaunch of her website CardiB.com which will let fans copp the single in both digital and vinyl form upon it’s release. Clever woman.
Check out the artwork below and let us know if you’re excited about the upcoming single.
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