Brooklyn emcee Talib Kweli reportedly got into a physical altercation with his wife, DJ Eque, during his New York City album listening party last week, which resulted in the Kweli’s removal from the premises.
According to reports, the incident took place in lower Manhattan.
Rapper Talib Kweli was thrown out of an after-party for his own record-listening event after he got into a fight with his wife, DJ Eque. Spies tell us Eque “flew into a rage and launched herself at Kweli” after she spotted him flirting with other women at the bash at West 14th Street bar Snap. Brooklyn-based Kweli has collaborated with stars including Kanye West and Mos Def. (NY Post)
A source from the event also provided a blow-by-blow recap of what allegedly went down.
Our source said, “Kweli made a joke thanking the sponsor, Hennessey, for paying for his wedding in 2009, saying otherwise he wouldn’t have got married. The party later carried on in a private room. When his wife saw him chatting and being friendly with other women, she flew off the handle. She went at him and they were almost wrestling before they fell back on a table, smashing some glasses. Security then asked them to leave, and they carried on the argument outside as they got into their car.” Kweli and Eque couldn’t be reached. (NY Post)
Kweli and Eque officially wed nearly two years ago.
Pardon me Talib, but if I were wifey, I would’ve jumped on you when you made that smart-ass comment about how you wouldn’t have gotten married! That was wrong on so many levels. Anyway, the “Get By” rapper and Eque were married in May 2009 after a two-year courtship in front of a crowd that included D. Woods, Queen Latifah, and Questlove. Hey, since Hennessy paid for the wedding, I wonder if they’ll chip in for the divorce? (Dr. Jays)
Outside of domestic issues, Kweli is currently preparing the release of his forthcoming album, Gutter Rainbows.
“The difference between Gutter Rainbows and [Revolutions Per Minute] is that somebody might actually work on putting [Gutter Rainbows] out, in the proper way,” Kweli said in an interview, “As opposed to Reflection Eternal, which, if you don’t got the Reflection Eternal album, [produced] by Hi-Tek, Revolutions Per Minute, I’m personally very proud of this album…go out and get that, but it went under the radar. I don’t think the record company did a good job of connecting that album with my fan-base.” (JumpOff TV)
Gutter Rainbows is currently scheduled to drop Tuesday, January 25th.
Check out some footage of Talib Kweli down below: