Former The Roots group member Jaguar Wright is letting it all out. The veteran crooner has come forward to blast away at Questlove and Black Thought over the alleged mistreatment of late member Malik B.
Jaguar Wright Disses The Roots
Heading into the week, Wright went to her Instagram page to serve up all the tea. In addition to ripping the Roots’ standout duo for not helping Malik during his times of need, she also said both Quest and Thought pushed people away from working with B.
“Y’all 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. 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. … You up on stage because of Malik, he had the foresight to see what hip-hop was doing, not you. And what y’all do, try to stop him from shining the same way ya’ll told people not to f*ck with me, talking about I have ‘mental issues.’ It’s funny that y’all became the very people you were rapping about and don’t even know it or maybe you do. Telling people not to mess with me because y’all still mad that I went on stage [for the 2001 MTV Unplugged show] after being assigned by you and ripped that muthaf*cka with JAY-Z.” -Jaguar Wright’s Instagram
Over the past few days, Jaguar has kept fans updated on the aftermath of her remarks. Wright said she has received threats from Black Thought since calling out The Roots over how they treated Malik B.
“Guess it’s time to repost! As 🌙 turned to day I’ve been warned, threatened, and condemned! So, let me declare this! Only cowards come thru other people! Tariq, stop sending people to try and head me off! If I made it out of Cook County Jail and the murder of my son without being afraid .. what makes you think y’all would scare me now? I was never afraid of any of you! For what? You needed me .. not the other way around! All I need is Jesus Christ! None of you are God’s! Your just men. In the name of Jesus, I claim dominion of my life and the lives of every 👩 you ever hurt… especially Flo Brown! Should’ve stood tall for her then; but I’m doing it now! You can threaten my WCW group all you want! BTW, thanks for downloading the link. You can join the conversations if you’d like. You should listen to all the destruction y’all have perpetrated on 😇 lives! Every time I receive a new threat I’ll unveil another truth! I won’t stop! God charged me with this task .. only HE can stop me! #assalamualaikum #ripmalikb #clones #thelessonpart3 #soendththelesson #gone2soon #hisstory #hiphopofficianado #theprofessor #theoriginalmc #neverneededaghostwriter #thedream #dalladelphia #possibilityhistorians #diguptheroots” -Jaguar Wright’s Instagram
Wait, There’s More
Last Wednesday, reports surfaced about Malik’s shocking death. The buzz initially stemmed from reactions and statements first made on Twitter.
The news was initially confirmed on Twitter by both Malik’s cousin, former CBS News correspondent Don Champion, and fellow Philadelphian Reef The Lost Cauze, a close friend and collaborator of The Roots MC who was well-known in the 2000s as a member of underground rap supergroup Army Of The Pharaohs. (UPROXX)
“Mourning my beloved cousin today. He was so talented and had a huge heart. I still remember when he and The Roots were starting out. He’d give me and my dad their cassette tapes to listen to. I miss you already, Mailk. #RIP ❤️” -Don Champion’s Twitter
Before You Go
Once the news went viral, The Roots’ Black Thought spoke out on Malik’s death. He reflected on their run together and what they did as a rap collective.
“We made a name and carved a lane together where there was none. We ressurected a city from the ashes, put it on our backs and called it Illadelph. In friendly competition with you from day one, I always felt as if I possessed only a mere fraction of your true gift and potential. Your steel sharpened my steel as I watched you create cadences from the ether and set them free into the universe to become poetic law, making the English language your bitch. I always wanted to change you, to somehow sophisticate your outlook and make you see that there were far more options than the streets, only to realize that you and the streets were one… and there was no way to separate a man from his true self. My beloved brother M-illitant. I can only hope to have made you as proud as you made me. The world just lost a real one. May Allah pardon you, forgive your sins and grant you the highest level of paradise.” -Black Thought’s Instagram
“RIP The Legend 👑👑👑🌹” -Royce Da 5’9
“I know this one hurts maaan…lyrically? Yall were gods to us. Rest easy M ILL I TANT. 🙏🏾 … Damn…..This sh*t messed me up…. Feel the 5th Gorilla chant… 💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾 He left a hell of mark on this planet… God Bless His Family…” -Skillz
“Big prayers and love ❤️. ” -Sway