For what seemed like no apparent reason, Jaguar Wright has spent the last several weeks on what looks like a mission to target and tear down a bevy of artists and expose some alleged secrets. While a majority of the artists that she’s called out have seemingly chosen to ignore her, it seems like Jill Scott has had enough and is standing up for her fellow artists.
Jaguar started roaring with claims against a few artists that she’s worked with or perhaps come into contact with, and some she doesn’t know. In a lengthy Instagram live session, Wright made clams that The Roots, who brought her on tour with them after being introduced to them in 1998, weren’t being real with their “heartfelt condolences” toward their fellow co-founding group member.
“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,” the Philly native 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.
Wright continued, “You up on stage because of Malik, he had the foresight to see what Hip-Hop was doing, not you. And what ya’ll 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 ya’ll 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 ya’ll still mad that I went on stage after being assigned by you and ripped that [MF] with Jay-Z.”
She even made allegations that the group was helping to recruit underage girls for R. Kelly. “Look at R. Kelly, The Roots was around when that [man] was sending his driver around to go get girls from what was the middle school… They brought ’em to the studio. They brought ’em to Larry Gold’s studio and I was told to mind my business if I wanted to keep my career. A member of The Roots told me that, ‘That ain’t none of your business. That man makes people millionaires,’” she claims.
Amongst some other claims towards the group, she takes aim at Erykah Badu and Jill Scott as well, addressing their alleged silence when it came to The Roots mistreatment towards their deceased group member. “Erykah you haven’t posted anything but you’re supposed to be this enlightened mother,” Wright states. “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 s**.”
She moved on to make claims against Common in another interview, before issuing an apology to his girlfriend Tiffany Haddish.
Wright set targets on Talib Kweli claiming he ran away from her ex-husband when he threatened to “come see” the rapper at a show they shared the bill on. This prompted the rapper to respond with claims of his own.
Recently she spoke on Mary J. Blige and Alicia Keys, raising claims on their respective preferences in women, challenging vocal abilities, and other allegations. Wright also made claims recently alleging that Bad Boy CEO Diddy was engaged in activity with R&B singer Christopher Williams.
Well, fellow Philadelphia native Jill Scott, aka “Jilly from Philly”, recently posted a message to her Instagram in what looks like a subliminal towards the “Denials, Delusions, and Decisions” artist and is perhaps tired of her “gettin’ in the way.”
Scott scared an African proverb that says, “The lion doesn’t turn around when the small dog barks,” and captioned the post “LOVE and RESPECT to @common, @theroots @aliciakeys @erykahbadu @talibkweli @therealmaryjblige @diddy I sincerely appreciate your decades of musical inspiration. Thank you. Have a beautiful day Love Village. Love harder. Love smarter. Look towards the light.”