OkayPlayer collective member Jaguar Wright may have been off the radar for a few years, but after the untimely passing of her “brother”, The Roots co-founding member Malik B, she’s breaking her silence on why she hasn’t been around publicly.
Taking to Instagram Live, Jaguar Wright spoke about the shocking death of Malik B, alleging that despite the public and seemingly heartfelt reactions and condolences, Black Thought and Questlove weren’t keeping it real about their behind the scenes actions towards their fellow 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,” 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.”
Jaguar Wright also alleges that the same tactic the legendary crew used to discredit their founding member was also utilized against her after she was unwilling to take pay cuts after her highly-rated performance with Jay-Z during his 2001 session on MTV’s Unplugged.