Talib Kweli’s Twitter account has been officially suspended. The social media network says that the rapper has “repeatedly” violated their policies.
[Talib Kweli’s] account has been permanently suspended after repeated violations of the Twitter rules. Twitter’s purpose is to serve the public conversation. Violence, harassment and other similar types of behavior discourage people from expressing themselves, and ultimately diminish the value of global public conversation. Our rules are to ensure all people can participate in the public conversation freely and safely.Twitter
The Brooklyn rapper confirmed the news on his Instagram account.
According to Twitter, Kweli repeatedly harassed a Black woman using the platform. He allegedly constantly tweeted toward Maya Moody, a 24-year-old student and activist. At one point, Moody claimed the rapper was tweeting at her for “12 hours straight” and her personal information was leaked by fans of the rapper.
Yesterday alone, I had to get 12 different accounts suspended for trying to make new profiles doxing my family and me using my stepmom’s name and pictures and where we live… basically pretending to be my stepmom on Twitter.Maya Moody
Kweli denied harassing the woman in question.
Maya Moody is a liar. I’ve never cyber harassed anyone in my life. I responded, on Twitter, to the lies that Maya posted about me. When you respond to someone who posts lies about you, that is not harassment.Talib Kweli