Talib Kweli Rips Of The University Of Utah, In Connection With The Payment Of The Speech Of Martin Luther King Celebration
"[I]f there were any issues, that should have been addressed to me while I was in school, not a week later with this shit lyrics," Kweli wrote.
Talib Kweli kicked off the University Of Utah in the matter of your payment for the opening Speech of the rapper delivered at the school's Martin Luther King Celebration on January 21, according to a document obtained by The Salt Lake Tribune.
The Brooklyn, New York rapper spoke at the university of the event and, according to the school's Twitter account, his visit "was a highlight of the week of martin luther king." He also would have spent more time than required with the students.
But after Kweli left, U. of the Office of Equity and Diversity director of communications of the Neelam Chand allegedly contacted the American Program Bureau (APB), and sends a message that the rapper was "constantly inaccessible and is not available to interact with our attendees at the event."
Given his being "very dissatisfied," Chand asked Kweli to the repayment of $2,500 of the fees paid to him to appear.
January 28, Kweli sent a three-page response to the allegations, which is below.
"[I]f there were any issues, that should have been addressed to me while I was in school, not a week later with this shit lyrics," Kweli wrote in the second part. "I expect to receive payment in full. The day of today. Or I'm going public with everything in this e-mail. I personally tag every student who has twitter that day, post it on my [Facebook] and Twitter about how the University of Utah is trying to rip me off. Fuck, if you want to. This is not going to be nice for the school."
Later, on the 28th of January, Kweli said that he had been paid and would be the elimination of his tweets calling out the University.
"They paid. Now, the removal of tweets it took to receive the payment," he wrote.
Talib Kweli defends the fulfillment of the contract, at the University of Utah's Martin Luther King Jr., celebration