Javed Jabari, the outspoken rapper who was the subject of a rap song last month, is refusing to sign a deal to perform with his former band, The Roots.
Jaffery, who was recently in the news after an alleged rape of a woman on the set of his band’s upcoming album, was at the helm of his former label, Warner Bros., when the incident occurred.
“I’ve had a lot of things in my life that have taken a lot out of me and that I need to deal with in my own time,” Jaffreys said at the time.
“But I don’t want to sign anything with anyone else that’s going to make me feel that I’m not good enough.”
He went on to say that he wants to “fight the good fight” and take “the fight to the bad guy.”
He was released from his contract by Warner Bros. on February 12, and has not spoken publicly since.
His wife, Thelma, has been in the public eye since the incident.
She has spoken out against the allegations and has been accused of “misrepresenting” the situation.
In a new interview with The Guardian, Jaffries mother, Lisa, told the outlet that her son was “trying to make a difference in the world.”
“I don’t believe he’s the kind of person that would be in the situation where he’s making a statement that is negative,” she said.
“We’re going to keep fighting.
He needs to learn how to be respectful of everybody and respect the world that he comes from.”