Reports are coming through from various blogs (Brooklyn Vegan and Miami New Times) and the band's PR firm Biz 3 that Yo! Majesty's Jwl B has left the band and has been serving jail time. The band will carry on with Shunda K carrying on as Yo! Majesty without Jwl B.
From a press release:
Yo! Majesty was supposed to be embarking on a world tour that would push the critically hailed lesbian Christian rap duo out of the underground once and for all.
Instead, half of the Tampa, Fla.-based group, singer/rapper Jwl B, is behind bars in Florida on an assault charge and apparently out of the crew for good.
"It's unfortunate for her, but for me it's actually a burden off my shoulders," rapper Shunda K (also known as LaShunda Flowers) said of her longtime partner's recent incarceration. "It started being ridiculous the things she was doing. It's actually divine intervention. I'm not sad. I'm relieved."
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UPDATE: Carrie Yates, personal assistant to Jwl. B, has written a letter to blog Brooklyn Vegan saying that Shunda K.'s statements regarding Jwl. B's departure from Yo! Majesty are false, though it is true that Jwl. B has been serving time. Read more here.