Vext claims he wasn’t “black enough” to be part of the band due to his political stances and support for Donald Trump. He further indicated that Kovac had used racial slurs, including the N-word, around him.
In his reply, the Better Noise founder and CEO said: “I am disappointed to see these accusations from Tommy against me, [my management firm] 10th Street Management and Better Noise Music. They are categorically false. In 40 years in the music business, I have never made any derogatory racist comments, been accused of doing so, or been sued by an artist. Tommy Vext, a self-proclaimed QAnon supporter, has dragged us into a ridiculous, unfounded narrative that falsely paints him as a victim.”
“Tommy quit BAD WOLVES in January 2021 after being abusive to his band members, and he has since waged an all-out assault against the band and its members on social media. Behind the scenes, he and his team of lawyers have been trying to extort the band and the record company for a big payout. Because these tactics were not successful, he upped the ante and filed this bogus and spurious lawsuit to get leverage in contract negotiations. But this strategic ploy won’t work. We will not be extorted; and will defend and defeat these phony claims in court.”
Vext‘s allegations of racism concerning Kovac are especially confounding considering singer previously asserted that racism doesn’t exist in the U.S. and is “manufactured.”
He said last year in a statement: “There’s a huge f*cking problem going on where we have turned into citizens policing other citizens over a veil of racism that doesn’t exist. I’m African American, I’m 38-years-old. I’ve grown up in this country and I have not experienced actual racism. I’ve spent twenty years traveling through 48 states and, how many countries? I don’t know, lets say 50 countries all over the world. We don’t have a problem with race here. It’s all manufactured…”