Ivan Moody weighed in on former Bad Wolves singer Tommy Vext and his vocal political opinions that have received a lot of attention.
In a recent Q&A video, Moody was asked if he’s still friendly with Vext and he said, “Am I still friendly with Tommy Vext? Friendly? Yes… Yes. Friends? I’m not sure if we ever were anymore.”
He continued, “Listen, I’m not going to get too far into it, but I don’t understand people that believe half what they say and say half what they believe. I just don’t get where politics got so massively involved with the kid. I think he got a little taste of it and the ‘love’ that comes with picking a side and, in my opinion, got stuck. And, I’ve said this actually, that I wish he would just come out and say, ‘Listen, I f—ed up.'”
Moody added, “I watched something of him on stage where he’s just going off. ‘You don’t f—ing know, man…’ I’m just like, ‘Play a song! Play a f—ing song.’ Write it down, put it into script and make music, which is what people are f—ing paying for you to do!”
Following that Q&A video, Moody did another Q&A where he received more questions about Vext to which he responded, “This dude’s a waste of my time, I don’t know why you guys keep bringing him up. He’s more worried about me than I am him… And P.S., the reason I don’t talk s— online, and I don’t need to, is because if I have a f—ing problem with somebody, I’ll just go to their f—ing house. I’ll show up and we can talk. Really talk… I’ve got no time for bullshit, man, and I ain’t tryna make anyone popular by giving them my f—ing yes or no. Suck it.”
Back in August, Better Noise Music, Five Nineteen Music Publishing Inc. and 10th Street Entertainment filed a lawsuit against Vext for alleged “infringing upon the label’s copyrights for posting unreleased music videos and recordings without the label and publisher’s permission.”
In Vext’s lawsuit, he accuses Kovac of launching a campaign to not only remove him from Bad Wolves but to essentially blackball him from the music industry at large.
Vext’s other accusations include Kovac tried to block him from sharing his political views, saying his Bad Wolves bandmates locked him out of their social channels and said he “was not black enough.” Vext also alleges Kovac regularly used the N-word in conversations.