It comes with much sadness to announce that The Greatest Lesbian Miami Bass Duo ever, Yo! Majesty, have apparently split up and called it quits. Well, at least the more talented half, Shunda K, has split with her mammoth-breasted partner Jwl B. As reported in BPM magazine:

Jwl B found herself overwhelmed with emotions related to serious personal issues that no one is talking about. At the end of a series of disagreements, she decided to take some time to herself and return to Florida. The pair parted ways, and Shunda finished out the remaining dates of the summer solo.

Shunda has said that the label has shown no support for Jwl B’s personal issues, that she made numerous pleas that they get her some help before the problem blew up. And despite the huge success of the single, she has made her position clear. “I told the label that I was not doing anything else with Jewel until she got herself some medical treatment.” So, with heart and soul, Shunda K set out on her own. “Shunda K is the purest thing that I know right now. Yo! Majesty has pretty much been contaminated now. So Shunda K gotta carry on the mission, and I’m just gonna come together with people who have the same frame of mind and want to use their gifts and their musical talents in the right way, and not sit around and talk about a bunch of dumb shit,” she said…”

If you don’t know Yo Maj, peep the song below, “Club Action” — its got all the energy that you’d expect from 2 hyped lesbos from Tampa…

Read more about Yo Maj’s current state, see a pic of them in happier times, and hear another upcoming track, “Kryptonite Pussy”, after the Jump…

This is a super bummer for us here at the Supermarket, we  really loved their music, and were looking forward to their forthcoming album Futuristically Speaking: Never Be Afraid on Domino Records. Shunda never really says what Jwl’s “personal issues” were, but there is a track in the album where she admits she has AIDs, so who knows. That certianly qualifies as a personal issue, I suppose. Anyway, we’re not making fun we really hope they’ll work things out. More from the BPM article:

All seemed to be going well for the group on the surface, but anyone who was at that show at Coachella could tell that something was up. This was not the same shirt-ripping energy we had come to know. There was something heavier in the air. The energy was off. A short time after the Coachella show, the duo performed at the Sonar Festival in Barcelona for what may very well be the very last time anyone sees Shunda K and Jwl B, the duo known as Yo! Majesty.

Those rules certainly apply to entertainers, but Shunda’s focus is on her message of truth and education in reality rather than on some spotlight or fortune. “This is not about entertainment for me. I’m waking these people up, man. Our life is in a rut. The whole wide world is just fucked up right now. I’d rather start from the ground up than sell out and pretend to fake it to make it,” she said.

Even Shunda sounds a little confused when she speaks about it, and rightfully so. The group is in the thick of a very serious conflict. After saying that she refuses to perform with Jwl B again, she is still cautious not to say it’s completely over. “I’m not just abandoning it. Legally, I own the name and stuff like that. We just trying to get everything worked out. I have retained management that can help me on behalf of my part in Yo! Majesty, and try and help all that move,” she said.

One thing is for sure: with Shunda at the helm, that sound you fell in love with won’t be compromised. She brings it for real or she brings it somewhere else. “We’ve gotta keep it movin’. The most important thing is the message. The songs I’m writing are very, very serious songs. For everybody that don’t have understanding, these songs will get them understanding,” she said.

Yo Maj in happier times…you will be missed…

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