Ari Lennox has had enough of social media!
After the “Shea Butter Baby” singer took to Twitter to vent about an interview with South Africa’s, MacG, Lennox briefly flooded the app with tweets condemning social media.
“I’m never doing another interview again,” wrote the songstress as she prepared to express her sentiments following the interview gone wrong.
She later tweeted, “this sh*t really feels like a Twilight Zone episode,” and that “it’s time for big changes.”
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During the episode of MacG’s ‘Podcast And Chill,” he posed the question, “who’s f*cking Ari Lennox good?” which the singer says left her feeling both uncomfortable and blindsided.
MacG defended his salacious question saying that he was simply citing her lyrics. This did not sit well with Lennox, who tweeted her displeasure with interviews and social media in general.
“Just because I happily and freely sing/write about sex don’t make any kind of creepy disrespect warranted,” wrote Lennox via Twitter. “I clearly was in immense shock and hate that I didn’t react differently.”
She was also shocked that no one jumped in to help her after this inappropriate question.
“I’m just like… why was I alone, on a call full of people? Why didn’t anyone intervene? And why wasn’t parts of the interview destroyed like the team promised? Why did it happen to begin with,” Lennox questioned. “I just feel slow and ambushed and blind-sighted.”
Lennox went on to discuss how toxic social media can be.
“Sm is a traumatizing, unhealthy place. You are only accepted here if you’re perfect and seemingly happy at all times,” she continued. “When every single life knows that’s not realistic. People cry, people complain, people are mad in real life. I just never cared to be a fake *ss b*tch.”
Lennox’s harsh verdict about social media brought on praise from fans and criticism from others who felt the singer was being too sensitive.
Stop kissing ass because it’s an American. pic.twitter.com/8ATHTms6Zg
— 🏛️ (@LindaniDube_) January 21, 2022
This Ari Lennox interview with MacG proves that Artists Feed us vile Language and Culture that they themselves refuse to consume. As long as they make money they happy for us to consume. But not when it affects their image.
— African Legend (@AfricanLegendZA) January 21, 2022
Ari Lennox was uncomfortable with how invasive that interview was that she said she won’t be doing more interviews. You don’t see people asking Beyonce about her sex life because she has 1+1 or partition etc. You can ask people about their inspirations without being a prude.
— MPHO 🌻 (@MphoMoalamedi) January 21, 2022
This reasoning of how Ari Lennox can’t feel violated by the MacG question bc she sings about sex is kinda the same as saying a woman can’t feel violated by cat calling etc bc she wears revealing clothing out in public ☹️
— Big Strapper (@Liqhayiya_n) January 21, 2022
Lennox’s Twitter rant has since been deleted.
Was Lennox being insensitive or did the interviewer go too far?
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