Ari Lennox says she’s done with interviews after a South African podcster Mac G bluntly asked is “someone f-cking you good right now?” Ari was visibly irritated by the question, and found it inappropriate but Mac G defended himself, saying he was referencing a lyric from her Shea Butter Baby record “Pop” where she sings “If you really love me / I’ll fuck you good/Fuck you good, fuck you good/Treat you how you should.”
Ari eventually tried to play it cool, but shortly after the interview was released the ‘Pressure’ singer took to social media to share her thoughts about the question.
“And I’m never doing another interview again,” she wrote in a since-deleted tweet. “I been on this sober high for weeks. Genuine gratefulness and happiness. But then… men. Every time… never fails.”
“I just feel slow and ambushed and blindsighted,” Lennox said in another tweet. “Just because I happily and freely sing/write about sex don’t make any kind of creepy disrespect warranted. I clearly was in immense shock and hate that I didn’t react differently.”
The R&B songstress, who’s signed to J. Cole’s Dreamville imprint also says she wants out of her label.
“I want to be dropped from the labels. I’m done and tired,” she tweeted on Sunday (Jan. 23).
Her comments come after some South African twitter users defended Mac G, and blamed her for making songs with sexual themed messages.
“I will continue to sing about d-ck when I want! And you misogynistic peasants can continue to jerk off to my music thank you!!!! Good morning, ” she tweeted.
“For Christ sakes. I realize I have no hits. I realize you all can live without hearing my music. I realize my complaining is so aggravating to y’all . I don’t ask blogs to post me when I’m at my worst. You judgemental self hating parasites wouldn’t last a day as a signed artist.”
She also vowed to never visit South Africa. “South Africa! Y’all got it!!! Heard you loud and clear. This won’t be a place I will ever visit,” she wrote in a since-deleted tweet.