AceShowbiz - Ari Lennox declares that she will not do interviews or visit South Africa after being given some sexist questions during a recent sit-down on a podcast. The "Pop" singer was asked about her sex life by South African podcaster MacGyver "MacG" Mukwevho.
The interview saw Ari getting quickly uncomfortable when they were discussing her explicit song "Pop" which is about determining someone's intentions after sleeping with them. "And where are we at right now? Is someone f**king you good right now?" MacG said.
Not feeling the question, the "Shea Butter Baby" artist responded, "Oh my god. That's a wild question. Why ask it that way? Whoa"
Ari further expressed her displeasure over the offensive questions on Twitter. "I'm just like…why was I alone on a call full of people? Why didn't anyone intervene?” she wrote in a series of tweets on Friday, January 21.
"And why wasn't parts of the interview destroyed like the team promised? Why did it happen to begin with? I just feel slow and ambushed and blindsighted. 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," she continued.
Ari, however, made it clear that she didn't want people to feel "sorry" for her. "I'm tired of the narrative," she tweeted, "Exhausted. I'm good I promise."
The singer, however, noted that she wouldn't be doing interviews anymore. "But as for interviews I'm not doing them anymore. There's enough lives and interviews out there already," she said. "I've been my most happiest creating music and exploring life sober. I'm not allowing anything to tamper with my peace anymore."
She also hit back at those who suggested that she brought the inappropriate question on herself. "Really got grown men justifying rape and predatory culture. Disgusting," she said, adding that she will never visit South Africa. "Tired of being f**king sweet. F**k everybody."
Ari additionally clapped back at someone who accused her of not writing her own song. "I wrote every lyric on my Shea Butter album you worthless germ!" she replied. "I was completely shocked and have never in my life been asked such a distasteful and predatory question. Regardless of what the hell I wrote don't give you losers the right to justify the disrespect."