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Ari Lennox says she will continue making music about sex & ‘misogynistic peasants’ can keep listening

Ari Lennox. Picture: Supplied

Ari Lennox. Picture: Supplied

Published Jan 24, 2022


R&B songstress Ari Lennox seems to have overcome the initial shock following her controversial interview on "Podcast and Chill" with MacG.

Last week the “Pressure” singer had a virtual interview with the podcaster where they spoke about her personal life and music career.

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However, in the first two minutes of the interview, things got awkward when MacG asked the star a very personal question.

MacG asked Ari what inspired one of her earlier singles, “Pop”.

In the single, Ari speaks about having her vagina “popped”, which is a reference to sex.

“It was such a silly song but it was so on time, like if I pop it for you, are you going to play with me or are we going to get married,” she said.

MacG then asked,: “And where are we at right now, is someone f****** you good right now?”

A visibly shocked Ari leaned into the camera and shouted, “Oh my God …whoa there!”

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After this, Ari, in a now-deleted Twitter post, said that she is never doing interviews again.

The “Shea Butter” singer wrote that for weeks she has been on a sober high and in a genuine space well up until "men'' messed things up.

“I been on this sober high for weeks. Genuine gratefulness and happiness. But then … men. Every time … never fails,” she wrote in a now-deleted tweet.

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Taking to Twitter on Sunday, it seems that she is feeling more confident in her stance about her music after going back and forth with South African tweeps and saying: “I will continue to sing about d*** when I want! And you misogynistic peasants can continue to j*** off to my music thank you!!!! Good morning.”

“Podcast and Chill” co-host Sol Phenduka was particularly touched by Ari’s post and replied: “Nangu Ari Lennox calling us peasants because we African.”

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The “Chicago Boy” singer also shared that she wants to leave her label, saying that she’s “done” and “tired” with everything that transpired.