Ari Lennox Says Social Media Is A Traumatizing Unhealthy Place: You’re Only Accepted If You’re Perfect & Happy At All Times
Can an artists be separated from what they represent in their art?
Singer, Ari Lennox recently took to Twitter to discuss her feelings towards social media, but not before the singer deleted all of her tweets, posting:
“It’s time for big changes”
“Truth is so important”
“This shit really feels like a twilight zone episode”
“I’m always “complaining but my twitter drama is the only thing blogs report. I’m my best and worst publicist”
“People “complaining” about me “complaining”
“sm is a traumatizing unhealthy place. You are only accepted here if your perfect and seemingly happy at all times. 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”
The tweets seemingly come from after Ari Lennox’s claim that she is “never doing another interview again” after being asked in an interview with South Africa’s, MacG, if someone was “F*cking [Ari] good right now.” The interviewer claims that he was simply reiterating the words in Ari Lennox’s song Pop, where she sang:
“If you really love me / I’ll f*ck you good/Fuck you good, f*ck you good/Treat you how you should.”
However, Ari Lennox still took offense to the invasive question. (Read more about it on The Jasmine Brand)
The situation has since caused a lot of Twitter debate as some people feel as if Ari Lennox had no right to be offended by the line of questioning, as they come directly from her own lyrics. However, others understand the singers’ reaction, stating that the way MacG framed the question makes her reaction reasonable, as fans feel that the question was borderline sexual harassment.
No matter what side of the spectrum our readers may be on the Ari Lennox v. MacG discussion, we hope that, at the end of this, Ari Lennox can find peace in her new journey for change.
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