Ari Lennox took to the streets of Twitter to let folks know she is done with doing interviews.
The decision was prompted by a recent interview, on a popular South African podcast, where the “Pressure” singer was asked a wildly inappropriate question about her sex life.
Watch the clip below.
The interview clip has now gone viral on social media.
One person tweeted:
so sorry, queen. this is so embarrassing for South Africa. the people you make music for hold you in the highest regard, we are so ashamed of how that interview went down. ????
Ari Lennox took to Twitter to get a few things off of her chest…the first being she is done with interviews.
Honestly it’s all my karma.
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? 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.
But f**k it! I don’t want anyone feeling sorry for me. I’m tired of the narrative. Exhausted. I’m good I promise. But as for interviews I’m not doing them anymore. There’s enough lives and interviews out there already.
I’ve been my most happiest creating music and exploring life sober. I’m not allowing anything to tamper with my peace anymore.
See her original tweets below:
Read a few more Twitter reactions below.
Everybody doing interviews ain’t an interviewer.
And has men intentionally disrespecting women on their podcasts become a new trend? Sheesh!
I don’t blame Ari for her decision.