Essence magazine has dropped their February digital cover featuring Method Man and it has set the streets of social media ablaze!

Clifford Smith Jr., the 50-year-old legendary member of the Wu-Tang Clan and star of “Power Book II: Ghost,” says he doesn’t understand being a sex symbol and added that he wants to be taken seriously.

I don’t understand that sh*t. I go to the gym for my own peace of mind.

I don’t do it to become someone’s sex symbol or a pinup on someone’s wall.

I do it for me.

People like attention. I’m the same as everybody else.

But at the end of the day, take me seriously, not lightly.

Get into the digital cover, photos, and Twitter reactions below.

What are your thoughts on Essence magazine’s digital covering featuring the one and only Method Man?

Read his full cover story here.