'I'm never doing another interview' - Ari Lennox after crass MacG question
In an interview that premiered on YouTube on Tuesday, the shock jock asked a sex question that shocked Ari Lennox, saying he was quoting her own lyrics.
JOHANNESBURG - US superstar Ari Lennox said on Friday she was losing her attraction to men as time went by, adding in a now-deleted tweet that she would never be doing an interview again.
In an interview that premiered on YouTube on Tuesday this week, Podcast and Chill shock jock Macgyver "MacG" Mukwevho asked Lennox if anyone was "f###ing you good right now". A clip of the interview with that question has done the rounds on social media and has shocked many.
In the clip, Lennox is shocked by the question and tried to ignore it. MacG tried to recover from the awkward situation by saying he was quoting one of her songs. She took time to think about it and said she did have a lyric like that in a song.
The interview on Africa's most popular podcast covered a range of topics, including her career. Lennox was due to play at last year's Rocking the Daisies concert alongside British rapper Stormzy.
men just aint for meAri Lennox (@AriLennox) January 21, 2022
slowly but surely fading https://t.co/1Lyg5GdhTwAri Lennox (@AriLennox) January 21, 2022
Some people on social media agreed with the controversial host - that it was just a lyric. Women especially expressed disgust at the question.
Others thought that people were mortified by the question because Lennox is an international personality and that she shouldn't be receiving different treatment.
This is giving sexual harrasment cause would he ask a man this question in this way I doubt itFez (@Wonder_and_Live) January 18, 2022
Lol Im actually experiencing second hand embarrassment. Im so embarrassed to be South African rn100% THAT girl. (@pabimbedzi) January 18, 2022
Does it make it right that he does this regularly and gets away with it? Why do you guys want to normalize bs just because its coming from MacG?OG TONY (@OG_FatTony) January 19, 2022
This is how he should have asked. By reciting the lyrics first. Especially with explicit lyrics.https://t.co/5uVFt39GFVAndras (@andreastamu) January 18, 2022
Artist should think about the things they sing about, you cant sing about something then get disgusted when asked about those lyrics. Now you all blaming Mac G for Ari Lennox lyrics, people are hypocrites. Aninaqiniso thats why you hate MacG https://t.co/VrVcMKiKFdNo Name Brand (@DreamerSib) January 19, 2022
People who never watch the podcast are out here giving out their 2cents opinion. Mac G asks similar questions like this, to everyone that he interviews.Whats so special about Ari,lerato treat American celebs as if ke badimo nxaMichelle (@Gadie_13) January 19, 2022
MacG regularly runs into controversy with his podcast. Celebrities use the podcast to speak openly about love trysts, drug use and non-payments for money due to artists.
He read out an anonymous letter alleging that rapper AKA abused his fiancé Nellie Tembe.
Tembe passed away after falling to her death in April 2021. Musician and convicted murderer Molemo Jub Jub Maarohanye also used the podcast to speak candidly about his relationships with women.
One of those women, celebrity Amanda du Pont, came out to allege she was raped by Jub Jub for two years. A number of other women have since come out to say they had similar experiences.
These women have not been interviewed on the podcast.