Ari Lennox is shutting down the haters in 2020.
It all started when fresh into the new year, a hater took to Twitter to express that the songstress and Teyana Taylor, in his opinion, have “dangerously high sex appeal” but also look like dogs. “Ari Lennox and Teyana Taylor’s ability to have dangerously high sex appeal while simultaneously looking like Rottweilers will always amaze me,” he wrote.
Lennox saw the tweet, and responded, “People hate blackness so bad,” a statement which Taylor agreed on.
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— TEYANA M.J. SHUMPERT (@TEYANATAYLOR) January 1, 2020
“Moms and Dads please love on your beautiful black children,” Lennox continued. “Tell them they’re beautiful constantly. Tell them Black people are beautiful. Tell them black features are beautiful.”
Moms and Dads please love on your beautiful black children. Tell them they’re beautiful constantly. Tell them Black people are beautiful. Tell them black features are beautiful.
— Ari Lennox (@AriLennox) January 1, 2020
To really drive the point of love and equality home, Lennox hopped on Instagram Live to share some thoughts. “I’m not with it, how people hate Black people so much,” she says in the video. “How Black people can sit up here and say, ‘It’s not my problem’ or ‘She does look like a Rottweiler.’ That’s fine. And you want to talk about how people are so sensitive, they want to cancel freedom of speech. Why is that your speech? Why are you so comfortable tearing down Black women and no other race?”
Watch a portion of the IG Live below, via a fan account.
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