A Twitter user cited colorism while talking about the two singers’ latest singles, but Ari called the post “negative and counterproductive.”
A Twitter user shared a few thoughts about the releases and cited colorism in their post. “Chloe’s new video has over 5 million views while Ari Lennox who has the better song and more tasteful video hasn’t even hit 1 million views yet,” the person wrote. “Chloe’s light-skinned privilege is showing. Thank God she bussed it down, now she has the attention she’s been craving.”
Ari was quick to respond. “Please delete this hateful think piece,” the singer stated. “It’s negative and counterproductive and creating unnecessary backlash for both black women. Chloe and her music video are legendary and on REPEAT over here. Pressure is doing just fine [red heart emoji].” Another person chimed in to remind Ari that colorism in the industry is a problem, but the singer made it clear that this is not one of those times.
“But that’s NOT what this is, Chloe worked incredibly hard and shouldn’t be disrespected. She deserves her flowers. I will not tolerate this divisive sh*t.” Check it out below.