Listen, on one hand it’s like… Ari, that was like two years ago. But you know what, you really can’t tell someone how or when to address negativity coming their way that they didn’t invite, right?
Ari Lennox is currently among the most talented female R&B vocalists in my book, but that doesn’t mean everyone’s been willing to give her those types of flowers. In particular, she still feels a way about Xscape member/T.I.’s wife, Tiny Harris, seemingly insulting her range in a 2022 interview. Lennox mentioned the shade while going live on Instagram earlier this week, simultaneously shouting out Kandi for having her back during the awkward moment that left the Dreamville starlet in her feelings.
“You can’t drag me and then, ‘Oh yeah!’ I mean, just like Tiny: you can’t in one breath say, ‘Oh yeah she’s amazing,’ but also say I don’t have range,” the black-haired beauty ranted to followers on Wednesday (January 17). “These are back-handed compliments so I will forever look at you like a shady pest. Yeah that’s what she said. That really hurt my feelings,” Lennox noted before declaring Xscape as one of her favourite groups to stream. “I loved her little f**king verse on ‘My Little Secret,'” she added.
In an interview the ladies of 90’s R&B group Xscape are asked if they could choose one woman from the new generation of R&B girls to join them, who would it be…
Some are taking Tiny questioning Kandi saying Ari Lennox has range as shade. What say you? 👀 pic.twitter.com/lkv3b65aei
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At the time, Harris and her fellow group members were asked which modern artist they thought could join them. “And for her to come at me like I couldn’t fit in with y’all! I don’t wanna fit in with y’all!” Lennox doubled down. “But you know what? I love Kandi. She had my back. I love you Kandi, I forever will love you. Tiny hurt my feelings, but you know what, it is what it is. It’s nice to see who f**k with you and who’s cool and who’s not and I’m just in a space where it’s just like alright, thank you for revealing yourselves to me.” At the same time, she made it clear she doesn’t care that the College Park native made her comments over a year ago, despite some viewers urging her to let the beef go.
Take a look at the clips for yourself and let us know your thoughts. Was Tiny being shady? Is Ari wrong for bringing it back up?