India Arie once proudly proclaimed that she is not her hair.. so she should also understand that Meg and Janelle are not their ass. If they decide to embrace their bodies and have fun, there’s nothing wrong with that, it doesn’t completely define them as artists or women.
India Arie has shared some less than favorable thoughts on Megan Thee Stallion’s performance at the 2023 Essence Festival. The Hot Girl coach led a “bootcamp” on stage, with assistance from Janelle Monáe — featuring fans from the crowd twerking in front of the mixed audience.
“Hot girl bootcamp was in full effect last night. It’s @janellemonae with the encouragement for us,” ESSENCE captioned a clip of Meg’s set before drawing commentary. In response, Arie wrote a lengthy comment, beginning with, “The issue is what is CONTEXT.”
She added, “Humanity does EVERYTHING. But does EVERYTHING BELONG [ON] A STAGE. No.”
Thee Stallion closed out the festival by inviting 20 fans from the crowd to join her live from center stage. The session included a ton of risqué moves, which Arie questioned, considering the environment. “is everything for KIDS? No. is everything for EVERY BODY? NO. so when we as a culture make something like this main stream ~ it shows a lack of discretion and discernment.”
She went on, “To those in the comments who laugh at anyone who wants these things for our culture you certainly have that right. Just as many folks have the right to want our MAINSTREAM International export our Music – to show us in a respectful light.” “I’d like to go on the record saying: this wont age well and thats my issue.”
India Arie just dragged Janelle Monáe and Megan Thee Stallion… 👀 pic.twitter.com/BKMXNFzDJC
— ❄️🗝️ (@DiaryOfKeysus) July 5, 2023
Although apparently upset with the performance, the “I Am Not My Hair” singer did reiterate that she “loves” Megan Thee Stallion and Janelle Monáe, but “I don’t like this moment.” She also warned critics not to challenge her thoughts, as she’s “been doing this” for 25 years… whatever that means.
India must not have seen Janelle’s performance because she pulled out her whole titty. What do you all think about her comments is she speaking facts or doing a bit much?