India.Arie sounds off on Megan Thee Stallion and Janelle Monae's performances at the Essence Festival.
Essence shared a video of Janelle Monae on stage during her performance with the caption, "Hot girl bootcamp was in full effect last night. It’s @janellemonae with the encouragement for us.."
India.Arie jumped in the comments- with an opinion of her own. She writes, "the issue is what is CONTEXT. Humanity does EVERYTHING. But does EVERYTHING BELONG IN A STAGE. No. 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 a d discernment. To those in the comments who laugh at anyone who wants these things for out culture you certainly have that right."
Her comment continued, "just as many folks have the right to want our MAINSTREAM International export - out Music - to show us in a respectful light. Id like to go on the record saying : this wont age well and thats my issue. i LOVE Janelle AND Meg the way i love us all ~ AND i dont like this moment. Dont bother debating me lol idc and I DO this. for 25 yrs i’ve done THIS. so. read ponder or dont."