Ari Lennox has never not kept it real. The “Shea Butter Baby” singer and first woman signed to J. Cole’s Dreamville Records label has set herself apart from other R&B singers today with her unique, sexy, and timeless sound, one that taps into the likes of Billie Holiday and Erykah Badu, to name a few influences. Her lyrics slice straight through to the heart of the matter, intimate, frank, deeply personal, and completely relatable.
You might think that for someone who discusses love and sex with the candid honesty that Ari does, she might have some real wild DMs. And you’d be right, but these DMs are not all that successful.
Guys they be trying, but once we start talking, Im just like, ‘You’re corny, you’re stupid, a little too overly masculine,’” she tells Fuse. “Normal people don’t be in the DMs for real.”
The DC native let us slide into her DMs—Watch the full clip to find out her weirdest and spiciest messages!