The MacG saga involving singer Ari Lennox has morphed into a teachable moment for all parties, the South African podcaster manoeuvring through censorship in global media and the Dreamville camp.
MacG responds to Ari Lennox interview
While Lennox sent shockwaves when she made it clear that she no longer wants to be apart of the latter, elsewhere, media magnates like the once toxic and loose-tongued Charlemagne The God weighed in on the controversial interview where MacG categorically asked, “is someone f****** on you right now?”
This, the podcaster maintained in his response episode that came out on Monday, was a fair approach since, after all, Lennox was the one singing about this in one of her songs.
Lennox, on the other hand, wholly disagrees and, understanding the nature of hecklers she’s been dealing with online, she’s laid much of the blame squarely on Dreamville for not doing enough due diligence to have an inkling of what she was walking into when she agreed to do the interview.
Charlamagne Tha God weighs in on interview saga
Charlamagne, who, like MacG, made a name for himself as a brash, unfiltered and, to an extent, predatory media personality, touched on the viral topic on Monday’s Breakfast Club radio show.
Co-host Angela Yea brought it to the forum in one of her Rumour Report segments and Charlamagne was first to share his thoughts on the matter.
The broadcaster-turned-best-selling-author recognised his old self in MacG.
“I was one of those young boys like that, so, I would rather counsel the man instead of cancelling him, and this is a teachable moment for young media personalities… Let me be the first to tell you, it’s not what you say, but how you say it,” Charlamagne said.
The radio host conceded that if the reference in question comes from an artist’s song, then it is fair game. However, the rule of delivery still applies and, in this situation, MacG neither had rapport nor the tact to get that personal information from Lennox.
Here is the segment of the show where Charlamagne, Yea and DJ Envy discuss the Ari Lennox interview: