The Internet is in a furor after Snoop Dogg stepped into The Shade Room’s comment section on none other than Shea Butter Baby royalty, Ari Lennox.
Since her emergence, Dreamville’s resident R&B songstress has become known for her comedic Instagram videos. Recently, the “BMO” songbird documented herself trying out a lacefront wig. In the video, Ari hilariously narrated along as she struggled to lay the wig down properly before realizing it was all for naught because she didn’t have a wig cap. Snoop happened to stumble across Ari’s hair struggles via The Shade Room. “Grow your own hair,” he wrote on the post. “What happened to those days?”
Condemnation swiftly rolled in once the Twitterverse caught wind of his comment. As many users pointed out, Ari has always proudly wore her hair in its natural state. Furthermore, Snoop’s comment came after she came to the West rap icon’s defense in the midst of all the backlash he was facing for disparaging Gayle King over her controversial interview with Lisa Leslie about the late Kobe Bryant.
Ari came back at Snoop with the perfect clapback with a photo of Snoop from his wiggier days. In the photo, he’s seen donning a blonde bob-style piece. “Uncle I just...I just thought we had an understanding,” she captioned the post.
The Twitterverse also has her back. “This is how you know Snoop don’t even KNOW who Ari Lennox is, cuz Ari has a WHOLE AFRO of natural hair. She’s prolly worn wigs 3x TOPS,” one user pointed out. “Defending a man who wouldn’t even keep scrolling for you.”
See their reactions to Snoop Dogg’s post below:
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