Tems, a Nigerian R&B performer, has addressed untrue rumors that she attacked Nigerian music for being simplistic and devoid of depth following her open talk with rapper Kendrick Lamar.
Tems immediately addressed the false information that had been circulating about her most recent interview, in which she was misquoted as referring to Nigerian music as “plain and basic.”
She vehemently refuted these assertions, gushing about how much she admired the breadth, intricacy, and cultural significance of Nigerian music.
Tems responded to the false accusations in the comments area of a post on social media site X, formerly known as Twitter, stating that she never stated anything along those lines and that it was offensive and embarrassing for such a media outlet to imply such a thing.
In her interview with Kendrick Lamar, Tems discussed a wide range of topics, including how she first became interested in music, the reasons behind her decision to start creating her own songs, and the difficulties she faced as a working musician. She was better understood as a person and an artist as a result of the intelligent and thoughtful interview.
🗣️ “When I listen to Nigerian music, it sounded so plain and basic, and there was nothing spiritual about it that I could connect to,” —Tems tells Kendrick Lamar in a recent interview on Intertwine pic.twitter.com/BRSoTV42lC
— Music Base Africa (@musicbaseafrica) August 29, 2023