While Ari Lennox was performing her hit song Shea Butter Baby featuring J. Cole at a London show she had no clue J.Cole intended to perform with her.
When he popped up on the stage, her reaction was priceless!
J. Cole came out to perform at Ari Lennox’s show in London ??pic.twitter.com/OR37ikP5bw
— Team DREAMVILLE (@TeamDreamville) May 17, 2023
— Jo (@MszRockstar) May 17, 2023
The audience was beyond overwhelmed by the surprise!
But i needed Ari Lennox & J.Cole to reload Shea Butter Baby cos we were too overwhelmed to hear him?
— ? (@LOL_LISAA) May 17, 2023
BITCH HOW CAN JERMAINE LEMARR COLE BOP OUT AT THE ARI LENNOX SHOW. I HAVEN'T SCREAMED LIKE THAT SINCE I WAS A 16 YEAR OLD STAN.
— Danielle Thee Genius (@HilaireDeclaire) May 16, 2023
No I can not cope that J Cole come out at Ari Lennox for Shea Butter Baby ICONIC SCENES pic.twitter.com/eBixhK3FAX
— ALBY (@albdoyle) May 16, 2023
Ari Lennox concert was one of the best I've ever been to wowwwwww
— Iammyselfbabe (@iammyselfbabe) May 17, 2023
J Cole came out at Ari Lennox, goodnight everyone ?
— bradley ???? (@bradomak) May 16, 2023
You can tell J.Cole is a real fan of Ari Lennox, like beyond Dreamville… He’s very, very invested in her and I truly think every artist needs that kind of belief to flourish.
— honey. (@YOSHEROSE) May 16, 2023
“Shea Butter Baby” was released on November 9, 2018, as the lead single from the soundtrack album for the film “Creed II.”
The track was produced by Elite and Ron Gilmore, with additional production from Omen and Childish Major.
“Shea Butter Baby” received positive reviews from music critics, who praised Ari Lennox’s vocal performance and J. Cole’s contribution to the song. The track also gained commercial success, reaching number 63 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and earning a Gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for selling over 500,000 units in the United States.
The song’s success helped propel Ari Lennox’s career, establishing her as a rising star in the R&B genre. “Shea Butter Baby” also showcased J. Cole’s versatility as an artist, as he seamlessly blended with the song’s style and added his unique touch.