In a recent revelation, Jidenna, the Nigerian-American singer, has openly discussed his journey in reevaluating traditional notions of masculinity.
Acknowledging Mistreatment of Women
The artist candidly admitted that he had not treated women well in the past. This self-awareness led him to the realization that he had, in his own words, “robbed some women of their baby-making years.”
Manipulation and Regret
Jidenna did not shy away from acknowledging the role he played in manipulating women. He revealed using phrases like, “No one is going to love you the way I do,” as a means of control. Expressing regret, he admitted to dragging women along while they supported and built him up.
The Artistic Connection
Delving into how he conducted these relationships, Jidenna explained, “If you were a creative, I folded you into my artwork.” He emphasized integrating personal relationships into his creative process, providing jobs and support.
According to him, this extended to offering housing, food, and all necessary provisions, believing he was fulfilling the role of a provider.
Shame and Reflection
Despite his past actions, Jidenna expressed shame for the way he treated women. His introspection and public admission provide a glimpse into the artist’s growth and evolving perspective on relationships.
Witness the Revelation
For a firsthand account of Jidenna’s reflections, watch the video below.