Ari Lennox has had a tough few weeks, and after an interview went viral last week for all of the wrong reasons, the songstress is calling to be freed from her record labels.
“I want to be dropped from the labels. I’m done and tired,” she tweeted.
In a separate tweet, she added: “For Christ sakes. I realize I have no hits. I realize you all can live without hearing my music. I realize my complaining is so aggravating to y’all . I don’t ask blogs to post me when I’m at my worst. You judgemental self hating parasites wouldn’t last a day as a signed artist.”
While the starlet is clearly over record labels, she landed her first Billboard Top 10 in October with her single, “Pressure.”
We’d definitely call that a hit.
She is currently working on her sophomore album.
The singer’s final straw came when podcaster MacG interviewed her—and asked her a highly inappropriate question.
During the interview, Lennox was asked whether anybody was “f—king her good right now.” MacG then directed Lennox to her own lyrics on her single, “Pop.”
“South Africa! Y’all got it!!!” she tweeted following the interview. “Heard you loud and clear. This won’t be a place I will ever visit.”
“Honestly it’s all my karma,” she continued. “I’m just like… why was I alone on a call full of people? Why didn’t anyone intervene? And why wasn’t parts of the interview destroyed like the team promised? Why did it happen to begin with? I just feel slow and ambushed and [blindsided].”
Lennox then informed her followers (and MacG) that “just because I happily and freely sing/write about sex don’t make any kind of creepy disrespect warranted. I clearly was in immense shock and hate that I didn’t react differently.”
She added, “But f—k it! I don’t want anyone feeling sorry for me. I’m tired of the narrative. Exhausted. I’m good I promise. But as for interviews I’m not doing them anymore. There’s enough lives and interviews out there already.”