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Ari Lennox Celebrates One Year of Sobriety: ‘Thank You To My Fans’

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Ari Lennox is celebrating a full year of sobriety. Hitting social media, Lennox revealed that she originally drank alcohol to get through a flight, soon realizing she didn’t need it.

“I decided December 18th 2022, would be the day I got clean,” Lennox said. “You know what I realized after 1 year of many sober flights? I never needed alcohol to get through the flight.

“I thought I needed alcohol to escape my reality and to cope. I needed an excuse to drink and not feel the pain of every day life and trauma. It was my numbing vacation to avoid my purpose and my truth.”

She added, “Thank you to my fans. I love when yall share with me your sober dreams and fetes. It makes me so emotional. I’m so proud of you and I love you all so much.”

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Ari Lennox Goes Off After Fan Throws Bottle At Her: ‘I Will F**k Your Sh*t All The Way Up!’

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Ari Lennox recently encountered a distressing incident during a recent performance in Los Angeles. As the opening act for Rod Wave’s Nostalgia Tour, the “Pressure” singer faced an unfortunate moment when a water bottle was hurled towards her on stage while delivering a passionate performance.

Ari Lennox Gets Heated

Ari Lennox, the talented R&B artist known for her soulful voice and empowering lyrics, was in a heated moment during a recent performance in Los Angeles. 

On Wednesday, Nov. 29, amidst her opening act for Rod Wave’s Nostalgia Tour, Ari Lennox endured a moment that no performer should have to face. While she passionately delivered her music to the audience in Los Angeles, a water bottle came flying towards her on stage. With a fiery response, she exclaimed:

“I will f*ck your sh*t all the way up!” 

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Mismatch Performance

The incident has raised concerns about the treatment of artists during live performances. Fans took to social media, expressing their disappointment and speaking out against the disrespectful behavior. 

One user, @FckYaya wrote, “‘Ari Lennox recently told Angela Yee she was having a hard time opening up for Rod Wave because her music may be too happy for his crowd and there is a disconnect. Now she is getting bottles thrown at her. We do not need another Rico Nasty situation.” 

This refers to the unfortunate incident when rapper Rico Nasty was also victim to a fan throwing a water bottle at her during a concert in 2021, prompting her to jump into the crowd in response.

Ari Lennox had previously discussed her experience touring with Rod Wave, acknowledging the potential mismatch in energy and audience appreciation. She told Angela Yee:

“It’s hard, I’m opening up for young people. I think my music is too happy and his is like different.” 

Fans Getting Crazy At Concerts

Fans disrespecting artists on stage is not new. In 2018, a fan stormed the stage during Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s OTR II Tour, causing concern for the couple’s safety. 

More recently, Cardi B encountered a similar situation when a fan threw water on her during a concert. In response, Cardi retaliated by throwing her microphone at the offender. The microphone used in that incident was even auctioned off for charity, with bids reaching up to $100,000 on eBay.

Nardo Wick Issues Public Apology

The incident involving Ari Lennox joins a series of unfortunate encounters between fans and celebrities. Recently, Nardo Wick faced backlash after an altercation with a fan, leading the fan to seek medical treatment.

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Ari Lennox Shares Her 7-Month Sobriety Journey

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Ari Lennox has touched the hearts of her supporters with a heartfelt Instagram post, where she courageously opened up about her journey to sobriety. The “Shea Butter Baby” singer revealed that she is now seven months sober from alcohol, reflecting on the positive changes this decision has brought her. Ari Lennox Gets Candid About Her […]

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Ari Lennox Shares Her 7-Month Sobriety Journey

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Ari Lennox has touched the hearts of her supporters with a heartfelt Instagram post, where she courageously opened up about her journey to sobriety. The “Shea Butter Baby” singer revealed that she is now seven months sober from alcohol, reflecting on the positive changes this decision has brought her. Ari Lennox Gets Candid About Her […]

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ESSENCE Festival Honors Hip-Hop’s 50th Anniversary With Iconic Performances

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The 2023 ESSENCE Festival took center stage as it celebrated the 50th anniversary of hip-hop, treating music enthusiasts to a spectacular showcase of legendary artists. The festival paid homage to the genre’s rich history with a curated set featuring Lauryn Hill and a lineup of hip-hop pioneers. The electrifying performances, including surprise appearances and memorable […]

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Top Highlights From Usher’s “Lovers & Friends” Festival

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Usher’s “Lovers & Friends” Festival was eventful, with many surprising moments that got fans buzzing. Several highlights left fans talking, from Chris Brown’s backstage altercation to Ginuwine’s tumble on stage. SOHH dives into some of the most noteworthy moments at the festival. Chris Brown’s Backstage Altercation During Missy Elliott’s set, Chris Brown got into a […]

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Jill Scott, Ari Lennox, Eve, Salt-N- Pepa & More Added To ESSENCE Festival Lineup For Hip-Hop’s 50th Anniversary Celebration

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The ESSENCE Festival of Culture is set to celebrate hip-hop’s 50th anniversary with a star-studded lineup featuring Jill Scott, Ari Lennox, Eve, Salt-N-Pepa, and more. Headlined by Lauryn Hill and Megan Thee Stallion, the festival will take place in New Orleans, Louisiana. The ESSENCE Festival of Culture‘s Star-Studded Lineup The festival promises a multi-generational experience […]

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Recap: J. Cole and Drake Close Out Epic Dreamville Fest Weekend

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J. Cole’s annual Dreamville Festival returned to North Carolina this weekend and did not disappoint. With a lineup that included some of the biggest names in hip-hop, the Raleigh music festival delivered a high-energy, diverse talent showcase and a memorable surprise-filled co-headlining performance by Drake and Cole to close the weekend.

Performances kicked off at the historic Dorothea Dix Park on Saturday with a range of rappers and singers, but not without an audible from Mother Nature, as high wind speeds delayed gates and set times by a few hours. Key Glock was also forced to cancel his set due to travel delays, but the festival was able to replace his set with Toosii and adjusted the set times to save the day. Once things got started, fans enjoyed performances from some of the most exciting female artists in hip-hop and R&B, like the City Girls, Ari Lennox, and Jessie Reyez, and sets from names like Lil Durk, Sean Paul, and Usher.

Usher’s headlining set on Saturday was a true spectacle, with the R&B icon delivering a 22-song high-energy performance that had the packed Raleigh crowd dancing and singing along to his endless catalog of hits like “Yeah,” “My Boo”, “Burn,” “U Got It Bad” and more. And with one of the cruelest April Fools jokes of the year, Usher got in the holiday spirit and pretended to bring out Beyonce for the Raleigh crowd, but he made it up to the public by continuing to sing and dance to his years of hits. Almost three decades removed from his self-titled debut, Usher still can win over a crowd with ease, and his classics from the 2000s remain classics today.

The massive crowds continued for Day 2 of the festival on Sunday, with early performances from Waka Flocka Flame, Dreamville’s Cozz and Bas, Mario, and more. The impressive performances didn’t stop as the sun went down, though, as evening and festival came to a close with sets from JID, Summer Walker, Burna Boy, and a very special set from J. Cole and Drake, which Dreamville fans will talk about for years to come.

The longtime friends and collaborators delivered an epic set, performing some of their biggest hits throughout the performance. J. Cole kicked things off, performing some of his biggest hits and many B-side records as a special treat for the crowd, including several performances joined by his Dreamville labelmates like JID, Earthgang, Bas, and more.

Next, Cole introduced Drake to the Dreamville crowd, as Drizzy kicked things off with his Travis Scott collab “Sicko Mode” to start things off with high energy. Drake has some surprises of his own, though, as he not only performed a catalog of his best tracks but he brought out several surprise guests, including Lil Uzi Vert, Glorilla, 21 Savage, and Lil Wayne. The night wasn’t over, though, as J. Cole returned to the stage to say goodbye with a performance of his “Forest Hills Drive” track “No Role Modelz.” 

Each rapper delivered a career-spanning collection of tracks that reminded fans of their come-up in rap as peers and how each artist has grown since the days of “The Come Up” and “Thank Me Later.” While both rappers could have closed out the festival in an unforgettable fashion on their own, the combination of the two alone, not to mention all the surprises, was worth the price of admission and won’t be matched by any other festival this year.

Dreamville Festival was not only an incredible weekend of music but also one of culture and community, and it’s no surprise that the fest has become one of the largest and most popular artist-led music festivals in the world, generating millions of dollars each year for the local and North Carolina economy.

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Recap: J. Cole and Drake Close Out Epic Dreamville Fest Weekend

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J. Cole’s annual Dreamville Festival returned to North Carolina this weekend and did not disappoint. With a lineup that included some of the biggest names in hip-hop, the Raleigh music festival delivered a high-energy, diverse talent showcase and a memorable surprise-filled co-headlining performance by Drake and Cole to close the weekend.

Performances kicked off at the historic Dorothea Dix Park on Saturday with a range of rappers and singers, but not without an audible from Mother Nature, as high wind speeds delayed gates and set times by a few hours. Key Glock was also forced to cancel his set due to travel delays, but the festival was able to replace his set with Toosii and adjusted the set times to save the day. Once things got started, fans enjoyed performances from some of the most exciting female artists in hip-hop and R&B, like the City Girls, Ari Lennox, and Jessie Reyez, and sets from names like Lil Durk, Sean Paul, and Usher.

Usher’s headlining set on Saturday was a true spectacle, with the R&B icon delivering a 22-song high-energy performance that had the packed Raleigh crowd dancing and singing along to his endless catalog of hits like “Yeah,” “My Boo”, “Burn,” “U Got It Bad” and more. And with one of the cruelest April Fools jokes of the year, Usher got in the holiday spirit and pretended to bring out Beyonce for the Raleigh crowd, but he made it up to the public by continuing to sing and dance to his years of hits. Almost three decades removed from his self-titled debut, Usher still can win over a crowd with ease, and his classics from the 2000s remain classics today.

The massive crowds continued for Day 2 of the festival on Sunday, with early performances from Waka Flocka Flame, Dreamville’s Cozz and Bas, Mario, and more. The impressive performances didn’t stop as the sun went down, though, as evening and festival came to a close with sets from JID, Summer Walker, Burna Boy, and a very special set from J. Cole and Drake, which Dreamville fans will talk about for years to come.

The longtime friends and collaborators delivered an epic set, performing some of their biggest hits throughout the performance. J. Cole kicked things off, performing some of his biggest hits and many B-side records as a special treat for the crowd, including several performances joined by his Dreamville labelmates like JID, Earthgang, Bas, and more.

Next, Cole introduced Drake to the Dreamville crowd, as Drizzy kicked things off with his Travis Scott collab “Sicko Mode” to start things off with high energy. Drake has some surprises of his own, though, as he not only performed a catalog of his best tracks but he brought out several surprise guests, including Lil Uzi Vert, Glorilla, 21 Savage, and Lil Wayne. The night wasn’t over, though, as J. Cole returned to the stage to say goodbye with a performance of his “Forest Hills Drive” track “No Role Modelz.” 

Each rapper delivered a career-spanning collection of tracks that reminded fans of their come-up in rap as peers and how each artist has grown since the days of “The Come Up” and “Thank Me Later.” While both rappers could have closed out the festival in an unforgettable fashion on their own, the combination of the two alone, not to mention all the surprises, was worth the price of admission and won’t be matched by any other festival this year.

Dreamville Festival was not only an incredible weekend of music but also one of culture and community, and it’s no surprise that the fest has become one of the largest and most popular artist-led music festivals in the world, generating millions of dollars each year for the local and North Carolina economy.

Check out our favorite images from Dreamville 2023 below.

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Recap: J. Cole and Drake Close Out Epic Dreamville Fest Weekend

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J. Cole’s annual Dreamville Festival returned to North Carolina this weekend and did not disappoint. With a lineup that included some of the biggest names in hip-hop, the Raleigh music festival delivered a high-energy, diverse talent showcase and a memorable surprise-filled co-headlining performance by Drake and Cole to close the weekend.

Performances kicked off at the historic Dorothea Dix Park on Saturday with a range of rappers and singers, but not without an audible from Mother Nature, as high wind speeds delayed gates and set times by a few hours. Key Glock was also forced to cancel his set due to travel delays, but the festival was able to replace his set with Toosii and adjusted the set times to save the day. Once things got started, fans enjoyed performances from some of the most exciting female artists in hip-hop and R&B, like the City Girls, Ari Lennox, and Jessie Reyez, and sets from names like Lil Durk, Sean Paul, and Usher.

Usher’s headlining set on Saturday was a true spectacle, with the R&B icon delivering a 22-song high-energy performance that had the packed Raleigh crowd dancing and singing along to his endless catalog of hits like “Yeah,” “My Boo”, “Burn,” “U Got It Bad” and more. And with one of the cruelest April Fools jokes of the year, Usher got in the holiday spirit and pretended to bring out Beyonce for the Raleigh crowd, but he made it up to the public by continuing to sing and dance to his years of hits. Almost three decades removed from his self-titled debut, Usher still can win over a crowd with ease, and his classics from the 2000s remain classics today.

The massive crowds continued for Day 2 of the festival on Sunday, with early performances from Waka Flocka Flame, Dreamville’s Cozz and Bas, Mario, and more. The impressive performances didn’t stop as the sun went down, though, as evening and festival came to a close with sets from JID, Summer Walker, Burna Boy, and a very special set from J. Cole and Drake, which Dreamville fans will talk about for years to come.

The longtime friends and collaborators delivered an epic set, performing some of their biggest hits throughout the performance. J. Cole kicked things off, performing some of his biggest hits and many B-side records as a special treat for the crowd, including several performances joined by his Dreamville labelmates like JID, Earthgang, Bas, and more.

Next, Cole introduced Drake to the Dreamville crowd, as Drizzy kicked things off with his Travis Scott collab “Sicko Mode” to start things off with high energy. Drake has some surprises of his own, though, as he not only performed a catalog of his best tracks but he brought out several surprise guests, including Lil Uzi Vert, Glorilla, 21 Savage, and Lil Wayne. The night wasn’t over, though, as J. Cole returned to the stage to say goodbye with a performance of his “Forest Hills Drive” track “No Role Modelz.” 

Each rapper delivered a career-spanning collection of tracks that reminded fans of their come-up in rap as peers and how each artist has grown since the days of “The Come Up” and “Thank Me Later.” While both rappers could have closed out the festival in an unforgettable fashion on their own, the combination of the two alone, not to mention all the surprises, was worth the price of admission and won’t be matched by any other festival this year.

Dreamville Festival was not only an incredible weekend of music but also one of culture and community, and it’s no surprise that the fest has become one of the largest and most popular artist-led music festivals in the world, generating millions of dollars each year for the local and North Carolina economy.

Check out our favorite images from Dreamville 2023 below.

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