Ari Lennox has opened up about having self-confidence issues regarding love and relationships and said she felt “unattractive” by “wanting love so bad.”
On Thursday (March 9), the R&B singer revealed in a Twitter post that she might have harmed her self-esteem while trying to pursue love. Ari said that it has caused her to feel “blind and weak,” which made her “dangerously trusting.”
“Have I made myself unattractive by wanting love so bad?” she asked. “By speaking about it? Complaining about it? I wish I didn’t crave it.”
Ari continued: “I wish it didn’t make me blind, weak, and so dangerously trusting. I wish I had no love inside of me. Wish I didn’t have emotions. Wish I didn’t care.”
have I made myself unattractive by wanting love so bad? By speaking about it? Complaining about it? I wish I didn’t crave it. I wish it didn’t make me blind, weak and so dangerously trusting. I wish I had no love inside of me. Wish I didn’t have emotions. Wish I didn’t care 🥺
— Ari Lennox (@AriLennox) March 8, 2023
In other Ari Lennox news, the 31-year-old singer devastated fans when she revealed her Age/Sex/Location Tour would be her last. The Dreamville singer announced via a tweet in December that the tour, which takes place across North America in early 2023, will be the final time fans will get to see her on the road as a touring artist.
Lennox didn’t go into detail about why she’ll no longer be touring, but she did say that the European leg of her forthcoming roadshow has been canceled due to “reasons out of [her] control.”
“Age Sex Location will be my last tour,” she wrote to her 800,000-plus followers. “I love my genuine fans so much and can’t wait to give you my all every night.”
She added: “Europe I love you but unfortunately there will not be a tour due to reasons out of my control. Happy holidays See you soon Vegas!”
The Age/Sex/Location Tour followed the release of Ari Lennox’s sophomore album of the same name, which arrived on September 9. The 12-track project boasts appearances from Lucky Daye, Summer Walker, and Chloe Bailey, along with production from Jermaine Dupri, J. Cole, Bryan-Michael Cox, and others.
The follow-up to her breakout 2019 debut Shea Butter Baby, the album debuted at No. 69 on the Billboard 200 after earning roughly 12,000 units in its first week.
According to texts Ari sent to her label boss J. Cole prior to its release, Age/Sex/Locationwas inspired by the difficult time she’s had dating in the modern age.
“Transitional space. Very vulnerable and codependent and validation seeking park of my life,” the singer wrote in response to Cole asking her what the album meant to her.