Ari Lennox went on an explosive rant live on stage after a fan threw a water bottle at her during a concert.
While opening for Rod Wave on the Los Angeles stop of his Nostalgia Tour on Wednesday (November 29), a water bottle was aimed at Lennox while she performed her song “Pressure” — and she was definitely not happy about it.
After the bottle flied across the stage, the Dreamville singer immediately stopped her performance and had the music cut before going on a expletive-filled rant and calling out the person who threw it.
She then looked in the direction of where the bottle was thrown from and said: “Bitch, I’ll fuck you up! Who the fuck did it? Who the fuck did it? I’ll fuck y’all ass up. ‘Cause I don’t play that, I don’t feel that bullshit.
“I will fuck y’all shit all the way the fuck up! Don’t you ever disrespect a beautiful Black woman on the stage like that! I’ma fucking fuck you up. That’s the fuck right. Who did it, bitch?”
After someone appeared to confess to throwing the bottle, Ari Lennox said: “Right, come here, bitch. Come here, let’s do it. Come here bitch, you a pussy. That’s right, you could never even be as good as a pussy. That’s right, bitch. You’re dumb. You’re weak.”
While ranting at the crowd, the rest of the audience cheered her on and a security guard appeared on stage to escort her off after it appeared her microphone had been cut.
Lennox has not yet offered comment on the incident.
— More Fiyah Angelou • (@FiyahKixx) November 30, 2023
Bro😒 why somebody threw a water bottle at Ari Lennox & she was not playing 😭 pic.twitter.com/92KJ85dBJN
— Sariyah’s Mom (@_brickksss) November 30, 2023
Earlier this year, Ari Lennox celebrated seven months of sobriety.
The 32-year-old took to Instagram to mark the milestone with a lengthy message detailing her journey to becoming sober, while also explaining her fear of flying.
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“7 months sober. That’s a lot of sober flights. A lot of sober conversations. A lot of facing things raw and head on,” she began. “Honestly I don’t know what will happen when I reach a year sober. Don’t know if sobriety is forever or not but I can’t imagine going back to how things were.
“Passing out in the airport or having my emotions more heightened than needed smh shit was bad. I feel more in control of my emotions. More stable. More happy. More alert. More safe. More accepting of things I can’t control and more responsible with things I can.”
Lennox’s last album Age/Sex/Location arrived in 2022 and boasted appearances from Summer Walker, Chlöe Bailey and Lucky Daye. It