Ari Lennox has deleted all her posts on Twitter and her Ghana related posts on Instagram after some social media users criticised her over them.
The 30-year-old announced the news on Friday, January 7th in a series of tweets updating her fans on what she’s been up to lately.
“Hey, love y’all,” she wrote with a red heart emoji. “I’m good, in the studio too,” the Washington DC native added, teasing that she’s got some new music on the way following the release of her single “Pressure.”
In her next tweet, Lennox said, “my heart hasn’t changed. Nobody can take the peace I felt away from me. I do not like Twitter, or [social media] rather. So I’m giving my passwords to my label. Hopefully this will last.”
The Dreamville vocalist concluded her post, “Love you all and thanks for the kindness” before seemingly disappearing from the Twittersphere (for the time being, anyway).
My heart hasn’t changed. Nobody can take the peace I felt away from me ?? I do not like twitter. Or SM rather. So I’m giving my passwords to my label. Hopefully this will last. Love you all and thanks for the kindness??
— Ari Lennox (@AriLennox) January 8, 2022
As Ace Showbiz notes, several of the “Scenic Drive” artist’s fans have come to her defence following the criticism she faced. In case you missed it, Lennox opened up about her trip to the West African country emotionally moved her and helped her feel connected to her ancestors, which some found comedic/disingenuous.
“Nobody can invalidate the peace you felt, that’s what Ghana does to you when you touch down,” one user responded to the singer’s post. “Soon as you touch the earth and soil here, it gives you the ancestry vibes and deja vu feelings like you’re finally home, and there’s this peace and calm that comes with it.”
Nobody can invalidate the peace you felt, that's what Ghana does to you when you touch down. Soon as you touch the earth & soil here, it gives you the ancestry vibes & deja vu feelings, the feelings like you're finally home ?, & there's this peace and calm that comes with it
— ?? CleDre ???? (@Aboki_CleDre) January 8, 2022
I get where you’re coming from, but she has a right to feel however she feels honestly. She tries to be her authentic self on this platform & it’s always something with people trying to come for her. I’m sure it’s just exhausting.
— PlainJane? (@onnasings_) January 8, 2022
Pay em no mind & visit Liberia next time. John Amos just went back & Nina Simone loved it pic.twitter.com/Grni4N42HZ
— RESOLUTE ???? (@RealYOM) January 8, 2022
All she said was Ghana was beautiful and she felt at peace there. For that she was relentlessly harassed by the bitter black crew and so she’s out. https://t.co/8hHDC7Gqyd
— EdAsante (@EdAsante77) January 8, 2022
?? We love you. A few fools who think trolling is fun will not outshine the love from the majority https://t.co/zk4cxkW3jP
— Michael 'ACE' Amankwah (@mike_amankwah) January 8, 2022
You raggedy bitches made us lose the only person I cared about going live on IG?!?! https://t.co/VnUPYuOfC3
— chesty & testy (@_sugatits) January 8, 2022
Leave Ari alone.