Ari Lennox She left social media indefinitely after receiving backlash to express her love for Ghana after her recent vacation in the West African country last month.
The “Shea Butter Baby” singer shared the news just before the weekend of last Friday, January 7, in a series of posts on Twitter. “Hello, I love you all,” she told fans just hours after the unexpected incident. “I’m good in the studio too,” added the 30-year-old, seemingly hinting at new music since her last music release.
In a subsequent post, the Washington, D.C. citizen wrote, “My heart hasn’t changed. No one can take the peace I’ve felt away from me,” she added, “I don’t like Twitter.” Or rather SM. So I give my passwords to my own label. We hope this continues. I love you all and thanks for the kindness.”
The latest update comes on the heels of criticism the Grammy-nominated singer has faced after opening up about her admiration for Ghana and how the country has helped her feel more connected to her ancestors.
The star, whose real name is Courtney Schnad Salter, visited the country last month to perform at the Afroshila party on December 28, 2021. It appears that she used the remainder of her time there to explore parts of Accra, the country’s capital.
The “Apartment” singer shared photos and posts and had nothing but positive things to say about the city, including how “it is a rare and good feeling to wake up constantly in peace and happiness. I really owe that to Ghana.”
Elsewhere, she explained, “I suddenly cried the first time I went to the beach in Ghana.” She added, “It was so exciting, I didn’t feel lonely. My heart aches/aches for my grandfather. It was a surreal experience.”
Many people online felt the statements were disingenuous. Others wondered if the singer’s ancestors were from Ghana – prompting the star to delete all of her trip-related posts from Twitter and a photo she shared on Instagram.
However, Lennox fans were quick to defend her, including one who wrote, “Africans really bullied Ari Lennox into deleting photos from her visit to Ghana. What nonsense?” They added, “You all complain that we are making fun of Africans but when we try to appreciate the beauty of the continent, you can say no to that too. SMDH.”
Lennox has only posted two updates to its Twitter account.
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