In a shocking turn of events, Ari Lennox, the mesmerizing R&B sensation, found herself at the center of an unsettling incident during her opening performance for rapper Rod Wave in Los Angeles on Wednesday night.
While delivering affirmations ahead of an electrifying rendition of her hit song “Pressure,” an unexpected interruption disrupted the show when an object, later identified as a water bottle, was hurled in her direction.
Lennox, whose real name is Courtney Shanade Salter, halted her performance and turned her attention toward the source of the disruption. The D.C. native didn’t hold back as she unleashed a fiery tirade against the individual responsible for the disrespectful act.
“Who the f*** did it? I’ll f*** your ass up,” Lennox declared, her emotions running high. She pointed fiercely in the direction from which the object had come, making her stance clear. “I don’t play that. I’m a real-ass bitch, and I will f*** your s*** all the way the f*** up. Don’t you ever disrespect a beautiful Black woman on the f***ing stage like that,” she added, as a security guard swiftly joined her on stage to maintain order.
They brought the DMV right out of her 😳🤣 pic.twitter.com/x4IycJR1mt
— Mesh🇧🇧 (@rahsh33m) November 30, 2023
Ari Lennox’s fans were quick to rally behind her, expressing their unwavering support on social media platforms. Outrage over the incident spread like wildfire as fans and fellow artists condemned the disrespectful act.
“Who tf threw a bottle at ARI LENNOX?!? Don’t play rn,” tweeted one concerned fan.
Another said, “Idk why people are laughing, this isn’t funny at all. They could’ve injured her. Ari Lennox is one of the most unproblematic artists, she doesn’t bother anyone. She’s genuinely a sweet person and a wonderful live performer. She doesn’t deserve this at all.”
The incident involving Ari Lennox is part of a troubling trend that has plagued the music industry in recent times – fans throwing objects and substances at performers during their live shows. This dangerous behavior not only disrupts performances but also poses a significant safety risk to artists and their crews.
Ari Lennox’s unapologetic response serves as a stark reminder that artists deserve respect and admiration for their dedication and passion.