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Ari Lennox Apologizes To Her Management Team For Firing Them

Ari Lennox is sorry for saying she wants new management.

Dreamville R&B singer Ari Lennox has had a few social media outbursts where she has spoken her truth about navigating the music business. After abruptly announcing she was done doing live performances after the end of this year, Ari said Sunday via Twitter that she was looking for a lawyer and a new management team. The “BMO” singer later said that her managers did not accompany her on tour, and were only down to travel with her if she had to leave the country.

But on Tuesday, Ari had a change of heart and apologized to her two managers, Paris Hines and Justin Lamotte, for her impulsive tweets. “I want to make it clear. I love my friends Justin Lamotte and Paris Hines,” she said Tuesday evening. “I haven’t been a good friend to them. I’m sorry from the bottom of my heart and hope we can work and laugh and kick it forever.”

The 28-year-old went on to say she needed to take a break from social media after letting the pressures of the music industry get to her. “Definitely been going through it and going to dip out for awhile. Peace media,” she said.

Ari Lennox, born Courtney Salter, has been all about protecting her energy, and had said that the people she thought were there for her were actually leaving her hanging. She has since deleted her tweets calling for new management, so it looks like things may have gotten sorted out. Ari became a breakout star under J. Cole’s “Dreamville” label with her debut album Shea Butter Baby that was released in May. She often entertains her fans through social media, particularly through Instagram live rants that often go viral. Her talent has landed her a “Tiny Desk” concert with NPR, a performance at BET’s “Black Girls Rock,” and she’s even opening up for Lizzo on the “Cuz I Love You” tour.

With all her recent success, we can only hope that her business is in order behind closed doors. We wish her and her team the best of luck.