AceShowbiz - Ari Lennox is widely known for often being candid during her social media interactions with her fans. But her outspoken and brazen attitudes apparently don't match with the entertainment industry she's been working in. In an Instagram post shared on Wednesday, April 29, the R&B singer opened up about being judged as the worst part of success.
"Man I wish I could start over. Go back to this girl," she began her lengthy post, along with a picture of her younger self holding a mic. "Wish I never showed the world my personality. Wish I never did an ig live. Wish I wasn't so naive. Wish I never loved as hard as I do. Wish I was smarter," she shared her regrets.
The "Got Me" hitmaker went on confiding that she couldn't be freely speaking her mind, writing, "Honestly wish this was a world where you could be free and not judged. Where you could speak your mind and people understand context without tearing down people." But instead, "me opening up myself to the world has only damaged my career," so she claimed.
"But realistically how many people really vouching for soul in mainstream? I felt my personality helped but it hasn't," she continued sharing in the caption. Noting that she "literally can't be a carefree woman" and "have to live a lie because people are so judgmental and self righteous," she went complaining how mean people could be, "Like even if I was insecure that makes people feel good stating that aloud?"
In the end, Ari seemingly came to a conclusion that she would not be as open as she was before to the world and would only show her fans her music. "Even if I was all these things what's the point in going out your way to say it? If I never returned to social media could it really erase everything's happened? No. But I'm going to try. I really just want things to be about the music," she confessed, before adding, "If I'm going to be this imperfect woman, I need to be it off the grid."
The 29-year-old songstress ended her post with a message to her haters, "You think priding yourself on my weakness makes you so righteous? It's wild crazy. B***hes can't even be carefree. People think the industry is the worst part of being successful, no it's the people judging your every move."