Ari Lennox Says She Quits After Losing at Soul Train Awards

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Ari Lennox is over it.

The Dreamville songstress says she’s done with music after losing at this weekend’s BET Soul Train Awards. Lennox was nominated for three awards including Best R&B/Soul Female Artist, Best Collaboration Performance, and Album/Mixtape of the Year for her critically-acclaimed debut Shea Butter Baby, but lost in all three categories.

After the “hard loss,” she took to Twitter to reflect. “I made a soul album for black people. I made my album for black people lol,” tweeted Lennox. “I just don’t understand. At all actually. But cool.”

Some took her comments as shade at Lizzo, who won Album/Mixtape of the Year for her album Cuz I Love You.

Lennox later explained why the loss was so hurtful. “It’s not just an award. It wasn’t any award show. It was the soul train awards. As you can see I’m big fan of soul music and huge fan of soul trains history.”

She added, “Being snubbed was something I always expected and was definitely prepared for just not by them.”