Jazmine Sullivan is back with her new album, “Reality Show,” which went number one on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart and number two on Top R&B/Hip-Hop albums chart,
“I told everybody, including my Mom, Dad and management and everything all via Twitter. Everybody was mad at me. [They were] like if you were going to stop at least you could’ve called.”
But most folks don’t know the real reason why she decided to leave the music industry. Many assume it was the pressure and her weight but…
“A lot of people think that the pressure of the industry and–you know–my weight and everything, kind of made me stop… and me feeling like I was getting the short end of the stick.”
She added, “But that was not it at all. That had a little bit to do with it but a lot of it was that I was dealing with my own mess in my own life, personally, and it all just happened to be too much and I had to stop.”
Dealing with domestic violence and personal problems led to Sullivan running from her family and the music industry as well.
“For a long time, I kind of kept away from everybody. When you know you’re not right, and you know you’re not doing something right, you try to stay away from people who will tell you that.”
She added, “It took me a long time to feel comfortable enough to say it. I went through a lot of guilt myself, like, should I expose this? Am I being petty by talking about it? It’s a lot of feelings that women have in regards to this.”