Jazmine Sullivan Explains 5-Year Hiatus ‘I Experienced Something That Rocked My World & Turned It Upside Down’, Teases New EP For Spring 2020
Jazmine Sullivan had most of us in our feelings before she took a break from the music industry.
Now, she’s explaining why and announced an upcoming project that could be released sooner than later.
The soulful songstress took to Instagram and said of her hiatus,
“So, I’ve been quiet for a min. And by a minute I mean 5 years. But I just recently experienced something that has rocked my world and turned it upside down. Life is funny like that.”
It’s not clear what she might have gone through. Still, while it seems to have caused her to step away from music, she hinted that her experience would serve as inspiration for her next project.
“I’m almost sure it’s leading me on a path that will inspire an album. But for now an EP is on the way. Probably spring release. Love you all”
Her most recent album Reality Show was released in 2015, and featured hit singles like “Let It Burn.”
Interestingly enough, she had a five-year break before that and released Love Me Back in 2010 featuring the single “10 Seconds.” She said back then that her experience with a physically abusive relationship is what caused that hiatus.
She told The Breakfast Club in 2015,
“I left music because I was in a really bad relationship. It had gotten abusive. Just having to deal with the industry and that my personal life was so bad, I had to go.”
She said she got out after her then-boyfriend hit her to the point where she briefly lost hearing in an ear.
“I was like, ‘I might not be able to sing.’ And that kinda woke me up.”
“He’s a young man and I think that we both were each other’s firsts in experiencing different things. I wish him the best, I just don’t think that we were right for each other.”
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