Lennox is the latest artist to speak out about fans throwing objects onstage during shows
Ari Lennox will not put up with concertgoers throwing objects onstage.
On Wednesday night, a fan threw a water bottle in her direction as she was opening for Rod Wave at the Forum in Inglewood, California. The bottle only slightly missed her — and she immediately stopped singing to find out who the culprit was.
"Bitch, don't f---ing play with me. Stop that s---, I'll f--- you up," Lennox, 32, said, according to a video shared by a fan on X (formerly known as Twitter).
"Who did it? Who the f--- did it? I don't play that s—. I'm a real-ass bitch, and I will f--- your s--- all the way the f--- up."
She concluded, "Don't you ever disrespect a beautiful Black woman on the f---ing stage like that."
Lennox is the latest artist to experience this at a show.
In November, Taylor Swift politely requested that audience members refrain from throwing items while she’s performing.
According to fan-captured footage on social media, the “Cruel Summer” singer, 33, took a moment to speak out about the issue immediately after someone in the crowd tossed a gift on the stage in Buenos Aires.
“And just because communication means having gentle, healthy boundaries — it really freaks me out when stuff gets thrown on the stage,” Swift said while sitting behind the piano during the Evermore portion of her career-spanning set.
“Because if it's on the stage then a dancer can trip on it,” she said in a calm, thoughtful tone, expressing her concern. "I love that you brought presents, and that is so nice, but just can you please not throw them on the stage?”
“I love you so much," the singer-songwriter added to her loyal Swifties before resuming the performance.
Many performers opened up about their concern after several incidents: Harry Styles was hit by several objects during his Love on Tour; Kelsea Ballerini was struck in the eye by a bracelet; and Bebe Rexha was seriously injured after a male crowd member threw a cell phone at her, leading to his arrest.
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