Ari Lennox Threatens Joe Budden With Lawsuit In Explosive New Rant

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JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA - DECEMBER 18: Ari Lennox performs during the Rod Wave Nostalgia Tour at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on December 18, 2023 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Prince Williams/WireImage)
Lennox didn't bite her tongue responding to Joe Budden's criticism.

Ari Lennox has had an eventful past few weeks. It all started right at the end of November when she was performing as the opening act for Rod Wave on his Nostalgia Tour. The performance seems to be going well enough until one of the fans in attendance throws something, later revealed to be a bottle, at Ari on stage. She claps back hard calling out the person who threw it and even threatening to fight them. The viral moment ended when her microphone was cut off and her performance ended early.

Fans responded to the post largely in support of Ari. Across 2023 there was a strange trend of fans throwing objects on stage at artists. While it was occasionally light-hearted, like when Drake had dozens of bras thrown at him on stage during his tour. But at other points, it was much more hostile even resulting in some injuries to performers. Ari took the situation in stride, hilarious donning a helmet during her next performance in reference to the incident. Then earlier this month, she reflected on her time touring with Rod Wave, which didn't sit right with everyone.

Ari Lennox vs. Joe Budden

When Ari opened up on her time on tour she was pretty critical. She claimed that she never felt comfortable and raced through her sets because whenever she tried to affirm the crowd they would just get angry at her. But despite her vulnerable reflection on the tour, some still tried to critique her. Joe Budden in particular used his podcast as a vessel to claim that she should have just been happy to be included on such a big tour.

In a new video responding to his comments, Ari didn't hold anything back. She not only claims that he has a $20k lawsuit headed his way but also claims that he's obsessed with her and even joked that he "touches dogs." What do you think of Ari Lennox's response to Joe Budden's critiques of her comments about touring with Rod Wave? Do you think she should follow through with suing him? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Lavender Alexandria is a music and culture journalist based in Los Angeles, California. She’s covered dozens of musical genres and styles from the most mainstream to the most experimental and underground on her blog and accompanying YouTube channel that looks at music, pop culture, and Billboard charts since 2017: Lav’s Music Corner. Lavender has produced editorial and listicle content both in written and video form over the past far years and has also interviewed up-and-coming artists like Censored Dialogue. Her experiences covering culture have taken her from Hyperpop parties in LA to underground rap shows in Atlanta, to DIY punk shows in Charlotte. Lavender has also written for iHeartRadio, covering some of the biggest artists in Hip Hop such as Ice Spice, Drake, Doja Cat and Cardi B. She also has bylines with ScreenRant and continues to write for Ringtone magazine. Lavender is a lifelong Charlotte Hornets fan and her favorite rap artists include Clipping, Little Simz, Earl Sweatshirt, and Kendrick Lamar.