Jazmine Sullivan to Take a Break from Music?

Jazmine Sullivan

Jazmine Sullivan recently released her sophomore album Love Me Back, but now she may be throwing in the towel. Last night, the Philly soulstress took to her Twitter account to announce that she was retiring from the music industry, later deleting her tweets, but the shockwaves are still being felt.

“i’m making an official announcement that i am taking a break from music. i’m trying to figure out who i am… w/out a mike, paper or pen,” tweeted the 23-year-old. “i promised myself that when it wasn’t fun anymore i wouldn’t do it. and here i am. i’m not saying i wont ever sing again in my life becuz i dont believe that. but in this moment… rt now… i got some things to figure out.”

Before removing the tweets, she also thanked her fans for their unwavering support and helping her boost her confidence as a performer. “i love you all and appreciate u soooooo much. u have no idea how much u’ve inspired me and fed my ego. but the truth is that i have to believe in me whether you all do or not. and thats what i’m lookin for. that belief in myself. me. I. i love us. thanks for being here for me and riding with me on this journey. let us continue.”

She returned to Twitter today after her worried followers expressed their concern. “i’m fine everyone. just switching things up a bit till i get it right,” she assured them. “now kanye… thats who we should have a prayer circle for. lolol.”

The R&B powerhouse’s critically-acclaimed second album was released at the end of November, bowing at No. 17 on the Billboard 200 with 57,000 copies in its first week.

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21 Comments

  1. Diamond

    Great singer with no buzz,it sucks because shes one of the few female R&B singers out with talent

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  2. JMystery

    NOOOOOOOOOO! :(

    But it’s her decision, so I wish her all the best for her future! :D

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  3. A Damn Shame

    I feel her she makes this great music and her album sells only 57,000 copies but yet these other crappy wack acts like Taylor swift are moving over a million copies in one week? I would retire too shiett. People dont know real music anymore thats all i have to say.

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  4. OnlyBoy

    Proly the Illuminati coming after her!

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  5. Bobby

    I think she is just young and wise. Trying to really figure out what her purpose and objective really is. She has been singing for so long hoping to make it big and now that she has she is probably trying to really see herself if she wants to get bigger or if superstardom was what she even truly wanted. Much love to her, keeping it real!

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  6. Phoenix_Wright

    Love Me Back was an amazing album, I just hope she will give us another album just a good in the future.

    I hope he finds herself and is happy.

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  7. Phoenix_Wright

    she*

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  8. Tom-Tom

    It’s a shame “Love Me Back” was the best album of 2010 IMO. I hope she gets back to happy because the industry needs her. She has loyal/dedicated fans that appreciate her and her music, like I. I hope she doesn’t take it for granted. The singing thing is a God given talent. And I’m sure there are plenty of females undiscovered that would love to have her place, and wouldn’t walk away from it.

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  9. -

    She is so underrated! She can sing circles around these singers today!

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  10. musakfool87

    Salaam Remi just released an unreleased track by Jazmine called “I’m Not a Robot” thats pretty dope. Sounds like some futuristic Darkchild/Brandy collabos.

    salaamremi.tumblr.com/post/2577337390/musicmonday-jazmine-sullivan-im-not-a-robot-i

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  11. Kyle

    I hope she was just upset about something and didn’t really mean it. Jazmine is too talented to go unnoticed. She may not have the mainstream success of some of the other divas but at least she has more critical acclaim and other accalodes to brag about (ie: 8 GRAMMY NOMINATIONS). At the end of the day, real recognizes real.

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  12. Jarvis

    After putting out that bull-$hit album “luv me back” maybe she should take a break…smh i love jasmine but that cd was wack! she know she could do wayyyyy better than that..cuz her first album was a classic

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  13. jeremydante

    straight devastating.
    a huge loss for R&B music.

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  14. MaZ

    She will be missed! “Love me Back” is one of the best R&B album of 2010 or should I say the best. She needed to promote it more… so many potential and good singles.
    She’s true to herself, which is a very good thing in this crazy industry. Wish her the best.

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  15. bknyhustle

    fucc the industry man this is what they do the best, keep failing em real artist woefully just so they can give it up and switch styles to become nothing but some buncha silly mainstream whores.which is the current trend now.and if they comply they sure lose, wtf is going on son huh? is this what being original, passionate and talented boils down to, ma ni99a? this is some total bs yall, and no ones doing nothing to fix this bs.all they care about is the fuccn money n shit. but kn what just keep ur head up Jaz we stil love ya no matter what!

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  16. chunel

    fuck the music industry, fuck Katy Perry, Kesha, Taylor Swift, these girls sell CD because she sing for little girls ! And now Jazmine, the most underrated RNB artist, who has the greatest RNB album of 2010 BY FAR wants to retire???!!!

    NOOOOO ! seriously what is happening right now in this business ?

    I am soooo disgusted.

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  17. TUMTUM

    Jazmine Sullivan is for sure the most underrated artist out there. Her album ‘love me back’ is and the best RnB album of 2010. infact that was one of few albums i actually payed for in 2010.
    These mainstream chicks never stay true to themselves unlike jazmine and a few other artists.
    But to be honest, i would rather jazmine throw in the towl than follow these foolish trends

    Take your time Jazmine, i am a huge fan and i know when you do come back, you’ll set a real bar. #TEAMSULLIVANFORLIFE

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  18. TUMTUM

    and im glad your not a robot :)

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  19. Views

    Its a shame when real talent is unnoticed or looked past because they choose to stay true to who they are and their music . And because everyone don’t realize and give them the praise they deserve – they are forced to quit .
    Don’t worry Jaz one day they will see the light at the end of the tunnel of R&B music and that will be u

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  20. jpule

    hey jaz, keep doin ur thang..imma sangr too who understands dat da indistry’s fullashyt most times wen socalled artists are puttn daCrap out dey r 2day. Diffrnc is is dat u brok thru wheras im nt tryin 2 anymor.

    Ull nevr stop sangin cuz its prta urSoul, bt sangin ur typ quality muzik amidst all daCrap heap withn da industry wud surly help keep hope aliv n da lines open 4 othr TRUE artists, lik urslf, 2 breakthru. Society needs ur artistry n da lik-kind 2 frquntly remind dem of wat REAL muzik still is!

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  21. stacey

    Shut it ur crap don’t listen to the peeople tht are saying ur good they just ttrying to make yoou feel better about yourself but ur crap serious

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