Jazmine Sullivan Reveals Abuse Kept Her From Music
Jazmine Sullivan has opened up about the dark secret behind her hiatus from music, revealing she stepped away from the spotlight to deal with a series of personal issues.
The “Bust Your Windows” star took a break in 2011 to get to grips with a physically abusive relationship, now explaining the drama stripped her of her work focus.
She tells New York radio show The Breakfast Club, “I left music because I was in a really bad relationship and it had gotten abusive. It had gotten to be too much just having to deal with the industry and that my personal life was so bad. So I had to go for a second. But I’m back. I’m out of the relationship.”
She adds, “He (ex-boyfriend) slapped me so hard I couldn’t hear and I was like, ‘Oh shoot, I might not be able to sing’, and that kind of woke me up like, ‘This is something I’ve been trying to do my whole life that I love to do, I might not be able to do (it) because of this relationship.”