*If you’re a Jazmine Sullivan fan, you know the singer – after taking several years off – is back!
She came on the scene in 2008 with hits, “Need U Bad” and “Bust Your Windows” from debut album “Fearless.”
Many fans and inquiring minds wondered why she disappeared from the music scene after her sophomore album, “Love Me Back,” in 2010. “People thought that I stopped because my second album didn’t sell as well. That wasn’t true,” Sullivan told ESSENCE.com. “I was going through a tough time in life. I was in a relationship, it was not good and it kinda took all my focus from everything.”
She continued her interview with ESSENCE.com and told the magazine her relationship was unhealthy and very difficult.
Unfortunately, she isolated herself from everything she loved, and that included music.
“When things are bad, they just take up all of your energy. You can’t really see straight. Once I got out of it, I realized that I had stopped doing something that I’d wanted to do all my life,” she said.
She added, “something that I had been working to do all my life. I realized that I had lost myself. That should have been the last thing I stopped—my music—because I love it.”
But she overcame and got back on track thanks to some help from faith and family. “God and my family got my mind right,” she said.
She’s grateful she still has a spot in music and that fans are anticipating her comeback.
“Other artists can come in and take your place when you’re not there to fill it,” she said. “I’m glad to see that I still have a spot.”