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The gospel industry shocked by the news that Tonex is going on "an hiatus."
TOP SELLING gospel artist and hit record producer Tonex has announced on his website his intention to take an extended sabbatical from the music industry. He wrote, "After long contemplation and much financial and emotional hardship I have decided that Tonex needs go on hiatus from the music industry. I have tried very hard to endure all that I can from being misunderstood to being down right lied on and I don't physically or emotionally have the capacity to continue on anymore under the current circumstances. My record Label ZLG (Zomba Label Group) has repeatedly ignored my requests for help and they just don't get me as an artist. But I'm not blaming them, it's hard for anyone to really get me as an artist because I am not the normal type of artist. I bow out. And I don't know when I'm coming back.
"Honestly I don't feel that I fit into anyone's category but my own,
but in a world that's filled with labels, sections and categories
people can't function if they can't put you in a certain box. I don't
fit totally into gospel because I don't sing JESUS JESUS JESUS all day
and I don't fit into mainstream because I don't sing SEX SEX SEX all
day either. I'm at a serious crossroads right now in life. And I don't
have the answers. I cried and cried and cried last night to God for
help because I can't go any further."