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Hot Shot: Ashanti Unwraps ‘Braveheart’ Album Cover

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R&B belle Ashanti seems to be playing Santa today; for after revealing the title and tentative tracklist for her sixth studio album,  ‘Braveheart’, the singer has followed with its official cover.

Between the braid and blue lipstick, it seems Ms. Douglas really channelled the LP’s title. No shade.

That said, we’re rooting for former INC star. Sadly stepping up her game when the majority turned their attention to the Beyonce‘s and Rihanna‘s of the world, she’s had an increasing uphill battle as of late; something I’m not sure her independent “situation” with Written Entertainment alleviates. I mean, for yours truly, there are some acts who are better suited to a major label situation – Ashanti being one of them.

Indeed, unlike many an unsigned act, Ja Rule‘s one-time comrade has enjoyed the dizzy heights of fame and has a talent that – if backed properly – could go toe to toe with the major label divas. However, now in a predicament which sees her trying to triangulate the financing, A&R, and promotion for her project alone, things are looking messy at best. Current single ‘The Woman You Love’ is doing all of nothing on the charts and  prospects aren’t looking great. That said, all it takes is that one hit. Here’s hoping ‘Braveheart’ is packing the heat when it hits stores on April 17th.

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  1. March 7, 2012 at 7:00 pm
    britney says:
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    no!!!!!

  2. March 7, 2012 at 7:03 pm
    Nik Nak says:
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    omg the album cover is disgusting, this is going to be one flop album. I predict this will flop harder than ciara and I don’t say that often.

    I think I only heard her song once on the radio and that was an urban radio station.

    I think since her and Ja rule are both in trouble they should team up and make those hits we all love.

  3. March 7, 2012 at 7:09 pm
    RAYJ says:
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    Ashanti is a pretty Gurl but this Cover is a real Mess..Lipstick LIKE THAT ON MY d***? naw!…

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  5. March 7, 2012 at 7:16 pm
    Jay says:
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    Yasss…Blue Ivy’s Aunty better work this cover!

  6. March 7, 2012 at 7:30 pm
    IV. says:
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    The name is the album is dope but that cover…. What kinda flop photoshoot

  7. March 7, 2012 at 7:36 pm
    Mike says:
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    is it just me or does this album cover look like Keyshia Cole’s last album? I do hope it is successful.

  8. March 7, 2012 at 7:37 pm
    Teyah says:
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    The album cover is not that good! She can do better than that. The promo photos she’s released are sooo much better! The album will a big flop! Why? Because she’s irrelevant these days. She’s now an indie artist and the R&B music she’s making is not that popular anymore. I predict 13,000 for first-week sales LOL!

  9. March 7, 2012 at 7:39 pm
    Nahjee says:
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    This cover is all wrong NO! NO! NO! That blue lip stick just mess it all up

    #icant please ashanti don’t go threw with this

  10. March 7, 2012 at 7:43 pm
    Relevant vs. irrelevant says:
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    Awful Ashanti this album will sale 9,000 the first week 13,000 is to much teyah

  11. March 7, 2012 at 8:06 pm
    WIG SNATCHER says:
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    A Mess.

  12. March 7, 2012 at 8:18 pm
    :l says:
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    i like it.

  13. March 7, 2012 at 8:19 pm
    KAT DELUNA FAN says:
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    Ashanti better changes this album cover.The lead single is boring enough ugh :?

    TGJ please stop,Bey & rih are where they are because they are f****** (with) the same man.It was once Jlo and ashanti’s world so give her a break.Always mentioning those 2 mtfs

  14. March 7, 2012 at 8:30 pm
    JoArmy says:
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    Those eyelashes are totally not worth it and the lip stick????? Did dis woman get poisoned???? And the hair…………..god bless david…….looks like a rat rolled around in it and the braid is not really serving a purpose and lastly she isnt recognisable.
    Conclusion: its not just a mess and a dam hot mess

  15. March 7, 2012 at 8:30 pm
    Tbozfan10 says:
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    I keep hearing her new single on pandora all the time. |-:

  16. March 7, 2012 at 8:34 pm
    Teyah says:
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    @Relevant vs. irrelevant

    LOL I guess your right

  17. March 7, 2012 at 8:39 pm
    NewsFLASH101 says:
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    This is NOT the official album cover. This is simply a promotional picture for the album. The album cover will be revealed in the coming weeks.

  18. March 7, 2012 at 8:39 pm
    HeavyHeavy says:
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    ewwww – why is her single cover of better quality and standard than her album cover – makes no sense, please Ashanti change it!!!

  19. March 7, 2012 at 8:52 pm
    Sheyenne says:
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    That album cover alone makes me want nothing to do with this album, lol. Let alone her recent songs …

  20. March 7, 2012 at 8:53 pm
    DatDude says:
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    I like it’s very different for her and since when did a album cover make up an artist sales?? Last time I checked Rihanna, Beyonce etc.. album covers look a d@#m mess just saying!! But I think once she release her video and have an actual performance on a big venue she be back in the game… Go ashanti im now a fan!!

  21. March 7, 2012 at 9:00 pm
    Teacher says:
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    You’re right he should mention Kat Deluna…..LOLOLOLOOOL

  22. March 7, 2012 at 9:03 pm
    army of queen aaliyah says:
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    Lmfaoooo This Is Just A Mess ! My Faves Would/Could Never Try This Anywho I Hope Her Vocals/Songs Are Up To Par Or Else She Will Be Continued To Be Known As FLOP-Anti :)

  23. March 7, 2012 at 9:46 pm
    Hot! says:
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    i like

  24. March 7, 2012 at 9:53 pm
    Kelis says:
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    WHAT!??? is there any HITS? on the album…..
    havent heard one yet…and the album comes out NEXT MONTH!??
    is she serious…..she really needs to release a HIT Song b4 she thinks of releasing the What was supposed to be her Comeback album…

  25. March 7, 2012 at 10:03 pm
    TheCatSeries says:
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    Other than the braid…
    I LOVE THE ALBUM Cover!!

    and for yall people who HATE ashanti
    i got a question

    why are yall here?!!!
    Just Saying

    But Anyway…

    I hope it works out
    #TeamAshanti

  26. March 7, 2012 at 10:10 pm
    Loso says:
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    This is not the album cover. Just a promo. TGJ yal slipping. And the album is not coming til summer. New single next week

  27. March 7, 2012 at 10:42 pm
    Dreamer says:
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  28. March 7, 2012 at 11:29 pm
    JER says:
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    hate it. hate it. the look is wrong. the title is wrong, the over is wrong.

  29. March 7, 2012 at 11:45 pm
    MISHKA says:
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    Reconsider, Ashanti, this is NOT it.

  30. March 8, 2012 at 12:10 am
    MuzikJunkie! says:
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    Reminds me of Kelis’ Fleshtone

  31. March 8, 2012 at 12:31 am
    Theman says:
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    She needs major label support and thats the bottom line.

  32. March 8, 2012 at 12:50 am
    VFB says:
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    Love Ashanti…I will be buying the CD

  33. March 8, 2012 at 3:50 am
    KD says:
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    Ashanti is soooo 2003. Much like Ciara she does not have much of a voice to speak of, and she really is not all that interesting. What is her selling point?

  34. March 8, 2012 at 4:01 am
    Wes says:
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    Yessssssssssss my princess coming back to snatch wigs,,,

  35. March 8, 2012 at 6:01 am
    YOOSONDALOOSE says:
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    Hmmmm… very much dislike the cover, tacky.
    But love Ashanti so I hope it will do good for her, she needs to promote, and make sure she gets that video out!

  36. March 8, 2012 at 6:56 am
    Black Madonna says:
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    This is not the album cover…

  37. March 8, 2012 at 9:54 am
    Phittedphilly says:
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  38. March 8, 2012 at 11:30 am
    Eva says:
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    The album title and cover are awful. Label problems are not even an issue when the artist has judgment and taste that are that bad. No.

  39. March 8, 2012 at 11:43 am
    jhongerardo says:
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    mua

  40. March 8, 2012 at 11:45 am
    jhongerardo says:
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    eres fantastica

  41. March 8, 2012 at 12:46 pm
    HALF AMAZIN says:
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    I think she looks pretty and its and interesting photo but I DON’T like it as an album cover. The braid and what you can see of the outfit looks too “Xena Warrior Princess-ish”. THAT coupled with the title Braveheart just comes off kinda corny and gimmicky. That photo should be a promo pic and thats about it. As an album cover the blue lipstick and the outfit can go. Face is majorly and properly beat though! That Avatar mouth just isn’t right.

  42. March 8, 2012 at 1:48 pm
    BLAH says:
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    THIS IS NOT THE ALBUM COVER, IF U GUYS MUST KNOW LMAO SO YEA……. FAIL, THIS IS A SHOT FROM HER NEW VIDEO “THE WOMAN YOU LOVE” SMH

  43. March 8, 2012 at 4:48 pm
    Myrl22 says:
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    we need more brave ladies in the R&B world right now…. i think the title is great and the cover is appropriate….

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  45. March 12, 2012 at 5:56 pm
    Marcinis says:
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    This is a promo shot from the set of her video, not the album cover, you idiots.

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