If Ashanti’s candid sitdown with Hot 97 recently is anything to judge by, her ‘BraveHeart’ is a bit braver than most give her credit for.
For,itt may have been the whisper of the music industry for 9 years, but now ‘The Way I Love You’ singer has found a way to publicly admit to her long-time relationship with hit rapper Nelly as well as the turbulence that accompanied it.
Speaking ever candidly to Hot 97’s Ebro and Laura Styles, the songstress had a no-holds-barred conversation regarding the ups and downs of the duo’s dating in ways she never has before, while also dishing on her new album ‘Braveheart’, its serial delays, and her bouts with a now jailed stalker.
Ashanti also weighed in on former label-head Irv Gotti claiming she was “disloyal”. This is a must see if ever there was one. Tuck in below:
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Ashanti via Hot 97:
“Nelly and I are kind of in the space where, I’m kinda like focusing on my career, he’s focusing on what he’s doing, you know there’s a lot of things that happened this year, you know a lot of things kinda went public more than other things have gone public before, you know what I’m saying? I kinda just…I have to do me. Um, we’re in that space right now and there are things that were said and things that were done, that probably shouldn’t have been said or done, but they have been.”
She even admitted her song ‘Never Should Have’ was indeed about the rapper. Later, she elaborated on a new song called ‘Scars’:
“There’s a a record I have called scars which is a very deep record. He put a couple of scars on me – not physically – we don’t want to put that out there!
We’ve definitely scarred each other, in a sense to say. It’s a deep record and it’s something that I feel I’m revealing very much more than I have on previous records. I’m really, really excited. It takes you on a nice emotional level.”
If this picks up any traction, it is sure to be a messy one. We definitely applaud the songstress for finally coming forward and speaking her piece for her own peace. No word from Nelly as of time reporting.