Nelly has opened up about his relationship with Ashanti. The rapper, who released his ‘Nelly ‘5.0’ album this year, admitted to Rap TV that he thinks it’s important to be “friends first”. Look below for the details:
Nelly has been busy promoting his recently released ‘Nelly 5.0′ album. However, the rapper took a moment on ‘Big Boy’s Neighborhood’ radio show to talk about something other than his his musical efforts – his relationship with Ashanti. See what he had to say about their status below:
Ashanti attended Nelly’s album listening party at the Griffin in New York City last evening. The singer, who has denied her rumourd relationship with the rapper, was all smiles as Nelly played tracks from ‘Nelly 5.0′ (in stores on November 16th) for the audience.
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BET’s ‘106 & Park’ celebrated it’s 10th anniversary today. The live event brought out all of the show’s hosts including it’s originators AJ and Free. Check out some of the performances and interviews from Trey Songz, Ne-Yo, Ashanti, Ciara and more below:
This week’s From The Vault video comes from none other than Ashanti. ‘Only U’ was released in October 2004 the lead single from her platinum-selling ‘Concrete Rose’ LP and peaked at #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 making it the only song that Ashanti managed to place the top 20 of the US chart in the last 6 years. The record did even better in international territories where it peaked at #2 on the UK Singles Chart.
If Ashanti wants to return to her position as one of the leading artists in the game then this is the type of material she should be releasing. With a club-banging beat and a brilliant use of the guitar, ‘Only U’ stands as 1 of the best records that she has done to date and is a testament to her skill as an artist.
Furthermore, unlike the dated material of her last album, ‘The Declaration’, this song’s hit potential carries forward to this day. Although many suggested that Ashanti copied the style of her chart rival Beyonce for both the video and it’s accompanying single cover, there is no denying the brilliance of this record. Remember this: Beyonce didn’t invent the wheel. Tina Turner.
Ashanti made an appearance at the 20th annual NAACP Theatre Awards at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles last evening. The singer/songwriter was awarded with the ‘Spirit Award’ for her contribution to the arts.