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Hot Shot: Rihanna Hangs With Ashanti On Halloween

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Well isn’t this interesting.

As reported, a whose who of Hollywood was out in full force last night to celebrate Halloween. And with a multitude of different events taking place in parallel, it was a given that stars would run into one another.

Such was the case for Rihanna and Ashanti, who posed it up together at a party.

Intriguingly, besides a ensemble song for ‘Stand Up To Cancer’ back in 2008, the ladies paths have never crossed before. Unique given the similarities their careers have.

Indeed, Ashanti rose to prominence on Def Jam as part of a collective – Murder Inc / Rihanna is currently signed to the same label by way of Roc Nation. What’s more, Rih is routinely touted as a “rival” to the better-selling Beyonce, who once upon a time was the main chart-thorn in the side of Ashanti’s dominance. Clearly, much has changed since then – although Bey’s “step ahead, level above” status continues plague both ladies. Nonetheless, we digress…

Is it us or could both stars benefit from what the other has? Ashanti from Ms. Fenty’s ability to stay commercially relevant and Rihanna from Ashanti’s vocal strides? They should mingle more…

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Ashanti Talks Christmas Album, Joint Tour With Ja Rule, & Bedroom Antics With Nelly On Hot 97

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Say what folk will about Ashanti, but the R&B star has quite the hustle factor.

Less than a year has passed since she released independent album ‘Braveheart’ and the singer is already prepping a new LP for release this year  – a Christmas project.

Today, she stopped by Hot 97 to dish on the set and chatted about a host of other topics including a planned joint tour with Ja Rule.

The 34-year-old as also quizzed about her bedroom antics with ex-boyfriend Nelly – which she coyly, yet readily opened up about. Anything to sell an album, ay?

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Watch: Ja Rule & Ashanti Perform ‘Always on Time’ At ‘Def Jam 30′

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Successes of yesteryear were celebrated in NYC hours ago, revisited to honour the ‘Def Jam’ as it celebrated its 30th birthday!

Of course, no ‘Def Jam‘ party would be complete without an appearance from one of its brightest stars Ashanti, who enjoyed a hit-kissed run at the label before parting ways with them following the release of 2004’s ‘Concrete Rose.’

Now, as she continues to embark on an independent journey, the ‘Only U’ chanteuse took to Brooklyn’s Barclays Centre to party with the label and perform the hit single ‘Always on Time’ besides her long time friend and collaborator Ja Rule.

Check ’em out below…

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New Video: Ashanti ft. French Montana – ‘Early In the Morning’

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Ashanti may have just celebrated her birthday yesterday, but it appears the once crowned ‘princess of Hip Hop & R&B’ is the one giving out the presents.

Despite reports of being hard at work on her next album, the ‘Braveheart’ beauty is giving her latest top 10 project one last push to round out the year by finally unveiling a video for fan favorite ‘Early in the Morning’ featuring French Montana.  

Was it worth the wait?  See Ashanti up her sexy below and tell us:

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Hot Shots: Ashanti Shows Up & Out In Nigeria With…Ja Rule

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She may have new music a-brewing with the likes of Lil’ Wayne and B.O.B., but fans were never more excited than after seeing Grammy winning R&B diva Ashanti reunite with her former The Inc. brother Ja Rule.

With freshly blonde ‘do in tow, Ashanti got social media a-buzzing after unveiling snaps of her recent trip to Lagos, Nigeria with Rule. Wielding an onslaught of hits like ‘Always On Time,’ ‘Mesmerize,’ ‘Happy,’ and more, the Nigerian crowd was thrilled to see the twosome cranking out their greatest chart-toppers.

Could new music be on the way from them?  We can only hope.  Until then, see more photos of Ja and his crowned ‘princess of Hip Hop & R&B’ in action below:

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Hot Shot: Ashanti Hits Studio With Lil Wayne & B.O.B

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Ashanti may have just mustered up the courage to release new album ‘Braveheart’, but it seems the songstress is already looking ahead.

Case in point the shot above.

The R&B singer was snapped posing it up in the studio with Hip-Hop titan Lil Wayne and B.O.B.

That Grape Juice caught up with the Written Entertainment maven over BET Awards weekend. Stay tuned for interview!

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Red Carpet Arrivals: BET Awards 2014

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The stars shine for Urban music’s biggest calendar night – the 2014 BET Awards!

Hosted by comedian Chris Rock, the show airs live tonight from Los Angeles.  See and sound off on the fashion hits and misses of the industry’s biggest stars as they arrive to the scene.

It all awaits below:

 

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