Ashanti Covers Page Six

Published: Thursday 31st Jul 2008 by Sam
Ashanti Covers Page Six R&B songstress Ashanti appears in the latest issue of Page Six magazine. The 27 year old star speaks on, among other things, her industry competition, Rihanna as well as her wedding plans:

On Her Competition:

“I’d hear a song on the radio and wish mine was next. But I respect a lot of the artists who’ve come along since I was out, especially Rihanna. She’s smart and she’s worked the business instead of having the business work her.”

On Her Wedding Plans:

“I’ve been planning my wedding in my head since I was a little girl, and it just keeps getting more elaborate. I’m a huge fan of the Caribbean, so if I don’t get married in New York, it would have to be on the beach.”

I welcome her honesty about her current standing in the industry and that things have changed. That said, I’m not sure I wholesomely agree with the Rihanna bit…

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  1. Anonymous July 31, 2008

    that grape juice is always hating on rihanna if you dont like her fine but dont always put her down you just make yourself look bad i respect ashanti and rihanna

  2. Anonymous July 31, 2008

    who cares about what Ashanti thinks about Rhianna? thas like the blind leading the blind… Rhianna? please…she got got famous by hiring a great PR firm. She became famous for nothing, like Paris Hilton. IMO she has not made great strides in music, nothing breaking…she is just a nice looking girl wit a nice body and ok voice…Now Jazmine Sullivan thas who needs Rhi Rhi’s spot…

  3. DJ Triumph July 31, 2008

    she looks good.

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  5. Anonymous July 31, 2008

    Ashanti AND Rihanna are both great artists! And I respect her!! RIH IS SUPER SMART nad she has lots of charisma that takes her far


  6. ND July 31, 2008

    Stunna.. playing her album right now…

  7. Anonymous July 31, 2008

    i love ashanti she is so down to earth, when she hosted 106 & park, she was so funny, i love her laugh, …tell me how many artist out there today can be down to earth, some artist act so uptight and with that diva attitude..y'all know who im talkin about

  8. Anonymous July 31, 2008

    I like Ahanti.. She’s so personable but she needs to give uo singing,, As for RiRi, I agree w/ Sam..

    RiRi needs to go somewhere and sit the hell down.. I’m not a hater, just not a fan..

  9. Anonymous July 31, 2008

    You know Rhianna is the girl of the hour just like Ashanti was in her time. However the real test is going to be longevity in this business, then we will see who is really smart

  10. YB July 31, 2008

    If Irv and Ashanti were still close I have NO DOUBT that Ashanti would have the same type of album as Rihanna.

  11. Anonymous July 31, 2008

    Both can’t sing IMO but at least Ashanti realizes that no one really cares about her musuc cause it’s not selling and it aint getting no raido spins…the same will happen to Rihanna because as much as you hear her songs on the radio you would think that her album sold at least 3mill when in realithy she is at like 1.5 mill with about 6 singles out already

  12. Anonymous July 31, 2008

    Get off of Rihanna puss you hater.. it’s old now.

  13. Anonymous July 31, 2008

    Uh wut station do you listen 2 because Ashanti get mad play down here in Mississippi!! Ashanti is going to be around for a long time despite what people think of her. She is so humble and down to earth, yet she knows the business and have adapted well. Yea every artist experience a slump in their career. Dat’s just how things goes but, Ashanti has what it takes and dats why she is everywhere once again!! Keep doin ya things ma and shake deze hataz like you been doin. Great album

    As far as Rihanna goes…. Ashanti could not have said it any betta!!!

  14. Anonymous July 31, 2008

    Sorry but seeing Rihanna all day everyday is making my skin itch. Neither can sing but I’d rather see Ashanti any day than Rih.

  15. DreamWriter August 1, 2008

    ^I agree! I’d think that Sam (saying he’s not a fan) wouldn’t post her so much, but it’s his site so he can do what he likes….

    “But I respect a lot of the artists who’ve come along since I was out, especially Rihanna. She’s smart and she’s worked the business instead of having the business work her.”

    Apparently she gave Cassie credit too, so basically she’s jumping on whoever is “relevant” at the moment. Rihanna is the perfect puppet and does what she’s told. If she says no, she’ll get dropped flat on her face and disappear…hopefully.

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  17. Anonymous August 1, 2008

    dam datgrapejuice stay hatin on u sack ride to millionth degree. If you dont like the b**** then fine but everytime somebody speaks their mind about her u always run at the startin to think ur jelous..Because u sure do post her every waking moment and for u to think she’s so mediocre why even waste ur time . SMH

  18. Anonymous August 1, 2008

    Ashanti seems so sweet and at least she has respect for other female artist, Is not hating and is not bitter by their success
    Maybe many of these posters’ on Blogs such as this and others should do the same

  19. Anonymous August 2, 2008

    Everytime someone has an opinion about Rihanna, here you Ricults go with the “stop hating” routine. It’s called an opinion! If you can have one why can’t Sam. BTW, whether you agree w/Sam’s opinion on Ri or not you keep coming back to comment,so who’s laughing now ;).

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