Following a lengthy hiatus, R&B star Ashanti has resurfaced. Hard at work on her 5th studio album, the singer is said to be in the final stages of recording – and seems to have saved the best for last.
For, moments ago she tweeted a shot of her and one-time Motown labelmate Lil Wayne cutting a track together in the studio. The news of Weezy’s involvement comes on the heels of her also hitting the studio with ‘Motivation’ producer Rico Love.
That Grape Juice caught up with Ashanti at the BET Awards recently. Check out what she had to say about the project after the jump…
I sure am amped for Ms. Douglas’ new LP (though, somewhat apprehensive about it being released independently). After all, she has stepped it all the way up on every front (vocals, performances, material). Whether the masses take to that this go round will be interesting to see. For, despite her artistic progression, the last few years have seen her cast almost as the musical spawn of Satan. This, when far less talented acts stay polluting the musical arena. She may not be a Beyonce, but she’s damn sure better than the Fenty’s and co of this world.