Hot Shot: Ashanti Unwraps ‘Braveheart’ Album Cover

Published: Wednesday 7th Mar 2012 by Sam

R&B belle Ashanti seems to be playing Santa today; for after revealing the title and tentative tracklist for her sixth studio album,  ‘Braveheart’, the singer has followed with its official cover.

Between the braid and blue lipstick, it seems Ms. Douglas really channelled the LP’s title. No shade.

That said, we’re rooting for former INC star. Sadly stepping up her game when the majority turned their attention to the Beyonce‘s and Rihanna‘s of the world, she’s had an increasing uphill battle as of late; something I’m not sure her independent “situation” with Written Entertainment alleviates. I mean, for yours truly, there are some acts who are better suited to a major label situation – Ashanti being one of them.

Indeed, unlike many an unsigned act, Ja Rule‘s one-time comrade has enjoyed the dizzy heights of fame and has a talent that – if backed properly – could go toe to toe with the major label divas. However, now in a predicament which sees her trying to triangulate the financing, A&R, and promotion for her project alone, things are looking messy at best. Current single ‘The Woman You Love’ is doing all of nothing on the charts and  prospects aren’t looking great. That said, all it takes is that one hit. Here’s hoping ‘Braveheart’ is packing the heat when it hits stores on April 17th.


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  1. britney March 7, 2012


  2. Nik Nak March 7, 2012

    omg the album cover is disgusting, this is going to be one flop album. I predict this will flop harder than ciara and I don’t say that often.

    I think I only heard her song once on the radio and that was an urban radio station.

    I think since her and Ja rule are both in trouble they should team up and make those hits we all love.

  3. RAYJ March 7, 2012

    Ashanti is a pretty Gurl but this Cover is a real Mess..Lipstick LIKE THAT ON MY D***? naw!…

  4. Jay March 7, 2012

    Yasss…Blue Ivy’s Aunty better work this cover!

  5. IV. March 7, 2012

    The name is the album is dope but that cover…. What kinda flop photoshoot

  6. Mike March 7, 2012

    is it just me or does this album cover look like Keyshia Cole’s last album? I do hope it is successful.

  7. Teyah March 7, 2012

    The album cover is not that good! She can do better than that. The promo photos she’s released are sooo much better! The album will a big flop! Why? Because she’s irrelevant these days. She’s now an indie artist and the R&B music she’s making is not that popular anymore. I predict 13,000 for first-week sales LOL!

  8. Nahjee March 7, 2012

    This cover is all wrong NO! NO! NO! That blue lip stick just mess it all up

    #icant please ashanti don’t go threw with this

  9. Relevant vs. irrelevant March 7, 2012

    Awful Ashanti this album will sale 9,000 the first week 13,000 is to much teyah

  10. WIG SNATCHER March 7, 2012

    A Mess.

  11. :l March 7, 2012

    i like it.

  12. KAT DELUNA FAN March 7, 2012

    Ashanti better changes this album cover.The lead single is boring enough ugh 😕

    TGJ please stop,Bey & rih are where they are because they are f****** (with) the same man.It was once Jlo and ashanti’s world so give her a break.Always mentioning those 2 mtfs

  13. JoArmy March 7, 2012

    Those eyelashes are totally not worth it and the lip stick????? Did dis woman get poisoned???? And the hair…………..god bless david…….looks like a rat rolled around in it and the braid is not really serving a purpose and lastly she isnt recognisable.
    Conclusion: its not just a mess and a dam hot mess

  14. Tbozfan10 March 7, 2012

    I keep hearing her new single on pandora all the time. |-:

  15. Teyah March 7, 2012

    @Relevant vs. irrelevant

    LOL I guess your right

  16. NewsFLASH101 March 7, 2012

    This is NOT the official album cover. This is simply a promotional picture for the album. The album cover will be revealed in the coming weeks.

  17. HeavyHeavy March 7, 2012

    ewwww – why is her single cover of better quality and standard than her album cover – makes no sense, please Ashanti change it!!!

  18. Sheyenne March 7, 2012

    That album cover alone makes me want nothing to do with this album, lol. Let alone her recent songs …

  19. DatDude March 7, 2012

    I like it’s very different for her and since when did a album cover make up an artist sales?? Last time I checked Rihanna, Beyonce etc.. album covers look a d@#m mess just saying!! But I think once she release her video and have an actual performance on a big venue she be back in the game… Go ashanti im now a fan!!

  20. Teacher March 7, 2012

    You’re right he should mention Kat Deluna…..LOLOLOLOOOL

  21. army of queen aaliyah March 7, 2012

    Lmfaoooo This Is Just A Mess ! My Faves Would/Could Never Try This Anywho I Hope Her Vocals/Songs Are Up To Par Or Else She Will Be Continued To Be Known As FLOP-Anti 🙂

  22. Hot! March 7, 2012

    i like

  23. Kelis March 7, 2012

    WHAT!??? is there any HITS? on the album…..
    havent heard one yet…and the album comes out NEXT MONTH!??
    is she serious…..she really needs to release a HIT Song b4 she thinks of releasing the What was supposed to be her Comeback album…

  24. TheCatSeries March 7, 2012

    Other than the braid…
    I LOVE THE ALBUM Cover!!

    and for yall people who HATE ashanti
    i got a question

    why are yall here?!!!
    Just Saying

    But Anyway…

    I hope it works out

  25. Loso March 7, 2012

    This is not the album cover. Just a promo. TGJ yal slipping. And the album is not coming til summer. New single next week

  26. JER March 7, 2012

    hate it. hate it. the look is wrong. the title is wrong, the over is wrong.

  27. MISHKA March 7, 2012

    Reconsider, Ashanti, this is NOT it.

  28. MuzikJunkie! March 8, 2012

    Reminds me of Kelis’ Fleshtone

  29. Theman March 8, 2012

    She needs major label support and thats the bottom line.

  30. VFB March 8, 2012

    Love Ashanti…I will be buying the CD

  31. KD March 8, 2012

    Ashanti is soooo 2003. Much like Ciara she does not have much of a voice to speak of, and she really is not all that interesting. What is her selling point?

  32. Wes March 8, 2012

    Yessssssssssss my princess coming back to snatch wigs,,,

  33. YOOSONDALOOSE March 8, 2012

    Hmmmm… very much dislike the cover, tacky.
    But love Ashanti so I hope it will do good for her, she needs to promote, and make sure she gets that video out!

  34. Black Madonna March 8, 2012

    This is not the album cover…

  35. Eva March 8, 2012

    The album title and cover are awful. Label problems are not even an issue when the artist has judgment and taste that are that bad. No.

  36. jhongerardo March 8, 2012


  37. jhongerardo March 8, 2012

    eres fantastica

  38. HALF AMAZIN March 8, 2012

    I think she looks pretty and its and interesting photo but I DON’T like it as an album cover. The braid and what you can see of the outfit looks too “Xena Warrior Princess-ish”. THAT coupled with the title Braveheart just comes off kinda corny and gimmicky. That photo should be a promo pic and thats about it. As an album cover the blue lipstick and the outfit can go. Face is majorly and properly beat though! That Avatar mouth just isn’t right.

  39. BLAH March 8, 2012


  40. Myrl22 March 8, 2012

    we need more brave ladies in the R&B world right now…. i think the title is great and the cover is appropriate….

  41. Marcinis March 12, 2012

    This is a promo shot from the set of her video, not the album cover, you idiots.

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