New Video: Ashanti – ‘The Woman You Love’

Published: Tuesday 13th Mar 2012 by David

It’s here!

Ashanti‘s video for the single ‘The Woman You Love‘ premiered tonight and as ever- That Grape Juice has you covered.

Get into it below…

Sam’s 2 Pence:

We love us a talented act, who keeps pressing on. But what in the ‘Tekken’, ‘Final Fantasy’ mess was this?

Not the biggest endorsers of the song, it’s instances such as this where a video should carry the so-so song. Yet, this functions as the opposite.

It’s one thing going the independent route, yet surely that would make all involved conscious of the constrained budget they’re working with. Why, then, reach beyond the means when it’s common knowledge CGI (even with a decent budget) is more “miss” than “hit”?

Ironically, it’s the scenes “in the real world” that do the clip most justice – even though Ashanti herself isn’t doing herself anything of the sort with this video overall.

Between the song, its video, and its charting, it’s clear as Rihanna‘s lack of talent that this should be dashed in the “buzz single bin” and another release cued pronto.

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  1. RDK March 13, 2012

    she is back,i see you ashanti she lock it down,bus to bus is doing is thing too.

  2. Suranna March 13, 2012

    Ummmmm………….Wheres the video TGJ…..Have our back,,,,really…>!

  3. Marcinis March 13, 2012

    Love that she’s trying something new! She looks amazing, the video is great. Marcus Patrick and Jasmine Sanders both look great. The fashion is awesome, the editing is awesome. She did a great job, and I can’t wait to see what else she has in store.

    #TeamAshanti.

  4. Wes March 13, 2012

    Yoooooooooo the video is sick damn shanti got this on lock!!!!;)

  5. Yeezy March 13, 2012

    what video?

  6. soamazing March 13, 2012

    love her so much and the song is dope, but video is so cheaply made

  7. Bey Fan… March 13, 2012

    So I saw the video….Ashanti looked great….never really liked the song tho, but its growing on me.

    But the video lost me….I mean get the overall concept, but like the end lost me….some of the beginning lost me….and I was kinda lost in the middle.

    But glad to see Shanti making a comeback

  8. Andre March 13, 2012

    My Baby’s back, love it, dope visual #TeamBraveHearts

  9. loso March 13, 2012

    She slayed. Enuff said

  10. whocares! March 13, 2012

    f***** love the video

    she looks so beautifull and classy as allways the song and the message is just briljant. respect ashanti so much cause she hasent have to stripp down like rihanna or madonna.

  11. glum March 13, 2012

    Refreshed it ike 4 times and there’s still no video =|

  12. deeman March 13, 2012

    I don’t like it,looks cheap & tha whole spaceship theme #failed

  13. whocares! March 13, 2012

    DEEMAN

    yeah shure lets build a real spaceship

    who gives a s*** its about the idea

  14. Geezy March 13, 2012

    Glad to see Ms. Douglas still soldiering on even with the odds stacked against her. Much respect!!!

  15. Jey March 13, 2012

    There was absolutely NOTHING wrong with this video! While I can’t really find the correlation between the sci-fi (Final Fantasy) and the realistic scenes, it was still beautiful and the song was def on point. It’s been forever that I’ve enjoyed an R&B song asides the very few that recently released and this is def joining that bin. This coming from someone who could care all the less for Ashanti’s career.

    Also, I don’t see the Tekken part. I’m a huge fan of both those games but I don’t get your joke thing.

  16. N**** Please March 13, 2012

    Sam please keep your 2 pence , we didnt need it this time , it wasnt all that bad , from what i saw , it looks like she just tryna compete with today’s era, and make it stand out and not just a typical r&b video but may i say , SHES LOOKING GOOOOOD !! ,

    – keep it up ms. douglas 🙂 much love

  17. BLAH March 13, 2012

    yasssssssssssssssssss ASAHNTI BABY U SHITTED ON THEM, THIS VIDEO WAS FKN HOT!!! GRAPE JUICE HAVE SEVERAL SEATS KIDS AND HATE ON YOUR OWN TIME, SHES BACK! ASHANTI2012!

  18. RATEDxxx(I love my stans) March 13, 2012

    this reminds me of the old Ashanti, Foolish, ect

    this video reminds me when you listen to a song and you dont like it, but as soon as you see the video..you fall in love with the song..

    I love, love, love the video..it went with the song..she didnt just go on youtube and copy and paste..this look like real thoughts were put into the video..

    thats what I always liked about ashanti, all her work were always original..her voice has improved the bish can sing now…

    I loved all her albums, welcome back Ashanti….

  19. RATEDxxx(I love my stans) March 13, 2012

    of course that grape juice hated the video..

    because the video didnt come from the basic b****** he stans for…

  20. thard March 13, 2012

    Love the video and the song is lovely.

    What can I expect from Sam ….auto tune rappers and singers are is great songs and artist ..dwl!

  21. ucanthandledatruth March 13, 2012

    This s*** is f****** lame with an capital L.
    Ashiti….Hun….please please PLEASE..

    Have some self respect and retire with some dignity. Your career was done after concrete Rose. We will always cherish the hits you gave us. I know it’s hard to accept.

    You can disagree. Oh well
    The reason we can’t get any new artist is because we keep hanging on to artist past their prime.

    Ashanti was pretty face minimal talent.
    Ashanti today is still minimal talent pretty face. All this Real R&B crap stop it people are still making true excellent R&B. Ashanti had her moment slightly improvements on an already weak voice won’t do much and she’s independent now too!!!

    Keep living in delusions because this song will remain in the 90’s of the R&B/HipHop Charts. While the album will be lucky to do Top 40 on the billboard 200…smh

  22. Munchkin March 13, 2012

    Ashanti IS Back.
    Song Been In Rotation On His iPhone Since December
    Busta Killed It
    The Video IS 10x Better Than I Imagined
    Request This Song On Radio & Vote On 106 & Park
    Purchase On iTunes & Amazon
    Follow @Ashanti
    #TeamBraveHearts #TeamAshanti

  23. Mari (RIP Dwayne McDuffie + Amy Winehouse +Whitney Houston) March 13, 2012

    The video looks unfinished and poorly edited. I can’t help but compare this to Katy Perry’s E.T. or Teyanna Taylor’s “Google Me.” When you do a green screen or white screen video, the viewer is supposed to forget that you’re standing in front of the green screen. Of course since Ashanti is going the indy route, she doesn’t have a Katy Perry budget, but Teyanna Taylor didn’t have a Katy Perry video budget, and Google Me didn’t look like this amateur type mess that Ashanti just served.

  24. Jay Scorpio March 13, 2012

    YAWNS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  25. jj March 13, 2012

    ASHANTI IS BACK AND TAKING OVER!

  26. kimberly March 14, 2012

    Looking good in a video doesn’t make it great. Anyway this video was ok, nothing special, it is not a video I would go to youtube to look for. Ashanti Ashanti Ashanti…. that’s all

  27. E March 14, 2012

    Ashanti’s new video for “The Women You Love” featuring Busta Rhymes may seem fresh and original, but a lawsuit arouse this week when a fan of the “What’s Luv” singer came forward with claims of copyright infringement.

    The excited fan (who’s name remains anonymous for privacy) met with Ashanti during a meet and greet, just months before the release of her “The Women You Love” music video. During their chat session, he showed the RnB singer a music video he was working on via iPod in hopes of making what he calls “connections” within the industry.

    Shockingly a month has passed and Ashanti’s latest visual art piece looks strikingly similar.

    http://twitpic.com/8w4bar/full

    Has Ashanti gone too far or has her admirer blow the similarities out of proportion?

    You can see the video for yourself – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NM4T5d1nkQc

  28. EJA March 14, 2012

    Ashanti’s new video for “The Woman You Love” featuring Busta Rhymes may seem fresh and original, but a lawsuit arouse this week when a fan of the “What’s Luv” singer came forward with claims of copyright infringement.

    The excited fan (who’s name remains anonymous for privacy) met with Ashanti during a meet and greet, just months before the release of her “The Woman You Love” music video. During their chat session, he showed the RnB singer a music video he was working on via iPod in hopes of making what he calls “connections” within the industry.

    Shockingly a month has passed and Ashanti’s latest visual art piece looks strikingly similar.

    http://twitpic.com/8w4bar/full

    Has Ashanti gone too far or has her admirer blow the similarities out of proportion?

    You can see the video for yourself – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NM4T5d1nkQc

  29. MISHKA March 14, 2012

    I pressed “hit” because I command her for releasing a good song and pushing it till video stage.

    Ciara, you ain’t got NO excuse! Just retire, sister.

    But in this era, how can someone STILL mess up with video settings. Take it from TLC’s “Scubs” or Michael ‘s “Scream”: If you’re on some Stargate Atlantis set, you stay on that Stargate Atlantis set for the whole video. The glimpses of her normal life with the guy, the pregnancy test and all that jazz were absolutely NOT needed.

    The song is still dope and her new image is VERY hot so hopefully, she’ll get the Kelly Rowland Award for Comeback of The Year. Thumbs Up!

  30. kimberly March 14, 2012

    @MISKA comeback? the song not even getting good airplay. SAD but the radio don’t play good music not they only play techno songs.dance songs or s** songs

  31. KAT DELUNA FAN March 14, 2012

    cant see the video

  32. beyonce adele fan March 14, 2012

    Y’all stop tripping cause we all know she WILL flop
    Only 3 really successful black girls in the music industry
    Beyonce Rihanna and Alicia Keys
    The rest no place for them
    Ain’t no ‘comeback’ here

  33. Nu Nu March 14, 2012

    I would of loved to watch the video on this website but it isnt posted as stated..
    I was able to watch it anyways and Ashanti looked great and her attempt to create a buzz and get back in the game is commendable. I hope she keeps up with the momentum.
    Although TGJ, for someone who consistently talks about Rihanna, I find it hard to believe that you feel Rihanna is talentless. Not all singers are going to sound like Whitney and hit notes like Mariah but thats why we have a VARIETY of artists; we SHOULD acknowledge what they bring something different to the table. It could be their dancing, vocal skills, artistic approach, or all of the above. Just saying..

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  34. YOOSONDALOOSE March 14, 2012

    Omg. What a mess. Terrible video. Cheap.
    Poor Ashanti, bad song, bad video.
    Still routing for her and the album though!

  35. Kg March 14, 2012

    People erk me talking about ashanti’s talentless are you kidding really 95.9% of these new artist are talentless but nobody says nothing about new artist everyone just rides the bandwagon.

  36. kevin March 14, 2012

    This has been done before. An edgy song about relationships with a futuristic video to match. Humm…sounds like 2001’s We Need A Resolution which brings be to my ultimate pet peeve with Ashanti…she bites Aaliyah’s style and image since her debut and she’s doing it here…right down to the floating on her back scene.

  37. DatDude March 14, 2012

    This video is *AMAZING* I love the whole concept totally different for her.. a lot of u is stuck in the past like wth she had 1 un successful album get over it.. Plenty of artist had an UN successful album.. Usher,Rihanna,JLo etc.. but y’all not calling them flops are u?? Im happy she doing her regardless of all u negative ppls that actually sits down to watch every little moves and mistakes she does.. unlike most of these gimmick artist that’s on top Ashanti stayed true to her self she didn’t change her whole looks and music cough cough *Rihanna* to fit in.. a lot of people can relate to her songs unlike most of these other f*ckery artist that’s out smh!!! Im rooting for her I been a fan since 2012.. she got nothing on my Girl Janet Jackson and im not complaining lol..

  38. lara March 14, 2012

    amazing,amazing

  39. lara March 14, 2012

    amazing,the word what i can to say.

  40. MJ King of Music March 14, 2012

    I love it

  41. ojie king March 14, 2012

    The video is badly directed on all areas. The treatment is quite poor to be frank. No creativity or originality here whatsoever. So bad there was a lyric in the song that ended with time and she actually looked at her time. Badly directed and really terrible performances! Next!

  42. giosinic March 14, 2012

    Why is Ashanti back!!! She is like fungi!

  43. Rashaan March 14, 2012

    I really have enjoyed Ashanti in the past and even like the new song but sometimes LESS is MORE! Whoever her HAIR, MAKE-UP & CLOTHING STYLIST need to be FIRED ASAP! I am gonna need her to get in touch with Brandy or Monica’s team. The cat eyes, the braid around her forehead, the blue lipstick???????????????????? NO Ma’am…..the video did nothing to bring anymore life to the already OK song! I mean let us all keep it real here!!!!!

  44. Jordan March 14, 2012

    This video is pretty awesome. I don’t understand why people don’t like it lol.

    It reminds me a lot of E.T. but a bit more straight-forward. Great move.

  45. br March 16, 2012

    Rihanna’s lack of talent?? this website sucks. you cleary have no understanding of music, art or hard working artist.

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