Ashanti Delays ‘Braveheart’ Again / Sets June Release

After an array of delays, it seems Ashanti is finally ready to take her ‘Braveheart’ album off life-support — yet not before pushing back the LP one more time.

Full story after the jump…

Previously due last month (following a series of unmet release dates), Amazon now lists the project as arriving in stores on June 4th 2013.

We wouldn’t hold our breath though. Why? Because the album’s “lead single”, ‘The Woman You Love’, premiered in 2011. Yes, two actual years ago.

At this point, Ashanti will need a miracle of biblical proportions to superglue this mess of a project back together.

We’ve said it countless times, but can’t say it enough — independent isn’t for everyone. Artists like Ashanti hoping to make more dollars going it alone still need buzz enough to bake the “sales pie” they want a bigger slice from. Put simply, an 80% share of “nothing” still equals “nothing”.

Needless to say, Ashanti has her work cut out for her in turning the “nothing” that defines this album into something tangible. We wish her the best of luck.

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  1. Suicide Blonde March 3, 2013

    Poor girl, lol.

    • Ashanti slays / BraveHeart will slay March 3, 2013

      F*** yalll !! F*** the fat flop hive ufgh

      • Suicide Blonde March 3, 2013

        I’m not a member of the BeyHive but i’d take Beyonce over this never-been any day.

      • Ashanti slays / BraveHeart will slay March 3, 2013

        man idgaf what you talking bout white f**

    • Yes YES March 5, 2013

      Ashanti new CD is poppin…I mean popping Hit hit hit hit ! POPPIN! I mean popping!

    • Yes YES March 5, 2013

      I bet your favorite can’t do it like, She can’t F@@$% you like Body like mines Face like mines …OOH no! Ashanti about to Murder these b******… I N C it was Written entertainment!!!!!!!!

  2. ANDY March 3, 2013

    The delay is, SOMEWHAT, a good decision, No one outside of her ‘acute’ stan-base know she’s even coming out with an album. She needs to give more public appearances, showcase more songs etc… Right now I’m looking at her as if she’s an a brand new artist, she needs to re-establish herself. Not to say she needs a number one single but she need to i do some some live sessions, cover some popular song, get people to acknowledging her again because, DAMN…

    Where’s Murder Inc, Irv Gotti & Ja Rule ‘s corrupt asses when you need em’???


    • truth(icki is a KMART, NO GRAMMY NOD, PFRR FLOP, SQUID EYED b****) March 4, 2013

      She a b**** honey

    • truth(icki is a KMART, NO GRAMMY NOD, PFRR FLOP, SQUID EYED b****) March 4, 2013

      She a b**** honey…a FLOP W**** B****!! and icki a kmart b**** chile. (rolls eyes)

  3. MIKE March 3, 2013

    That Cover tho, Girl No…

    • bar March 3, 2013

      sorry f** but thats not her album cover so have a seat #FAIL

  4. Lovebird (Beyonce’s Weave) March 3, 2013

    I thought she was getting her MBA, she should use that instead of this music thing. It’s simply not going to happen.

    Ashanti was hot at one point but she was on the wrong label. She should have left Murder Inc before the 50 cent massacre and now her career was caught in the crossfire.

    She had so much potential to be still relevant today but hey, nothing lasts forever.

    • nude March 3, 2013

      Beyonce raised the standard for these R&B b******. Ashitty could only pat her head and rub her belly for so long…kii.

      • bar March 3, 2013

        oh f** have several seats b**** last i remember even when heyonce dropped her 1st album ashanti chapter 2 s***** on that album and took over the #1 spot b**** have a seat u sound thirst h** go drink your fathers p*** (if u even have 1) u must be mad lmfao

      • nude March 3, 2013

        And how much did DIL sell compared to whatever Ashanti released? OH!

      • Please March 4, 2013

        Standard?, that even Beyonce can’t pass, seem as though right?

  5. PAULIE March 3, 2013

    When your “talent” is, practically, “non-existent”, this is the consequence!!!

    Some TALENTLESS hacks do get lucky: Rihanna, Britney Spears, Ke$ha, Cher Lloyd etc… and, in the end, they develop a STRONG fanbase and record labels etc…

    Others: NOT SO MUCH!!!


    AGAIN – THIS is what happens when you are TALENTLESS and you get clocked for it.

    • FAF March 3, 2013

      Ke$ha new album flopped.. & how is Cher lloyd untalented? she won a live singing competition =/

      • Ke$has Crazy Kid March 3, 2013

        Nicki album flopped to h**!!! Oh & b**** die young outsold starshit..

      • FAF March 3, 2013

        7x platinum worldwide

        Nicki album flopped to 1.5mil worldwide

        Ke$hit wont have another album … END OF DSICUSSION!

    • ENOUGH ONIKA (KMART QUEEN) March 3, 2013

      Ok no….now Ashanti has both vocals and writing talent. But like most R&B artists of the late 90’s/early 00″s, it’s a different game in the industry and them finding a place is slim to none right now. Don’t get THAT confused with no talent. If Rihanna can make it, ANY d*amn non-singing prostitute can.

      • truth(icki is a KMART, NO GRAMMY NOD, PFRR FLOP, SQUID EYED b****) March 4, 2013

        Deaddeaddead chile

  6. nude March 3, 2013

    GirrrrrrrrrrrrrL are you still trying? People are not here for those Minnie Mouse vocals & those generic 2002 pop&B jams. Unless her entire album is gonna be about how Nelly left her for the Chinese b**** from ATL/The Game, I don’t see it happening for her. Wait, I don’t even see it happening for her then.

    *Prepares her a seat next to CIARA, BRANDY, KERI HILSON, KEYSHIA COLE, and MONICA*

    • FAF March 3, 2013

      You can not compare Keri Hilson to Brandy, Ashanti Ciara, and Monica, they all have grammys and platinum success. .

      Y’all so worried about Ciara her album not even FINISHED and she has NEVER had a release date besides “Winter 2012/2013” Its still winter !

      • nude March 3, 2013

        And? They are all still flops and struggling to maintain musical relevance! Keri can atleast live off of her royalty checks! Girl aint NOBODY worried about Ciara. Her career died years ago. It’s sad to watch her fail over and over and over again. Kapeesh?

  7. Iggy March 3, 2013


    • Common Sense March 4, 2013

      People here use the word f** like it’s going out of style, so I don’t know why you get down voted for saying n***** lol.

      • truth(icki is a KMART, NO GRAMMY NOD, PFRR FLOP, SQUID EYED b****) March 4, 2013

        Both of yall inbred hunkies

  8. ENOUGH ONIKA (KMART QUEEN) March 3, 2013

    Girl just shelve the whole album and move on. The music is probably dated by now anyway (5 years in the making). Release it as a free mixtape if you must, people are just gonna bootleg it anyway…#Truth

    • Stannig for the Kardashianz March 3, 2013

      b**** you always hating… i have no respect for you n***** b****

      • ENOUGH ONIKA (KMART QUEEN) March 3, 2013

        Lol it’s funny how truth can really bring out the ignorance in the uneducated. B*tch you know d*mn well n***** (as you refer to black people) aren’t buying music, especially music in the urban genre. I don’t give a d*mn whether you have respect for me b*tch, who the h*ll are you anyway?!? lol. Kiss right in the center of my asshole c*nt.

    • Ashanti slays / BraveHeart will slay March 3, 2013

      pressed f** worry about hoyonce b**** made n****

      • Eye Candy (Afro-Nation) March 3, 2013

        She isn’t a Beyonce stan though.

      • ENOUGH ONIKA (KMART QUEEN) March 3, 2013

        LOL! you mad hun?? You should redirect that anger into helping your girl land the charts. You “stans” are the first one to act like “cyber gangsters” but in real life don’t purchase sh*t when they drop any damn thing (proofs in the single flops)! I can’t with you fake ass fake, pressed c*nts “thinking” you coming for somebody. And FYI b*tch, since I can tell you check for me often, I stan for no one. It’s about the music for me and if someone brings it, I’m down, but I’ll never be a delusional ignorant fool (such as yourself) who won’t check a b*tch I’m a fan of if I have to…you and that Kardashian c*nt can hold hands and jump..

  9. TruthIs March 3, 2013

    The Woman You Love was released last year, not 2011

    • GD March 3, 2013

      DECEMBER 2011

      • SO Fresh March 3, 2013


  10. Stannig for the Kardashianz March 3, 2013

    I love her yaaaaaas can’t wait for the new blockbuster album she’s one of the best vocalist up there with Whitney n adele forsure

    • Eye Candy (Afro-Nation) March 3, 2013

      I know you didn’t say that fat, humpty dumpty h**, Adele is one of the best vocalists out there next to the Legendary Ms. Houston.
      Adele is a fat, homewrecking, cellulite ridden hippo with a hoarse voice.

    • truth(icki is a KMART, NO GRAMMY NOD, PFRR FLOP, SQUID EYED b****) March 4, 2013

      Looks @ name..pisses on this karTRASHian h** chile

  11. Stannig for the Kardashianz March 3, 2013

    Ashanti was always more talented than beyonce

    • Ashanti slays / BraveHeart will slay March 3, 2013

      right!!!!!!!! beyonce was always over hyped

    • ENOUGH ONIKA (KMART QUEEN) March 3, 2013

      And fools like you are the reason why people turn away from your girl. Ask Sam about the constant Rihanna shade to promote Rita, we know how that turned out…

  12. Ashanti slays / BraveHeart will slay March 3, 2013

    Notice how beyonce ghetto trashy hood h** of a fan base is the first to come on here hating on Musical Royalty that is Ashanti, shes a real artist with real musical background unlike beyonce… beyonce only became famous cause she had a shady daddy that made her sell her soul to the devil for fame..

    • DSTROCK March 3, 2013

      ^ It’s like White Girl Mob got bored and just picked a new flop to endorse.

      • truth(icki is a KMART, NO GRAMMY NOD, PFRR FLOP, SQUID EYED b****) March 4, 2013


    • mik bailey March 4, 2013

      She also had Jay-Z. Without his shine she wouldn’t be nearly as popular!!

  13. King B>Rihanna March 3, 2013

    Oh the 2 Ashanti fans are cute.

  14. FAF March 3, 2013


  15. Ashanti slays / BraveHeart will slay March 3, 2013


    • I AM…A FAT FLOP March 3, 2013


      • truth(icki is a KMART, NO GRAMMY NOD, PFRR FLOP, SQUID EYED b****) March 4, 2013

        CRRRRRRRYNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!! Dead!

  16. Eye Candy (Afro-Nation) March 3, 2013

    She is a fat, forgettable flop.

    • Ashanti slays / BraveHeart will slay March 3, 2013

      Awwww describing your mother u ignorant w****

      • FAF March 3, 2013

        Ashanti isn’t fat, though =/

      • Eye Candy (Afro-Nation) March 3, 2013

        Compare her now to how she used to be.
        Ol’ girl must’ve gained a good 20 lbs.

  17. MaZ March 3, 2013

    “The Woman you love” premiered on BET’s 106 & Park on March 13, 2012…..not 2011 dummy!

    • LoveAfterWar March 4, 2013

      The song was released before the video smartie….

    • LoveAfterWar March 4, 2013

      The song was released before the video smartie….

  18. FAF March 3, 2013

    I hate ppl who sit on TGJ and lie …. ashanti is a never-been? Music isn’t going to work? What are y’all talking about? The girl has 4 albums, 3 of which are platinum, and a grammy… lets not delude ourselves, she’s set financially. I can take y’all shading her, but to say lies is stupid !

    • Eye Candy (Afro-Nation) March 3, 2013

      I assume that when people say her “music isn’t going to work”, it must mean that she is way past her peak. I’d be lying if I said she was an unsuccessful nobody in the early 2000’s but it’s not as if she was the hottest thing on the block to begin with, but I do admit she had a promising career at the start.
      There is a reason why her CD keeps getting pushed back, maybe the demand for her music just isn’t there anymore.

  19. Jay Jay March 3, 2013

    She should release it as a Mixtape!!

  20. Ashanti slays / BraveHeart will slay March 3, 2013

    Some straight haters on here….. smh

    • ENOUGH ONIKA (KMART QUEEN) March 3, 2013

      Then leave b*tch!! This isn’t Ashanti’s official fan site lol! It’s a f*ckin blog and opinions will be given whether you like them or not. Call it hate if that helps you sleep knowing your fav is struggling, but all I see “truth” being spoken, not hate. The only hate I see is you downing another artist to give relevance to yours like a fool. The only way Ashanti will make it is if she has a total revamp of her career, including new management and label. And that’s “truth.”

  21. Ashton March 3, 2013

    Ashanti is a business woman now. Ashanti has set records that have still not been broken. Half of you sound really stupid, because all of those artist are in there own lanes. Bey, Keri, Keyshia, MJB, Rihanna, Ciara, Monica, Brandy, and all the rest have carved their own lanes into music. You can get mad all you want and say Ashanti isn’t gonna do this or that but at the end of the day you can’t hold a note to her and you aren’t even close to f****** with we bank account. So at the the end of the day Ashanti will drop Brave Heart when she wants to and that will be that. I’m gonna buy it no matter how long she delays it. She isn’t gonna give up no matter what. You need to understand that she’s the President of the Boys and Girld Club of America, she is an anchor on Fuse News, She’s an author, a song writer, philanthropist, she’s an actress she is working on movies and she is about to be on Army Wives next week, and she has music. Instead of hating in the black community we should all be trying to support and celebrate one another’s accomplishments. If you don’t like we then don’t listen but at the end of the day your hate and spiteful comments wont stop her income. She made it and she is doing very well. If anybody has a problem with anything I said you can mention me on Twitter @Kingashton_

    • jamilaa March 4, 2013

      u have a beautifil soul @ashton! GOD BLESS!

      • truth(icki is a KMART, NO GRAMMY NOD, PFRR FLOP, SQUID EYED b****) March 4, 2013

        Wtf ever honey! I just reported that b**** novel comment for lyn and I HOPE THE B**** MAD! HELL!

  22. irateninja March 3, 2013

    She should make it a mixtape, then start working on new material. That should get her buzz going, some radio spots, a 106 & Park appearance… I really liked Ashanti’s first 3 albums. I think she needs to ditch the independent thing because she’s not getting the proper exposure. She needs some sort of revamp, maybe a diff. sound?

  23. Nay nay March 3, 2013


    • Ke$has Crazy Kid March 3, 2013

      rude h**…lol

  24. Ke$has Crazy Kid March 3, 2013

    Best Vocalist of All Time
    1.)Mariah Carey
    3.)Keri Hilson
    5.)Whitney Houston
    6.)Jennifer Hudson
    9.)Jessica Simpson
    10.)Raven Symone
    11.)Katy Perry
    12.) Lady Gaga
    13.)Jessie j
    15.)Alicia Keys
    16.)Nicole Sjerzinger
    17.)Christina Aguilera

    • Kim Kardashian Stan March 3, 2013

      Ugh i love it

    • DSTROCK March 3, 2013

      Keri Hilson though? Ch…

    • I AM…A FAT FLOP March 3, 2013


    • ENOUGH ONIKA (KMART QUEEN) March 3, 2013

      Jessica Simpson and Raven Symone??? LOLOL girl what??!! The things some of y’all hearing I will NEVER know lol!!! *falls on the floor crying in laughter*

  25. Rihyonce March 3, 2013


  26. christinastherealtalent March 3, 2013

    Sad that when i was a teen it was Ashanti, Monica, Brandy, Christina , Jojo, Ciara, Missy etc…who were in high demand now theyre the ones struggling to male a comeback. I hate this generation of teens and gays.

    • nude March 3, 2013

      Whose fault is it that they’re struggling? No one but theirs! Monica takes 50 year breaks in between albums, and releases lackluster material that sounds the same. Brandy doesn’t promote, Christina doesn’t seem to care, Ciara is played out, JoJo is stuck in a stupid label situation, and Missy is stuck in 2005. I will say that Brandy has grown as a performer but where is her music? These b****** don’t grind, and if you don’t grind, you don’t eat! #FACT

  27. DSTROCK March 3, 2013

    Who’s Ashanti?

  28. DIGGER BEY March 3, 2013

    Lol @ these poor delusional Ashanti fans. Chapter 2 may have bumped DIL from #1 but DIL 12 million sold >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Chapter 2 3million sold. Ashanti is so 2002. Its not even funny. Certain artist are remain stuck n certain eras. Well Ashanti neever left 2003. And that’s where she will stay. She’s Irrelevant now and it shall stay that way. Her career wasn’t suppose to stretch but for 4 to 5 years. Girl give it up. Its over. If u release the cd n June. U will get draggggggged again by KING B! And u are not a cat with 9 lives, so u are threw!

    • I AM…A FAT FLOP March 3, 2013


  29. ALEX March 3, 2013

    For ppl who said she never was need to do their history….I am not saying she is a legend but she still has a place in R&B history…..

  30. You Wanna Bey Me March 3, 2013

    Girl! just leak it, show me how brave your heart really is 😀

  31. DIGGER BEY March 3, 2013

    Gurrrrl what are u talking about @ Christinatherealtalent. How old are u? Cause Monica and Brandy were n high demand bac n the mid to late 90s. Ashanti wasn’t n high demand til 2002 and Ciara became hot n 05. Luv Jojo but she never had a high demand.

    • nude March 3, 2013

      Thank You!

  32. Cream March 3, 2013

    I use to love her I use to f****** cry when people came for her sideburns men I use to love her but crazy in love came out and s*** I just Became a Bey fan /: I’m so happy I became a Bey fan because girl!!!

  33. Love March 3, 2013

    She needs to fire her mom as her manager. Cause her pretty much did all she can do for her. And she needs to fire her marketing team, cause they dont have a clear marketing/promotion campaign forher alumb

  34. HOWYOULIKEIT March 3, 2013

    She is definitely brave

  35. I AM…A FAT FLOP March 3, 2013


    • nude March 3, 2013

      And? Who’s checking for her?

    • jamilaa March 4, 2013

      sorry boo! rihanna already broke the record with diamond being num 1 and unapologetic being num ! tha same week? any questions? but i still love ashanti!

      • I AM…A FAT FLOP March 4, 2013

        Really? Good since im a rih stan!!! Damn Rih steady breaking records in her sleep!!

  36. Music Soul Harmony March 3, 2013

    I don’t get why ppl say she can’t sing.
    I mean she doesn’t have powerful vocals but she’s not
    terrible by any means. Listen to her cover of
    “colors of the wind” from the Pocahontas movie.
    Has nice interpretative skill.
    And to that person that said Brandy doesn’t promote
    You need to check again cuz she promoted the hell out of 2/11 with
    Put it down and booking many gigs in cities across the states.

  37. Boss March 3, 2013

    Ashanti will be fine, she’s relevant enough to be discussed, she does need to step it up big time though with everything, as a fan of 10+ years if she don’t bring it this time, its the end… But she is talented enough to venture off into other projects!

  38. Music Soul Harmony March 3, 2013

    Ashanti is a damn hasbeen her time was up years ago

  39. Ace March 3, 2013

    Ashanti is gorgeous. She continues to write for artists today. She is still making money in the background. Royalty checks for life. Not every artist in the music business have to shake their tales in front of music and play media games, to stay relevant. Now I do blame her pushbacks on her management team and promotion team. They suck big time. Ashanti keeps her profile diverse. With the way the music business is going, it’s a benefit that she’s doing different things. The music scene is different and the major record labels are owned by Europeans. That’s also the reason why music isn’t doing great across the board in sales. Good luck to Ashanti and all the artists out there.

    Also, there’s no need to put artists down for the challenges in the music business. You are acting no better than a bully. Grow up and if your an adult. Learn some manners and stop showboating. Remember your favorite artist has flaws too.


  40. Xavier March 4, 2013

    I don’t believe that Shanty has personally set these push backs but she’s been extremely busy working on all of her.projects. Her promotional campaign is about to start and first off ostensibly with Army Woes, then braveheart and then her movies and other unannounced deals. while you all think she’s been sleeping sees really been planning jerk next 10 years. Call her irrelevant yet you care enough to know when she’s releasing? Right, get over yourselves. Im sure you could walk into a place the same times as her and never get the attention ahead gets on Jew worst day. She has connects and shes smart. its going to happen for her and we will all be working out 9-5 and checking the internet everyday trying to find a way to bring her ‘irrelevant’ ass down.. y’all some fools.

  41. dboy6 March 4, 2013

    u would put it out wen i leave fa da service but b**** u done set records on billboard just come out wita good beat n sumthin u wrote on yo darkess day n ull kill it… hopefully u gota collab coming out(hint hint) wit a video tht do u n her (hint hint)justice.. pop off tht wat i gota say do u ashanti… ma fav song- roc wit u

  42. dboy6 March 4, 2013

    u would put it out wen i leave fa da service but b**** u done set records on billboard just come out wita good beat n sumthin u wrote on yo darkess day n ull kill it… hopefully u gota collab coming out(hint hint) wit a video tht do u n her(hint hint)justice.. pop off tht wat i gota say do u ashanti… ma fav song- roc wit u

  43. JER March 4, 2013


  44. Theman March 4, 2013

    “MC” can be number one..

  45. DIGGER BEY March 4, 2013

    B**** please @ I am a fat flop. DIL = 12 million sold WW. Earlier reports had it at 14 million WW. And even if it sold 9 million by your delusional thoughts. It still murdered Chapter 2 sales lmao. Might of fact DIL sales >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> every Ashanti album sales after Chapter 2. Nice schoolin u b****.

    • JER March 4, 2013

      Um I see you BeYAWNce stans TRYINGGGGGGGG it again with your fake sales.

      Dangerously in Love sold EIGHT million WW not 12 million. I can’t. Last year it was at 10 million and then you TRIED it saying it was at 11 million. Apparently it’s now at 12 million.

      Dangerously in Love 2003

      2003 4.800.00
      2004 3.300.00
      2005 100.000
      TOTAL 8.200.00


      • I AM…A FAT FLOP March 4, 2013


      • truth(icki is a KMART, NO GRAMMY NOD, PFRR FLOP, SQUID EYED b****) March 4, 2013

        now you know you telln A BOT DAMN LIE B****!!! WTF YOU LYN FOR…HUH???!!!! comment report…u mad?? Tell another fuckn lie if you want to B****!!

  46. WTH! March 4, 2013

    If u ain’t MC, Beyonce, Gaga, Adele, or B Spears, then your best bet would be to delay your album until it gets the right buzz! But then again, Brandy, and Xtina albums were buzzin, and still flopped soooooo… Folks floppin like fish around here!

  47. Savannah March 4, 2013

    Ummm eww that’s her album cover? Ashanti hasn’t been hot since the early 2000’s. hang it up boo.

  48. Monstarebel March 4, 2013

    B**** your career is dead & gone

  49. DIGGER BEY March 4, 2013

    Lol @ these delusional stans of Hoeianna and Flopanti. @ Jer…….Rihc*nt please. Show me the proof where DIL sold 8 million. But wikipedia have had 12 million sold for DIL for over 6 years. U just mad that Hoeianna has never had 1 one album to sell over 10 million WW. We THE HIVE doesn’t booast sales like the Rihc*nts. U mad that Hoeianna is only a single seller but not album seller lmaoo. U tried though C*nt. @ I am a fat flop……Chile Checkmate this. Asahanti is an has been flop.

  50. TheDimplePuppet March 4, 2013

    Bwahahahahahahaha @ Jer B**** DIL had sold over 8 million by 2005. B**** u mad that DIL shitted on all ur fav albums.

  51. POP ROYALTY ( RUDE BOY) March 4, 2013

    she’s ANTI-illuminati , that’s y !

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