Ashanti Bares All On Relationship With Nelly: ‘He Put A Couple of Scars On Me…Emotionally’

Published: Tuesday 3rd Dec 2013 by Rashad

If Ashanti’s candid sitdown with Hot 97 recently is anything to judge by, her ‘BraveHeart’ is a bit braver than most give her credit for.

For,itt may have been the whisper of the music industry for 9 years, but now ‘The Way I Love You’ singer has found a way to publicly admit to her long-time relationship with hit rapper Nelly as well as the turbulence that accompanied it.

Speaking ever candidly to Hot 97’s Ebro and Laura Styles, the songstress had a no-holds-barred conversation regarding the ups and downs of the duo’s dating in ways she never has before, while also dishing on her new album ‘Braveheart’, its serial delays, and her bouts with a now jailed stalker.

Ashanti also weighed in on former label-head Irv Gotti claiming she was “disloyal”.  This is a must see if ever there was one.  Tuck in below:


Watch:  0:01 – 6:15

Ashanti via Hot 97:

“Nelly and I are kind of in the space where, I’m kinda like focusing on my career, he’s focusing on what he’s doing, you know there’s a lot of things that happened this year, you know a lot of things kinda went public more than other things have gone public before, you know what I’m saying? I kinda just…I have to do me. Um, we’re in that space right now and there are things that were said and things that were done, that probably shouldn’t have been said or done, but they have been.”

She even admitted her song ‘Never Should Have’ was indeed about the rapper.  Later, she elaborated on a new song called ‘Scars’:

“There’s a a record I have called scars which is a very deep record. He put a couple of scars on me – not physically – we don’t want to put that out there!

We’ve definitely scarred each other, in a sense to say. It’s a deep record and it’s something that I feel I’m revealing very much more than I have on previous records. I’m really, really excited. It takes you on a nice emotional level.”


If this picks up any traction, it is sure to be a messy one.  We definitely applaud the songstress for finally coming forward and speaking her piece for her own peace.  No word from Nelly as of time reporting.


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  1. Molly December 3, 2013

    People only do what you allow them to do. Dont feel sorry for you.

  2. tits mcgee December 3, 2013

    I feel Nelly played with this girls emotions for too many years! move on Shanti. Men like that who use you up and never come correct, are never worth the strife.

    • Molly December 3, 2013

      and Ashanti let Nelly play her like the fool she is.

  3. GrossDuck December 3, 2013

    First, How did Nelly play Ashanti??? Nelly and Ashanti been seen PLENTYYY times on red carpets together, events together, Nelly EVEN took Ashanti to T.I and TIny’s Wedding. NElly EVEN had Ashanti perform at his Traditional Black And White Party, where she in-fact perform a song and dance on him. Nelly was even the leading male lover in Ashanti’s “Good Good” video. Ashanti was NElly’s leading lover in his “Body On Me” video. Nelly even said in an interview that he NEVER denied a “relationship” he had with Ashanti, nor did she EVER deny a “relationship” with him and even said that he wanted to see these interviews where they BOTH denied each other OR claimed each other. You NOT gone find one because there isn’t one he said. And the reason why he never married her because he said in an interview that he ONLY wants to get married ONCE!, he not the type to get marry more than that and he wanted to wait to be sure. HIm and Ashanti had relationship problems CLEARLY,. Nelly NEVER played Ashanti. And if he did, like nelly said, Show me when or where he PLAYED her.

  4. christinastherealtalent December 3, 2013

    So is this what females start doing when all other attempts they’ve had at releasing music have failed?! Airing out dirty laundry in hopes of free publicity and pity sales? Contrary to popular belief, it’s never always the man’s fault. A lot of females can be needy, ego-maniacal, manipulative, insecure, and straight up dramatic. You will end up like Britney Spears, Mariah Carey, Madonna, Brandy, Rihanna, Ciara, Kelly Rowland etc. where you think you need a man or you think the man needs you. Just let your music speak for itself Ashanti. I am very sure you have left your own share of emotional scars on Nelly as well.

  5. Molly December 3, 2013

    Dislike my comment all you want but its the pure truth i dont sugar coat s*** .

  6. Check Your Lipstick Before You Come & Talk To Me December 3, 2013

    If this is true, she needs to scrap Braveheart and do an entirely new album, not just “Never Should Have” and get all of her feelings on the page about Nelly, Irv, everyone – prove to the public you are a stand-up girl and can learn and grow from the negativity in your life. People will respond to that more than the somewhat same old same old she’s been giving us lately.

  7. August alsina stan December 3, 2013

    Brave heart should be scrapped like Ciara did with One Woman Army. It’s been floating around for two years, just start something new girl. I’m rooting for you! Haters don’t forget that Ashanti has three platinum albums under her belt and she’s sick with the pen & pad. 🙂

  8. Lisa March 9, 2014 ones perfect! And your not either..and using Molly as your name says your a dumb bitc$

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