Ashanti Accuses Def Jam Of Blocking Christmas Album From Christmas Movie

Published: Friday 2nd Jan 2015 by David


She may have been one of their highest selling acts to date, but it would seem Ashanti‘s relationship with UMG’s Def Jam is now a far cry from what it was when she was signed to the label.

For, in a new interview with Hip Hop outlet ‘Vlad TV‘, the singer/actress revealed that the label recently blocked an attempt she made to have music from her Christmas album ‘Ashanti’s Christmas’ placed in a Christmas movie she starred in back in 2013.

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  1. Gee January 2, 2015

    Damn this is a shame. Ashanti has taken hit after hit since the fall of the INC. Hopefully things can get back on track for Ashanti in the new year.

    • truth (icki is on the radio cryn cause THEPINKSHIT Flippidy flipidy FLOP!!! January 2, 2015

      Honey its not like she was gone sell any cd anyway soooo….

      • ENOUGH ONIKA (NEW & IMPROVED) January 2, 2015

        Ok, DEATH!

  2. DanYiel Teflon January 2, 2015

    How many Christmas Albums do she have?

  3. NENE January 2, 2015

    Girl collecting toys is not doing charity work, #bye

    • Molly January 2, 2015


      • King B January 2, 2015

        you Bishhhh kiii

  4. Stephy January 2, 2015

    No Shade, but it was gonna flop anyways… Ashanti was the temporary replacement for Aayliyah… Then, Beyonce took over & her placement was no longer needed. She looks beautiful tho.

    • Molly January 2, 2015

      Ashanti to me was nothing like Aaliyah.

      • Brian310 January 2, 2015

        @Molly Thank you I thought I was the only 1 who thought that. Lol

    • BeyRihLiyah January 2, 2015

      wrong ashanti and Aaliyah was totally opposite of each other

  5. LB January 2, 2015

    Sam, it wasn’t blocked it was rejected as she stated in the video. There is a huge difference.

    • MusicLife January 3, 2015

      Explain..? I don’t see a difference. Either way Def Jam said no we will not allow the music for this film.

  6. LB January 2, 2015

    The album was rejected in 04′, DefJam’s it girl then was Christina Milian, did you think they’d release the competition’s music Ashanti? The music business is shady.

    • MusicLife January 3, 2015

      Wtf? Christina Milian was never an it girl! She had one hit ppl know of and that sold “dip it low.”

      The album was released in 2003 so I don’t know what u mean about Def Jam rejecting her Xmas album from then too

      Ashanti made much more money for DJ than other artists

  7. Molly January 2, 2015

    Poor Ashanti she slayed so hard back in the day. I wish her the best tho.

  8. kareem January 2, 2015

    I love her

  9. truth (icki is on the radio cryn cause THEPINKSHIT Flippidy flipidy FLOP!!! January 2, 2015

    Honey whats he point of this fuckn post??!!! It wasnt gonna sell anyDAMNway…hell!!! *twist off post*

  10. Sherry January 2, 2015

    Poor Ashanti. Maybe she should stick to writing.

  11. Regina George January 2, 2015

    ANYWAY… I didn’t know Teedra Moses had a new EP?!!! YASSSSS TEEDRA I’M HERE FOR YOU!!! Soooo underrated

  12. Kerry Johnson January 2, 2015

    Ashanti & Rihanna >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Beyonce any day so kiss me 🙂

  13. TheElusiveLamb January 2, 2015

    She hasn’t aged one bit. You could almost convince this is a FBF interview.

  14. caribbean native January 2, 2015

    Sigh def jam is trash……

    • MusicLife January 3, 2015

      Clearly they have no idea how to sell their back catalog. Lost opportunity for them

  15. Marcinis Hall January 3, 2015

    She released that album in 2003. I need her to get her years together, lol.

    But yeah, that’s shady. ASHANTI was the only thing worth something on Def Jam for a long time. They should still be kissing her ass.

    • MusicLife January 3, 2015

      She was only off by a year so not too bad on her part. Dumb of Def Jam I mean the songs would sell and make DJ more money

  16. nyran February 2, 2015

    I love Ashanti ,and they can not compared she was not replaced she was signed with murder inc and def jam.i love aaliyah to she was a great dancer, performer and entertainer but she never hit a high note before

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