Asked if the two had reconciled, Ashanti quickly answered, “Negative,” then proceeded to explain their relationship status. And there were things that were said and things that were done that probably shouldn’t have been said or done, but they have been,” the singer explained, stopping short of going into detail about what those things said and done were.
“Nelly and I are in the space where I’m kind of like focusing on my career and he’s focusing on what he’s doing … Who knew crying on Instagram could net you million!!! After whining, crying and complaining that none of his millionaire and billionaire friends were showing up to help him during his expensive legal battle with ex-wife Norma Gibson, one of those friends, well, actually two, have come to the forefront with check in hand.
Ashanti is known for her eponymous debut album, which featured the hit song "Foolish", and sold over 505,000 copies throughout the U. Her second release achieved Platinum status and other top 10 singles.
Ashanti wrote and sang background on Jennifer Lopez's "Ain't It Funny (Murder Remix)", which reached number one on Billboard Hot 100, which was also in the top 10 chart at the same time as "Foolish", "Always on Time" (with Ja Rule), and "What's Luv? Her mother, Tina Douglas, is a former dance teacher, and her father, Ken-Kaide Thomas Douglas, is a former singer.
In the same year, Ashanti was featured on fellow labelmate Cadillac Tah's singles "Pov City Anthem" and "Just Like a Thug". Ashanti became the first female to occupy the top two positions on the U. Billboard Hot 100 chart simultaneously when "Always on Time" and "What's Luv? Following the success of her collaborations with Ja Rule and Fat Joe, Ashanti released her debut single, "Foolish", which contains a sample of the 1983 song "Stay with Me" by De Barge (also utilized by The Notorious B. This is her biggest song to date, spending ten weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100. Ashanti wrote the album's twelve tracks, most of which were written on the spot in the studio.
She also appeared on the 2001 The Fast and the Furious soundtrack as a featured artist on Vita's 2001 hip hop remake of Madonna's "Justify My Love" and on the solo track "When a Man Does Wrong". She became the second artist (after The Beatles) to have their first three chart entries in the top ten of the Hot 100 simultaneously. 2002 saw the birth of the careers of many new R&B artists and 'rivals' against Ashanti including Amerie, Tweet, and Nivea.
She continued to perform at local New York clubs and began hanging out at the Murder Inc. Ashanti initially asked him to produce a few demo songs for her to record so she could say she had some strong tracks by the big time producer but Gotti had a different idea.
She also had a couple of minor appearances in music videos, such as KRS-One's "MC's Act Like They Don't Know" as well as 8-Off's "Ghetto Girl". This ultimately led to a record deal with Jive Records in 1997.
Ashanti went to Bernice Johnson Cultural Arts Center, where she studied different dance styles, including tap, jazz, ballet, African, modern, and hip hop.
She danced with the Senior Pro Ensemble at Carnegie Hall, the Apollo Theater, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Avery Fisher Hall, and the Black Spectrum Theater.
Oh, and there’s more good news for Tyrese, the investigation into allegations that he had beaten his 10-year-old daughter, Shayla is now closed and his name has been cleared of any wrong-doing.
Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas (born October 13, 1980), known simply as Ashanti, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer and actress. In 2003, the album won Ashanti her first Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B album.
She put college pursuits aside when Epic Records approached her with a contract in 1998.