During a recent interview while promoting new album, ‘Braveheart,’ Ashanti was asked whether there had ever been rivalry between herself and Beyonce, considering the two ladies started their solo careers at the same time.
Although Bey had already attained success with ‘Destiny’s Child,’ in the early 2000′s, Ashanti was the leading lady in the Hip Hop and R&B world. In fact, she was doing better than Bey at the time.
“Everyone wants to be the best right? Who doesn’t? It’s a competitive business, but I was rooting for her,” Ashanti recalled. “I just think we did two different types of music. It was a friendly competition, from my end.”
Well, what a difference a few months make. Wasn’t it just last October when we spotted Nelly and Ashanti celebrating her birthday? Well, that may all be over. After dating for about 8 years the couple have called it quits! Although this isn’t the first time the couple have been rumored to have broken up, this time, Nelly has been spending quite some time with actress Tae Heckard. Here’s a photo Tae posted via Instagram of herself and Nelly smoking some trees. She writes, “N*ggas sswweeaarrr it’s medicinal. Pull out yo prescription then…-_-”
A new single titled “Woman To Woman” from Keyshia Cole has just hit the net. The single also features singer Ashanti and will be featured on Keyshia’s forthcoming album of the same name, ‘Woman To Woman’. Although the collaboration between the two women seemed uncanny at first one listen and you’ll know why it works so perfectly. Check it out below.
The beautiful Ashanti stopped by Fuse TV earlier in the week for the tapping of an interview we’ve yet to see. What caught our eye however is how gorgeous she looked! Check out the below photo she shared on instagram. We’re loving the outfits and accessories.
As for the stylist? The singer tweeted, “S/O 2 @PDEESOFNY for styling me 4 @fusetv http://lockerz.com/s/200736578″
Head over to UDONTGETIT.com for more details on stylists to the stars, Presidential Dymes. They did such a great job, don’t you think?
I’m not quite sure if the above photo is what started the rumor but Ashanti, seen with the guys of The Black Eyes Peas sands lead singer Fergie, is rumored to be the singer’s replacement.
The photo was taken about two weeks ago according to Ashanti’s tweeter updates. She wrote, “Had a blast with the peas last night! #Global #Philippines”. Not much information there.
Several weeks ago, The Peas announced they were taking a break and almost immediately rumors followed, suggesting Fergie wanted to leave the group.
Adding further feul to the gossip mills, earlier in the week when asked about focusing more of her time on her marriage, the singer told E! News, “I’m excited for that.” She also added, “I have my footwear collection and my fragrance, my husband (actor Josh Duhamel), and football and many other things in my head.” When asked about baby, she said, “Possibly!”
In a separate interview fellow band mate Taboo added, “We have to respect Ferg. Ferg is our sister. She definitely wants to have a family, and we’re happy for her.” He added, “You can’t not respect people’s wishes. As our sister, we have to give her space.”
I can certainly understand Fergie’s wishes to focus on her marriage and possibly start a family. As for Ashanti as her replacement, hmmm….. I’m not really convinced. We shall see.
The singer got her rise to fame back in 2002 with hit single “Foolish”. Her debut album even made history garnering her the highest selling debut by a single artist at the time. Simply titled ‘Ashanti’ sold 503,000 units in its first week.
Currently working on several projects, the singer recently released single“Never Too Far Away” for the upcoming film ‘Dream House’. Hopefully an album will be sure to follow.
We want to wish Ms. Ashanti a happy Birthday today! Many many more!
R&B singer, Ashanti may be gearing up for a comeback. The singer has obviously been working on new music. The new single, “Never Too Far Away” is actually for the soundtrack for an upcoming film ‘Dream House’. In fact, the singer took to twitter to tweet.