Monday, September 3, 2007


Yesterday (Sunday, September 2, 2007), Ashanti accompanied boyfriend, rapper Nelly at his 2nd Annual Black & White Ball in St. Louis, Missouri. Peep the pics below.

I'm sure everyone has heard by now the audio clip of Murder Inc.'s CEO Irv Gotti on Wendy William's radio show last week going into bitch-mode overload while confirming what everyone have been speculating on for years: that he had a physical/intimate/romantic (and whatever else you want to call it) affair and/or relationship with Murder Inc.'s First Lady, Ashanti who has been dating rapper Nelly (Wiliams then went on and accused Nelly of knocking up some chick 'from Down South') for over 3 years. I'm not saying Ashanti is or isn't an angel because I don't know her like that; but was Irv's revelation a bitch-mode move on his part...because it damn sure wasn't a professional move or a mature on. And what exactly does he have to gain by putting Ashanti on blast the way he did?

Well, 'Shanti has responded to Irv's allegations...sort of.....

While gracefully walking the red carpet at Nelly's annual Black and White Ball in St. Louis the other night, the singer was bombarded with questions by the press regarding the intimate confessions Gotti revealed on Williams radio show. The Foolish singer at first first did not respond, but later during a formal video interview responded that she has, "No comment on Gotti's recent appearance on the radio." When asked if she has ever had any sexual or love related relationship with Gotti she responded with another, "No comment." Ashanti's publicist later requested that no questions be asked about the Gotti situation and that Ashanti would only answer questions about her upcoming music and movie appearances.

Ashanti is currently working on her fourth studio album The Declaration which is scheduled for release in December; and is set to appear in the next installment of theResident Evil series.

For those of you who haven't heard Irv Gotti spill the tea to millions, here's a brief recap:

--Irv admitted during the time he and Ashanti, who is 10 years his junior, were bedding each other, he was still married to his wife, Debbie.

--Claims he was upset with the R&B singer and disappointed with her lack of loyalty when she separated herself from him and the Murder Inc. family while the label fought indictment charges for money laundering.

--Confirmed the fact that Ashanti is still under contract with him and that he legally has the rights to any--and everything she does musically until her contract with him expires. Coincidentally, Ashanti's next studio album is scheduled to be released in December.


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