Yay! Ashanti’s Got A New Job And It’s Not Singing (Yes, That Was Shade)

September 6, 2012  |  

 

Sorry, that was rude. It’s just Ashanti’s voice is average, at best, and she’s been having a tough time making another comeback on the music scene so it was time for her to secure some new streams of revenue, and thankfully she has.

Yesterday, the singer made an appearance on the “Today” show and announced her new gig as executive producer and co-host of a new program known as “Fuse News,” along with Elaine Moran and Alexa Chung in New York and Jack Osbourne based in Los Angeles. Ashanti says the show is sort of like MTV’s “TRL.”

“It’s basically a music news show that’s kinda filling the void,” she told Kathie Lee and Hoda Kotb. “This is something I think we’re going to pioneer and inject something back into music. This is something we’re going to pioneer and inject something back into music. We’ll be talking about album sales, iTunes, and maybe we’ll get a little bit into the relationships of who’s dating who. We’ll be watching new videos, new artists, performances, it’s going to be really cool.”

The show is expected to launch this fall and Ashanti says she’s very grateful for the opportunity to have her hands in something new. She’s also not done with her own music, adding that she’s still hard at work on her album “Braveheart.” Oh, and of course when she was asked about her own relationship status side-stepped that question like she was doing the cupid shuffle. Nelly Nell’s still got that on lock.

Check out her interview here. What do you think about her new show?

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  • Nana21

    Ashanti PR tell your girl to stick with singing thats her ultimate talent. Sing what you wanna sing and stay when i mean stay Stay connected with your fans. People who love you and your music and your man(NELLY) you and Nelly make a reality show showing your love for him and continue to make your music. You is not trash so don’t let them throw you out.

  • Just call me Shey

    Ashanti won me over with her first album, so I’m a fan and say more power to her.

  • AmyFinehouse

    As long as she doesn’t premiere any of her new videos on the show it might be worth watching

  • NONEYA

    For saying she hasnt had a hit in 10+ yrs she surely kept herself in the public eye….she never went “away” like Amerie and Maya who also came out around the same time as Ashanti!

  • CocoaBabe

    Cool beans! The key is to Executive Produce everything you touch so you get ur money, boo boo. Love it! Looking forward to Braveheart. I still play all her albums now.

  • toasty

    That’s cool. I have all of ashanti’s albums nd luv luv luv her btw