Just last month, we told you guys how word was circulating that after ten years of carrying on a “secret” relationship, Nelly and Ashanti decided to go their separate ways after Nelly decided that he could no longer deal with her alleged cheating and deceitful ways. The way the story was being told, an old lie came back to haunt the couple once Ashanti appeared on and co-wrote Keyshia Cole’s “Woman To Woman” track. It was said that the song was based on more fact than fiction as back in 2004, Keyshia and Ashanti were rumored to have beef because they were both alleged to have been romantically involved with producer Chink Santana. Of course, this was a problem because Nelly and Ashanti were actually together at this time. The beef between the singers has since been squashed due to the fact that Keyshia is now happily married.
The song is believed to have caused quite a rift between Nelly and Ashanti because it caused questions regarding the nature of Ashanti and Chink’s relationship to resurface in Nelly’s mind. Now of course, these are all speculations. In a recent interview with Power 105.1, Ashanti discussed the song that seems to be stirring up so much trouble and how it came about.
I had to be involved with that. I think the record is amazing. It’s crazy how it happened because I was recording in Jerry Wonda’s studio. I was in one room and Keysh was in another. She came in, we said what’s up and she said ‘Yo, I got this record I want you to hear.’ So I went and listened to it and I was like ‘Yo, that’s dope’. And then we were in the studio like a week later and I heard it and I was like ‘I gotta put my perspective on it’.
When asked about the reactions of the public to the fact that her and Keyshia of all people teamed up for a track, she simply expressed that they were excited.
We’ll probably never know the full story, as we doubt that after ten years of silence either Nelly or Ashanti will decide to unseal their lips now.
Check out the video clip of Ashanti’s interview on the next page. What do you make of all of this?