Different Song, Same Dance: Watch Ashanti Skate Around Questions About Rumored NFL Boo, DeSean Jackson

December 6, 2013  |  

Source: Instagram

After many, many years of refusing to publicly acknowledge their relationship, Ashanti semi-opened up about her on-again, off-again relationship with Nelly, revealing that the two are probably done for good this time.

“Negative. Nelly and I are kind of in the space where, I’m kinda like focusing on my career, he’s focusing on what he’s doing, you know there’s a lot of things that happened this year, you know a lot of things kinda went public more than other things have gone public before, you know what I’m saying? And um, I kinda just…I have to do me. We’re in that space right now and there are things that were said and things that were done, that probably shouldn’t have been said or done, but they have been,” the “Never Should’ve” singer told Hot 97 earlier this week.

Some of you expressed belief that Ashanti is only claiming to be done because Nelly has been flaunting his new boo, Tae Hackard, around town. But to be honest, it doesn’t look like miss thang wasted too much time pining over him. It’s actually believed that she’s seeing Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson. The rumors were fueled when DeSean posted a very couple-ish looking photo (posted above) of him and Ashanti on his birthday last week, with a caption that read: “Where my homie @ on my Cake Day ?? @ashanti_official ayyyyyyye turn up Then 4 me Ya Digg,” which as the ladies at NecoleBitchie hilariously point out, could easily translate to: “Why isn’t my boo here with me on my birthday.”

They say a picture is worth 1,000 words, but if the photo isn’t enough proof, we have something else that may be a bit more convincing. Ashanti recently interviewed with Philly’s Good Day to promote her new Lifetime movie Christmas in the City. During the interview, one of the hosts randomly began grilling Ashanti about her relationship with DeSean and instead of simply insisting that they have a platonic friendship, she broke out her tap dancing shoes and began dancing around the questions. And at this point, we all know what that means!

Watch the hilarious interview on the next page.

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  • QueenOfLife

    Lol I like Ashanti she is such a sweetie. This is no surprise though, if she was never vocal about her 10 year relationship with Nelly (I really liked them together), why would she disclose something about someone she prob just started dating? lol I like her and Nelly together, but if they are truly done, I’d like to see her do her thing, because Nelly surely is Smh

  • enlightenment

    Oh puh-leaseee. Why’s Ashanti actin’ like uploading that pic wouldn’t trigger the media to ask questions bout her dating life? She knew good & well the questions were gonna surface sooner or later lol

    Anyway, I can’t wait to see this movie. Looks good!

    • sweetdreams

      Ashanti wasn’t the one who posted the picture, Desean did. She only reposted and commented back.

  • Mimi

    Good for Ashanti, she’s got that glow and looks happy! A woman deserves a good man who’s going to be what she wants and needs. Ladies in an established, respectful relationship, and if you want a “real commitment,” be up front about it, talk to him, and after a couple of months (yes months) start looking at other options and ways of spending your quality time; go travel, spend more time with your friends, both male and female. Often men become complacent and get comfortable with the goodies. Have a plan with a time-line, then give him his stepping papers if he’s not about that life. He ain’t the one.

    • Amen. Or make sure you have and keep a life no matter what.

  • LOL

    Yup!! I’ve been dying laughing at people thinking she was at home crying over Nelly. If people would listen Nelly said in a previous interview that she wasn’t heartbroken over him. Ashanti has been dating.