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