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“#WCW And So What…???”: Nelly Posts Pic Of Tae Heckard As His “Woman Crush Wednesday,” But What About Ashanti?
This love triangle, or whatever is going on between Nelly, his long-time love and ex Ashanti, and recent boo Tae Heckard, is getting quite interesting. We told you that at Ashanti’s album release party for her album Braveheart in March, Nelly Facetimed her to congratulate her on her success, and in response, she sent back kisses through the phone, doing so gleefully in front of cameras. And even before then, there were rumors that the two were back on. The New York Post said sources spotted them canoodling while partying with Diddy and Rick Ross, and she addressed their relationship in the coy way that she does, in interviews. When asked if she felt a way about Nelly previously dating Heckard right after their split, she told The Breakfast Club that she didn’t think he was serious about that relationship:
“Did I feel a way? I’m very smart and I know him. I knew what the facade was.”
Not sure what is going on between them now, but it seems that Nelly is back on Team Tae, posting a beautiful picture of the model and sometimes actress to his Instagram for Woman Crush Wednesday (#WCW) today. He captioned the photo with this:
#WCW and so what…???? @lashontae aka Cookie …
Well, Cookie and Cornell must be getting close again, and fans of Nelly seemed excited about his small token of appreciation for Heckard, saying that she’s the right girl for him. So what does that mean for Ashanti? Hell if I know, but as I’ve always thought, she needs to do her own thing and find someone who is on the same page and wants the same things as she does. No need to wait around for Nelly to come around at this point.
Need inspiration to transform your mane from wild and untamed to silky smooth hair? Look no further than these five ladies who rock some of the sleekest tresses in Hollywood.
We don’t know what took Ashanti so long to trade in her 18-inch weaves for this sleek short bob, but all we can say is better late than never. We love the way this smooth blunt cut frames her face.
When we think about Ashanti, powerhouse vocalist is not one of the first descriptors that comes to mind. Sure, she had hits from back in the day but her voice has always been kind of light.
But in a recent performance for Boombox’s “Off The Record” series, we see a different side of Ashanti. She took a risk and decided to cover Chaka Khan’s legendary “Sweet Thing.” When Ashanti explained why she was singing this song she said it was because people, even people as close to her, like her hairdresser, didn’t know she had this potential.
She ain’t never lied.
When I saw that she was covering the song, I had my doubts but before I even clicked on the video, I saw that Chaka Khan, herself, thanked her for the tribute.
Chaka tweeted: “I am so BLESSED 2 have your beautiful talent paying a tribute 2 me! What a great birthday gift! Much love!!” (Chaka turns 61 later this month.)
So it must be something ,right? Correct.
I was shocked and pleasantly surprised.
Take a listen to this song and let us know what you think? Did Ashanti kill it or what?
Although she’s danced around questions of a rumored reunion with her St. Lunatix ex, Ashanti recently finally broke down and told fans that everything they want to know about their break up to make up can be found on her new album, Braveheart.
She still has yet to confirm whether or not she and Nelly are an item again, but she sure looked geeked when crashed her album release party in Atlanta on Saturday.
The singer partied at Prive last night with guests including Momager Tina and Big Tigger. Surrounded by fans, family and friends, the former hip-hop princess of Murder Inc. was all smiles when Nelly hit her up on Facetime while she blew him a few kisses. If these two are trying to keep anything private, they’re not doing the greatest job as Nelly took to Twitter on the day of the Braveheart release to send a subliminal:
“Great job lillady”
I know you’ve seen this beautiful face before. I was first introduced to actor Jesse Metcalfe through the short-lived and kind of terrible (but terribly good!) soap opera, Passions. But once Metcalfe left the soaps behind for other TV projects and movie roles, the sky was the limit. He was starring in his own movies, and all the ladies were loving him. He’s still doing big things these days, including starring on the hit TNT show Dallas, and now that the show is back on for its third season (which just started again last week), we thought we’d show his cute self some love as this week’s evening eye candy. Enjoy!
By day, they are actors, but by night these 15 male stars could be seen on the small screen moonlighting as one-time video vixens.
Terrence Howard has been working in front on the cameras playing different roles since 1992’s Jacksons: An American Dream. He may be best known for hit movies such as Crash and Hustle & Flow but he also has a few music video roles under his belt. In Ashanti’s “Foolish,” Howard plays her criminal minded ex who gets caught cheating. The video earned three MTV VMA nominations in 2002. Howard also played opposite Mary J. Blige in her “Be Without You” video where she just couldn’t be without him.
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Ashanti Talks Nelly And Tae Heckard, People Who Say She Can’t Sing, “Good Hair,” And Surviving The Industry On Breakfast Club
Ashanti’s new album, Braveheart, drops today, and to promote it, the singer stopped by The Breakfast Club to chat with Charlamagne, Angela Yee and DJ Envy. In their very interesting interview with her, Ashanti touched on everything, including critics who used to talk about her vocal abilities and her sideburns, what she’s learned about the industry, who she’s dating, and of course, Nelly. Here are the tidbits from the 30-minute interview that stood out:
If She’s On Good Terms With Nelly These Days:
“I will say that, there was a space where it was bad. It was really bad. Are we cool? Yeah. We’re okay.
When a man is hurt and a woman is hurt, I think men deal with hurt differently. I feel like we handle our emotions differently. There were a lot of things said and done publicly that should not have been. There was a foundation set and those things shouldn’t have happened.
We both definitely made mistakes in a lot of things. But I will say things do come full circle.”
If Nelly Is the One:
“Um, Nelly is a really good person, he has a really good heart. You know?”
If She Felt A Way About Nelly Going With Tae Heckard Soon After They Split:
“Did I feel a way? I’m very smart and I know him. I knew what the facade was.”
If She Was Dating NFL Baller DeSean Jackson:
“Um…No. We were hanging. I went to a football game. He’s real cool peoples. I can’t go to the game?”
How She Paid Bills Since Her Last Album In 2008:
“I did Broadway. I did Army Wives. I write. People forget early, I was writing for J. Lo, one of J. Lo’s biggest records ever. I wrote for Christina Milian, I wrote for a couple of pop groups. And I’ma be honest, I don’t really like to spend my own money. I know how to save.”
Dealing With Critics Who Said She Couldn’t Sing:
“When you’re hot and you’re on fire, you gotta expect that. When you’re number one and you’re killing it, it comes with the territory. You have to be strong enough. If you’re strong enough to be number one, you have to be strong enough to endure the BS.”
Dealing With Haters Who Said She Had Sideburns Back In The Day:
“I’ma keep it all the way 100. I have nice hair. I ain’t even gonna lie. When you have ‘good hair’ you’re hairy a little bit and you have sideburns [laughs]. Some people love sideburns. This is what I thought though. On TV, on film and in pictures, it looks a little different than it does in person [laughs]. So when you’re looking in the mirror, you know, you gelling them down, but on film and on camera it may look a bit different. I looked at it like, they wack, you know, for saying that. I’m a girl, that’s real feminine for you to be saying that. But then I would look and be like, damn it! [laughs]“
How She Makes Her Relationship With Her Mom-ager Work After All These Years
“We been tight before the industry. My mom and I have an amazing relationship…Our relationship is not, oh because of the music industry, it’s more that we have a relationship and not an authoritive, mother, ‘I’m telling you what to do’ relationship.”
If She Ever Felt Like Giving Up:
“It’s definitely gotten to places where I fee like, ‘this is bulls**t’. This is not how it’s supposed to be. You’re not supposed to have to put in ten times more work and get less the pay. Just conceptually understanding the game and the agendas that people have and the fact that people look at you as a commodity and not a person. Once you understand that, you don’t take things personal. It’s about adapting and understanding it.”
If She Would ‘Allow’ Nelly To Be Friends With Tae Heckard From Here On Out:
“What? Who? I don’t know what ya’ll talking about.”
Dealing With Famous Folks Trying To Holler At Her Mom:
“It’s so annoying. I swear, since I was like 7-years old. Steve Harvey? Jay Leno? It’s really bad. He [Harvey] pushed me out the way. The first time we went to LA to do an interview, he was like, ‘Heeeey, we have Ashanti! Who that? That’s her momma? Tell her momma to come over!’”
If you have 30 minutes to spare, I would recommend checking out the interview. It had quite a few funny moments, and moments where Ashanti kept it really real about the dark side of the industry. Check it out below and share your thoughts.
Ashanti’s back with a new album y’all and she’s coming hard. On March 4, “Braveheart” will be released from her own independent label and Ashanti tells us she’s revealing a lot about her personal life and the “Scars” she’s healed from since ending her relationship with Nelly. Of course that just gave us an excuse to get all in the singer’s business and the main question we wanted to know was whether Ashanti was serious about allegedly saying she’d never get back with Nelly again. Here’s what she told us:
“I’m smart enough to know that never is a strong word. You have to learn to kind of never say never because you never know. But at that moment [when she said getting back together with Nelly was a negative] that’s what I felt.”
Who thinks Ashanti’s going to change her mind somewhere down the line?
Check out our full interview in the video above as Ashanti talks about the new album and coming for fans who try to shade her, and why she’s sick of people (like us) asking her about Nelly. Oops!
After letting the world in for just a little bit, Ashanti is back to protecting her personal life from the nosy public. A few weeks ago it was reported that the “Never Should’ve” singer and her on-again, off-again boyfriend, Nelly, reunited after what seemed like the breakup of all breakups.
“Ashanti and Nelly cuddled up next to them and complained Diddy and Rick’s furs took up the seats at every club all weekend,” Page Six reported.
Their reunion was never confirmed, but during her recent appearance on BET’s “106 and Park” hosts Bow Wow and Keshia Chanté tried to get the scoop on the rumored reunion and Ashanti went right back to doing her pre breakup dance, which sort of leads us to believe that the reunion did happen.
“Really I was seen with him? How is that even possible? We probably were in the same area, but we were not taking pictures together, at all,” she said regarding the reunion rumors.
She also avoided questions about whether or not they’re back together.
“What do you mean? ‘Bravehart’ is coming out March 4th. Me and ‘Braveheart’ are together. Me and ‘Braveheart’ spend time in bed together. We say sweet things together.”
What Ashanti was willing to open up about, however, was how difficult it is to live life in the public eye with the interference of blogs and other media outlets.
“I’m definitely used to it. It doesn’t mean that it’s not annoying but you are just, you know, you expect it because that’s what their job is to do. You have to have a thick skin and just know that’s part of the game.”
Watch Ashanti’s interview on the next page.
Lot’s of new videos floating around from the ladies of R&B right now. Ashanti just dropped the new video for her song “I Got It,” featuring Rick Ross, and K. Michelle released the visuals for “Can’t Raise A Man.”
For Ashanti’s visuals, she comes off as a sexpot in some risque looks, including a scene where she dances around in a thong (with a fierce bob). She shows off a range of looks in the video, draped in fur, chains and big hair as she reminds a love interest that not only does she “got it” going on in the R&B game, but she’s got it going on in other areas of her life too (including her sex game?):
If your on it, like I’m on it
Then come on it, we gon’ flaunt it
I’m gonna stand on top of the globe
I don’t think you’re ready yet, boy this thing is drippin’ wet
Tell me what your tryng to do?
I can have you floating higher than what you got in that cup
I can tear that thing up, I can tear that thing up
Got you creepin up behind, as your feeling up on mine
Usually I wouldn’t give you none but f**k it, I’m on one
The song is actually kind of catchy, though it doesn’t really sound like Ashanti as much as it sounds like a regular s*xy song that could have come from any woman out right now. But I do respect her hustle and think she still looks great and she sounds good too. What do you think?
As for K. Michelle, she kept it pretty simple and straightforward with the video for her song, “Can’t Raise A Man.” So no, no thongs. She sings in a range of colorful wigs while different women in tumultuous relationships argue with their spouses who beat them, cheat on them, do drugs, and are just some trifling individuals. This is the anthem for quite a few women (as one said on Worldstar: “this song is a testimony for me”) so I’m sure those who already love the song will enjoy the video too. What do you think? Check out both videos and share your thoughts below!