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Ashanti Finally Opens Up About Her Split From Nelly (Sort Of): ‘I Mean Things Happen, People Get Hurt, People Have Resentment’
5+ years and a breakup later, Ashanti still likes to go on interview pretending that she was never in a romantic relationship with Nelly. It’s really seems pointless since we all know the deal at this point, but hey, to each its own. The “Never Should’ve Left Me” singer paid a visit to Hot 97 to discuss her new projects, including her upcoming album, Braveheart and her television show, Army Wives. When the time came to discuss her relationship with Nelly, in typical Ashanti fashion, she laughed the questions off and attempted to shimmy around the answers. Fortunately for nosy folks like us, the station’s programming director, Ebro, wasn’t having it and practically dragged the answers out of her. Check out a few excerpts from the interview below.
On if she still keeps in touch with Nelly:
“Yeah, we’re cool. I spoke to him yesterday. We’re good. We’re cool. [...] We were great and are [still] great friends.”
On if her new single, “Never Should Have” was based on their relationship and breakup:
“I mean, it is very obvious that the song came from a very sincere place. A lot of people are asking, ‘What is that about? Who is that about?’ It came from a very sincere place and I think a lot of people have been in a situation where they’ve been betrayed or lied to or taken advantage of.”
On if she and Nelly ever made plans to have children together:
“[Laughs] Oh my gosh, I mean me and Nelly talked about a lot of things. We talked about a whole lot. He has kids, he has great kids, his niece, his nephew. We talked about a lot, so much.”
On whether or not Nelly’s alleged cheating caused their split:
“I mean things happen, people get hurt, people have resentment. People carry old things with them. Things just happen in real life, you go through things. […] He has to do what he has to do right now, and I have to do what I have to do right now because sometimes you can distract each other.”
On if she’d ever consider dating a regular Joe, for example, A UPS guy:
“Nelly use to be a UPS bus driving dude [laughs]. Let me see, would I date a UPS guy? I don’t know, I guess [there] has to be an attraction in every facet. I have to like you. I have to like what you’re about and what you stand for. What you do, your personality. I’m not going to be able to support you, so there has to be a common balance.”
“I think it’s good to be spoiled in different ways because I can spoil somebody in a different way. I want to be spoiled. I grew up by myself for a long time until my sister came.”
Flip the switch to see Ashanti get grilled by K.Foxx and Ebro.
Earlier today, we posted Kelly Rowland’s new song, “Dirty Laundry.” In the lyrics she details the abusive relationship she endured. Naturally, we were wondering who this man is/was. After her engagement to former football player Roy Williams, we didn’t hear about who she was dating. Which is a good thing. But in the digital age, word travels fast.
Because Roy is the only man we know about, folks incorrectly assumed that he was the man she was talking about.
But Williams took to Twitter to clear his name:
And then the Twitter gods blessed us with this gem. One of Roy’s followers figured out who the man was.
And Roy confirmed it. Cudda or Cudda Love, was Nelly’s manager/body guard back in the day…or maybe still today. (There’s not too much info on him right now.) But we suspect all that to change. This would make the most sense. Kelly mentioned that this relationship took place a decade ago. Which would have been around 2003, when she and Nelly recorded “Dilemma” and was subsequently spending a lot of time around Nelly and his crew.
There are very few pictures of him. But a while ago, Cam’ron posted a picture of Cudda Love on Instagram.
Click on the next page to see him.
As a rapper and mastermind behind Apple Bottom jeans, Nelly is well versed on beautiful women. When asked by VLAD TV in a recent interview about urban models and the lack of recognition they receive in the mainstream media, he had a few interesting things to say.
“At the end of the day, it is still is modeling,” he said. “It’s a different type of modeling, but it’s still modeling because if you break down the definition of modeling…it’s [still] a form of modeling but it’s not a high-end form.” Adding, “When Hugh [Hefner] first started Playboy, some people kind of frowned upon it. Then Playboy became a part of America.”
Read more at StyleBlazer.com
Pass Or Play? Ashanti Sheds Tears And Reminisces About A Love Gone Wrong (Nelly?) In Video For “Never Should Have”
Back in March, Ashanti released the single “Never Should Have,” a truly emotional jam centering on falling in love with a man, watching them make a mistake, breaking up and then wishing you had never fallen for them in the first place. I know what you’re thinking: Nelly. But alas, she didn’t name any names.
One of the saddest moments comes during the bridge when she really breaks down her pain:
You were all that I wanted/I fell in love with you cause you loved me and I thought that you were ready/I thought that we were gonna be a family/And if you weren’t then you should’ve let me/Keep all of my love to give, to someone worthy
Whenever big events are taking place we’re always anticipating who our favorite celebs will bring as their dates. Just when we think it’ll be a model, they make us fall in love them even more by bringing their mamas instead. I always find it cute when they show mom dukes that she will always and forever be their leading lady. Video vixen, models, singers… fall back because the mothers are running this show.
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I wonder if celebrities who snag hosting gigs ever imagine that they may find themselves in a predicament where they’re required to interview one of their famous exes. This week we all got a good chuckle after watching Bow Wow awkwardly stumble through an interview with ex-boo thang Ciara during her recent appearance on BET’s 106 and Park. Now singer and actress Ashanti appears to have been met with a similar fate. September of last year Ashanti snagged a gig as excutive producer and anchor of music channel FUSE’s daily music news show, FUSE News. One of her more recent guests on the show happened to be her alleged ex-boyfriend and let’s just say things got rather awkward.
Of course, the interview started off fine with Ashanti questioning the St. Louis rapper of his creative process and the state of hip hop, but things took a pretty interesting turn and even got a a tad flirty once Ashanti questioned him about the types of girls and he likes and dating dealbreakers. Talk about awkward! Check out some of what he had to say below.
On the evolution of hip hop:
“I think it’s changed as much as the rest of the world has changed. When you look at mass media everything that’s going on. I’m not here to judge whether it’s in a good situation or a bad situation. Obviously hip hop was created for the youth by the youth. The youth has to make the same mistakes we made. I think it’s on a braoder scale as far as globally. It’s the most dominating music around the world.”
On his personal evolution:
“I’ve been through so much in my personal life, I’m just here to celebrate I ain’t where I could be. I think when you’re 10+ years in the game, it’s hard to find a balance of appeasing your core audience and reinventing yourself.”
On the type of girls he likes and dating dealbreakers:
“Oh word? Well, bad breath is a dealbreaker. Someone who lacks the confidence within themselves to understand who they are. I think at some point we would definitely hit that wall and a nice set of thighs always helps.”
It appears that they handled the interview like adults. Something tells me these two aren’t done with each other though.
Turn the page to watch their uncomfortably awkward interview. Have you ever been forced to work with an ex after you guys split?
Singer Robin Thicke recently announced that he was leaving the BET scripted series “Real Husbands of Hollywood,” and it took show creator Kevin Hart no time to find his replacement— Chris Rock. The funnyman and comedic star recently told HipHollywood about his excitement for the show.
“I’m a fan of Kevin … it’s rare when you actually get to work with each other and have fun,” he said.
Since debuting with over four million viewers in January, the show has been a staple for the network. Alongside Kevin, Duane Martin, J.B. Smoove, Nick Cannon and others, season two has already begun filming. Check out Chris and Kevin’s interview on the new cast changes below.
Do you think this is a good move for the franchise?
‘Nobody Is Going To Force Me Into Anything:’ Nelly Talks Dating In The Industry And Why He Won’t Be Coerced Into Marriage
The absence of a marriage proposal is a topic that commonly surfaces when Nelly and Ashanti’s not-so-secret relationship is being discussed. After more than seven years being in a relationship, why didn’t Nelly take the “Never Too Far Away” singer as his wife? During a recent interview with Vlad TV, the rapper addresses those burning questions. He expressed that he takes marriage very seriously and breaks down the differences between entertainment industry relationships and everyday relationships. Check out some of what he had to say.
On if he ever sees himself getting married:
“Yeah I think so. But the thing about marriage is, nobody is going to force me into anything and nobody’s going to rush me into anything. I take marriage very seriously. I only know two ways of marriage. My parents’ marriage did not last at all and my grandparents’ marriage lasted sixty years. So I’m either going to go all the way to sixty or I’m not going to do it. You’re going to know when it’s right. I feel like marriage is just something you know is right. There’s no questions. In order for me to feel like this is going to be it, I have to have no questions. But do I see myself getting married? Hell yeah.”
On if he’s ever been close to marriage:
“I don’t think you’ve been close until you’ve been engaged.”
On industry relationships vs. everyday relationships:
“Let’s say you’ve known someone for seven years, but you’ve known them for seven years in this business. Now let’s take a couple that’s a everyday average couple and they’ve known each other for seven years. The regular couple’s seven years is different because they’ve actually been together almost everyday for seven years, this couple [the industry couple] may have known each other for seven years, but they’ve only been together five days out of a month. Although the time has went, it really hasn’t been seven years of really knowing them. It’s probably only equaled out to three and a half years as far as 365 days. If you look at a regular couple, yeah seven years is a long time. In that situation [dating someone in the industry], you don’t learn as much about a person until you get a chance to stop and be with that person. I think people see relationships that industry-folk have and they see the time, but they’re not doing the math on that time.”
What are your thoughts on his response?
Turn the page to watch Nelly’s full interview.
Instead Of Answering A Question About Nelly Inspiring Her New Album, Ashanti Asks ‘Who Said We Had A Relationship?’
Back in December, we reported on the rumored split between Ashanti and Nelly. Not even one month later, candid boo-loving shots of Nelly and video vixen/model Lashontae Heckard started to surface. Nelly even began showing up to events with Tae on his arm. After years of both Nelly and Ashanti ridiculously denying their involvement with each other, it seems that we may finally get some insight into their relationship. In a recent interview with Sway In the Morning, Ashanti discussed her upcoming album and even hinted that some of the tracks would be about Nelly. Check out some of what she had to say.
On whether or not songs about her experiences with Nelly will appear on the album:
“Who said we had a relationship? [breaks into a fit of laughter] The name of the album is Braveheart. I’ve been recording for a couple of months now. There’s a lot of heartfelt records on there. I think everybody can relate. I’ve been writing my records since I came out and it’s been from real life experiences [laughs] and that’s how people relate.”
On dating a celebrity again:
“I think what’s important is to find someone who you have things in common with. So whether you have a 9 to 5 or you’re in the industry or I don’t know, you’re into computers or you’re into doing nails, whatever it is, find someone that you’re kind of compatible with so that you guys kind of understand whatever facet of life you’re on.”
On wanting children:
“Let me tell you something, I’m going to have an army. I love kids. I think I wanna have like six. We’ll see what happens. I know I gotta get started. I got a couple more things to do first and then I’ll really starting thinking about it.”
While Ashanti didn’t come straight out and say that her new album will feature tracks about her “secret” relationship with Nelly, we hear her loud and clear. A couple of songs based on those real-life experiences sprinkled into her latest project could do a lot for her record sales, as inquiring minds would love to finally hear her discuss that relationship.
Turn the page to see footage of Ashanti dancing around questions about Nelly.
Celebrities seemingly live the good life with millions of adoring fans and millions more in the bank. When tragedy strikes their lives and they unexpectedly lose a loved one, we are reminded that stars are human after all and mourn just like us.
Rapper/singer/actress Queen Latifah suffered a personal loss during the early stages in her rap career. Back in 1992, the Newark native’s world was rocked when her older brother Lancelot was killed while riding the very same motorcycle his famous baby sister recently purchased for him. 20 years after his death, Queen Latifah, still struggles with her grief and said losing her brother “was like suffering an amputation.”