Ashanti has a catalog of hits but it wasn’t enough to sell tickets for an upcoming show.
The “Happy” singer was supposed to headline the “Back to Brook” event at Stonybrook University later this month. The show was canceled after only 24 tickets were sold, Bossip reports.
“As an organization, we do our best to host programs for students while providing diversity and inclusion,” a statement from the school read. ‘However, we have struggled to execute certain aspects. With a week before the concert, only 24 tickets are sold to students.”
Teyana Taylor was the original headliner but after she allegedly pulled out at the last minute, they were left with little times and little options for a headliner.
From the looks of her Instagram, she just did a packed show in Portland, so selling tickets isn’t usually a problem for the Long Island songstress.
Ashanti had teased new music earlier this year, but after releasing “Say Less” featuring Ty Dolla $ign, there was no follow-up single or album afterwards. Whenever the album comes, the 38-year-old said fans can expect to see her step outside of the box.
“What fans can expect this year is a lot of new music, a lot of new visuals, actually me saying more,” she told iHeart back in March. I’m just super excited. [I’ve] been working with so many different people, shooting a lot of things, [and] just trying things differently.”
There was also chatter about a duet album with Murder Inc. comrade Ja Rule.
— Ja Rule (@Ruleyork) June 23, 2018
After Jay Z and Beyonce released Everything Is Love, Ja took to Twitter to say he was inspired to collaborate with his former labelmate. Ashanti then told Entertainment Tonight that this may come into fruition.
“So we’re going to carve out the time and make it happen,” she said.