Soul sensation Ashanti has reportedly infuriated her music mogul ex-boyfriend Irv Gotti by taking hip-hop star Nelly home to meet her parents.

Gotti, the president of Ashanti's record label Murder Inc, was desperate to cement his relationship with the sexy singer by meeting her family in Long Island, America, and is devastated the HOT IN HERRE rapper has succeeded where he failed, Ashanti's pals claim.

A close friend says, "Irv is furious. He has never gotten over Ashanti and is upset about this relationship and how far along it is."

But a Murder Inc spokesman insists, "Irv is only the head of her label, that is it. Ashanti and Nelly are really cute together."

Nelly started secretly dating Ashanti earlier this year, after his traumatic split from DESTINY'S CHILD star Kelly Rowland, but confessed to their blossoming romance in April (04) after they were spotted canoodling in New York's Trump International Hotel.

17/09/2004 14:04