R&B singer Ashanti has reunited in the studio with rapper Ja Rule for the first time in almost a decade.

The Baby star fell out with her Murder Inc. Records labelmate in the mid-2000s and left the label in 2009, but she recently admitted she was eager to reunite with Ja Rule following his release from prison on tax and weapons charges in May (13).

Ashanti's wish came true over the weekend (10-11Aug13) when she shared a photo of the old collaborators back together via her Instagram.com account.

The accompanying caption read: "Uhh ohhhhh me & my bro (sic) in the lizzaaaabbbbb (lab)!!!!!!! We haven't seen each other in 4ever (sic)!!! & it feels great!!!"

It is not yet known whose future project their latest duet will feature on. Ashanti is due to release her next solo album, BraveHeart, in September (13), while Ja Rule is working on the follow up to 2004's R.U.L.E.

Ashanti rose to fame in 2001 when she featured on Ja Rule's hit single Always on Time. They also scored chart success in 2002 with Fat Joe on What's Luv? and released their last collaboration, Wonderful, in 2004.