Ashanti Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

25th June 2015

Fact: Singer and actress Ashanti will headline the 2015 NYC Pride Rally for the first time on Friday (26Jun15). The event, at New York's Pier 26, will feature a number of guest speakers and performers.

9th April 2015

Quote: "I was performing in Africa... and he rushes me. I don't remember falling but he grabs me and I blacked out for a minute and the next thing I know my dad was throwing him off the stage... It was very scary." R&B star Ashanti on a scary onstage encounter during a gig in Africa several years ago.

13th March 2015

Quote: "I think sometimes when people have their own insecurities it allows them to act out of character, I've been betrayed. Again, you just have to grow, you have to grow up and accept responsibilities for the things that you do. I'm not a big fan of people being cowards. I think it's really important to know yourself and understand what you want and get it. I'm in a different place right now." R&B star Ashanti stays coy on her split from rapper Nelly after nearly 10 years of dating.

18th April 2014

Quote: "Because I'm indie now, I kind of made the metaphor of the major labels and the indie labels... You couldn't deny the passion that the Scots had, even though they didn't have the equipment that the Brits (sic) had... They were the true underdogs." Singer Ashanti confirms reports suggesting her new album Braveheart was inspired by Mel Gibson's movie of the same name.

17th March 2013

Tweet: "Got pulled over by the cops & the convo (conversation) turned in2 (into) me & him doing a mk (make) out scene on army wives! He gv (gave) me a warning thanx (sic) Officer Jared." R&B star-turned-actress Ashanti escaped a ticket after being pulled over by a road cop thanks to a saucy chat about her U.S. Tv show Army Wives.

3rd December 2012

Fact: R&B star Ashanti has landed a role on the upcoming seventh season of hit U.S. Tv drama Army Wives. The Foolish hitmaker will play Latasha Durant, a mother of three young children, one of whom has Cystic Fibrosis.

24th July 2012

Tweet: "I couldn't even imagine ur pain my heart&prayers go out 2 tameka raymond, Ryan,Usher&the entire family. I'm praying 4ur strength. Rip Kile." R&B star Ashanti reaches out to Usher and his ex-wife Tameka Foster, whose 11-year-old son Kile Glover died on Saturday (21Jul12) after he was taken off life support following a jet-ski accident earlier this month (Jul12).

16th December 2011

Fact: R&B star Ashanti has launched her own record label, Written Entertainment. The singer plans to use the new venture, an imprint of eOne Music, to release her next album, the follow-up to 2008's The Declaration.

26th May 2011

Tweet: "Hopped out of the car 2 (sic) say 2 hello 2 (sic) some of our very young Marines! Thank u guys 4 (sic) keeping us safe!" R&B singer Ashanti is thankful to the U.S. troops for the work they do.

8th March 2011

Quote: "The first time I met Nelly, he asked me for my autograph... It all started out as a joke." R&B singer Ashanti admits rapper Nelly had an unusual way of grabbing her attention after meeting her at an event in 2005. The couple embarked on a four-year romance.

22nd May 2009

Quote: "I'm a little spoiled. I like getting what I want but it's not my fault. I was an only child for about eight years. So when I grew up it's like, 'What do you mean, no?'" R&B singer Ashanti has grown accustomed to having it all.

3rd November 2008

Quote: "That's the thing between me and her, we just like having fun. I think it's always serious when you can hang with a person continuously... and (still) have fun." Rapper Nelly on his romance with R+B singer Ashanti.

30th May 2008

Quote: "I found out that I really like to play golf - I'm actually good." R+B star Ashanti has become the latest golfing celebrity.

4th April 2008

Fact: Singer Ashanti is working on a teenage lifestyle book called Ashanti Style. A release date for the book has yet to be confirmed.

7th January 2008

Quote: "I don't want to look like a slut bucket. I'm not that chick, but I am a woman." Singer-turned-actress Ashanti worried about her sexy her role in recent film Resident Evil: EXTINCTION.

6th November 2007

Quote: "Unless you like dressing like it's 1995, pull 'em up... and leave the muscle shirts to the bodybuilders" Sexy R+B star Ashanti hates seeing men in sagging jeans and inappropriate T-shirts.

29th October 2007

Quote: "Do I have one in the closet? I might!" Ashanti on whether she has a naughty nurse outfit she dons to spice up her sex life. The R+B star plays a futuristic nurse in new film Resident Evil: EXTINCTION.

26th July 2006

Fact: R+B star, poet and actress Ashanti is adding style guru to her impressive resume after agreeing to pen a new fashion book for girls and young women, in which she'll reveal tips about beauty products and "the little secrets that celebs and artists do behind the scenes."

24th July 2006

Quote: "Dating? He's a great guy and a good friend." Ashanti suggests romance with rapper Nelly has cooled.

28th February 2006

Fact: <p>Ashanti's manager mother Tina Douglas has taken charge of Luther Vandross' protege Ron Anthony's career. </p>

22nd December 2005

Quote: <p>"It just smells good, like you want to hug somebody. It's feminine, sensual, fresh and clean." Ashanti on her new perfume Precious Jewel. </p>


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