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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fact: Singer Ashanti is working on a teenage lifestyle book called Ashanti Style. A release date for the book has yet to be confirmed.
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.
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.
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.
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."
Quote: "Dating? He's a great guy and a good friend." Ashanti suggests romance with rapper Nelly has cooled.
Fact: <p>Ashanti's manager mother Tina Douglas has taken charge of Luther Vandross' protege Ron Anthony's career. </p>
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>