When singer Ashanti started dating rapper Nelly, it became the worst kept secret in the music business. Despite neither of them talking about their relationship in the press for almost a decade, we all knew the entertainers were more than just “best friends.” The couple’s love train finally came to a stop recently and now Ashanti is ready to dish some details about her nine-year relationship with the St. Lunatic.
In a revealing interview with Hot 97, a New York City radio station, Ashanti talked about the effects of her relationship with Nelly and her falling out with former Murder Inc. label boss Irv Gotti. when it comes to Irv Gotti, the “Braveheart” singer says she constantly hears how Irv says she was disloyal, but she stayed with Murder Inc. until 2009. Although, she and Gotti went through their drama, ashanti says they are in a “cool space.”
When the topic turned to Nelly, Ashanti answered the questions without revealing too much about their personal lives. ”Nelly and I are in the space where I’m kind of like focusing on my career and he’s focusing on what he’s doing … I have to do me. We’re in that space right now. And there were things that were said and things that were done that probably shouldn’t have been said or done, but they have been.” She may have been alluding to Nelly’s rumored cheating, but we can’t say for sure.
Ashanti goes on to say, “When people are around each other a long time, there are feelings and there are things there and people get hurt. Men handle hurt differently than women handle hurt. He put a couple of scars on me. We’ve definitely scarred each other and its safe to say.”