The release of Ashanti’s latest album “BraveHeart” gave the established singer her fifth top 10 disc thus proving that the Glen Cove native is still the “Princess Of R&B.”
Not only did “BraveHeart” thrust Ashanti back into the spotlight, it marked her first project under her Independent record label Written Entertainment (and what an appropriate name for a label since Ashanti’s penned classic songs (and laid vocals) for artists like Christina Milian and Jennifer Lopez).
Speaking of J. Lo, who is currently promoting her song “I Luh Ya Papi” featuring French Montana, we caught up with Ashanti who told us about the time the powers that be were going to sell her song “Rescue” to the Latin songstress. But, Ashanti wasn’t having it!
Then there was that whole public breakup with Nelly then hit surprise appearance at her album release party. Ashanti has a new perspective on life and love.
Catch up with the “Foolish” singer, below:
HelloBeautiful: What is your favorite classic Ashanti song?
Ashanti: I’ve got 5 albums [laughs]. From my first album, “Rescue” was one of my favorite songs. I think because just the sound was really different and when I wrote that record, I wrote it like a freestyle. It just came out. It was kind of hypnotizing and they wanted to sell that record to J.Lo. We were fighting [laughs].
HB: Whats your favorite song on “BraveHeart” so far?
Ashanti: That’s a tough one. If I had to choose only one record on this album, I would go with “Nowhere” and “Scars.”
HB: “Scars” was penned about Nelly?
Ashanti: I mean, it definitely inspired the record.