Former common-law couple Ashanti and Nelly were initially pretty quiet about their break up heard around the world late last year and were also notoriously known for keeping their entire relationship on the hush even when they were still together.
But following in the surprising footsteps of her tatted up ex rapper boo-thang, who gave a very candid interview about his views on marriage, Hollyweird relationships and a whole lote more earlier this year, the former Murder Inc. misses is ready to talk that talk.
Ebro Darden and K.Foxx of Hot 97 radio in NYC recently sat down with Ashanti for a quick interview where she [kind of] let it all out about her new music, previous plans for children with Nelly, being cheated on, and more. Check out a few interview excerpts below:
On her new album “Braveheart:”
“Yes. Album is coming July 30th, Braveheart. I’m super excited. It’s definitely top 40ish and that’s what we were trying to do with the platform that we have with ‘Army Wives’, it just makes perfect sense because that’s that audience.”
On whether or not her new single “Never Should Have” is about Nelly:
“It’s very obvious that the song came from a sincere place. A lot of people are asking, ‘What is that about?’ or ‘Who is that about?’ It came from a very sincere place. A lot of people have been in a situation where they’ve been betrayed or lied to or taken advantage of.”
On whether she planned to have kids with Nelly:
“I mean, me and Nelly, we talked about a lot of things. We talked about a whole lot. He has kids, he has great kids. His niece, his nephews. We talked about a lot… so much.”
On whether Nelly cheated on her:
“I mean, listen…things happen, people get hurt, people have resentment, people carry old things with them. Things just happen in real life. You go through things, I go through things, It’s a little bit of both. Some of it’s generic and some things are about me. Do I go through things? Absolutely. He has to do what he has to do right now, and I have to do what I have to do right now, because sometimes you can distract each other.”
On whether or not she would date a regular “UPS, bus-drivin’ dude:
“I mean, Nelly used to be a UPS bus-driving dude [laughs].”
On her current relationship with Nelly:
“Yeah, we’re cool. I spoke to him yesterday. We’re good, we’re cool. We were great, and are great friends.”
Ashanti cooked up a sweet treat when she stopped by ABC’s “The Chew” on Wednesday. The R&B diva, who can make a mean cherry cheesecake, whipped up some peanut butter s’mores with some help from host Carla.