Video: Ashanti f/ Busta Rhymes – ‘The Woman You Love’

Ashanti

Ashanti is back! The R&B songstress rockets into outer space in the futuristic video for “The Woman You Love,” the first single from her fifth album Braveheart, due this spring on her label Written Entertainment. A tortured Ashanti reminisces about her troubled relationship aboard a starship, recalling the ups and downs with her boyfriend, played by actor Marcus Patrick. Is she able to leave the past behind and move on? Find out.

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123 Comments

  1. TRINA

    NOW THIS IS HOW YOU MAKE A COMEBACK!!!!! I WASNT TO SURE FOR ASHANTI BUT THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST I SEEN IN A LOOOOONNGG TIME, I LOVE THE VIDEO, NOW JUST TIME FOR A NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO AND I CAN SEE IT LOOKING LIKE 2001 AGAIN..GOOD JOB ASHANTI

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    me me me Reply:

    @TRINA, its better than expected. i am now addicted to the song

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    Tiffany Reply:

    @TRINA, shes has a little Beyonce swag i like it

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    She_daone Reply:

    @Tiffany, Girl bye she has her own swagg

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  2. Bum Bitches

    this is the death of beyonce and rihanna career. love it. slayedddd

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    Nelz Reply:

    @Bum Bitches, oh gosh!!! I love Ashanti, but this isn’t about Bey and rhi

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    Siri Reply:

    @Bum Bitches, I wouldn’t say slayyyed with multiple “y”s. Actually I wouldn’t say slayed but I would accept it. It was a nice video tho. No shade no hate but it’s not a video that like I NEED to see again. It’s one if I see it again cool if I don’t no big. I like Ashanti tho but I just never saw her as the “superstar” type just as the faithful single release type. Kinda like Teena Marie was. We know you’re they’re but she doesn’t promote excitement or buzz within me. She is a dope artist tho.

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    ummmm Reply:

    @Bum Bitches, im not a fan of both but wasnt nothing that was mind blowing about it it didnt top we found love or run the world just her singing n front of a green screen

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    RealIssh Reply:

    @Bum Bitches, Take a seat on dis couch [___] .
    Dis song doesn’t have the depth to take Keri Hilton’s career so how could it slay Bey or Ri ?

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    She_daone Reply:

    @RealIssh, cunt shut the hell up who is Keri Hilson???? and Ashanti been out for years now. Rihanna is a gimmick with no real talent and Beyonce is just annoying. Ashanti is the real deal #AMMO

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    Truth Reply:

    @Bum Bitches, Technically Yes Ashanti was shitting on Beyonce and Rihanna even before she came back simply because she writes all her material, In the Guinness Book of world Reords. I think ppl forget what Ashanti has accomplished. Thats why i laugh at ppl who hate on her

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    KillBill92 Reply:

    @Bum Bitches, Really, The song ain’t getting no air play, no iTunes purchases, really the vocals are weak, Bey4Real.

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    bar Reply:

    @KillBill92, HMM BITCH U FAILED SONG IS #37 ON ITUNES ALREADY ONCE THE VIDEO HIT HOE U MAD? HANG IT UP PLEASE PGRADE YOUR COMPUTER BEFORE YOU TYPE #THE END

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  3. Jordan

    Cute video

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    Beyonceland Reply:

    @Jordan, I LOVE IT!!!!!!!! I happy 4 HER

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  4. RDK

    Ashanti she is locking it down she still doing her.

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  5. Yan

    love the song, hate the video.

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  6. Mr.Douglas

    It completely surprised me. Great concept! It’s very much easily one of the best vids of the year. #AMMO

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  7. Nameless

    Thats a good look for her

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  8. lol

    What in Jesus name was that!? that was sooooooo weird…Ashanti has to come better than that and she is certainly not coming for Rihanna or Beyonce…heck she’s not even coming for Fantasia…

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    Truth Reply:

    @lol, This video was dope as hell what u mean? Stop hating just accept it she slayed

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    lol Reply:

    @Truth, i accept your point of view but that was not slayage whatsoever in that cheap ass video.

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    Critic Reply:

    @lol, I agree. Definitely not “slayage”. Hahaha! Love the word. And she’s definitely not coming for Fantasia.

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    Um ok Reply:

    @Critic, Funny u say that but Ashanti has sold 20 million albums more than her. Fantasia isnt slaying shit

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    Truth Reply:

    @lol, This video was high budget did u not see the special effects? This is one of Ashanti’s best videos ever. Your just hating accept it.

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    Dream Team Reply:

    @lol, hater hater hater. Why u so mad? Cause this chick is back and better and strong than ever?

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  9. lol

    Dang! that was really wack shanti!!!

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  10. rnblover

    AMMO!!!

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  11. AsIAm_Munchkin

    ASHANTI LOOKED STUNNING IN HER WORLD PREMIERE VIDEO “THE WOMAN YOU LOVE” , IT WAS DIFFERENT FROM ANYTHING SHE’S DONE & I’M SO PROUD
    #TEAMASHANTI #BRAVEHEART

    FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER @AsIAm_Munchkin

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  12. angel

    Wow that was dope. I didn’t know what to expect but wow! dope ass video song knocks too.

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  13. Critic

    Wack song and wack video.
    Not a strong enough comeback.

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  14. Mosdef

    Ashanti you Did your thing I am so Proud of you I know this year will be yours.”WHAT ABOUT MY PRIDE” Slay these girls You r so so cute MA The Baddest,The haters will talk In you will continue to walk like you been doing for 10years

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  15. Nickki

    I love the video, love ashanti! She comes from a real place writes all of her own music. Cant wait for Braveheart

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  16. A Realist

    Um. Ok. :|

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  17. Aaron

    Ashantis back :D Love the song love the video cant wait for the album!

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  18. Blaze

    That was a good video an I like this song

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  19. angel

    its funny that its the same hater posting under different names!

    #Fail

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  20. JustSayin..

    I like the song. not crazy about the video. lets see what the album brings

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  21. gerrgfewa

    google his naked pics to get wet,he got a perfect body

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  22. cool

    cool

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  23. james

    Busta is such a sell out he is ready to make music with anybody as long as the money is right . I will be waiting for his feat with Rebecca Black .

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    Rasan Reply:

    @james, What do you mean he sounded great, I mean he has got an album coming this is what you call exposure. I mean two legends, this is perfect chemistry. I mean you should be happy we finally have something to choose from as far as the females in the R&B game go not the same old same old (nothing against Beyonce or any of the others). Nothing seems to please anybody anymore. What’s wrong with you people?

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    RealIssh Reply:

    @Rasan, Pause- Just becuz Beyonce and “any of the others” are more mainstream , you’re not forced to listen to them . I Stan for Bey , yea I kno she’s an amazing “mainstream” artist . But then I say “f*** radio” & play my Keyshia , India Arie, etc. U should try it, there’s a lot of diverse music out here .

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    KillBill92 Reply:

    @Rasan, Why bring up Beyonce? And when has Busta & Ashanti been considered legends? I’ll wait. …………….

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  24. AsIAm_Munchkin

    Ashanti Is Back! haters is talking so she doing sumthin right

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  25. Um ok

    Now this is what u call a comeback. No gimmicks, true music. The reason Ashanti is slaying every other female in the industry is the fact that she writes all her music. This being one of the songs she wrote. Does Rihanna write her own hits? Nope. Does Beyonce write her own hits? Nope. Um ok so where is the comp??? All of Ashanti’s biggest hits were written by herself not a songwriter lets just get that straight.

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    She Be Killin Em Reply:

    @Um ok, YESS tell them!!! I love this video it was well worth the wait with the effects and just the whole concept. A high budget video to go along with a high quality song.

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    Dream Team Reply:

    @Um ok, I wish i could like your comment 100 times exactly how i feel. Agreed 100%

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    GURL Reply:

    @Dream Team, #AMMMOOOO POW

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    RealIssh Reply:

    @Um ok, It’s sad that Ashanti can’t be great without the Beyonce and Rihanna comparisons . The thing is , I would never compare my fave to someone who wasn’t in her league . That’s why I’ve never compared ANYONE to Beyonce . So u should stop 2 .

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    Beyonce is desperate Reply:

    @RealIssh, You need a life.

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    KillBill92 Reply:

    @Beyonce is desperate, You need Jesus.

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    KillBill92 Reply:

    @Um ok, Bey does song-write. You betta check them credentials. Ashanti had a comeback like 3 1/2 years ago, but when the Sasha Fierce era came it was gone/dead/tired/dry/has-been Bey is the true slayer. BTW I took a course in Music Business and my teacher said the one who comes up with the melody gets a writing credit. Yep ;)

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  26. ronie

    It was cool, no hater. But honestly it feels as though I seen it before.

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  27. GURL

    Ashanti is the best looking female in the industry…………She is 100% real this girl is omg amazing

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  28. Dream Team

    Definately a high budget video. Ashanti shot this video for 2 days and 2 day shoots are rarely ever low budget in todays music business most videos are shot in just one day. She is definately back and making a statement that she doesnt need a Major label to back her up. This is what more artists today need to do. Not only is Ashanti getting bigger checks, she is taking creative control of her entire career. So much respect for this chick right here. I wish Ashanti nothing but the best.

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  29. Andre

    yessss Love it, so happy shani is back

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  30. Jay

    Great video and I’m loving this song! I’ve missed Ashanti’s voice in music. Her album’s gonna be great! :)

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  31. Brina

    Great video so different from her other videos and the special effects was dope!! Luv it was worth the wait!! So ready for her album BraveHeart!!:)

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  32. Facts Of Life

    “As a tortured soul floats into the future, the only way to heal is to accept and let go of the past”. Love that quote at the beginning goes with the whole theme of the song. Definately one of the best Ashanti videos ive seen

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  33. j312

    SHESSSS BACK!!!!,,that was a hot video for someone who is doing it independently..this video is one of the best ive seen in a long time..it kind of reminds me of the katy perry “ET” video and we all know that had a big budget..glad to see even though shes on her own, she still can make better videos than artist with #1 singles..I luv the video and the concept..AMMO!!…BRAVEHEART!!(definetly will be getting!!!!)

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  34. Dave

    I really like it.

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  35. Oh Please

    DIS SHIT WAS NICE! MAJOR PROPS

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  36. _Yezir

    LOVE this! She is NOT playing ANY games!

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  37. @iJustoriginate

    This was epic! #ShesBack

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  38. Will

    Shes backkkkkkk. This song is gonna be at the top of the charts in no time now that this videos out.

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  39. JLOVE?R

    but who is that fine ass man kissing on her!!???

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  40. nymo

    just three words!!! SHES BACK BITCHES!!!!

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  41. GURL

    Ashanti you are the King of R&B N Hip Hop…………SHE IS BACK HOES

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  42. Kyle

    I’m very pleased with this video! Great concept and surprisingly good effects for a video that she dished money out for on her own. I can’t wait for a new album!!!

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  43. NOGOOD

    OMG Ashanti is not playing around SHE IS BACK……..DAMN She has did it again

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  44. Lamar

    I like the video! Go Shanti! Can’t wait for the album!

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  45. Critic

    This song will flop.

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    Will Reply:

    @Critic, Thats what ppl said about foolish when it came out and it shot to #1 and stayed there for 10 straight weeks. Dont sleep on Ashanti she will prove u wrong then u will have another excuse.

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    racksonracks Reply:

    @Will, foolish was alot better though, and so was the joint she did with Ja rule. im not saying this song sucks. its decent, busta’s alright aswell, this will get her some 106& Park’ love, which is great way to start building her buzz back up :L

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  46. Jay Scorpio

    YAWNS!!!!!!!

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  47. Kaurrecsha

    that man is hottie in her Video

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  48. BlahBlah

    not feeling this.

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    Will Reply:

    @BlahBlah, Thats fine shes still winning.

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  49. Kimmmmm

    i love the song and video…i love her!! cant wait to hear the song her and Keyshia Cole has together!

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  50. coleworld

    Yaaaasssss yasssss slayshanti……The real R&B Queen is back

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  51. Nelz

    I definitely DO LOVE this woman and video woooo . . . She is independent so tbh I wasn’t expecting all this!!!

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  52. OUTRAGE OUTZILLA

    Ain’t that the gay guy in my wife & kids??

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  53. rapup?thatspop

    no no no. horrible video. sorry, boring and nothing special about it. and the song is mediocre as well. That is no single material.

    failed comeback.

    well, her old stuff is tight!

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    Truth Reply:

    @rapup?thatspop, No this is no failed comeback your just hating just because u dont like it one sour apple wont spoil the bunch just remember that. Ashanti will still win in the end u watch and see. Stay mad

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  54. Beyonce is desperate

    Ok. This was something I didn’t expect from her.

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  56. V.I.C.

    That was awesome! Man I was scared about her going independent and the special effects in the video but wow that was very amazing. Now it’s just getting sales of the song and then having as many spins on radio as she possibly can get!

    best of luck!

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  57. camile_1023

    i got this song on repeat.

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  58. Mentamir

    It was all right… The concept of her boyfriend cheating on her and getting his mistress pregnant is milked out. The starship didn’t have an obvious purpose, it was just there. It wasn’t horrible, just very mediocre.

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  59. KillBill92

    I don’t get the Stars Wars: Galactic theme. Next.

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    dat_true Reply:

    Why is @KillBill92 STILL rewatching & commenting on things you dont like! Lmfao !!!!!!

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  60. gagaqueen

    Oh she back alright, back in the past. The hell was that? Decent at best.. LOL

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  61. She_daone

    I hate when people say she’s not coming for nobody’s career like really how do you sound. Ashanti is in her own lane, she’s hip hop and R&b Rihanna is pop and so is Beyonce!!!!! Big ass difference. Ashanti is independent, she has her own RECORD LABEL… Get it together yall love to hate on Miss Douglas! #POW #POW

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  62. Brina

    If yall read the quote in the beginning of the video then yall can understand the concept of it!! Good concept and visuals!! Special effects was on point!!

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  63. Brina

    #BraveHeart lets go!! #TeamAshanti

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  64. Tae

    Huge Fan Since MY Boyfriend Put Me On To This Woman Last Year The Song The Beat The Feature The Video It Was All EPIC !!!

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  65. ojie king

    The video is badly directed on all areas. The treatment is quite poor to be frank. No creativity or originality here whatsoever. So bad there was a lyric in the song that ended with time and she actually looked at her time. Badly directed and really terrible performances! Next!

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    Cordell Reply:

    @ojie king, I thought the direction was dead on; the story line was good and I felt the pain and passion as she sang the song and illistrated it through her movement. The creativity was there. This video is unlike any other out there right now. Im sorry but I disagree what you have to say 1000%

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  66. Steph

    Get Em Shan

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  67. Steevuhn

    BOMB DOT COM! video was so spectacular and different what people are doing, breath of fresh air glad she’s back!

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  68. Warren

    Go Shanti…

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  69. William

    omfggggggg yesssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

    BITCHHHHHHHHH THIS IS HOW YOU DO IT!

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  70. Sharp Tongue

    I’m glad she’s back but Marcus is fine.

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  71. camile_1023

    loveeeeee it!

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  72. dat_true

    Good fukkn job Ashanti. People swear shes irrelevant n blah blah. But fact is shes one of the 3 most successful R&B singers of the decade next to Alicia Keys n Beyonce. Bey is topped because she crossed over to pop as soon as the industry changed. & for that reason I like Ashanti & Alicia waaay more. Keep hating losers, shes topping this site, 106 soon, then radio all over again. Then Ms Keys will surely follow then R&B will be dominant once again. Support these great black women who dont sell out for more money. They already have it all!

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  73. Neickha

    Very Nice Ashanti. Also Peeped Jasmine in the video.

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  74. angel

    the quote at the beggining is the concept and I think that was original nd creative as hell props Ashanti!

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  75. _Yezir

    Yessssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

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  76. whow wow

    Bum Bitches, lmfao.
    bitch please, take a seat & stay there!
    are you serious? Rihanna & Beyonce are the main to black female artist in the industry right now, they are running this shit like it is no game!

    Ashanti? she’s a 2001-2003 has been! and she will remaing in there because this shit is garbage, and flop.(Radio wise & iTunes wise)

    like someone said up there, this video does not touch Run This World, neither does it stand a chance to We Found Love, yeah, have another seat please.

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    Dough Reply:

    @whow wow, Beyonce is but Rihanna? Never should you want her to be a main female artist in the industry let alone “black female artist”

    You really wanna tell your kids when they get older songs like Cake, S&M, Rude boy and all that garbage she puts out is hot? No…

    Beyonce has HITS. Ashanti’s a good artist too, don’t knock her, her Monica, brandy, keyshia are comin back they drop REAL music, REAL lyrics, and put effort into singing.

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    bar Reply:

    @Dough, #AMEN NO ONE WANTS TO HAVE THERE KIDS LISTENING TO SONGS ABOUT SEX AND OTHER BS AKA FAST FOOD HITS THAT’S DEFINITELY NOT A GOOD LOOK AT ALL

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    coleworld Reply:

    yaassssss in more yaaaassssssss

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  77. Ayee

    lets get it Ashanti .. Win !!!!!!!!!!

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  78. @matt_hamrick

    I hope Ashanti can make a comeback with this song. I think her voice is incredible in this song and although I’ve been a fan of hers since the start, I never thought her voice was all that great. But I did love most of her songs growing up

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  79. James

    #Ammo #Ammo #Ammo She’s killing the game! You killing em Shan! Keep blasting! These haterz is mad! Yesssss!

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  80. Neil

    Love the video!!!!

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  81. ashley

    so so so so excited to hear some new ashanti ive been waiting for a long ass time and she delivered a hot song and a hot video i agree with alot of people its refreshing to hear some real r&b im beyond sick of this pop shit glad to see shes number one on this site people who are saying this video is bad ied like to see u go make a music video out of ur own money and see what u come up with

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  82. hyaskway

    You go Girl Lookin every bit of the song and video

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  83. 4RealDoe

    Girl bye… And Busta looks like a damn fool with that Young Money cap on. He too damn old and has been in the game too damn long to be signed with Lil’ Wayne. LMFAO! He’s done…

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  84. AsIAm_Munchkin

    Ashanti’s Response To The Negative Responses & Criticism “I Goes To The Bank On Em” Which Means She Still Making Paper $$$

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  85. jeremydante

    this video is trash.

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  86. kirrissa williams

    boy shut up she besting on all the haters

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