Ashanti Talks New Fuse Gig, ‘Braveheart’ Album on ‘Today’ Show

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Fresh off announcing her new role as executive producer and anchor of “Fuse News,” Ashanti appeared on the “Today” show to promote her new gig and speak about her upcoming album Braveheart.

“It’s basically a music news show that’s kinda filling the void,” the R&B singer told Kathie Lee and Hoda Kotb, comparing it to MTV’s “TRL.” “This is something I think we’re going to pioneer and inject something back into music.”

She is still in the studio finishing her fifth album Braveheart. “It’s something for women, just being empowering. This album is something very deep,” she explained. “I’m going places that I haven’t gone on different albums.”

As founder of her own company Written Entertainment, Ashanti has a hand in everything she does. “It is so important to be hands-on with everything that you are doing,” she said. “The world perceives you as who you are and your image, and you have to have everything to do with it. So you have to take responsibility and be a part of your brand.”



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33 Comments

  1. jokesbb

    Ashanti is The #BOSS R&B Chicks can’t keep up 10yrs Plus Ashanti you are a legend now

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    MinajRules2012 Reply:

    @jokesbb, Omg Ashanti looks so old!!! Girl you better stop running behind Nelly, and take care of yourself. She looks at least 40.

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    YoungPereezy YMCMB-MMG Chapter 5 Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, I Got 5 letters for you B****
    ‘YMCMB’

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    jokesbb Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, Ashanti looks 21 actually she is one of the baddest in the Game sooo stop it we all know Ashanti slays in looks

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    slut Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, BITCH STOP ASHANTI IS THE BADDEST BITCH NEVER SHALL U EVER SAY ASHANTI LOOKS OLD STOP RITE THERE HOE N LOOK AT YOURSELF I BET YOU LOOK LIKE A FUCKIN DIRTY AFRICAN BITCH

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    ASHANTISNUMBER1 Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, she doesnt look no way near 40!! what girl you looking at you delusional bitch?

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    Rauno Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, Yeah, and Nicki is the ugliest woman in the industry who turned to pop garbage.

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    LoveLife Reply:

    @jokesbb, Nobody is checking for Ashanti & her musicless career.. She had her time to shine in 2002.. Her career has faded, her voice has always been faded & her side burns are still faded…
    She can have several seats..

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    TC Reply:

    @LoveLife,says someone dwells on the past and worships the crappy music that’s out today…ha you make me laugh. Let me know when you do something with your life :-)

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    MinajRules2012 Reply:

    @LoveLife, Girl TELL THEM!!! This has been is over.

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  2. Richie Rolex

    Go check out allaboutbeats.com to hear a clip of Richie Rolex’s New Single “Code of The Streets”. It will be available on iTunes and Amazon 9/11. Purchase it!!!!!

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  3. shay

    So pretty!!

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  4. Beyonceland

    Finally. She Better Step It Up. She is to cute to not be on top. I miss her being competition. She better be taking advantage of this so she can make an official comeback!!

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  5. Get a life!!

    LMMFAOOOO @ Minajrules bitch you dumb xjdjdb. But um…. Keyshia cole >>>> ashanti. I still can’t get over that awful death in resident evil bitch!!!!!!!! Fjdjdjdjjdjdjdkdjdjdj

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  6. SeanDon

    NELLY!!!!

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  7. James

    What u do in the presence of a Boss! Bow your hating asses down! The princess boss of hip and RnB is on her grind! I luv it!

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  8. Jennifer Marie

    I LOVE Ashanti! She get’s more beautiful every year! I think the show is gonna be big, I miss when could flip on the channel and actually see other artist and new artist supporting each other and having fun doing so.

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  9. slut

    AShanti has been around for a long tyme in you people still hate just accept the fact that she anit going anywhere Damn get over it she is a Legend HUN

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  10. Too Real

    When your fav can write every song on there album then you can talk. Ashanti is one of the most talented female singers in the industry so i dont want to hear this has been shit. We all know the music industry is suffering right now but atleast ashanti has broken records and still has the #1 biggest r&b debut of all time.

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  11. Oh Please

    I forgot about her upcoming album..lmao girl bye

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  12. TheCreat1veOne

    Totally agree with @Too Real! Some of you folks look so much into who’s hot now and just down everyone else, it’s quite sad honestly. There’s so many more artists that just Nicki, Beyonce, Rihanna, etc. I love all three of those women as well, I’m just saying, some of you all act like if their not on the Billboard Hot 100 they don’t deserve a spot in the music industry, which is sad. And plus Ashanti has made hits that actually still sell as well, rather they be her own or the songs she has written for others, so calling her a has-been and a flop is beyond ridiculous.

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    slut Reply:

    @TheCreat1veOne, Ashanti has records for day’s…Its Childish that people say this, Looks department Ashanti is very cute

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    J to the B down to the Abloc(liyah) Reply:

    @TheCreat1veOne, True That

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  13. Loud

    I MEAN RECORDS SHOW ASHANTI IS THE BIGGEST SALING DEBUT ALBUM BY ANYYYYYYYY BLACK FEMALE EVER

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  14. Brina

    Yes can’t wait for the show and I am a big fan of Ashanti!!:) Luv her!! Can’t wait for her album BraveHeart as well!!:) She looked good on the show this morning!!:_ #TeamAshanti

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  15. jrizzel88

    Ashanti has been on the Today show 5 times this year…her ppl must have a connection there. It’s her only promotional campaign stop…& Regis & Kelly

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  16. beyness

    I’m sorry but ashanti had her moment of fame……even if it was just from mid spring 2002 till early summer 2002

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  17. shaka ponk

    The girl looks good

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  18. Antonio DeJoyce

    I love it my chick on her way to the top and Mine (She Can’t) should be on Itunes soon… feel it in my bones… #Braveheart2012 #WrittenEntertainment

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  19. Kyle

    I wish nothing but the best for Ashanti. I absolutely just LOVE her personality. She seems so humble and down to earth. I hope her new TV show gives her album the push it needs. “The Woman You Love” was a great song and I’m surprised it wasn’t a bigger hit on the Hip-Hop/R&B charts.

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  20. J to the B down to the Abloc(liyah)

    Wish Nothing but the Best for ashanti Aka ash ash

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  21. Jhenya(from Russia,Moscow)

    I wait I will not wait

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  22. aliciasahomewrecka

    I’m sorry I like Ashanti like Alicia Keys but….we’ve been waiting for braveheart for how long….her “soon” antics are getting old. People are tired of empty promises.

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