New Music: Ashanti f/ R. Kelly – ‘That’s What We Do’

That's What We Do

While you were sleeping, Ashanti quietly released her new song “That’s What We Do” to iTunes. The R&B siren, who recently started her new gig as anchor of Fuse’s daily music show “Fuse News,” duets with the one and only R. Kelly on the mid-tempo number, which is expected to appear on Ashanti’s upcoming album Braveheart. The two go back and forth fussing and fighting, but at the end of the day, no one can break their bond.

“Now I’ma look through your phone and I’ma call back that number/ I’ma curse out that ho and let her know to stay away from ya,” sings a sassy Ashanti, while the Pied Piper responds, “‘Cause that’s what we do.”

What do you think of Ashanti and Kellz’ collaboration? Sound off below.

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132 Comments

  1. Diamond

    Man she never fails! These lyrics is off the hook! This is the Ashanti the game has been missing! Real fans know what I mean! I’m sticking by her for life cause she is a real artist who writes real things!!! And Kells man thank you!!! This is gonna be a hit the beat the lyrics the concept!!! And one more thing its #writtenentertainment bitches!!

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    CITY Reply:

    @Diamond, THIS DESERVES TO BE A HIT..BUT U NO PPL DONT RESPECT REAL MUSIC ANYMORE. BUT SHOUT OUT 2 MY GIRL ASHANTI 4 DELIVERING ONCE AGAIN, JUST DONT TAKE 3 MONTHS TO RELEASE A VIDEO.

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    Diamond Reply:

    @CITY, right I hope she jumps right on it!!

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    lana sal Reply:

    @Diamond, THE VIDEO SHOULD ALREADY BE FILMED SO CAN DROP IT LIKE NEXT WEEK, I LOVE ASHANTI SOOOO MUCH BUT SHES NOT WHO SHE WAS B4 SHE CANT HAVE US WAITING SHE GOTTA BUILD THAT BACK UP BY RELEASING SHIT BACK TO BACK

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    Lynda Reply:

    @CITY, EXACTLY. Its sad people will hate on Ashanti but applaud all this wack lyrical hip hop crap.

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    Pearl Reply:

    @CITY, Ashanti! I LOVE this song! I hope it gets radio play all around the globe. Shame people forgot or dont know good music anymore.

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  2. Jay-Me

    This track is real cool. Not as good No One Greater in my opinion but i’m really excited for this album.

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  3. REALITY CHECK

    WOW! I LOVE THIS BEST TRACK YET

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  4. YOOOOOOO MALIK

    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMG ASHANNNNNTI SOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUNDS SOOOO AMAZING !!!!!!!!!!!!

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  5. DAMMN

    EVERY SONG SHE’S RELEASED IN THIS BRAVEHEART ERA HONESTLY HAS BEEN SUPER LYRICAL N BEATS JUST CRAZY. MAN FUCK THE BULLSHIT. ASHANTI LETS GOOO! I DONT STAN 4 ANYBODY BUT IM ABOARD NOW CUS SHE STAYS TRUE N KEEPS DOIN WHAT SHE KNOWS BEST. REAL MUSIC R&B!! BOUGHT 5 COPIES ON iTUNES. LETS PUSH THIS REAL MUSIC SO WE CAN GET THAT ALBUM CUS THAT’S WHAT WE DO! S/O TO KELLZ TOO MAN!

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  6. Theblackgirl

    Poor thing … She’ll get it right one day …………………………or not .

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    Diamond Reply:

    @Theblackgirl, no poor u!!!! You’ll never get it right so we ain’t worried!

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    Theblackgirl Reply:

    @Diamond, lol …. Haha … Lmao .

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  7. TIAGO

    I like her, XOXO.

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  8. Bigboi

    it does sounds like talk about our love. maybe its the same sample

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  9. Antonio DeJoyce

    I love this joint!!! She did :))))

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  10. Antonio DeJoyce

    I love Ashanti’s and R.Kelly’s voice together on this old shool track…. Loving It!!!

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  11. lissanj

    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMG ASHANNNNNTI SOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUNDS SOOOO AMAZING !!!!!!!!!!!! love her new song!!! That’s What We Do’

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  12. nymo

    lovee it!!! finally new music!!!!!!!!!!

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  13. skyboi..

    It was all-ight…I just wish Ashanti would have song with a couple of more sanging parts u no wht I’m saying?..
    Not sing…sanging..lol

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  14. kareem

    I love it go ashanti

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  15. Aja

    wow, real r&b Ashanti sounds different in a good way .. i like it…grown folk sound

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  16. tgod

    Love Ashanti luv her luv her. She is the true definition of a black woman and representation of hip hop not pop. R.Kelly cant say nothing a true legend.

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  17. bar

    Cause Thats What We Do! Lovin this track man, real r&b is back! And at jts best these 2 sound too good together!

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  18. Love Jeffery

    My Baby Ashanti… Awww… Words Cannot Express My Happiness For Her. #BraveHeart #TeamAshanti4Life&Beyond

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  19. AsIAm_Munchkin

    THIS RECORD>>>>>>

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  20. AsIAm_Munchkin

    I COULD’VE DID WITHOUT R.KELLY FOR TYRESE… ASHANTI A+ SHE’S STEPPING IT UP

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    fff Reply:

    @AsIAm_Munchkin, Dummy! R. Kelly >>>> Tyrese

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  21. AsIAm_Munchkin

    I WISH SHE DO UN EDITED TRACKS LIKE BACK IN THE DAY

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  22. AsIAm_Munchkin

    THE SINGLE COVER IS BANANAS!!! INSANELY BEAUTIFUL

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  23. AsIAm_Munchkin

    NOW DROP SHE CAN’T

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  24. Trina

    I like the song but I think Ne-Yo or Trey would’ve done a better job as the feature.

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    tgod Reply:

    @Trina, please stop with the nonsense of who should have been. Trust me she knows better than u and r Kelly a legend so shut up with ur dumb comment.

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    @chrischris1992 Reply:

    @tgod, why do you have to attack people with your reply to their comments? like it isn’t that serious.

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    Tariq Reply:

    @Trina, Why Trey or Ne-Yo? Who’s to say they couldve written, produced, & sung this better than who did all 3?

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  25. AsIAm_Munchkin

    shes back

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  26. Brina

    Good Song!!” Nice album cover to do!!!” R&B track Yeah!!”

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  27. Rihanna Navy

    The cover is everything and the song just gave me another life ugh R&B is coming back in full effect. watch and see in 2k13 miguel just drop his new album, bruno & solange just debut a new single, brandy, rihanna and ciara are releasing new albums coming soon. now this. please make sure you buy!!!

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    MusicJunkie Reply:

    @Rihanna Navy, Rihanna Is Not R&B Boo Boo . So PLEASE take Her Name Out .

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    lana sal Reply:

    @MusicJunkie, lol yesssssssss okayyyy

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    Rihanna Navy Reply:

    @MusicJunkie, i’m not your boo boo hood rat.

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    MusicJunkie Reply:

    @Rihanna Navy, you Mad Tho ?

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    Rihanna Navy Reply:

    @MusicJunkie, no honey, i doing rather fine ;)

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    @chrischris1992 Reply:

    @Rihanna Navy, rihanna does not a break. she is becoming like lady gaga, a little to much to soon. Her music doesn’t have depth for a 7th album.

  28. murda

    Ashanti I so love this song

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  29. Maze

    I’m in love. This is such an outstanding song. Love Ashanti!

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  30. Antonio DeJoyce

    I love it.. I’m so glad she back and it feels so much more stronger than the previous two singles.. It’s like she done really grew up on us.. But I’m loving it :)) And you see she got Kellz on tha track so all you NON SANGIN HOES STOP HATING #WrittenEntertainment #Braveheart

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  31. Creative Minds

    Is this her official second single? Its not bad but i wouldnt consider it to be single worthy. Ashanti should have stuck with “No One Greater”. When is her album even supposed to drop?

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  32. Ashley

    WOW! I’ve been waiting for a Ashanti come back and you can’t go wrong with R. Kelly! I love the song! Can’t wait for the album! I think Ashanti needs more R&B ballads to show case the growth of her voice and do more live performances.

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  33. Antonio DeJoyce

    I love this song… I get great vibes from it… Kudos Ashanti I love it!!! I’m glad she alwayys sticks to her roots.. This I can see on radio :)))) #WrittenEntertainment #Braveheart #Libra

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  34. boom boom

    Another has been coming back? Don’t this bitches get tired of floping?

    When will they understand that the only two black females runnig the game are Beyoncé & Rihanna???

    This other hoes just need to hang it up REALLY flat screen and stop even trying.

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    MusicJunkie Reply:

    @boom boom, y’all With That ” Has Been ” Term . Ashanti Is Talented & The 3rd Hightest Selling Female ‘ Of The 2000′s . Goggle before you speak . Know ya shit .

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    da_one Reply:

    @boom boom, girl shut the Fuck u. Clearly u ain’t shit and beverages will be don’t do it bum bitch!

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    da_one Reply:

    @da_one, oops *never

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    murda Reply:

    @boom boom, People that talk like that really don’t know shyt about music Understand who Ashanti is before you speak never been a has been

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  35. Dante

    i like the single cover. wasn’t expecting this song… its just ok. sounds like it was meant for K Michelle tho. I wish she would release a single along the lines of “Girlfriend” from The Declaration.

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  36. Frankie Lucas

    I’m in love with this song… This song is what she needs right now :))) Can’t wait to put it on cd.. I’ma jam this joint.. #Braveheart #WrittenEntertainment

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  37. da_one

    Yes Ashanti you did that mama I love you!!!!

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  38. kai2dashawn

    I See Ashanti is coming back already #42 on the R&B Charts by next week she will making a debut on the R&B

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  39. kai2dashawn

    that is #42 on the R&b Itunes charts

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    lana sal Reply:

    @kai2dashawn, Talking about billboard i think

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  40. murda

    LOVing Ashanti new single Lover her

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  41. yep!

    REAL MUSIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  42. Da_One

    YES Ma’am bitch

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  43. shanna

    I’m so in LOVe with this song

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  44. Nelz91

    That’s my girl right there

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  45. Haw

    Keyshia Cola, Ashanti, Ciara, Brandy, Alicia, Faith Evans, RnB Stars!!! Can’t wait their new album.

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  46. bdai

    good job ashanti! bring r&b back! please

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  47. Neil

    Love this song!!!

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  48. Yo

    Alright Ashanti…..I’m not mad at this at all.

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  49. stef

    #32 on itunes r&b currently

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  50. kai2dashawn

    Ashanti is giving me life on this song songs like she will be making her debut very big next week

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  51. truthteller

    Feel this shit in my core!!

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  52. MusiqLover

    FUC KING FIRE BITCHESSS!!!!! buying her album for shore.

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  53. boom boom

    @MusicJunkie, and what does that make her? you talking about that past? what is past? Hass-Been. Thank you! have a seat while Bee & Rih run the charts.

    Go and seat with Keri’s, Cici’s, Tearri stans, lmao.

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    shanna Reply:

    @boom boom, OK Why you so Worried, I bet u are a broke bitch Why waste your time in comment on a Artist you do not like. I mean really does it make you happy to say neg things about her because she makes to much money ti even care about you

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  54. boom boom

    damn, ya’ll got mad with my comment, huh?
    i guess the thruth hurts, specially when is said right to your face hahahaha.

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    Been-Hear Reply:

    @boom boom, You ain’t seat babe!

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    Been-Hear Reply:

    @Been-Hear, *Shit

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    Ashley Reply:

    @boom boom, my thing is this if you don’t like Ashanti why are you taking the time out to comment on her music? Get a life, a job or a boyfriend. You have too much time on your hands. HATE IT OR LOVE IT SHE CAN SING AND SHE WRITES HER OWN MUSIC! She’s still making music for a reason, if she wasn’t popping she wouldnt be making music.

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  55. Toncho ChoNg

    I’m in love with this song… Come on ya’ll let’s get it to the top of the charts.. It has the potential…

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  56. Toncho ChoNg

    I musct comment a second time, because this song is that great… Just when everyone counted her out, she showed up and showed out :))) #WrittenEntertainmentBaby

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  57. neuri

    on Repeat!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  58. James

    Ashanti showed up and showed OUT!!!! #32 on the iTunes R&B chart less than 24 hours after she released the track. She’s still the Muthaflippin princess of Hip Hop and R&B

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  59. Chazzarae

    OK, Ashanti you may have a urban hit on your hands, dont drop the ball, shoot a video ASAP and start promoting…get that album out!!!

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  60. Will

    Damn ashanti brought us some heat!!!

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  61. Antonio DeJoyce

    I just bought my copy on itunes… Get that copy let’s get her to the top…

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  62. Dero

    Kells did that….King

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  63. kai2dashawn

    currently #31 on the R&B charts and peaking at #30 so she is doing good without no pomo

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  64. Chrissy XOXOxoxo

    I adore the song, she killin it with this track… A video is A MUST with this song… This is no album filler people… Single material :))) #BraveHeart #WrittenEntertainment

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  65. Chrissy XOXOxoxo

    I love it!!!!!!

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  66. Toni

    I’m such an Ashanti fan… When I tell you I am so happy right now, this is what we’ve been waiting for. I adore her and the song just love it…

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  67. Marilyn Monroe

    Well written song, from both perspectives. Love love love how Ashanti sounds so much more mature. Sounds like a woman I must say. But the track is A MUST GET off itunes now. Go support yo girl #WrittenEntertainment

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  68. ihatemyles

    i love this woman so much….im rooting for her

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  69. @Marcosj1988

    YES IM LOVING THIS NEW MUSIC AND YES ASHANTI SLAYED SHE SOUNDS SO AMAZING RKELLY AND HER HAVE A HIT …!!!!!! STRAIGHT TO #1

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  70. Kareem

    I love this song I need Ashanti to be on the billboard charts again

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  71. BEDSTUYFLY

    I LOVE HOW CIARA & ASHANTI HAVE THEIR PR TEAMS WRITING COMMENTS ON THE BLOGS NOW… ITS ACTUALLY QUITE SMART.
    BUT ANY WHO, I THINK ASHANTI ACTUALLY COULD MAKE A COMEBACK. I NEVER UNDERSTOOD ALL THE HATE SHE GOT DURING HER CAREER, BUT SHE’S WELL ACCOMPLISHED, SO IM SURE SHE’S UNAFFECTED BY THE HATERS.
    HER LAST SINGLE ‘NO ONE GREATER’ WAS DOPE. I THOUGH THAT WAS THE LEAD…? BUT GUESS NOT.

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    Marilyn Monroe Reply:

    @BEDSTUYFLY, oh goodness …………………..!!! Have several seat, and save the shade… #WrittenEntertainment #BraveHeart #TeamAshanti

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  72. Marilyn Monroe

    I am going to post it again @BEDSTUYFLY Have several seat and save the shade…. #TeamAshanti #WrittenEntertainment #BraveHeart

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  73. Hugh

    Dope. Great collabo

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  74. Jumanji

    loving it :)

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  75. carolyn

    YESSS I love ths song been on repeat since 3am so happy for her hope we gt a video ASAP #teamashanti #writtenentertainment #braveheart #ThatsWhatWeDo

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  76. B

    Yes luv it!!! Ashanti and R.Kelly went offf on this song!! Can’t wait for #BraveHeart!! #TeamAshanti All Day!!:)

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  77. Kelly Diorene

    I like this song good vibes from it, coming from Ashanti I think it’s brilliant :) Nice way to come back..

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  78. Crystal

    I like this song, different for Ashanti but in a good way

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  79. Licke Em'

    I love this song,…

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  80. ihatemyles

    wish she woulda released “she cant” but hey….still supporting

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  81. Jayy2funyy

    I lyk it i thinks its Dope its something different for ashanti ! Either way I’m supporting her.

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  82. BraveHeart

    YES ASHANTI!!!!!!!!

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  83. Kaipretty

    Ashanti is coming back her spot in the charts

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  84. Andre

    Hot, been on repeat, cant wait for the album

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  85. Winner

    I fonk this heavy. They did their thing on here

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  86. Tina Xoxoxo

    I’m diggin this… Nice blend of their vocals..

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  87. She's Back

    SHE’S HERE OH BABE!!!!!!!

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  88. shanna

    Ashanti Hot too too hot

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  89. 2Funny

    Love it the Princess is Back with a new Banga!!!!!! #BRAVEHEART

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  90. Rihanna Navy

    I love thsi song :)))

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  91. Ashanti Navy..

    Ashanti please go to number one.. It has the potential :)))

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  92. Tameka

    I see a smash yasss!!!!! #WrittenEntertainment

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  93. Lavelle

    i’M DIGGING THIS TRACK… SO FEELIN THE RNB !!!!

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  94. Luis

    Ashanti is the s**t! Lets just face the facts! :)

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  95. Luis

    Lets put good music back on the charts! Go on iTunes and support AShanti!

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  96. stephy

    this sounds like something both genders could get into hope this puts her back in the mix

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  97. CURIOUS

    THIS IS THA OLD RB GROWN FOLK BUSINESS I LOVE IT LOL CUZ THAT WUT WE DO

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  98. Antonio DeJoyce

    I am toatlly in loev with this song… A Perfect Mess :)

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  99. TonCHo ChoNG

    I’m diggin this…

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  100. nell

    Love this song

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  101. Wytika

    That’s What We Do :)

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  102. Antonio DeJoyce

    I love it!!!

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  103. Antonio DeJoyce

    I love this joint…

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  104. R to the Y down C sunnie K

    This is a Good dope Music

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  105. realRnbsuckers

    Yo r.kelly release( love in your face)that song is fire foreal

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