Ashanti

Feb
4
Ashanti Stuns with New ‘BraveHeart’ Cover

BraveHeart

Ashanti has switched up her BraveHeart cover once again. With eyes closed, the R&B diva holds a lock of hair in her fingers in the gorgeous close-up image, which appeared on Amazon.com (via HHNM).

She has collaborated with Rick Ross, Future, R. Kelly, Beenie Man, and Busta Rhymes on the follow-up to 2008′s The Declaration, which is set to feature production from Jerry Wonda, Detail, and Sak Pase.

The video for “I Got It” featuring Rick Ross is expected to premiere any day now. Watch a 30-second teaser here.

What do you think of Ashanti’s new album cover?

Feb
3
Fur Frenzy: Diddy Shoots ‘MMM’ Video with Ashanti, Meek Mill, & A$AP Rocky

A$AP Rocky, Diddy, Meek Mill

Diddy brought the stars and the fur to Harlem over the weekend. Clad in a mink, the hip-hop mogul took over famed food stand O’Fishole Seafood and Jumbo Hamburgers (formerly Willie’s Burgers) with some of his famous friends on Sunday night.

A$AP Rocky, Nelly, Jermaine Dupri, Bow Wow, Ashanti, Meek Mill, Jadakiss, and Rick Ross draped themselves in furs while shooting a mysterious video.

Diddy wouldn’t reveal exactly what it was, but did tweet, “Everybody gettin down with this #MMM movement.”

A generous Puff even presented Meek with the black mink off his back. “@iamdiddy gave me his mink he said it matched my car I could have it,” said the MMG rapper.

Diddy’s main chick Cassie also joined her man, posing in front of a Maybach. “#Mitch #MMM #newyorknewyork,” tweeted Cassie.

On Saturday, 2 Chainz and Lil Durk dug into their closets and joined Diddy to shoot additional scenes.

See them stunt in the snow.

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Jan
27
Sneak Peek: Ashanti f/ Rick Ross – ‘I Got It’

Ashanti and Rick Ross

Before she hit the red carpet at last night’s Grammys, Ashanti dropped the trailer for “I Got It,” her new single featuring Rick Ross. In the Eif Rivera-directed video, which was shot earlier this month in Miami, the R&B songstress shows off her sexy body and even busts out some fierce moves.

“I Got It” is set to appear on Ashanti’s upcoming album BraveHeart, which has already spawned collaborations with R. Kelly, Busta Rhymes, and Beenie Man.

See Ashanti heat up the screen in the Instagram teaser.

UPDATE: Watch a longer 30-second trailer with appearances from Rick Ross and Birdman.

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Jan
16
Ashanti Rolls with Rick Ross in ‘I Got It’ Video

Ashanti and Rick Ross

Ashanti was looking like a million bucks while shooting the video for her latest single “I Got It.” The R&B stunner turned heads as she shot scenes at The Bank Lounge in downtown Miami on Thursday. She showed off her curves in a corset dress and cozied up to Rick Ross, who eyed his sexy co-star.

“Ashanti lookin like $$.. Video coming soon,” tweeted Rozay.

MIA’s own DJ Khaled stopped by along with the song’s producer, L.T. Hutton.

“I Got It” is set to appear on Ashanti’s upcoming album BraveHeart, which features production from Jerry Wonda, Detail, and Sak Pase.

“It’s something for women, just being empowering. This album is something very deep,” Ashanti said of the follow-up to 2008’s The Declaration. “I’m going places that I haven’t gone on different albums.”

Check out more behind-the-scenes pics from the set below.

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Jan
7
Ashanti Unveils New ‘BraveHeart’ Cover

Braveheart

Ashanti is in full bloom on the cover of her fifth album BraveHeart. The R&B beauty poses in front of a rose in the gorgeous photo, which replaces the previous cover. She unveiled the new artwork on Instagram along with a series of promo photos, shot by Robert Ector.

After several delays, the follow-up to 2008’s The Declaration is set to arrive on February 18 on Written Entertainment/eOne Music. It has already spawned the Busta Rhymes-assisted “The Woman You Love,” “That’s What We Do” with R. Kelly, and the heartfelt ballad “Never Should Have.”

In November, she released the Rick Ross-assisted single “I Got It” and has recorded a song with Beenie Man called “First Real Love.”

“It’s something for women, just being empowering. This album is something very deep,” Ashanti previously said of the project, which features production from Jerry Wonda, Detail, and Sak Pase. “I’m going places that I haven’t gone on different albums.”

See more photos from her BraveHeart shoot below.

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Dec
18
Ashanti Performs ‘Let It Snow’ on ‘Arsenio’

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Ashanti decked the halls during her appearance on Tuesday’s “Arsenio.” With only a week until Christmas, the R&B songstress performed her holiday single “Let It Snow” off her 5-song Christmas EP A Wonderful Christmas with Ashanti.

As her momager waited in the wings, she sat down to discuss her breakup with Nelly. “It is a lot to deal with, but it makes for a great record,” said Ashanti.

Arsenio showed an Instagram video of her twerking to her new single “I Got It.” “It was making me feel a way,” she laughed.

Plus, find out what lavish gift she gave her parents that made her dad cry.

Her album BraveHeart is due early next year on her label Written Entertainment/eOne.

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Nov
27
Ashanti Performs ‘Let It Snow’ on ‘Good Day NY’

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On the eve of Thanksgiving, Ashanti returned to her native New York for an appearance on “Good Day NY.” Looking sexy in a red dress, the R&B songstress discussed her holiday plans and her Rick Ross-assisted single “I Got It,” which hit iTunes on Tuesday.

Ashanti, who released her debut album in 2002, says the music business has changed drastically throughout the years. “Getting records out there is very different from my first album. Social network is completely different. You have to continue reinventing,” she said.

She plays a store consultant named Teanna in the Lifetime holiday movie Christmas in the City, premiering December 7 at 8 p.m. “She is such a disgusting, mean, nasty, snooty woman, which is so completely different than me,” Ashanti said of her character.

She also performed “Let It Snow,” which is the lead song from the film. While she had a little trouble with the lyrics, she still pulled it off.

Watch Ashanti celebrate Christmas in the city.

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