Ashanti Paints the Town Red

Ashanti was looking red-hot in an elegant gown at the 20th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles on Monday (Aug. 30). The singer-turned-actress, who starred on Broadway in “The Wiz,” was presented with the Spirit Award for bringing energy, tenacity, innovation, commitment, talent, and spirit to the theater scene.

She dedicated the award to her late grandfather, tweeting, “I dedicate my award 2 my amazing Grampa who wz president of the Glen Cove branch NAACP for 25 yrs!! RIP Grampa ♥ U!”

Get a closer look at Ashanti’s winning wardrobe below.

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