Ashanti wrote and sang background on Jennifer Lopez's "Ain't It Funny (Murder Remix)", which also reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100. The album's singles, "Rock wit U (Awww Baby)" and "Rain On Me", were both commercial successes, peaking at number two and number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, respectively.In 2003, Ashanti released her second album, Chapter II, which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 with first week sales of 326,000 copies in the U. The album went platinum, selling over 1.5 million copies in U. Chapter II was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B Album, and "Rock wit U (Awww Baby)" and "Rain on Me" were each nominated in the categories of Best R&B Song and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.Well, at least for the first seven minutes of the interview anyway.The singer gave a “final” answer on if she and Nelly will ever get back together, talked about how that relationship impacted her music (including the song “Never Should Have,” which she confirmed was about him), and how they had an amazing sex life.It is not hard to figure out where she got her talent and inspiration from, and her parents made sure that she carried out to sharpen her talents.
You can also find plenty of her photos in her official Instagram account, or follow her on Twitter to stay updated with all the latest news and posts.
After quick separation, she started dating singer Nelly, from 2004 to 2011.
She was also briefly seen dating De Sean Jackson around 2014 but is currently with footballer Darnell Dockett.
Men handle hurt differently than women handle hurt, you know what I’m saying? Not physically, we don’t want to put that out there [laughs]. You know what’s weird, you know me and Nelly, you know, sometimes we were cool, sometimes we weren’t. You getting on my nerves right now…you go over there, I’m over here…It does. So the record was about [laughs] when we were going through the bad times, but we were cool when I was recording it so it is weird, you know? I remember when I played it for him in the studio he was like, “Ma this is crazy! There’s definitely no beef but, for me, again, just me talking about my movement and being brave and kind of just revealing a little bit more of myself at this point in my career, I feel like Irv kind of paints a picture of what happened with me and Murder Inc. I hear him a lot talk about, “She’s disloyal,” and “Oh, she didn’t throw up the Ms and she didn’t do this and that.” And I feel it’s time to kind of set the record straight on what it really is…I’m a Libra, I’m a very loyal person. I went to the trial, I was there, I was filming in Vancouver and in my contract, I wasn’t ever supposed to leave Canada.
We’ve definitely scarred each other in a sense to say. It’s something that, I feel like I’m revealing very much, more than I have on previous records. I always get inspiration from real experiences whether I’m going through it or someone close to me is going through it. Anybody with any sense of logic could see that I rode out. I came to the court, to the trial, three or four times when I was not supposed to. But I’m not going to sit here and let the picture be painted one side anymore.