Okay, quick recap before we start: Ashanti used to date Nelly, when that ended Nelly moved on to Tae Heckard. Brandon Jennings who plays for the Detroit Pistons, made La Shontae Heckard his #WCW on his IG.
Tae, who was friends with Teyana Taylor, moved on to Teyana's now ex Brandon Jennings after her split with Nelly. Shortly after, they pair dated four months after the IG posting. As a woman, the moment that you found out that me and Brandon were engaged, because peep game, when it hit the blogs, I called her. What hurt even more was because Brandon said we never been anything.
When she was three years old, Ashanti sang in a gospel choir called "Having Some Fun and the Handsome Pigeons," but her mother discovered her full singing potential when she overheard Ashanti singing Mary J. By the time Ashanti hit puberty, her mother was sending out demo tapes of her singing and dancing.
The family could not afford to go to a studio and record a formal demo, so when labels called, Ashanti would have to sing 'I'm a little teapot' in front of the record company executives.
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As a teenager, she performed in a local talent show and at the Soul Cafe, China Club, Madison Square Garden, Caroline's Comedy Club, and Greek Fest 2000.
In her first major singing performance, Ashanti performed Yolanda Adams's "More Than a Melody".
She also appeared in a number of big-name music videos, in addition to other dance work. After being impressed by her singing ability, Diddy had her sign to a development deal.
Ashanti wrote and sang background on Jennifer Lopez's "Ain't It Funny (Murder Remix)", which reached number one on Billboard Hot 100, which was also in the top 10 chart at the same time as "Foolish", "Always on Time" (with Ja Rule), and "What's Luv? by her label and capped off her successful debut by winning eight Billboard awards and two American Music Awards.
Ashanti cites Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson, Prince, Madonna, Tupac Shakur, Mary J.