Ashanti and Nelly have never officially confirmed that they were an item, and apparently Ashanti has no intentions of setting the record straight.
When asked about her new album and whether she used her relationship with the St. Lunatics rapper as inspiration, she wittily responded: “Who said we had a relationship? What you talkin’ about, Willis?”
Ashanti admitted there would be heartfelt records on the effort, but she didn’t confirm whether Nelly was her muse or whether the two were ever a couple.
While photos of them partying it up at different venues, strolling on the beach and walking the red carpet are easily accessible via a haphazard Web search, it’s been recently reported that Nelly has a new woman in his life. As for Ashanti, she chose to speak on relationships in general and whether she would date a celebrity.
“I think what’s important is to find someone who you have things in common with that can understand. So, whether you have a 9-to-5 or you’re in the industry or you’re into computers, or you’re into doing nails…whatever it is, you find someone that you’re compatible with,” she told radio host Sway Calloway.
At 32, if Ashanti isn’t dating Nelly and isn’t talking marriage with any other potential partners, now might be the time to start looking more diligently, especially since she’d like a large family.
“I’m going to have an army. I love kids. I think I want to have like six. We’ll see what happens. I know I gotta get started,” she said. “I got a couple more things to do first. Then, I’mma start really thinking about it.”
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