Jenny Boom Boom had the chance to sit down for a chat with Ashanti! The R&B beauty even gave a shoutout in the interview to the person she’s really in love with, the person she goes to sleep with at night and it was…
No, that’s not a nickname for Nelly, that’s the name of her new album, due in the Spring.
“Nelly and I are both really busy. He’s working on his album, I’m working on mine.” She diverted questions about a potential marriage with Nelly, instead talking about the album. Her new song, “The Woman you Love,” has picking up steam on the charts. “I wrote it for every body who’s been in a relationship who feels like they’re not being loved.”
Jenny pressed Ashanti about what it takes to be in love. “It takes being in love and being confident, having self-esteem, and having trust.” Being a celebrity sometimes makes it harder… “When you see something on the blogs you have to understand that it’s part of it and you have the opportunity to clean things up or not clean things up.”
Ashanti addressed the rumors about being on a record with Ja Rule. “If me and Ja do another record, people are going to know.” The current single out there is not Ashanti. “That’s not me!”
“I’m a little nervous [about the upcoming album],” admitted Ashanti, whose last album came out in ’08. “Things have changed so much in the industry and the sound of music has changed so much. In the past two years I’ve had seven offers from labels and I was very scared to walk away. For me business wise I had to start my own label.”
Braveheart, the title of her new album, is somewhat of a metaphor to the movie. The guest stars on the album haven’t been decided yet, though. “I’m still deciding on what rappers who will be on the album, but there are two people I’m really excited for the people who aren’t rappers. I can’t say too much but one of the letters starts with an R. [The album] is a little different, it’s a little drum heavy.”