Singer Ashanti recently tweeted her plans to release her fifth studio album on her own label (Written Entertainment). Her last album, 2008's The Declaration, spawned the singles "The Way That I Love You", "Good Good" and "Body On Me" featuring Nelly and Akon. The Declaration sold 89K n the first week and has yet to go gold.

Yesterday, Ashanti, 30, released her album artwork for the as yet untitled project. Ashanti luxuriates on a beach wearing a parachute dress and her weave upswept in a dookie braid bun. She looks beautiful. Ashanti is doing a great job keeping herself relevant.

MORE Ashanti Morning Glory pics after the break! (Some pics may not be safe for work!)

  • kahmmillion

    Dam just went I thought I wouldn't see the back of Ashanti's throat ever again.

  • prynsexxx

    I LIKE the first pic. She looks really nice.

  • http://youtu.be/8A2Mfu0Yc5Q chibytex

    Ashanti sorta kinda ran the early 2000's....

    It'll be kinda cool to see what she brings to the table this time...

    She's lame, but I really dont have anything against her...and kudos to her for getting that Nelly dikk every night...I cant hate on that...

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNDfreK0Yno LUSCIOUS LOLITA AKA SUGA WALLS

    oh great another cd

  • Ty

    I've always thought she was pretty but some of those pics are photoshopped. She looks great though. Glad she is on her own label now :applause:

  • http://vimeo.com/23452886 LaTechGrad02

    She looks great. I hope her next album is successful, much love

  • mirsmommy

    She looks great in these pics. I always liked her, even though she would do that same dumb azz dance all THE time. :lol:

    #teamashanti

  • http://yallaintchit.com/ Man, I just don’t care™

    THANKS SANDRA! BOUT TIME!!!
    :jack:

  • http://yallaintchit.com/ Man, I just don’t care™

    I would sell my soul and that of my first born child to be that guitar in the 7th pic.
    :yes:

  • Dee1127

    :coffee:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtFBNflNX-U OHoney

    I can't wait to hear her single I usually like her songs :yes:

  • KDub

    I am not sure why but I have always been hella irritated by this girl. Maybe it was her way of using the word "bananas" in every single flucking interview. OR maybe it was her laughing and just everything...funny or not...in every single flucking interview. At any rate she gotta eat too, so if she has any fans I urge them to support her.

  • chocalatecity29

    Im sorry I just cant bear another "Baby" song!...She's :ban: from my rotation in my cd player!

  • Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven

    MAN....WE MISSED YOU. :hug:

    I didn't like Ashanti's singing back then and I don't like her singing now! IN MY OPINION, she sounds like a drowning cat!

  • Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven

    am not sure why but I have always been hella irritated by this girl. Maybe it was her way of using the word “bananas” in every single flucking interview.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    KDUB, YOU ARE SILLY AS CHIT, because she does use "bananas" an awful lot!
    :rofl:
    AND "awww baby" in every frigg'n song!

  • chocalatecity29

    chiby says: and kudos to her for getting that Nelly dikk every night…I cant hate on that…
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    :cosign:

  • Ty

    Man :hug:

    @ Mirs...u didnt like her two step :lol:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNDfreK0Yno LUSCIOUS LOLITA AKA SUGA WALLS

    Tatted speak for your self!
    Hey Chocolate
    Dee-licious
    Hennesy
    KDUB!

  • mirsmommy

    KDub says:

    I am not sure why but I have always been hella irritated by this girl. Maybe it was her way of using the word “bananas” in every single flucking interview.
    ___________________

    Yes!!!!!!! She always said fuggin "bananas" in EVERY single interview, but I still like her though. :lol:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4r7wHMg5Yjg Fayla aka JuicyFruit

    Ashanti's bod is NICE! i don't think she can sing, but she does make likeable music :yes:

  • bnatural

    Blah at Ashanti, chick can't sing :yawn:

    Ok, so can we talk about Basketball Wives already?

  • Mamacita

    She looks gawjus! :thumbsup:

    That cover is hot. I never really thought she could sing but she did have few songs that I liked. I hope she's taken this time to develop her voice.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNDfreK0Yno LUSCIOUS LOLITA AKA SUGA WALLS

    KDUB
    it's bananas yo!

  • Ty

    @ Tatted...I remember the radio had a contest and the listeners had to count how many times she said Baby in that song :rofl:

  • mirsmommy

    Ty says:

    Man

    @ Mirs…u didnt like her two step
    ____________

    :lol: You mean the one when she would put her hand to her side, and dip, and then step to the right????? :lol: Yeah, I couldn't stand to see her do that chit. :lol:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtFBNflNX-U OHoney

    Did the site go down or was it my darn job? :mad:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtFBNflNX-U OHoney

    Brown!! :hug:

  • mirsmommy

    Fugg happened to the site???? :shrugs:

    :offtopic: Tami smacked the dog chit outta Meeka on BB Wives. I just had to get that out.

    Now back to your regularly scheduled program.

  • KK76

    Gorgeous pics. A few are photoshopped, but it doesn't look like it was necessary....

  • http://youtu.be/8A2Mfu0Yc5Q chibytex

    Sandra what the hell is wrong with the site today... I dont have time for the games...I need this to be up so I can talk about BB WIVES!!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TTFpzMTVxM Ace

    :coffee:

    shes wasting her time trying 2 sing.....she should try modeling or acting or sumthin....cause sellin albums is not her forte :shrug:

  • http://youtu.be/8A2Mfu0Yc5Q chibytex

    @Mirs...
    we gotta wait on Sassy...she's watching it online...
    :lol:

  • KK76

    And Tammi clearly came to fight. Hair pulled back, no makeup, no earrings, and same outfit you had on all day at the club? :rolleyes: She did say phony and she's too grown for fighting in the club. Jeesh...

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNDfreK0Yno LUSCIOUS LOLITA AKA SUGA WALLS

    Hotcakes
    how was your evenin????
    mine was intersting........

    Meerkat I missed BBW, oh wait I wasnt gonna watch it anyway so what happened

  • KK76

    And why would anyone EVER vent to Suzi?

  • RoderickXYZ

    "her weave upswept in a dookie braid bun."

    Sandra, Sandra, Sandra :dead:

  • http://youtu.be/8A2Mfu0Yc5Q chibytex

    she should try modeling or acting or sumthin
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    I'd rather hear her sing then try to act...

    Ashanti is a good song writer...maybe she stick to that and developing new talent...she wasnt the best singer but I like the way Murder packaged her to the public...she was the cute. almost sexy around the way girl...

  • lady_cn

    She looks good but can't sing to save her life. If looks sold music she'd go platinum again...

    Oh wait, they do.

    Carry on. :coffee:

  • Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven

    @ Luscious, I'm just using my FREEDOM OF SPEECH!

  • http://youtu.be/8A2Mfu0Yc5Q chibytex

    KK76 says:

    And why would anyone EVER vent to Suzi?
    _________________
    :shrug: Good question....

  • Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven

    @ Ty....I WISH I COULD'VE HEARD THAT CONTEST! I PROBABLY WOULD'VE WON!

  • StillASassyOne

    Wait!!! I still have 10 mins left in the show!!! Don't talk about it yet!

  • Long Time Lurker

    Ace says:

    shes wasting her time trying 2 sing…..she should try modeling or acting or sumthin….cause sellin albums is not her forte
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    :cosign: on doing something other than singing. Her body is 'bananas' :yes:

  • Dee1127

    Good Moanin' Luscious :)

    BBQ Wives was ratchet at its finest last night...

  • lady_cn

    31 Ace says:

    shes wasting her time trying 2 sing…..she should try modeling or acting or sumthin….cause sellin albums is not her forte
    _________________________________________________________

    You must not have seen her in John Tucker Must Die. If you did, you wouldn't make that suggestion...

  • mirsmommy

    KK76 says:

    And Tammi clearly came to fight. Hair pulled back, no makeup, no earrings, and same outfit you had on all day at the club?
    ___________________

    Yes, she definitely came to fight. :lol: All she was missing was the Vaseline. :lol:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNDfreK0Yno LUSCIOUS LOLITA AKA SUGA WALLS

    That pic with the geeetar dont look like her

  • KDub

    Why my comment not showing up?

  • StillASassyOne

    What I will say already is that Suzi needs her azz beat, she talks too fukkin much and i hate chicks like that, Evelyn too and I like Tami but she is going to roll up on the wrong person one day soon. I can see it coming...

  • http://youtu.be/8A2Mfu0Yc5Q chibytex

    She looks good but can’t sing to save her life. If looks sold music she’d go platinum again…

    Oh wait, they do.

    Carry on.
    ____________________
    :lol:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNDfreK0Yno LUSCIOUS LOLITA AKA SUGA WALLS

    CN :heart:

  • StillASassyOne

    8 minutes!!!!

  • lady_cn

    In regards to BB Wives, all of those chicks are messy as hell and are always starting chit!

    I can't help but watch though. Tammi was dead wrong for hitting that girl like that. I don't like Meka, but she didn't have to do that. :no:

  • lady_cn

    Hey Luscious! :hug:

    I haven't forgotten about you. :wink:

  • http://youtu.be/8A2Mfu0Yc5Q chibytex

    What I will say already is that Suzi needs her azz beat, she talks too fukkin much and i hate chicks like that, Evelyn too and I like Tami but she is going to roll up on the wrong person one day soon. I can see it coming…
    ________________
    Last nights episode made me give Tami the side eye...its like you too old to be going to ITALY and fighting in a club of all places...you dont know their rules on fighting and public distrubances...they could have threw her ghetto ass in a dugeon some where...

    BUT Meeka needs to learn that NOTHING she saids to anybody in that circle is in confidence....

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNDfreK0Yno LUSCIOUS LOLITA AKA SUGA WALLS

    where can i find the episode

  • Long Time Lurker

    Oh yeah, Hey yall.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeuqgD6GKjw&feature=related French KI$$E$

    :newpost: bout BBW

  • mirsmommy

    LUSCIOUS LOLITA AKA SUGA WALLS says:

    where can i find the episode
    ________________

    vh1 . com

    episode 308

  • StillASassyOne

    @Brown
    VH1.com

  • StillASassyOne

    @Chiby
    Tami disappointed me in that episode and for in the end for Tami to go: "well, if I did say that, I meant it towards you, Evelyn, but I don't THINK I sad it!"

    I would definitely sue the fukk outta Tami if I could legally kick her azz.

  • http://www.twitter.com/cocoabana Cocoabana

    It was either Suzi get her ass kicked or Meeka get her ass kicked and if I was Suzi I would've ratted too. Meeka put her right in the middle of that ish and if she hadn't said anything Tami would've b*tch slapped her ass too!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNDfreK0Yno LUSCIOUS LOLITA AKA SUGA WALLS

    fck it it's blocked

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    OHoney says:

    Did the site go down or was it my darn job?
    ________________

    Did it go down? I didn't notice. :shrug:

  • StillASassyOne

    Sizu is such a scary bish!! And she wants to fit in so baddd I hate it! I hate a weak, spineless, bish like that!! She ran her mouth like: "I didn't wanna be in the middle." If someone tells you something in confidence and you keep that sh*t to your muhfukking self, HOW are you in the middle?!?!? Nobody knows it was said to you, you weak azz horse!!

    And then in the next episode, she's running her mouth to Jenn about what Royce told her about Eric and Royce's business deals! Ughhh!! Shut the fukk up Suzi!!

  • StillASassyOne

    @Cocoa
    How would Suzi have gotten her azz kicked?!!

    If you tell me, "I fukkin hate Sandra- she eats dog balls." And I just listen but don't say anything to Sandra about it. And later on Sandra nd you get into it and you tell her: "that's why your azz eats dog balls!"

    HOW the fukk would I be in the middle?! You put yourself in the damn middle running and telling everybody everything that was said like some damn translator. Give people a chance to talk that sh*t out to each other first before you go running your damn mouth! that's why I can't stand females!! Specifically why I make it a point to insult all of my friends in their goddamn faces and I don't say sh*t to nobody else about what other people say to me about them because that's how drama starts.

    Suzi needs to be hit in her mouth and I hope after she runs and tells Jenn next week that she and Eric are talking, that Royce is the one to hit her azz so hard, she knocks her speech impediment out!

  • Ty

    Sandra Rose says:

    OHoney says:

    Did the site go down or was it my darn job?
    ________________

    Did it go down? I didn’t notice.
    _______________________________________________________________________

    I thought it was my IT department trying to tell me to get off

  • CFREE

    :dead: @upswept in a dookie braid bun

    Ashanti will never be the best singer on the block, but Ive always liked her music. Shes a good writer.. she photographs well, nice pics..

    MORNING FOLKS :waves:

  • Crickett

    She looks very pretty

  • trenee

    i liked the first pic of her.

  • bigtyme

    her second cd was my fave...mary j blige lite...does irv gotti still make money from this cd? i know he said a couple of years ago, she still had at least one more cd w/ him to fulfill her contractual obligations...that's why she hadn't released a cd in forever.

  • BlaqGyrl25

    When all else fails... peddel that A$$ to the masses!!!!!

  • DragonLeo

    Meeka had an iron grip on Tami's ponytail Lollllllll. She was kicking Tami like her life depended on it in those heels, still laughing about that!!!!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvOeA7rqxnM DMisses

    I never thought Ashanti was cute, she just has a nice figure but she's only pretty with a bunch of make-up and weave on...I saw a pic of her with a uni-brow and those yellow beaver teeth, she aint foolin me.

  • Belle

    Hey yall! :) :hi:

    Ashanti is gorj...I just wish her talent was as immense as her beauty. I think she should just go for the trophy wife slot...that or actress...she does act better than other singers (whom I sometimes stan for but that shall remain nameless.)

    Does anybody else think that although Tami always keeps it real-that she's too old to be doin that? That's why Meeka is suin her-hittin her where it'll hurt. SMH. I admit I enjoyed Tami bussin Meeka in the face but dang...this is the reason I don't hang around a buncha females. Just a hot mess.

  • http://psgoodloving.blogspot.com/?zx=a740537a30234348 CHA CHA aka Cali Sunkissed

    :rofl: :hahaha: That picture of "Ashanti" holding the guitar is not Ashanti... Im shocked nobody caught that...then again, AINT nobody een checkin for her like that! :lol:

    Sandrita your clever~

  • Daisy

    She looks GORG!!!

    She always had catchy cute songs

    Good Luck Shani