Ashanti

A university in Long Island, NY was forced to cancel a concert headlined by R&B star Ashanti after only 30 tickets were sold to students. The concert was planned by Stony Brook University's Student Activities Board.

Stony Brook University's Student Activities Board issued refunds to the 30 ticket holders.

The School's Undergraduate Student Government released a statement: "It is with deepest regret that we announce the cancellation of the Back to the Brook Vol. 1 concert scheduled for Thursday, October 25th at the Stellar Center," read a statement.

The school graciously blamed inadequate marketing rather than lack of interest in Ashanti's music.

Ashanti was actually a replacement for the original headliner, Teyana Taylor, who pulled out due to "unforeseen circumstances 2 weeks prior to the concert."

Stony Brook USG explained that the cancelation "pushed back our marketing plan and schedule for the concert which in return, hurts [sic] our promotion for the event.

The group promised to address similar issues for all future events.

Read the full statement here.

Photo by PRPH / BACKGRID

  • Victorious82

    Dang 30 tickets. I bet they weren’t nothing but $15-$20. Why would they have Ashanti headline anything? She hasn’t had a hit since like 2003.

  • Yoni7

    Wow! I think Ashanti is a sweetheart. But I'm sure Teyana puts on a better show.

  • Coy little wink

    She an old hoe them youngins ain't interested

  • Tiff J

    Ashanti's audience is NOT college students. She had hits back when they were in diapers. She would sell better to a crowd that's 35+ yrs old and actually know who she is and the music she has.

  • imright

    awww baby !!! ?

  • Renee26

    Hmmmm they marketed to the wrong demographic here...

  • Renee26

    Giggles

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    The last time Ashanti had a hit, these students were in the 2nd grade.

  • laidbackgal4real

    Damn ..?

  • Trey

    She should have had kids with a ball player and kept it movin...those trips to Dubai getting peed on by Osama wont last long....

  • MsChocolate

    Pitiful.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I'm embarrassed for her. She should fire her agent/manager for even booking her for this gig.

  • Kimocha

    Oooh chile!... Maybe it's time to try a new career hun!

  • Fire & Ice

    Ahanti making trips to Dubai???? I remember when LeBron was trying to flirt with her at the mtv awards and she curved him. That was his first year in the league I think.

  • SpiceGirl

    Poor little Tink tink

  • Trey

    yeah...they went after washed up RnB singers that posed on IG

  • BeUtFullSoul

    Wait...(snikers a lil bit).. Aun-TEA @sandrarose, Is this a TYPO? Did you mean only 300 or dang at least 3,000 tickets???

  • Fire & Ice

    Now if this was one of those skinny jeans, mumble rapper...they would have sold out.

  • Trey

    no...30

  • Vonn

    Yup. Ya gotta know your audience.

  • Shawty

    What is she gonna sing? She haven't had anything new since....
    I definitely wouldn't buy a ticket to only her. She needs to headline for a bigger group.

  • Fire & Ice

    I had no clue. Not the trips to Dubai ???

  • Victorious82

    Well Ashanti isn’t the pinnacle of vocal ability and stage presence. Lol. I wouldn’t go see her if it was free. If this was 2001, I’d be in there but Ashanti is not where it’s at in 2018.

  • Dowoop

    I don't know why they thought this was gonna sell.

  • Fire & Ice

    Facts. Those skinny jeans mumble rappers would have had standing room only.

  • BeUtFullSoul

    Why does it look LIKE a smiley face on Shanti's bullet proof vest/ corset thingy?

  • BeUtFullSoul

    I agree.. WHAT is she gonna sing?,,, I barely remember WHAT she did sing back in the day, And yes she probably needs to headline for a bigger group, in her AGE bracket so that they at least KNOW who she is...oh well, best wishes Shanti.

  • Trey

    oh yeah....she is a regular...her and alot of others....

  • Trey

    Thats the design

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    30 tickets!!! HA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! that was really shady Sandra

  • cherrypie

    Damn...I'm embarressed for her. Shyt!!!

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    This girl is too young and too talented to be considering doing lounges in Vegas.

  • Coy little wink

    To add insult to injury only 30 comments to this post ?

  • cherrypie

    LMAOOOO....One for each ticket sold!!!

  • WhoKnew

    Wayment, wayment, way-a-cotton-pickin-ment. Is she still trying to sing? Dang, 30 tickets is embarrassing. I thought that she was a paid escort in Dubai because she's obviously not moving any music or tickets, which equates to no moolah baby, but yet she stay on vacation all over the world all the time.

  • cherrypie

    She is talented but the problem she has not had a hit since the early 2000's and been in a movie since Coach Carter. These young babies dont know her.

  • Bossy704

    It's a lot going on with that outfit. I'm going to remove the Gucci hat and corset. She don't need nothing on that pretty face.

  • Mints

    How are you going to throw a show and expect a big turnout when you haven't released any notable material in years? She should spend less time on IG flexin and more time on her grind.
    Social media has these celebrities thinking they are popping... when in real life, they really are not that hot

  • Fire & Ice

    So these chicks would rather get sh*ted on than to work a regular job.

  • softness1

    I see it as more embarrassing for Teyana Taylor.. She was the person they were promoting for a while and apparently no one was buying tickets. Ashanti only came in after she bailed. Teyana pulled out to save face. How is this Ashanti's "L" ??? They promoted her for 2 weeks but Teyana for over a month..ijs

  • Coy little wink

    Receipts please sir...

  • dinedaaka

    I think that's the problem. Her mom is still her manager! smh

  • Alextra Ballard

    Chiiile,maybe and that's a big maybe if Shanti had out some new music she may have sold more tickets. College kids ain't looking for no old school music from Shanti.

  • iWasteTime

    Ashanti visits Dubai a lot, they shating on her too ??
    Sandra can you confirm or deny any of what was said in that Katt Williams video?!?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile I only liked Ashanti first album ... das it ..... I ain't checking for her .... #Ontopic guess no one else is either

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Yeah, I believe the Marketing. MY undergrad has Salt & Pepa & the turn out was bad.

  • KcoolMuziq
  • Junkanoo

    College age kids were the wrong demographics for Ashanti her people should have realized that same for the University who decided to use her as a replacement for Teyana Taylor, lesson learned. Ashanti isn't a bad actress she did try her hand at Hollywood but not sure if she's done anything lately its hard staying relevant in the entertainment industry for multiple decades happens for a rear few.

  • KcoolMuziq

    " its hard staying relevant in the entertainment industry for multiple decades happens for a rear few".

    Unless your name is Beyonce.

  • Peppermint Patty

    Alright Ashanti-who is your publicist? Who is your manager?? This move was no bueno in the first place. Put your music career on a shelf in a box like a collector's edition barbie. Time to reinvent yourself....do some hosting gigs...holla at Tyler Perry get on one of those shows or in a movie if dude from Cosby can do it come on....start a foundation....something else!! If this isnt an indicator idk what is....

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Welp.. But like they said Ashanti filled up n with just 2 weeks notice for TT who pulled out... Lack of promotion and time plays a role. Kudos to Ashanti

  • Trey

    yep....10-15k put in they BOA account for a weekend to lose their soul is worth it!

  • hi-liter

    Those kids don't know what a Ashanti is....You need to be at least 35 to go see her.

  • Pamela

    Not Osama! Lol

  • Fire & Ice

    Sick! I heard they get gang bang and sh*ted on

  • BeUtFullSoul

    I get that... thanks Trey.

  • tia

    When Ashanti was "hot", those young people were babies. On the other hand, the students parents were Ashanti fans. She should not have accepted that particular invite.

  • Jersey Girl

    i cant! lol

  • Judge Mental Will

    Celebrities are always the last to know their not famous anymore. ?

  • 100milesperhour

    Maybe people asked for refunds when Teyana backed out.

  • Well$$Well$$?

    These millenials don't know who Ashanti is. They were literally babies when MurderInc was poppin. ??

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Welp.. But like they said Ashanti filled up n with just 2 weeks notice for TT who pulled out... Lack of promotion and time plays a role. Kudos to Ashanti

  • Marlika

    I remember when I once wanted to go to Stoney Brook. Changed my mind though. That school and town were too racist for me. I would've caught a case.

  • ATL White Guy

    That was rough that the letter actually stated they only sold 30 tickets...couldn't they have kept that to themselves? Twenty of the tickets were probably for professors who were at the right age back when Ashanti and Ja Rule were hot in the streets.

  • tia

    What she need to do is tour with JaRule. I'd pay to see them. They had some major hits.

  • HoneyyGoodMoneyy_
  • Skin Deep Beauty

    OT: Weny Wendell Williams needs to cut the crap... Khia and TS Maddison ripped her a new azzhole last year and (WENDY KNOW SHE HEARD ABOUT AND WATCHED )got the dayum NERVE to be taking certain shots at folks!.. Anyway .. Back to the topic at hand!

  • MrsSpice1

    Ashanti was early 2000s i dont remeber a hit from her in YEARS recently!! She was too busy chasin after nelly like cassie was with diddy and blew her chances to stay relevant like Beyonce!! Oh well!!!

  • MrsSpice1

    Lol ikr!!! I miss them together! Smh!

  • Rayne

    That’s crazy!

  • xenaD

    Why are they blasting her like this??! I’m sure she can sell out her own shows... but damn & 50 cent put it on his instagram some dude said he bout 23 of the 24 sold.. idk how true that is... but I’ve been to 2 of her concerts yearrrss ago... it was lit and ghetto af. I’d go again, especially since I love old school

  • iWasteTime

    He said A LOT!!
    It explains a lot too but whooow

  • WhoKnew

    I thought JaRule was headed back to jail for being apart of that Bahamas concert fiasco fraud where they took people's money, promised them luxurious accommodations and all they got were tents to sleep in and a fried bolonie sandwich in a brown paper bag.

  • tia

    You sure are right!! I forgot all about that. Oh well, that idea is most likely out the door then. Forgot about that.

  • Fred G sanford

    Ashanti if it hurts say ouch

  • Logan Roberts

    That's bananas ?

  • Wayup!

    ?.. her favorite saying

  • Trace da Ace

    well...nobody is checking for Ashanti music anymore....jus saying....

  • Trey

    thats right

  • tia

    LOL!! it sure is!

  • Quitedeliteful

    That's too bad... I like Ashanti but college kids are not checking for her...

  • Trey

    lol

  • Quitedeliteful

    Snicker...

  • Quitedeliteful

    Ida bought a ticket. I like Ashanti...

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    I'd pay to see them both too...

  • okiseethisthatdumbshit

    somebody plez explain how dis ole lady thought them babies was coming to see her... these folks delusional

  • okiseethisthatdumbshit

    thank you

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!!!

  • pecancandy

    Girl remember that

  • pecancandy

    Gotta know your audience

  • Quitedeliteful

    yet she stay on vacation all over the world all the time.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    I think she has a lot of money from when she was hot...

  • IAmLegend
  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mister Fantastic

    The problem with HBCUs are that the alumi controls the radio station and the bookings. They are out of touch with what the KIDS there want. They will not invest in securing the proper act because they are buying for their alumni NOT the students...

  • Mister Fantastic

    You are being nice by saying 30. It was actually 24...

  • Enoughsaid2020

    She is not a headliner. SMH!

  • EMILY POST

    Ashanti is not marketed properly never has been.
    Black female singers over the past decade of your name is not Beyonce or rhianna haven’t received any backing by the machine at all... if they really did not establish a consistent fan base by touring and promoting themselves and working with other artists and really hustling they are screwed.
    Ashanti does not get promoted she is not on radio at all with anything current it makes a difference.

  • okiseethisthatdumbshit

    im 42 and i would have gladly gone to see ashanti, ,,, my 18 years old and 22 year old... hell nawl

  • Blak

    Ashanti, honey, people are only checking for you in the strip clubs not college campuses so maybe stay in your line next time?

  • BaileyBlue17

    Exactly!!

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Lazy heifers will do denigrating Shat to get a lump sum payday and wonder why they have no man!

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    And licked by dogs (the animal NOT HUMAN BEING DAWGS)!

  • kennedy220

    you just have to keep pushing music..i know the whole murder inc thing kind of messed her up and i think she went independent...i mean...brandy, monica, beyonce, ashanti, rihanna, etc have been in the game for over 10 years. one of these aretist took too long of a break, one of them refuses to experiment with other genres of music, and well the machine isn't pulling for the other...i love them all..and have listened to and supported all their music..in this world if you want to stay relevant you have to be in the public eye constantly. i'm sure ashanti knows her audience and will try again

  • Yardgirl

    Facts!! Soooo embarrassing for her :-(

  • Ang

    To be fair, I think most R&B artists, even our favs from back in the day, would have been in the same position. Her people shouldn’t have booked her there. That probably wouldn’t have been Ashanti’s market even in her prime.

  • dru and neil

    Well unless you are legendary, you can’t just leave the music seen for years and years, then expect to pop back in with the same level of enthusiasm from the public, especially since your core fan base are much older now, not typically living on college campuses. I don’t even think my son and his friends know who she is.

  • dru and neil

    Her voice isn’t exactly worth coming out for even back in the day, IMO. I wouldnt go to see anyone from Murder Inc even in their hey day, not even for free.

  • Candance

    Those kinds of things happen. I hope the students can regroup and get another concert back on the books. Putting on events is harder then reality tv makes them look

  • dru and neil

    It does seem delusional. These kids were barely in elementary school when “foolin’” came out.

  • Fire & Ice

    Omg that's so disgusting. I think once some people get a taste of a certain kind of lifestyle, they'll do ANYTHING to keep it.

  • dru and neil

    Why did 50 Cent put it on blast? Doesn’t he have any hobbies besides starting mess with folks?

  • dru and neil

    They were so good together...absolutely hilarious. I haven’t watched either of them separately.

  • Princess

    College kids are too young to know her music. Ashanti can still pull a crowd just not the 18 to 22 year olds

  • Ang

    This wasn’t at a HBCU.

  • Quitedeliteful

    I would have gone to see her too. I like Ashanti but the younguns don't even know who she is...

  • Sassie

    Do college kids even have extra MONEY to buy concert tix, though?

  • 100milesperhour

    "Her people shouldn’t have booked her there". Well when your thirsty mother's your manager....You rarely see Ashanti w/o momma lurking somewhere. She needs better management.

  • Trace da Ace

    LMAO!! NERP!!!

  • kennedy220

    I agree. Vocally she isn’t the best and far from it . neither is Britney Spears but i bet her tickets would sell lol. She stayed putting out albums, had the right machine behind her, dances her ass off even though her dancing was a bit cheerleader. I’d still go see Ashanti over Brit. Vocally they are the same. Almost. I heard Ashanti do a cover once and was surprised. ITV asked why she never sang like that and she told him because you told me not to

  • Floriduhh Evans

    Never was an Ashanti fan ?????

  • Karen Brady

    I hate this outfit and always have.

  • Yardgirl

    This bring to mind a concert I went to, inside and outside stages. We were outside and the current young artists were ripping it up, place was packed to capacity. I was unmoved. Then came the old school!! I went to the front of the stage with the other old heads and we jamming hard. Something made me look behind me and the only ones still outside was about "30" of us, the young crow left and went inside!! I was so embarrassed for the guys on stage who were basically performing for an empty venue.

  • T Willis

    Honestly, I don’t think Ashanti had any real fans to begin with. I think she was a one hit wonder who lucked up with an extremely successful first album. But she fell off hard after her sophmore album. So, I doubt she ever really had “fans”, just genius marketing from a label that was popular during the early 2000s.

  • T Willis

    I mean, I don’t think Ashanti “left” the scene, so much as she didn’t try to nurture a mainstream/crossover fan base, and I think she thought that a urban fan base could sustain her career... and we see how that worked out for other artists in a similar predicament (see: Keyshia Cole, Keri Hilson, Monica)

  • T Willis

    See, it’s not just vocal ability, it’s stage presence, the ability to perform etc., that can guarantee longevity. Look at Mariah Carey, in her prime - & occasionally lol - she could sang, but, she was never a performer. Jlo, can’t sing worth a damn lol, but she is an incredible performer, with a banging body, and she has the persona that is relatable/attractive to a lot of different markets. Ashanti, can’t sing, perform, nor is her personality interesting outside of black communities. Her career was never going to advance any further. Plus I think she thought that Murder Inc’s label would keep her relevant.

  • T Willis

    Few things. How is Ashanti the backup performer TO Teyana Taylor? I mean, lol I like both artists, but, I’m old enough to know Ashanti broke records with her debut album, and well, Teyana is.... so polar opposite with her music and success. Lol smh.

    Why’d the University blast her like that? Lol was an official announcement with the specifics necessary? Lol smh.

    A few weeks ago, I caught a breakfast club interview with Ashanti, and I have say I really enjoyed it. Ashanti has always been a really cool, laid back chick. Musically, for me, she fell off hard. I think she needs to stop buying production tracks that sound dated, she needs to stop writing her own music, or collab with someone who can write/arrange something better than “Say Less”.

    I really want Ashanti to win but she needs to have an honest conversation with herself about her age, her career, and her tendacy to be frugal asf. You have to invest in a decent music catalog, and create some type of performance Avenue. Bey did it during her B’Day era (copying Vegas performances), and show the general public that you can put on a show - which is where the money is - this ain’t the 90s anymore, where artists made their money in songwriting. Britney Spears earns around $1 million per month and ain’t never wrote one song. And that’s because Britney used to be a strong performer, and she has a strong musical catalog.

    You gotta be able to perform.

  • Overpower Radio

    Ashanti's always been a beautiful woman. She also has the appeal of a strong Black woman. However, I've never been impressed with her as an R&B artist. She was watered down. Most huge female stars that didn't sing that well, at least had amazing dance routines to entertain a crowd, but she didn't have that either.

  • kennedy220

    Well we have to fit Rihanna in somehow. i love her but I think her songs just save her because she doesn't dance much. Maine her distinctive voice? Or maybe there is a lane for everyone but everyone can't fit in it lol

  • BloodBlood

    Nobody wants to hear her sing we just want to see her thick a@s walk around

  • Malai

    I just HOLLERED!

  • Solstice
  • Solstice

    Girl I have missed your font!! This gif kills me every damn time!! ?????

  • ALLMINE?

    Pretty girl. Not an artist tho. Her music is extremely bad.. like REAL bad.

  • Solstice
  • Li-Wright

    I Don't know for a fact, but I think those College gigs don't pay a lot of money. I mean, it's not like she's playing the House of Blues or the Apollo. I just saw where Chief Keef(?) was playing college gigs. I don't know how that it,s because he's a security risk and probably has to bring his own insurance coverage.
    But those gigs just pay the mortgage.

  • Jay Blossom

    I remember Ashanti, she made those stereotypical songs. I just knew she was going to blow-up. I think everyone was focusing on Aaliyah. (R.I.P.)

  • Li-Wright

    Usually, women her age are not playing college dates. They change to acting on a night time soap like Empire or Have and have not. Or, they're trying to get a movie gig. Something aint right.

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    Shyt, paying the mortgage is still good!

  • ImWoke

    I agree with you. The university didn’t have to put her on blast like that. She needs to realize that she’s not on the “it” list anymore and she needs to move forward with other ventures

  • Gina

    Wrong answer!! She should be in movies or a tv series by now. Music is a temporary career move unless you have powerful vocal and stage presence like Whitney or Aretha. It's like time moved on while Ashanti stood in one place...

  • T Willis

    I was going to mention Rihanna lol. Rihanna’s career is the luck of genius marketing, cause it sure as shit wasn’t her singing or performing abilities. Before “Good Girl Gone Bad”, Rihanna had no hits or hot albums. The only thing that sustained her career through GGGB & Rated R were being linked to Jay (cheating rumors) and then her relationship with Chris Brown. But back then, when MJB was doing 800k albums in her first week, Rihanna was barely selling 200k in her first week sales. Rihanna has charisma, a personality, and dope fashion/style. That was during the rise of blogs in the early-mid 2000s. Rihanna had the right tools, the right mgmt, as the right PR machine and they were able to strike big with her. The music and the money didn’t come as quick as the fame. But... yeah, she took lemons and made lemonade.

  • Gina

    Katt Williams called out Hazel E on that and she never denied it.. I'm pretty sure Amber, The KKlan and BC are down with bestiality if the price is right..

  • Cali

    The University did NOT have to state how many tickets were sold and Ashanti hasn't put out music in some time so this is not surprising, however, she is still gorgeous and youthful and can get back to acting or many other things.

  • Fire & Ice

    These chicks are sick.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Always have a plan B.

  • Fire & Ice

    No crossover appeal

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Ashanti hasn't had a hit record since the beginning of her career, granted, but she's remain visible for much of the time. I think the "stalker" issue made her less public, and more reclusive.

    She's smart, and doesn't seem to have blown her money [net worth] that she made off of recording, gigs, personal appearances, songwriting and publishing!

    Her vocals were much better than her early hits indicated, not a powerhouse vocalist, but she can more than carry a tune, if you listen to her non-hits or albums!

    She can cash-in on just being a celebrity, whenever she gets ready [game shows, talent competitions, reality TV show of her own], like i.e. Eve or Monica and others! She's a very good guest panelist on The View and other shows because of her bubbly personality!

  • Rhyme and Reason

    She's always used her Plan B. People just don't buy music like they use to unless they stay at the very top with 2 or 3 left standing in R&B! Ashanti, until the stalker trial was doing things [Plan B stuff]!

    Jennifer Lopez doesn't sell much music, but she stay putting it out, and use her Latino and long-term fanbase to do other things like recording all Spanish albums, Las Vegas Residency, Dance Competition Show, and her recently cancelled police drama series!

  • NorthDeKalb

    Ashanti’s success in the early 00’s was largely based on being in the right place at the right time. She was never a great singer and was always a horrible dancer but her numerous chart topping collabs with Ja Rule guaranteed a successful solo launch. But she was never Bey or Mary, just something cute for the moment. I thought she would’ve sat her a$$ down somewhere long before now.

  • Mister Fantastic

    Corrected, thank you.

  • roy

    You all are doing Ashanti so wrong. She was brought on as a replacement a few days after Teyanna Taylor cancelled. Then they cancelled the event a few days later. It should be Teyanna receiving the press for only selling 25 tickets.

  • Shira Harding-James

    Hmm looks like it wasn’t selling with Teyana as well....she pulled out two weeks before the show as well ?????! I prefer Ashanti’s writing skills and her instagram page!

  • C Mack

    Anybody writing anything negative about Ashanti came here just to hate. The tickets already weren’t moving before Teyana pulled out.

  • Shira Harding-James

    I just said the same!

  • Shira Harding-James

    Exactly!

  • Jussjess25

    Yall surprised ?

  • Jussjess25

    Nobody wants to see either of them though ?????

  • NorthDeKalb

    I don’t hate Ashanti at all, I just think she’s pretty much a non mf factor (in my Evelyn Lozada voice). I still think she’s really attractive and shapely, but I don’t think anyone would argue that she’s on the minds or consciousness of anyone today. It just is what it is.

  • Allihave2say

    I can never forget that Ashanti's aunt who was on the board of directors for a school district used the money that was to be spent on the children to pay Ashanti a guest speaker's fee of $10,000. She was to be a motivational speaker on goal achievement. It was one school assembly not every campus. she didn't bring any props or materials for the children. It was less than an hour presentation but she was paid $10,000. I wouldn't be surprised to learn that she split the money with her aunt.

    She dressed like she was going to a H0e club. The men and boys were all gawking at her in the tight short dress. She is garbage. She never bother to invest in anything other than her looks.

    She was at Atlantic City High. Notice how far away she's standing from the girl but is hugged up with the guys. Even the way she looks at the girl is messed up!
    http://www.yeahimfamous.com/2012/06/13/hot-shots-ashanti-talks-to-atlantic-city-high-school-students/

  • Allihave2say

    I know I sure did! Ashanti aint ish!

  • Allihave2say

    "Ashanti hasn't had a hit record since the beginning of her career"
    OMG!

  • sunni_daze

    30 tickets damn

  • kennedy220

    don't forget the umbrella haircut.lol yeah. Tierra Marie was the better singer but Rihanna was at least on the pop chart I believe with pon de replay...maybe not a hit but when it's being played on our local white stations in the small town I'm from well it's reaching the audience that will move her units....and yeah that chris brown thing helped out to..

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    Po Ashanti

  • HoneyyGoodMoneyy_

    i was on a hiatus .. but i am back for entertainment purposes. lolllll

  • missmiami305

    Dayum she looks like a straight pedo in those pics. I can’t believe she wore that to a speaking engagement. Trash!

  • Blue

    And the saying her momma was the one that bought the 30 tickets.

  • Toni Madison

    It happens, to the best of them at times.

  • NorthDeKalb

    I’m crying!!!! ??

  • Marion Wright

    These are college students....perhaps too young to be Ashanti era fans.

  • Allihave2say

    She was very distant with the girls but hugged up on the boys. Ashanti is all about male attention young, dumb or old. She has never bothered to do to much. She's relied on her "fineness" as her marketing tool. It worked for a while but people are tired of drinking stagnant wanter. Her aunt should have been fired and arrested for misappropriating school funds. Never been a fan of Ashanti's but after that school incident she gets zero respect from me.

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    Aww baby

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    Lol

  • http://Beyoncé.com Sexy Ninja

    Ashanti, need to force on her music, and not Trey Song. Always under him, I think that’s a bad move, dealing with They Songz. His Fans, half of his fans is 85%. Ashanti career is over, like before, Ashanti is Trey Songz crush that’s all, and when he start cheating on her, her and her career is right back, a brick wall. Never F**k the homie. The respect is gone. Nelly and Trey Songz was friends. I thought she was classy, I guess not. Messing around with a man, still involved with the mother of his child. She didn’t care at all. She is a low down slut/trick. I don’t feel bad for Trey, Ashanti is using him. He be spending a lot of money on her. Payback is a B**ch! ??? Get him Ashanti! Make him your little puppy B**ch.

  • http://Beyoncé.com Sexy Ninja

    It’s not her mother fault, it’s Ashanti attitude, and her lying ways. Ashanti is all about her and only her. She turned her back on them and on top that, she snitched on them. Ashanti attitude made it worse. She lied about being with Nelly, and her fans was going hard for her over a lie she was telling her fans, when they found out, she lost a lot of her fans as well.

  • http://Beyoncé.com Sexy Ninja

    Remember, when we told 50 cent to stop lying about being with Ciara. 50 cent stop lying and said, my private life is private. Ciara was still lying and look what happened to her career. Some of these fans are crazy, These celebrities are making their fans look bad, when they believe everything you tell them. Never lie to your fans. Brandy did the same thing, lying about her being married. She lost so many fans, because of the lies she told.

  • http://Beyoncé.com Sexy Ninja

    No one is hating on her, just voicing our opinion. When was the last time you bought her album and went to see her in concert. ??

  • http://Beyoncé.com Sexy Ninja

    Let it would have have been, Rihanna, Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, People would have been buying it. Stop making excuses for Ashanti. ?????

  • http://Beyoncé.com Sexy Ninja

    Get with someone is relevant, like Trey Songz, and use him to bring more attention to yourself. Bad new, Trey Songz is on the same level as Ashanti. Trey, fan base is 85% of women, she lost a lot of support and sells, messing around with him, watch!

  • C Mack

    I did buy her last album. Last time I saw her was a Christmas concert a while ago. Concerts haven’t really been in my budget

  • Khaliah

    Ashanti hasn't put out anything in 20 years. You can listen to her records for free if you want to hear what she's gonna sing.

  • Khaliah

    Maybe 50 cent bought 'em to go with his 200 Ja Rule tickets