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She runs through old classics — "Foolish," "Happy," "Rock Wit U" — that elicit cheers from the audience, while working in a few uptempo Braveheart songs.
Nearly a decade later, she's gone through a lot. was investigated by the FBI for involvement with money laundering and drug trafficking; in 2012, she ended a 10-year relationship with rapper Nelly.
crew, after parting ways with the label in 2009, four years after a formal indictment was brought against it.
"For a long time I was just quiet and I let it rock," Ashanti says to Martinez, speaking about her past reticence to speak publicly about Murder, Inc., and label boss Irv Gotti. Over the holidays, the two talked about collaborating again, but she says they've ultimately decided against it, for now: "Our chemistry's undeniable.
With the release of her fifth album, Braveheart — her first in six years, out via her own label, Written Entertainment — Ashanti is looking to shed her reputation as rap's hook-singing sweetheart, and establish herself as a grown, self-assured woman, making songs that inspire other women to walk away from toxic relationships.
Back at Hot 97, Ashanti is fielding the questions she's been hearing all day (and for years) with good humor and poise.