Singer Ashanti opened up a few music producer who allegedly sexually harassed her. Throughout an look on the “Breakfast Club” radio show, the 42-year-old claimed a producer requested her to take a bathe with him in return for the work he did for her album.
“One producer, we did two information collectively, he was like, ‘Okay I am not gonna cost you, you are my homie,'” Ashanti stated throughout the interview. “After which when it got here time to place it on the album, he was like, ‘Properly, let’s take a bathe collectively.’ And I assumed he was joking. After which he is like, ‘I am lifeless severe. Let’s exit and let’s take a bathe collectively and I am going to provide the information. If not I want 40 racks [$40,000] per report.'”
The singer, whose full title is Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas, referred to as it a “loopy scenario.” She stated she and the producer had been working with one another for a number of weeks when he made the proposition.
“It turned out he was severe and I needed to make some cellphone calls and stuff was dealt with,” she stated, with out naming the producer.
She first made the allegation in 2018, throughout an interview with Maria Menounos on Sirius XM. Menunous was speaking concerning the Me Too motion and remedy of girls within the movie trade, and requested Ashanti if it was completely different within the music trade.
“Sadly, this stuff undoubtedly occur,” she stated. She stated a producer who had a “crush on her” requested her to take a bathe with him, and when she refused, he charged her for the tune she labored on with him. She stated she had her brothers intervene and ultimately acquired an apology from the producer, who then labored on three information for her for ffree.
Ashanti’s mother, who was current throughout the “Breakfast Membership” interview, stated listening to these tales made her need to defend her daughter.
Ashanti additionally spoke about her accusations towards Irv Gotti, founding father of Homicide Inc. Information, the primary report firm she was signed to, in 2002.
In a current interview with Angie Martinez on the IRL podcast, Ashanti stated Gotti just lately lied about being in a relationship along with her. “Irv has flat-out lied about lots of issues,” she stated. “It is bizarre. It’s totally bizarre when you recognize you are mendacity and also you simply maintain mendacity. That is the place it turns into just a little scary and just a little psychological.” She additionally stated Gotti often belittled her once they labored collectively.
“Breakfast Membership” host Charlemagne Tha God stated he purposefully did not ask her about Gotti as a result of he assumed she was uninterested in being requested about it. “I’ve heard different ladies say they appreciated you telling that story as a result of they undergo related issues of their work atmosphere,” he stated.