Hip-Hop producer Irv Gotti just went on Funkmaster Flex’s radio show and spilled the beans on his affair with pop star Ashanti- while she was with Nelly! These rumors are borderline ancient, but to have them confirmed after all this time is pretty cool.
The early 2000’s were a very interesting time for pop music. Nelly was blowing up the airwaves with “Hot in Herre” and many many subsequent hits following. His dreamy smile and rap singing style solidified him in the hearts of tweens everywhere.
Ashanti was a thick-bodied beauty with a sweet, breathy, bird-like voice. She dropped chart-topping bombs like “Foolish” and “Always On Time.” Ashanti met Irv Gotti who loved her voice and began putting her on the hooks for rap songs; these duets would become some of her most successful musical work.