After years of silence on the subject, Ashanti is finally opening up about her relationship with Nelly in a recent interview with Hot 97’s The Breakfast Club.
“Nelly and I are in the space where I’m kinda like focusing on my career. He’s focusing on what he’s doing. There’s a lot things that happened this year. A lot of things went public more than other things have gone public, you know what I’m saying? And, um I kinda just have to do me,” she said.
“We’re in that space right now. There were things that were said and there were things that were done that probably shouldn’t of been said or done. You know, when people are around each other for a long time there are feelings and there are things there. People get hurt. Men handle hurt differently than women handle hurt. We’ve definitely scarred each other.
There’s no beef, there’s definitely no beef. But….I feel like Irv kinda paints a picture of what happened with me and Murder Inc. very one sided. I hear him talk about, ‘Oh she’s disloyal, and oh she didn’t throw up the M’s, oh she didn’t do this and that’ and I feel like it’s time to kinda set the record straight on what it really is,” she said. “I’m a Libra, I’m a very loyal person. You know anybody with any sense of logic could see that I rode out. I rode til wheels fell off.”
Despite his mud-slinging, Ashanti insists there’s no bad blood between them.
“Everyone was going through their own personal stress. But, again for someone to say that I’m disloyal, that’s not what I’m going for. And for you to think that I’m hurt. I’m not hurt because I got over it. This was how many years ago? It definitely hurt then, now I’m ok,” she explained. “But that last time I saw Irv doing the interview, I’m like, ‘Come on son don’t sit up here talking about I’m disloyal…like don’t do it.’ I’m going to always have love for Irv regardless of what happens, you know what I’m saying. We had some of the most amazing times of our lives.”
Check out the interview, above.