Nearly 20 years after the release of her self-titled debut album, R&B singer Ashanti has announced plans to re-record the project now that she owns the masters to 2002’s Ashanti and will be re-recording and releasing it independently.
During her appearance on “Tamron Hall,” the singer said “It’s so surreal,” while reflecting on owning her masters. “I have an amazing legal team, and I got my first record deal when I was 14 years old, so understanding and seeing how things have changed so much from then to now and conceptually understanding what you’re signing is so imperative, it’s so important nowadays. The fact that I’ll be able to re-record my first album, and put everything together.”
Ashanti also opened up about her unexpected reunion with ex Nelly during Fat Joe and Ja Rule’s Verzuz. “I really didn’t expect it, I didn’t know he was gonna be there, honestly. So when I saw him kind of coming across the stage, I was just like, ‘Oh…’ and it was so weird because we haven’t seen or spoken to each other for over six years so that was the first time in six years, so it was a weird feeling.”
Ashanti’s grammy award winning debut album was released on April 2, 2002 and spawned hits including “Happy,” “Baby,” and the chart-topping smash “Foolish.”
50 Cent Reveals He’d Star In A Romantic Comedy With Nicki Minaj
50 Cent says he wants to share the screen with Nicki Minaj.
During his appearance on “Jalen Rose: Renaissance Man Podcast,” Fifty was asked who he would want to star alongside in a romantic comedy and Nicki was the first name that came to mind. “You know who would probably be fun to work with? Nicki,” said Fif. “Nicki Minaj would be fun to be in a romantic comedy with.”
The two both grew up n the New York neighborhood of South Jamaica, Queens. As a result of this the rapper feels a kinship towards Nicki saying he understands Nicki “I kinda understand her a little bit more than the other people,” he said. “When she’s being an asshole because she’s telling you, ‘You’re not going to take advantage of me.” And while others may not like the”Seeing Green” rapper because of her tough personality 50 applauded Nicki for being an assertive “alpha female.”
The rapper is known to show his support for Minaj. Just last year while speaking with Lil Wayne on Young Money Radio he had nothing but praises for Nicki.
“I love me some Nicki. This n***a actually happens to come from my neighborhood. It happens to be a girl, but that n***a is tough!” he said. “She be harder than the n***a she f**k with. She be harder and she’s an alpha female! That motherf**ker tough! You see what I’m saying, son? You got to watch her or she’ll go–she’ll do something that’s pulling a move to assert herself.”
50 is fresh off the premiere of his new Starz series “BMF,” which has already been renewed for a second season.
Tyga Unmasked As Dalmatian On Masked Singer
Tyga has been unmasked as the Dalmatian on season 6 of “The Masked Singer”.
The rapper’s run on the Fox singing competition came to an end when he was eliminated on Wednesday night’s episode. For his final performance, he rapped Snoop Dogg’s “Beautiful.”
The judges were shocked when Tyga took off his dog mask to reveal himself. Robin Thicke guessed it was Nelly, while Nicole Scherzinger thought it could be Nelly or Lil Yachty, Lil Uzi Vert, or Lil Boosie. Jenny McCarthy guessed Kevin Hart, and Ken Jeong guessed Reggie Bush.
Nick Cannon claimed to have known that it was Tyga underneath the Dalmatian costume all along. Tyga decided to do the show after Lil Wayne’s appearance as “Robot” in season 3. He stated that seeing Wayne do it had inspired him. Thicke, who collaborated with Tyga on “This Is Like,” remarked, “We’re lucky to have you on the show. Every time we have the young, hottest cats on the show it makes us look cooler.”
Last week’s double elimination, saw Toni Braxton unmasked as the Pufferfish and Vivica A. Fox as Mother Nature. Tyga is the latest rapper to appear on Fox’s Masked Singer.
Some honorable mentions of Masked Singer reveals are T-Pain as “The Monster” winner of the first season, former Destiny’s Child member Michelle Williams as “Butterfly”, Wayne Brady as “Fox” and Bow Wow as “Frog”.
Natty Looking For a Wife
Reggae star Natty Conqueror has agreed to find love in the most unconventional but not uncommon way. On Wednesday’s Morning Riot during a surprise birthday call to the “Black Cinderella” singer, Natty said that he was okay with finding love in the form of a reality show.
Natty is known for his reggae hits but more so his viral videos on his plight and frustrations with the difficulties of finding a good woman in Saint Lucia. Natty has listed all the aspects of his ideal partner time and again. Our only hope is that the casting directors can get it right. With MBC Studios ready to film and a potential sponsor to back it up, we might just all bare witness to Natty finding love.
Let us know if Natty’s journey to finding his Black Cinderella something you’d watch. Also stream Black Cinderella & Be Your Lover.