Ashanti And Nelly have been seen together since the early 2000s. Now, some of their peers want them to make it official, including 50 Cent.
This Monday(Apr 23), 50 Cent poked fun at former Murder Inc mogul Irv Gotti amidst videos surfacing of Ashanti and Nelly getting cozy. Unfortunately for the ‘Foolish’ singer, Gotti made headlines last year for making public statements regarding sexual relations between him and Ashanti. In an August appearance on the Drink Champs podcast, Gotti detailed how the two allegedly began sleeping together after recording her 2002 hit ‘Happy’. In addition to this, he revealed some hard feelings that arose once Ashanti began dating Nelly in 2003. Gotti then doubled down on his claims on the BET docuseries The Murder Inc Story, where Ashanti was noticeably absent.
Fast forward to the present day and Ashanti’s love life is the topic of gossip yet again. Except for this time, it involves her and her longtime friend Nelly. A video of the pair performing for the ‘Lovers & Friends’ concert in Las Vegas took over the internet this past Sunday and rumors haven’t stopped circulating since. Following this, the word only spread further once the couple showed up together at the Gervonta Davis/Ryan Garcia fight Saturday (Apr 21) night.
50 keeping it 100
“HE WILL BE AIGHT I was in love wit her, and she just popped up with Nelly. LOL #bransoncognac #lecheminduroi,” 50 captioned the clip on Instagram. The ‘Get Rich or Die Tryin’ rapper is known for being cheeky with his celebrity peers. Particularly the ones that hail from New York. 50 and members of Murder Inc like Ja Rule have kept tension on and off for decades, and that hasn’t let up in the social media era.
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Shad Moss also weighed in on the alleged couple. According to him, the two should just tie the knot and get it over with. In the comment section of a Shade Room insta post showing Nelly and Ashanti arriving at the boxing match, Bow Wow left some advice for the 48 year old. “Yo mo! I know we not seeing eye to eye either really but from lil bro to big bro, STOP PLAYING AND MARRY THIS WOMAN BRO,” he typed. “You like 50 [laughing face emoji]. Sit your old ass down [laughing face emojis] this your queen.” The comment unsurprisingly garnered responses in agreement, as the two have been an item throughout their entire careers.
Currently, neither Ashanti or Nelly have spoken out about the rumors. After all, both artists are known for being extremely lowkey with their romantic affairs. One thing is for sure, there are some fellow celebs in their corner rooting for a reunion.
Written by Dreema Carrington