I’ll be honest. I wasn’t tuned into the recent Verzuz battle between Fat Joe and Ja Rule, but I was damn sure following Insta posts for traces of a reconciliation between Midwest rapper, Nelly and the Princess of hip-hop, Ashanti.
Media outlet, Gossip of the City captured the rapper, who recently split from his longtime girlfriend, Shantel Jackson, moving towards Shanti near the end of the battle. Homegirl hit him with the Auntie hug real civil like, “God bless you, I hope you’re doing well. Good day.” In my mind, that’s how it went.
One thing about it, can’t nobody deny Miss Ashanti looking good in these streets, hell, Nick Cannon even tried it earlier this week at the VMAs. but as for a reboot with the St. Lunatic, this is what the pop princess had to say about their recent encounter, “Listen, there’s nothing happening,” she said during an IG Live after set. “This is the crazy part. I had no idea he was going to be there. I haven’t seen him or spoken to him since we broke up. I don’t know if it’s six years or something, so I didn’t know what to expect,” she added.
While fans were anxious to know if the two exchanged words, Ashanti revealed, ““That’s the crazy thing, wasn’t nothing said,” she said. “I seen him walking, his eyes got big, I didn’t know what to expect. [But] It was positive.”
I wonder how many would be in favor of seeing these two rekindle their flame. Nelly and Ashanti dated for nearly ten years. Without going into many details post-breakup, Ashanti revealed during an interview with Meredith Viera that she had been “betrayed.” But it seems like sis is happy in her new situation now. When mention of Nelly’s single status was brought up to Ashanti her response was this, “Yeah, but I ain’t! [laughs]”.