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New Music: She’s Back! Ashanti Ft. Future and Rick Ross ‘I Got It’

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I ain’t saying that I’m bragging babe; I just like to celebrate my accolades… Ashanti‘s got it and she wants you to know it! The singer and actress has recently dipped back into music to hit us with her latest single, “I Got It,” a mid-tempo track co-written by Future, featuring Maybach Music head Rick Ross. This is the newest track from her upcoming Braveheart LP, which was pushed back from its summer release this year and is now slated to hit stores March 2014. The track is an ode to Shanti’s confidence and high-on-life attitude. Check it out below and tell us what you think!

On the Scene: Sheer Perfection! Ashanti Shows off the Details of Her Awards Gown

On the Scene: Sheer Perfection! Ashanti Shows off the Details of Her Awards Gown

Yesterday we highlighted some of our favorite looks from the 2013 Soul Train awards and many of you agreed that Ashanti was slaying the red carpet in this sheer-piece. Well now we have a back-view of the gown and let’s just say we are totally floored.  The singer recently shared a photo of herself backstage at the awards show, which was held in Vegas this year, and gave us a backside view of her black and silver embellished ensemble. The media personality and actress finished the look with her new haircut, natural makeup, and a nude pair of pumps. Nice!

Star Studded! Ashanti, Faith Evans, Tristan Wilds and MORE at Soul Train Awards [MORE PICS]

Star Studded! Ashanti, Faith Evans, Tristan Wilds and MORE at Soul Train Awards [MORE PICS]

The stars were aligned and shining last night at the 2013 Soul Train Awards held in Vegas. The evening was full of the “whose-who” of then-and-now entertainers as music artists and actors alike showed up in dazzling gowns, tuxedos and assorted evening wear. “Sheer” seemed to be the theme of the night for many ladies such as singer Ashanti, Bridget Kelly and Toni Braxton as they fluttered down the carpet in translucent threads that left heads turning. Faith Evans definitely made forty the new twenty in an embellished bodycon dress that not even someone half her age could pull off as effortlessly as her. You go, diva!

Fine-as-wine singer Jon B. showed up in his semi-formal get-up (does that man ever age?) and was spotted on the scene along the likes of Tyrese, singer Tank and actor-rapper Tristan Wilds.

Peep more photos below as we put together a few more of our favorite looks from the evening. BET Awards could definitely take notes on what type of dress code to “enforce” or perhaps, encourage, their celebrity guests to adhere to next year. Attendees definitely looked radiant in their outfits!

(L-R) Bridget Kelly, Toni Braxton, Michelle Williams

(L-R) Bridget Kelly, Toni Braxton, Michelle Williams

(L-R) Jon B, Tank, Bobby V, Tristan Wilds

(L-R) Jon B, Tank, Bobby V, Tristan Wilds

SERIOUSLY: Ciara’s New Album Pops Up On GROUPON + Ashanti POSTPONES Album Release (In Case You Missed It)

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Singer Ciara’s latest disc "Ciara" popped up a part of a GROUPON discount and it’s outraged her fans!  Find out about the "Ciara" discount inside and get the deets on Ashanti’s delayed album.

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In case you haven’t scooped up your copy of Ciara’s latest album, it’s now available as part of a package deal on GROUPON, which will also get you a copy of her greatest hits. While getting two cds for the price of one seems like it would be a good thing for the consumer, fans and critics of Cici are dragging her on social media.  

You’ll recall that Ciara was on the receiving end of a lot of criticism after her Fantasy Ride disc was given away during a KFC promotion…..and now this!

When Ciara was first released, the "I’m Out" singer sold nearly 60,000 copies.  And the GROUPON deal should help the singer sell more albums and reach more people…so it’s that a good thing right?

Of course, this is not in the same vein as Jay Z’s $ 20 mill Samsung deal, and we indeed thought this was a joke when we saw it last night.  But, it’s real.  And the promotion does actually make sense.  For her. Don’t ya think?

 

In other music news…

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Fans of Ashanti will have to wait a little longer to hear the NY chick’s Braveheart disc.  The singer revealed that she’s decided to delay releasing the album via Instagram saying, 


"Hey y’all! So Braveheart is NOT coming out today we have clearances & legalities to take of…It costs to be the boss!!! This CEO sh#t is Not A Game! Lol looking like September."

Braveheart is expected to feature Busta Rhymes, Meek Mill, French Montana, Keyshia Cole and R. Kelly.

 

 

Photos via PCN/Getty/Robert Ector

Russell Westbrook & Girlfriend Nina Cuddle Up In NYC + Ashanti Balls Out At Celebrity Softball Game

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Russell Westbrook was spotted out in his cuffed shorts with his girlfriend Nina.  Peep the twosome getting cutesy in NYC, plus Ashanti knocking balls at the Celebrity Softball game during MLB all-star….

 

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OKC baller Russell Westbrook has been recovering from major injury the last few months, and he looks to be almost back in fighting shape.  He and his girlfriend, Nina Earl, were spotted spending some QT in NYC all weekend.  They were spotted leaving the Trump Soho hotel and hitting up Cafeteria for dinner.  Cute!

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Russell posted a pic of his girl (she’s a UCLA graduate and is currently getting another degree) before they left out, saying she "look great" and needs more followers.

 

 

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Batter up!  Ashanti spent her weekend doing MLB All Star festivities in NYC.  She threw on a Yankees cap and her her custom team uniform for the Celebrity Softball game.  And looked super cute doing so:

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Her fam–including her mom Tina and sister Shia–came out to support too.  And she also snapped pics, in a Mah-Jing Wong dress, with a few baseball greats:

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The game aired yesterday.  But check out this quickie vid Ashanti shot in the locker room:

 

 

Photos: Ashanti’s IG/INF/Russel’s IG/Nina’s IG

FAB ALERT: Ashanti Gets Sexy In Checkered Print For “Grown Ups 2″ Premiere

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Ashanti made a bold, but fabulous, appearance at last night’s Grown Ups 2 premiere in NYC.  Check out her sexy diamond checkered look inside…

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The "Army Wives" actress may not have had the best of luck in the music game these last few years, but her hair, makeup and fashion game have stayed on point.  One of our fave fab chicks to keep an eye on, Ashanti, rocked this curve hugging diamond checkered dress by Rue 107 to catch everyone’s eye on the red carpet.

Her pops of pink on the feet and lips also works for us…even though we know plenty of people aren’t feeling that extra pink lip ladies are rocking these days.

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She posed it up on the carpet with the movie’s co-star Shaquille O’Neal and Miss USA 2012, Nana Meriwether.

 

By the way, Brooke Bailey of "Basketball Wives: L.A." also wore the dress a few months ago to Nas‘ Life Is Good party.  She paired hers with pink Giuseppe Zanotti bow tie heels:

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Who rocked it best?!

 

Photos: Wenn/Splash/INF

Nicki Minaj PARTNERS UP With Myx Fusions + Ashanti Makes “S’MORES” On “The Chew”

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Nicki Minaj and tv producer Mona Scott Young have partnered up with Myx Fusions to announce a new moscato wine beverage.  Get the deets inside and watch Ashanti make S’mores on "The Chew".

Nicki Minaj has signed on as the face of Myx Fusions, the fruit-infused, single serve moscato wine beverage that’s aiming to become the next drink craze. But Nicki isn’t just a spokesmodel for the brand…she’s also a part owner! She expressed her excitement about the drink saying,

"I am so excited to team with the Myx brand. I have no doubt that it will be number one. It’s a great-tasting, amazing product that people will love. It’s not even a hard sell. Myx Fusions gives us an opportunity to revolutionize the wine industry."

And joining Nicki as a part-owner of the brand is famed "LAHH" producer Mona Scott-Young. Mona, who also serves as the chief marketing officer added,

“The collaboration between Nicki Minaj and Myx Fusions is a game changer. Nicki is an innovative trendsetter and has the ability to energize the masses. She embodies everything that Myx Fusions represents—style, spontaneity, and the desire to push the envelope and inspire change. Both brands are perfectly aligned.”

For now, Myx Fusions is available in New York, New Jersey, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas. The brand is expected to reach more markets in the future.

And on television……

"Army Wives" star Ashanti stopped by "The Chew" today where she joined Chef Carla in putting a new twist on S’mores using ginger snaps.  During the "camp" inspired segment, the "Never Should Have" singer revealed that she makes a good cherry cheesecake.  Check out the campfire recipe above!

 

RUN THIS TOWN: Rihanna, Ashanti and Ciara STYLE IT UP In The Streets Of New York

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Last night, a trio of R&B/Pop starlets took over NYC.  See Rihanna, Ashanti and Ciara all looking freakin’ fabulous for their night on the town…

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Looking flirty and feminine, Rihanna was spotted looking stunning while leaving her hotel following the conclusion of the North American leg of her "Diamonds" World tour.

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As she headed to one of her favorite restaurants, Da Silvano, RiRi flew solo rocking a daring un-buttoned multiprint Balmain blouse showing off one of her many tattoos. And she paired it with a super cute mint green mini skirt and her fave nude Louboutins.

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Despite knowing that Chris Brown was in town, it was no surprise that the two never crossed paths as he’s recently revealed that they’ve gone their separate ways. 

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Beautiful look.
 

And on the upper west side…..

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Ashanti and her mom were seen leaving their NYC hotel.  And this green Stella McCartney dress with nude mesh contour panels is everything on her as she paired it with Azzedine Alaia sandals.

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The "Never Should Have" singer attended the A&E Networks 2013 Upfront at Lincoln Center.

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She and her mom were all smiles as she promoted her starring role on the hit series "Army Wives."  Gorgeous look for Ashanti.  And much to our surprise, she’s doing pretty well with her acting on the Lifetime show.  Congrats to her!

 

And on the other side of town….

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Ciara looked stunning in a long nude ruched gown as she attended the Tate Americas Foundation Artists Dinner at Skylight Studios at Moynihan Station.

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The "Body Party" singer has been in NYC doing a few rounds of publicity, including "Wendy," where she dished on engagement rumors and her friendships with Nicki Minaj and Kim Kardashian.

 

The Randomness:

1.  Porn Star Mr. Marcus was just popped for DUI. STORY

 

Photos via Splash/Fame

 

AWKWARD??!! Ashanti INTERVIEWS Ex-Boyfriend Nelly About The “TYPE OF GIRL” He Likes And Working With Chris Brown

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Ashanti sat down with her ex-boyfriend Nelly to talk about his relationship dealbreakers, working with Chris Brown, and the type of girl he likes.  And surprisingly…the ex-couple were so warm towards one another it’s hard to imagine why they ever split!  Watch the interview inside… 

 

In her new capacity as the host of "FUSE News", Ashanti landed her ex-boyfriend Nelly for one of her first major interviews…and the segment went over exceptionally well!  As the ex-couple dished about Nelly’s career and the state of hip hop, they laughed and giggled and even talked about the type of woman Nelly is looking for.  

Though that might have proved awkward for most former lovers, the pair laughed through it and Nelly revealed that he liked a nice "pair of thighs" while looking right at hers!  Here are the highlights:

On the type of girl he likes and dealbreakers:

Bad breath is a dealbreaker.  I don’t want someone who lacks the confidence in who they are. I think we would hit the wall. And a nice set of thighs always helps!

On the state of hip hop:

It’s not my position to judge whether it’s in a bad situation. Obviously hip hop is created for the youth by the youth, and it has to make the same mistakes we made.  I think it’s on a braoder scale as far as globally.  It’s the most dominating music around the world.

On how he’s evolved since Country Grammar:

I’ve been through so much in my personal life, I’m just here to celebrate I ain’t where I could be.  

On "Merry Go Round" with Chris Brown:

I was working with Da Internz and we called Chris up.  At this time, he needs to know who’s riding with him or not.

 

Watch Ashanti ask Nelly about the type of girl he likes at (3:46):

LUNCH DATE: Ashanti Gets Chic At THE IVY

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Ashanti is spending her days in L.A. working away on her new album Braveheart.  And she took some time away from the studio to grab lunch at The Ivy.

 

Check the pics inside…

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Rocking a white shirt with black trim and white pants, Ashanti put a little chicness in her step and rolled to lunch in Beverly Hills with a friend yesterday.

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And we’re sure there were plenty of hearty wide-open-mouthed laughs coming from this one the entire time.  Chick does always seem happy about life, even sans Nelly.  Do you boo.

 

Photos: Splash

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