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Saturday, March 14, 2015

Ashanti Talks About Her Split From Rapper Nelly And Reveals Her Experiences With A Stalker


Grammy Award-winning singers Ashanti and rapper Nelly split up in 2012 after spending nearly a decade together.

Not much has been said on what caused the split, but Ashanti may have dropped a few hints when she was a guest on The Meredith Vieira Show on Friday.

The 34-year-old Foolish singer explained that things ended with Nelly, 40, because of issues of trust.

Ashanti is at the tail end of a legal battle with a stalker. She opens up about the experience, and how she has reclaimed her sense of security.

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'I think sometimes when people have their own insecurities it allows them to act out of character. I've been betrayed,' Ashanti described.

'Again, you just have to grow, you have to grow up and accept responsibilities for the things that you do. I'm not a big fan of people being cowards. I think it's really important to know yourself and understand what you want and get it. I'm in a different place right now.'

Ashanti also touched upon a stalking situation she'd had to deal with.

'We were talking in the beginning of the show all you've been going through with this man, this stalker,' Meredith said.


'The way you've handled it to me is very impressive. This is a man, just to remind the audience, he started stalking you, your family really in 2003, 2009, he went to prison for a couple of years, has since come out and has continued the behavior.'


'It's not fun, it's a little kooky,' Ashanti told Meredith. 'It's very annoying to continue to take off from what I have to do with work for court and stuff. I think we have to go back to court again this month and I am not thrilled at all.'

She continued: 'At this point you don't know how far someone will go. I have a mouth on me, if I say something a little crazy I don't know what's going to happen after that so just be strong and keep your composure.

'At the same time, again, I am very feisty so if things aren't going the right way I have something stay.'

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