Ashanti Reveals What Her Ex-Nelly Whispered In Her Ear During VERZUZ Battle, Says Run-In Was A ‘Little Awkward’

We all saw that random moment when Nelly jetted across the stage to hug his ex-Ashanti and whisper in her ear during the Ja Rule vs. Fat Joe VERZUZ Battle.

Now, Ashanti is sharing what he said during the “little awkward” moment…

Ashanti and Nelly were one of Hip Hop’s most-loved couples during the early 2000s. They first met in 2003 at a Grammy Awards press conference. Then, dating rumors began shortly after. There was even marriage talk at one point during their decade long relationship, however, they never made it down the aisle. They called it quits in 2013.

 

Since then, they’ve gone their separate ways.

Ashanti has been living her very best life over the years. She’s glowing these days with tons of amazing things coming down the pipeline. Sis has been out in these streets, touring with Omarion and Bow Wow on the Millennium Tour, jetting off to the islands, slaying birthday parties and more.

 

 

 
 

 

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The Grammy Award winning singer was front and center to support her Murda Inc. homie Ja Rule during his VERZUZ Battle with Fat Joe. The R&B singer was minding her business on stage before her ex-Nelly made a viral moment.

The Country Grammar” rapper saw Ashanti looking good across the stage and made a beeline to her with his arms extended as if he wanted a hug. He leaned in for a hug and whispered something in her ear. Check it:

 

Nelly really walked through these people’s concert to give Ashanti a hug #VERZUZ pic.twitter.com/J02cjG7XxD

— Kathleen Francois, LCSW, LCADC (@katfrancoislcsw) September 15, 2021

 

 

Did Nelly walk over and try to ask for a hug from Ashanti? #VERZUZ pic.twitter.com/ATd4adeIY4

— Mr B. (@HoeAssMrB) September 15, 2021

 

The former Murda Inc. First Lady sat down to chop it up with Power 105’s Angie Martinez and the radio host didn’t waste any time to ask her about the viral moment with her ex.

"It was very unexpected," she said. "I hadn’t seen him in, like, six years. Spoken or seen. It was a little awkward!"

So, what did Nelly whisper in her ear?

"You know what the crazy part is, he didn’t say anything," she explained. "He didn’t say anything. First of all, I didn’t know he was going to be there. I told Joe, like, ‘Joe, why didn’t you tell me he was gonna be here?’ He was like, ‘Sis, I know, it’s terrible! I couldn’t risk you not coming if you knew he was gonna be there,” she said impersonating Joe perfectly.

Ashanti went on to reveal she’s currently in a relationship with someone, but she’s keeping it “low and private.” She said “some of us” might know her boyfriend, but she’s not revealing who he is.

After several failed relationships, Ashanti said she hopes she gets it right this time around, but admitted it’s a lot balancing her career, personal and love life.

As for her career, she’s currently on your, she has book coming out, she’s gearing up to executive produce another film and she’ll be receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Not only that, she plans on re-recording her self-titled debut album. The reason? She said she wants to show the business side of ownership and how important it is to “own.” With her first album contract, she’s allowed to re-record it and everything purchased from that moment on, she owns.

There may be some new direction on the album, but she confirmed she’s not taking Ja off any records. If anything, she said she’ll “add some sauce” to records for the re-record. While she said Ja pretty much supports her new endeavors, she hinted “the other guy” (*coughs* Irv Gotti *coughs*) likely isn’t happy about it.

Irv Gotti – who produced most of her early records – chimed in with his issue with her re-recording her album, saying she’s trying to "f over his masters he owns". It sounds like he’d rather flex owning something of hers than her wanting to own something of hers as well.

 

Also, the singer talked about praying with late rapper DMX, catching COVID-19 (she caught it from a family member) traveling the world, how she decides if she’ll clear a sample, and more. Ashanti was joined by her sister, Shia, where she talked about what it was like growing us as Ashanti’s little sister. She also reflected on a brutal domestic violence attack where her jaw was broken.

Peep the interview below:

 

Photo: Ashanti’s IG/Simmons

 

Fat Joe Apologizes To Lil Mo & Vita For Calling Them ‘Dusty B*tches’ During VERZUZ Battle With Ja Rule + Remy Ma Enters The Chat

Fat Joe is apologizing for comments he made during his VERZUZ Battle against Ja Rule. While trying to pop back at Ja, he came for Lil Mo and Vita, dubbing them "dusty b*tches."

Mo posted he should issue an apology and then Remy Ma joined the chat. More inside…

 

 

 
 

 

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Things got heated during Fat Joe‘s VERZUZ Battle with Ja Rule when he threw out that "dusty b*tches" comment aimed at singer Lil Mo and raptress Vita.

Last night, the two New York rappers pulled out all of their biggest hits. They even invited several of their biggest collaborators to join them for the battle, including Nelly, Ashanti, Remy Ma and more.

After Ja performed "Put It On Me" featuring Lil Mo and Vita, Fat Joe followed up with some disrespectful commentary aimed at the two ladies.

"Oh, them dusty b*tches," Joe said about Lil Mo and Vita. "You had to go to the crack house to find them b*tches."

Just…wow.

Later, Ja called Joe out for disrespecting the ladies. Check it below:

After Joe started to receive backlash online for his comments, he hopped on Twitter to apologize:

“Shout to the ladies very sorry if I disrespected,” he tweeted. “I love Vida and Lil Moe I’m super sorry love my sisters.”

That wasn’t enough for Mo. She hopped on Instagram to clap back at Joe’s comments.

"I need EVERYONE to tell @Fatjoe he owes A genuine Apology," she wrote. "I don’t Live in A #CrackHouse , I’m Not A #Bxtch nor am I Dusty!!! #StreetCODE Women & Children is off limits #Disappointed #Legend"

The "Lean Back" rapper hopped in her comments to apologize again: 

Remy Ma – who also performed during the VERZUZ – hopped in Mo’s comments to defend her "brother" Fat Joe.

"@thelilmoshow Stop it Mo, you know damn well Joe ain’t on it like that. First of all …you, V, Shanti- or nobody had even come out yet- when him and Ja was going back & forth; we didn’t know who was in the back. Second… I was in the car when you walked thru the parking lot and he hugged you, & showed mad love as usual…no need for your followers to tell him anything, as someone that personally knows you I’m sorry you were offended – you can call my phone ; matter fact I’m gonna dm you my number in case you don’t have it anymore – but also as someone that personally knows Joe he was not intentionally trying to hurt anyone- it was a battle between friends that are like family, sidebar: #streetcode don’t do social media"

Sheesh.

Vita said she was wondering why Joe was issuing an apology to her because she was in the dressing room when he made those comments:

 

 

 
 

 

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"@fatjoe Yooooo bro I was wondering why U was apologizing to me last night N @jarule Dressing Room Except his apology or Naw???," she wrote on IG. "What y’all think??? what you think Mo @thelilmoshow @fatjoe vs Rule or was it @fatjoe vs The Ladies #Grrrrrrrr #cartierShades4TheShady #BerMuda"

That wasn’t all of the foolery that went down during the battle…

 

Nelly really walked through these people’s concert to give Ashanti a hug #VERZUZ pic.twitter.com/J02cjG7XxD

— Kathleen Francois, MSW, LCSW, LCADC (@katfrancoislcsw) September 15, 2021

 

 

Did Nelly walk over and try to ask for a hug from Ashanti? #VERZUZ pic.twitter.com/ATd4adeIY4

— Mr B. (@HoeAssMrB) September 15, 2021

 

Newly single Nelly walked clean across the stage to get a hug from his ex-girlfriend Ashanti. Peep the clips above.

 

Nelly & Ashanti on stage with Fat Joe & Ja Rule at the #Verzuz battle pic.twitter.com/rkAGmqXpJS

— 2Cool2Blog (@2cooI2blog) September 15, 2021

 

Chile…

Oh. Fat Joe gifted Remy & Ashanti Hermes handbags on stage:

 

Fat Joe gifted Ashanti and Remy Ma Birkin bags in the middle of his #VERZUZ. pic.twitter.com/iI4AzPwzcp

— Hip Hop Ties (@HipHopTiesMedia) September 15, 2021

 

Who did you pick as the winner of the VERZUZ Battle?

Photos: Fat Joe’s IG/Ja Rule’s IG

 

Meek Mill – Stay Woke lyrics

[Intro]
How I keep from going under?
It’s like a jungle outside
Sometimes I wonder
How I keep from going under

[Verse 1: Meek Mill]
We scream, “Black Lives Matter,” but we still toting ladders
Watching our own brothers trying to get at us
Dreams get shattered when a scene full of crackers
And they charge you with some sh*t you ain’t do
You like what happen
We go get lawyers to say sh*t, we don’t know how to talk
They told us to hate each other before we learn how to walk
Momma taught you how to fight, fight, before she taught you how to write, write
And daddy locked down in the cell, can’t kiss you night, night
Ma, she’s under the bed every night, feel like it’s fright night
Coke fumes in the air, mama holding on that pipe tight
And you catching contact, but never mind that
In a world where Black is wrong and white right
It’s like a combat, we go to war for our freedom, they say we equal
I used to wanna play like Randall and be an Eagle
I used to play the quarterback, my dog would go receiver
That was ’til ball got flat by a dope needle on the pavement
It’s amazing, this environment we was raised in
On them papers, one mistake and getting caged in
You gotta feel me, feel like the system trying to kill me
Got arrested and the charges F1 for popping wheelies, stay woke

[Chorus: Miguel]
It was designed for us to fail
Still prevail through the hell
Though it was designed for us to lose
To make it through nothing’s impossible
Believe it we’re still undefeated

[Verse 2]
Picture me ten years younger with some tats on my face
Taking a bunch of Xannys with the strap on my waist
Pointing at the camera like mama ain’t teach me manners
Moving a little rock like I’m heading to Alabama, no, wait
I can’t judge them, I’m just trying to understand them
Cause I used to pop Percs, pouring purple in my Phantom
Had me swerving in my Phantom like I’m running from my dreams
I was heading for the slammer, I was planting all the seed for them to bury me
I had my whole family mad at me
Feel deep in love with the game and it married me
Judge said, “I’ll give you a chance, just don’t embarrass me”
Motivating these little niggas is like a charity
Community service even though they knew we was working
They did this to me on purpose, ’cause I ain’t moving too perfect
I stay away from them clowns, watch how I move through the surface
Cause they be weighing you down, even some of them dudes in your circle

[Chorus: Miguel]
It was designed for us to fail
Still prevail through the hell
Though it was designed for us to lose
Nothing, nothing, nothing’s impossible
Believe it, we’re still undefeated

[Verse 3: Meek Mill]
How can I pledge allegiance to the flag
When they killing all our sons all our dads?
I come from a place
When you kill your own brother you can brag
Like he got bodies, but that’s a fad, no, that’s a fact
I’m screaming out at your corner, nigga, that’s a trap
Screaming out, that’s your homie, nigga, that’s a rack
Catch a case with him, bet he crack
Odds against you and they double stack stay woke
Bought my mama a new crib, that’s some gangster sh*t
Niece and nephews walking around wearing minks and sh*t
Keep the hood motivated, this the thanks I get
Try to Ja Rule the kid on some Wanksta sh*t
But that’s impossible ’cause I’m unstoppable
The label can’t drop me, nigga, I’m too valuable
You thought I would lose but I won and that bothered you
Still move around in Philly just like the mobsters do
When I talked to Em and Hov, they said, “I’m proud of you
You stood tall when everyone doubted you”
My reply is, “I do what I gotta do
And I need that verse before you retire too”
Jumping all the obstacles, I’m way too wavy
Said I would lose but you way too crazy
Pick and choose either fame or the money fame will make you crazy
And the money will make them bad bitches say, “Thank you, baby”
You’re welcome

P Money – Conspiracy Don

[Partial Hook]
L-O-N don
I can’t believe my ears, man thinks that me done
Everybody talking bad till dem skin get bun
One phone call, two bike riders will skid with gun (buss it, buss it)

[Verse 1]
Everybody talking gang
Till they really seen my gang
I don’t wanna hear nobody chatting ’bout ride and bang
You wouldn’t even drive in the van
These youts really haven’t got a clue about man
I’ll give you a clue about man
I’ve got friends that fought undies with the opps
They pulled up on a man (buss it, buss it)
Feds caught one in the hand
I can’t roll with some man
How can I get nicked? You get nicked
But they only wanna charge man
Couldn’t even wait till you got to the station
I bet you snitched in the van
Now man’s got P phoning my bredrins
Yo, when you see dem man
Real conspiracy man

[Hook]
South L-O-N don
I can’t believe my ears, man thinks that me done
Everybody talking bad till dem skin get bun
One phone call, two bike riders will skid with gun (buss it, buss it)
Real conspiracy don, south L-O-N don
I can’t believe my ears, man thinks that me done
Everybody talking bad till dem skin get bun
One phone call, two bike riders will skid with gun (buss it, buss it)

[Verse 2]
What you mean, “wah gwan, cool”?
Me and dem man are not cool
I don’t wanna hear nobody saying they know me from school
Been a lot of years since school
Blud, these pussyholes don’t even know what I’m called
Man ain’t Peter or Paul
When I walked in the room with the longest tool
Man thought I’d come to play pool (buss it, buss it)
Holes in chests and walls, I can’t roll with these fools
A man raps hard, when they get nicked
Not one of them turn Ja Rule
Violate me, you won’t be able, MAC-10 trigger gets pulled
So many holes in your whip, you’ll have to get pulled
If that was us getting pulled (buss it, buss it)
Real conspiracy rules

[Hook]
South L-O-N don
I can’t believe my ears, man thinks that me done
Everybody talking bad till dem skin get bun
One phone call, two bike riders will skid with gun (buss it, buss it)
Real conspiracy don, south L-O-N don
I can’t believe my ears, man thinks that me done
Everybody talking bad till dem skin get bun
One phone call, two bike riders will skid with gun (buss it, buss it)

[Partial Hook]
L-O-N don
I can’t believe my ears, man thinks that me done
Everybody talking bad till dem skin get bun
One phone call, two bike riders will skid with gun

[Hook]
South L-O-N don
I can’t believe my ears, man thinks that me done
Everybody talking bad till dem skin get bun
One phone call, two bike riders will skid with gun (buss it, buss it)
Real conspiracy don, south L-O-N don
I can’t believe my ears, man thinks that me done
Everybody talking bad till dem skin get bun
One phone call, two bike riders will skid with gun (buss it, buss it)

[Outro]
Buss it, buss it
Buss it, buss it
Buss it, buss it
Buss it, buss it
Buss it, buss it
Buss it, buss it

P Money – Conspiracy Don Lyrics

[Partial Hook]
L-O-N don
I can’t believe my ears, man thinks that me done
Everybody talking bad till dem skin get bun
One phone call, two bike riders will skid with gun (buss it, buss it)

[Verse 1]
Everybody talking gang
Till they really seen my gang
I don’t wanna hear nobody chatting ’bout ride and bang
You wouldn’t even drive in the van
These youts really haven’t got a clue about man
I’ll give you a clue about man
I’ve got friends that fought undies with the opps
They pulled up on a man (buss it, buss it)
Feds caught one in the hand
I can’t roll with some man
How can I get nicked? You get nicked
But they only wanna charge man
Couldn’t even wait till you got to the station
I bet you snitched in the van
Now man’s got P phoning my bredrins
Yo, when you see dem man
Real conspiracy man

[Hook]
South L-O-N don
I can’t believe my ears, man thinks that me done
Everybody talking bad till dem skin get bun
One phone call, two bike riders will skid with gun (buss it, buss it)
Real conspiracy don, south L-O-N don
I can’t believe my ears, man thinks that me done
Everybody talking bad till dem skin get bun
One phone call, two bike riders will skid with gun (buss it, buss it)

[Verse 2]
What you mean, “wah gwan, cool”?
Me and dem man are not cool
I don’t wanna hear nobody saying they know me from school
Been a lot of years since school
Blud, these pussyholes don’t even know what I’m called
Man ain’t Peter or Paul
When I walked in the room with the longest tool
Man thought I’d come to play pool (buss it, buss it)
Holes in chests and walls, I can’t roll with these fools
A man raps hard, when they get nicked
Not one of them turn Ja Rule
Violate me, you won’t be able, MAC-10 trigger gets pulled
So many holes in your whip, you’ll have to get pulled
If that was us getting pulled (buss it, buss it)
Real conspiracy rules

[Hook]
South L-O-N don
I can’t believe my ears, man thinks that me done
Everybody talking bad till dem skin get bun
One phone call, two bike riders will skid with gun (buss it, buss it)
Real conspiracy don, south L-O-N don
I can’t believe my ears, man thinks that me done
Everybody talking bad till dem skin get bun
One phone call, two bike riders will skid with gun (buss it, buss it)

[Partial Hook]
L-O-N don
I can’t believe my ears, man thinks that me done
Everybody talking bad till dem skin get bun
One phone call, two bike riders will skid with gun

[Hook]
South L-O-N don
I can’t believe my ears, man thinks that me done
Everybody talking bad till dem skin get bun
One phone call, two bike riders will skid with gun (buss it, buss it)
Real conspiracy don, south L-O-N don
I can’t believe my ears, man thinks that me done
Everybody talking bad till dem skin get bun
One phone call, two bike riders will skid with gun (buss it, buss it)

[Outro]
Buss it, buss it
Buss it, buss it
Buss it, buss it
Buss it, buss it
Buss it, buss it
Buss it, buss it