News: Ashanti Takes A Giant Step, Salsa Dances W/ NY Super Bowl Champ

Wednesday, Feb 8, 2012 5:35PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

R&B singer Ashanti showed her love for the New York Giants this week by salsa dancing with the team's superstar wide receiver Victor Cruz in the Big Apple.

Hours after their Super Bowl XLVI championship parade, Cruz and the music star were spotted dancing Tuesday (February 7) night.

Let's just start this post with a disclaimer. Victor Cruz is fine..But he's also taken and his girl just had a newborn a few weeks ago. So he's definitely off limits. The NY Giants cutie and salsa dancing lover hit up Kiss & Fly event last night in New York and was spotted showing some love to Ashanti who was hosting the event. The two got it in on the dance floor with some salsa and just seemed to be having an all around good time. Victor was not only celebrating his Superbowl win but he's also just signed a contract with IMG. They will manage his career when it comes to endorsements, licensing, speaking engagements literary deals and fashion opportunities. (Necole Bitchie)

Cruz has been a hot name over the past week and heard on rapper French Montana's "Shot Caller" New York Giants-inspired tribute.

French Montana celebrates his home team's victory at Super Bowl XLVI with his New York Giants remix to "Shot Caller." The Bad Boy signee honors the champs including Victor Cruz and MVP Eli Manning. "We them shot callers, Super Bowl ballers," he raps. "Just another win, just another ring, give 'em time to breathe, let Madonna sing." (Rap-Up)

Prior to their victorious outcome, Slaughterhouse's Joell Ortiz said Cruz would be key to winning Super Bowl XLVI.

"The Giants embody New York," Ortiz tells "They are the way New York runs. It's hard nose, it may not be pretty, but the job gets done. And Victor Cruz is the perfect example that you ain't gotta go to this big [college] to get noticed. You just have to work hard. He worked hard, he outworked people and he impressed people and he's one of, if not the best wide receiver on the Giants. Eli Manning, it doesn't look pretty. It's not finess, it's not like his brother [Peyton], the crispness [in the passes], but the job gets done. That's what New York dudes do: we get it done. Everybody knows when New York is in town. The Giants embody New York to me, man -- Honestly, as a fan of football, not just because I'm from New York, I honestly think they have a great shot of winning the Super Bowl because of that wining attitude." (XXL Mag)

G-Unit's 50 Cent recently hyped up the New York Giants' championship player.

"This boy victor cruz is the TRUTH. He said I don't care were they throw the ball I'm catching it Lol GANGSTA," January 27th. (50 Cent's Twitter)

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