R&B singer Ashanti has addressed speculated ex-boyfriend/rapper Nelly recently denying they were ever in a romantic relationship.
According to Ashanti, she never claimed to be his significant other.
“So one of the rumors that I would like to clear up, the whole Nelly-Ashanti, and Nelly’s denying and Nelly’s not claiming; let’s clear that up right now,” she told BET.com. “Me and Nelly are good friends. I never said I was his girl, I never quote, unquote, “claimed him,” I never said we were an item and neither has he, so there you have it. We’re good friends. The whole, ‘oh he’s denying and she’s denying,’ no claiming. Come on, son!” (BET)
Nelly recently called out past reports and speculation that they were an item.
“I’ve never said I was in a relationship, she’s never said she’s in a relationship, so I don’t know where they do that at,” Nelly told host Swain. “But the thing is, we’ve always admitted we’re friends. We hang out. She’s a sweet girl, very pretty girl, very talented, but she does her thing as far as her career and I’m doing my thing as far as my career now. The end results are inconclusive.” (WCGI)
Last month, Nelly said he was currently single and fully dedicated to his upcoming 5.0 album release.
“Oh man I’m dating something unbelievable. She is so sexy, she is a new girl, I’ve been dating her now for a couple of months… She’s called 5.0 and we get married on November 16. You’re all invited to the wedding! Anybody want to come? I’m single. I’m not married or anything like that. It’s more about making sure 5.0 is where it needs to be.” (Us Magazine)
After being spotted together at T.I.‘s wedding last summer, Nelly said he and Ashanti were only still friends.
“No it’s safe to say that we’re two friends that went to support our friends. We’re both friends of T.I and Tiny and we went down there to support them. Right now it’s safe to say that I’m a couple with my ‘5.0’ album (laughs); the person I’m dating right now is a girl by the name of ‘5.0’ and we’re planning to get married on November 16th so I’m inviting everybody to that wedding (laughs).” (That Grape Juice)
Check out Nelly speaking on Ashanti down below: