R&B singer Ashanti is stuck in a Chapter II state of mind. The popular crooner has continued to reflect on her sophomore album’s 17-year anniversary by sharing a Woman Crush Everyday-worthy new pic draped in the project’s merchandise.
Ashanti x Chapter II
Today, Ashanti brought some fresh meaning to Throwback Thursday. The curvy singer posted an Instagram pic donning a top and matching bucket hat promoting her chart-topping LP.
“And still… Chapter II vibes… who remember’s the baby T & bucket Merch? 😝😝” -Ashanti’s Instagram
Earlier in the day, the New York musician jumped on Instagram with a heartfelt refection. She remembered how much pressure she had on putting out a quality follow-up to her self-titled Murder Inc. debut album.
“Chapter II. 17 years later. Thank you guys so much for all of the love and continued support. This was a scary yet fun time for me. I was still considered a new artist and had to live up to the success of my debut album “Ashanti”. So humbled to have my 2nd album go #1 as a new artist. Thank you to Murder Inc, all the amazing producers, Team Ashanti, late nights in the studio in Miami, and my horrible hand writing that only I can understand 😩🤣. S/o to @lorenridinger , JR & Amber bean lol we practically lived with you guys in Miami making this album 😂❤️ Hit the Swipe ➡️ Summer Vibes 🌞🌴” -Ashanti’s Instagram
Wait, There’s More
Over the past 24 hours, Ashanti has dug deep into her memory bank to reflect on the project.
Before You Go
Last night, Ashanti poured her heart into dishing on her “Rain on Me” music video. She talked about its emphasis on addressing domestic abuse and violence against women.
“Wow. This Is the 11min mini movie for “Rain on me”. It was so deep and so special. As a young black female, at one of the highest points of my career it was so important to get this message out. I will never forget the many fan letters I received from women telling me how this song gave them the courage to leave toxic violent, abusive relationships. I literally had women pouring their hearts out telling me how they were so scared and they felt like this song gave them the courage to leave. Those letters mean more to me than any award I’ve ever received. I wrote “Rain on me” in the back of a limo on the way to my book signing in Jersey in late 02’. Thank you and much luv to my bro @larenztate for killing this role and helping me create this incredible moment.” -Ashanti’s Instagram