R&B singer Ashanti has dropped a shocker on the music world. This week, the crooner spoke out on nearly getting signed to Bad Boy Records.

The New York native went to Instagram Monday (July 10) to break the big revelation.

Outside of going down memory lane, Ashanti shocked fans this past weekend with some jaw-dropping bikini pics.

Back in April, the New York native penned a must-read open message about her debut album’s 15-year anniversary.

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In early April, Ashanti showed off her vocal skills on-stage with former Murder Inc. labelmate Ja Rule and Fabolous.

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