St. Lunatics leader Nelly is reportedly responsible for helping former girlfriend Ashanti receive an apology from G-Unit’s 50 Cent after handfuls of disses he shot at her during a Murder Inc. feud.
According to Ashanti, Nelly helped the apology go down at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards.
During a radio interview with America’s DJ Whoo Kid, who is signed to G-Unit Records, she explained, “I would see 50 every now and again and I never had a problem. He didn’t seem like he had a problem. But, the first time we kind of ‘spoke’ so to speak, we were at the Vmas in Vegas and Nelly was like, ‘Yo, you need to apologize to my girl’. “We were in front of everybody and, you know, 50 has a personality. He was like, ‘Ashanti I’m sorry! I’m sorry, Ashanti!'” (Contact Music)
Back in 2010, G-Unit’s Lloyd Banks said Ashanti could have easily dissed him after being the victim of the rapper’s past taunts.
“She was appreciative,” Banks told DJ Vlad when explaining her reaction to his recent apology. “We joked about it and she was like, ‘Yeah n*gga, I could have got your a** too.’ She could have dissed me back. You know what I mean? Who knows, I could have took a dive but nah, she understood what time it was. I just felt like that was cool for me to do, being that it was said. You got family members, everybody that might remember that time, so why not make it right before we go into the future.” (Vlad TV)
Banks previously opened up about apologizing to Ashanti for past remarks he made during their camps’ disputes.
“I had a chance to talk to Ashanti over the telephone,” Banks said in an interview. “I mean, my reasoning for apologizing, I just felt like I should. Even at the time when we were going back and forth in that feud with Murder Inc., she wasn’t speaking. She wasn’t throwing shots or anything. I think if you’re a part of the game then you should get played. At that time, she just was on the roster, so I just felt like it would be cool for me to just apologize for some of the things that were done in the past. Even though it was done in hip-hop, it wasn’t anything personal. It just felt that I should do that.” (BET)
Banks’ “What Goes Around,” which dropped around 2003, name-checked the songstress.
“I’m in the hood cause I’m hood/You in the hood cause you ain’t got no choice/Your top seller gettin’ sticked for his shine/Either I’m blind, or Ashanti’s sideburns is thicker than mine.” (“What Goes Around”)
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