Ashanti always got some claims to throw out there! According to the singer, a producer she refused to name asked her for sex showers as payment for her songs and threatened “she would have to pay him $40K per song they worked on”.
The Daily Mail got the details;
Ashanti made a startling claim about a producer attempting to ransom her songs in exchange for s*x during an appearance on the radio show, The Breakfast Club.
While speaking to hosts Charlamagne tha God, DJ Envy and Angela Yee, the 42-year-old singer revealed that she was in a ‘crazy situation with one producer,’ who she said worked with her on two records.
After explaining he told her she was his ‘homie’ and was ‘not gonna charge’ her for two songs they worked on, she said everything changed when it came time to put out the album.
To her horror, she said he asked her to ‘take a shower together,’ which she thought was a joke.
‘I thought he was joking,’ she explained, before he said he made it clear he was ‘dead serious’ or would expect her to pay him ‘$40,000 per track.
She continued: ‘Again, I thought he was joking because, you know, we had been working with each other, for like, I don’t know, a couple of weeks.’
Once she learned he was serious, the star said she had to ‘make some phone calls’ to get the situation under control.
Ashanti said she plans to elaborate more on the scary experience in her upcoming documentary, which she is currently working on.
Back in 2018, at the height of the #MeToo, she opened up a little about the sexual harassment, but never said the producer’s name.
She said once she turned down the producer, who had a ‘little crush’ on her, ‘all of a sudden the track became $45K.’
After her family stepped in, she said his ‘apology came in’ the form of ‘three records for free.’
‘And I got two of them mixed and mastered for free,’ the Grammy winner added.
In April, Ashanti received her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame after scoring 16 top 40 hits on the Hot 100 over the past two decades.
She has released six albums, with her self-titled debut album selling an impressive 503,000 copies in its first week of release.
She even became a Guinness World Record holder for Fastest Selling Debut Artist (for a female) for her 2002 record.
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