Bloody Tactics

- By Bossip Staff Categories: News

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Ashanti’s new blood-splattered e-card promotion has sparked up some controversy:

“Visitors to the controversial site are greeted by a fake news headline from the UCN, the Universal Crime Network, which reports that, ‘police are investigating a recent wave of violence in New Jersey. The police commissioner has hinted that there may be a tie between the recent attacks and the music video for Universal/Motown recording artist Ashanti’s single “The Way That I Love You.”‘

[In a recent interview] Ashanti endorsed the violent imagery in the video. ‘It matches incredibly with the record, It’s very cinematic as opposed to a regular music video. I found out my man is cheating on me, and cut to the story, you find him in a bloody tub. The message is simple, Ashanti told the site: ‘Don’t cheat.'”

Ashanti co-signs shanking the unfaithful?? Hmmm. Never underestimate the desperation for increased record sales. SMH. Click HERE to watch the inspiration for this minor uproar.

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Update: Ashanti and crew buckled under pressure. The blood splattered ad has been pulled:

“Less than 24 hours after a group of concerned parents and religious leaders gathered outside the Universal/Motown offices in Los Angeles to protest the bloody promotion for Ashanti’s “The Way That I Love You” single, the singer’s label has pulled the offending “Gotchagram” clip from her site. And, according to one of the protest leaders, the decision came after his group threatened to picket Ashanti’s performance at Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Sunday.”

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Comments

  • num1dominicano

    # 1

  • num1dominicano

    I’m diggin Ashanti hard right now…she’s on the top of my list at the moment

  • I'm Just Me

    WOW!!!

    WHEN ARE PEOPLE GOING TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN ACTIONS AND NOT BLAME MUSIC, VIDEOS, AND MOVIES FOR THEIR ACTIONS.

    I MEAN AT THE END OF THE VID ASHANTI JUST LEAVES THE HOUSE AND THE GUY IS ALIVE…WTF ARE THEY TALKING ABOUT!

  • http://www.gravatar.com Re (They're only your friends when you've got Snickers)

    Shanking the unfaithful?

    Girls ’round my way are ready to kill for their man on a regular. Hmmm…the police dept should take a day off and watch Fatal Attraction…or A Thin Line Between Love and Hate.

  • Lauren

    Okay Ashanti! I see you get your Beyonce on!!

    But why you killin nuccaz cause they cheated on you….don’t let em see you sweat gurl!!

  • cali'til i die

    way to go, dumbass Ashanti. teach our youth that if your man/woman cheats, it’s okay to kill them.

    there is nothing comical about murder. i am protesting everything Ashanti. she can’t sing worth a hell anyway.

  • kai

    Yall act like she is Remy ma…again, back to the marketing and advertising. Thats what all celebs do.

  • creolediva

    DAMN!!!!!!!!!

    she straight swagger jacked beyonce!!!

    and this is a pathetic publicity stunt to jumpstart her miserable album…

  • Doagae

    The funny thing is, that anyone would believe that Ashanti has the kind of influence on people where they would be mocking anything they see in her videos….LOL I mean she aight, but she ain’t got it like that!

  • http://www.rockthevote.com Lola AM

    @ I’m Just Me

    Co Sign!!!

    People take things way too seriously

  • Kamee

    ARE you kidding me!!!!!…………

    The police commissioner needs to be fired IF he thinks Ashanti has that much pull.

    Its a music video….. She was only expressing that raw emotion you feel once hurt. Everybodys has thoughts of “scratching tha skin off a nicca face” when he cheat, but you’d never do it.

    Police Commissioner…..GTFOH

  • lil latte

    she wants to be beyonce sooooo bad

  • lil latte

    @re

    Is someone eating up all your candy?

  • Chaka

    HUH? This sound sooo whack and childish.

  • Aunt Viv

    Universal Crime Network is fake, and welcome back Ashanti but this sh** is just plain stupid.

  • Mr. Marcus ™

    lol @ all these people that are actually sitting here defending glorified premeditated homicide

    … perfect example of whats wrong with our people

    SMH

  • LdyK

    if were about swag the T.I. , Clifford has a lil piece of my hart

    on the meat …and that ALONE David banner!

  • LdyK

    heart*

  • Whateva

    Don’t cheat!!!!

  • http://www.gravatar.com Re (They're only your friends when you've got Snickers)

    @Mr. Marcus

    Who’s defending it?

    Here’s a point to remember: There are shows all over the networks about murders, drugs, terrorists, so on and so forth. Movies galore on these topics. But Ashanti’s video is chosen to represent the rise in murders? Shame on those who choose to kill, but I highly doubt we’re here defending it.

  • http://www.gravatar.com Re (They're only your friends when you've got Snickers)

    @Badd Brown Chic

    You never lied. Love drives people to madness (not that this is justification for any of it).

  • And...

    While they’re tripping they need to ask who saw the video or heard the song?

    Come on…are they serious with this?

    *Really, what is the world coming to? Really?

  • And...

    Ashanti’s video isn’t going to do anything but make somebody change the damned tv…

  • What the Fcuk is a Barack!

    IT’S MURDERRRRRRRRRRRRRR!

  • What the Fcuk is a Barack!

    IT’S MURDERRRRRRRRRRR! (INC)

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