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Ashanti Sings About Betrayal And Being Irreplaceable

R&B songstress Ashanti held an intimate listening session last night in NYC to preview her new album “Braveheart” and BOSSIP was in the building to take a listen.

As she played the album, the former Murda Inc. mami, who is now signed to her own record label, talked listeners through each track and how it related to what she’s been going through personally. Check out a little of what she had to say below:

On what she’s been up to musically since her last album:
From 2009 to 2012, I walked away from 7 major label deals because nothing felt right. When everybody wants to have their hand in what you’re creating, it gets frustrating.

And people critique [what’s going on] without actually knowing and that just made me want to go harder so, this album is a result of that.

On meaning behind album title “Braveheart:”
As everyone knows, I’ve been going through a lot recently and being in a relationship, you have to be brave enough to go through everything from the highs to the lows.

This is a very sincere album. Life just kind of happened. I write about real life and the album really just mirrors what I went through.

Ashanti also got very personal during the listening session, revealing which lyrics about her relationship on the album brought her family to tears and opening up about the meaning behind the anti-sidechick anthem “She Can’t.”

Hear the rest of what she had to say on the flip.



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