Ashanti Says That A Predatory Producer Demanded Shower Sex In Exchange For Her Recordings, Or She’d Have To Pay Up
Now that Ashanti has magically appeared from the depths of the late aughts to remind us who she is; it’s time for a dark tale from the industry. Recently, Ashanti appeared on the early morning tea party known as The Breakfast Club to pour a cup of piping hot sleaze for all the listeners. Apparently, at some point during her career, Ashanti and an unnamed producer were working together on a few songs. After the tracks were completed, Ashanti attempted to give him a quick high five before running out the door to sing a few more songs J. Lo could take credit for (we haven’t forgotten!). But the producer had other plans in mind when he requested they both take a shower together or she would have to pay for the tracks.
TMZ reports Ashanti and the producer had been working together for a few weeks, and initially, he told her she wouldn’t have to pay for the tracks. But he must have meant, “You don’t have to pay me money,” because the real payment he wanted was in the form of some booty. According to Ashanti, before she left the session, he transformed from producer to pervy producer in .0001 seconds flat after requesting she do a private rendition of Rain On Me with him in the shower. And if she refused his romantic offer, she would have to pay him a whole lot of money for the tracks to be released.
“I’ve been in a crazy situation with one producer. We did two records together. He was like ‘Ok, I’m not gonna charge you’..and then when it came time to put [it] on the album he was like ‘Well let’s take a shower together’. And I thought he was joking! And then he was like “Nah, I’m dead serious. Let’s go out and let’s take a shower together and I’ll give you the records. And if not I need [forty thousand dollars] per record.”
Ashanti’s mother, Tina Douglas, was part of the interview and chimed in with the all-knowing “Mmmhmmm…” that comes from a mother who’s always ready to beat a bitch down over their kid. Ashanti also admitted after she declined his offer, she had to make a few phone calls to have the situation handled. All that makes me think of is Ja Rule popping up like the hip hop leprechaun he is and attacking the producer like an alleycat hopped up on too much Meow Mix. She said she might reveal who the producer is in her upcoming memoir, but honestly, it really doesn’t matter at this point. Because as soon as she said she had to make a few phone calls, that led me to believe he’s probably somewhere in Hell doing remixes for Satan and Hitler.
Check out Ashanti’s revelation below.