Nelly and Ashanti seem to put a little salt in the wound that Irv Gotti still has to do with when they learned they dated way back – but it could just be coincidence.
Here’s the deal…the Murder Inc honcho was NO.’s last guest on “Drink Champs‘ which just fell. The preview clips of the episode featured Irv telling many Ashanti stories, including how he found out she got involved with Nelly.
It’s not clear what year this was, but IG says he was watching an NBA game when he saw the two performers walk out and perform together – which stunned him at the time, given that he himself was apparently around the same time. was also romantically associated with her. It sounds like he still has some sour grapes about it… and about his complicated relationship with Ashanti in general.
More on that later… but first, fast forward to Friday night — where Nelly, and rule, Ma$eashanti, little Jon and others headlined the “My 2000s Playlist” concert in Oakland.
Now they were already on the bill, which was set well before the new “Drink Champs” episode — but people still lost it on social media when they saw Nelly actually release Ashanti during his set… this after that of shut her down a few hours before.
Some speculate that this may have been a trifle at Irv’s expense… which may be true, especially when you hear Nelly’s latest joke about “floor seats” at the next NBA game.
People can make of this whatever they want, we suppose, but the timing of it certainly hasn’t escaped people’s attention… even though it may have come together in timing by sheer coincidence.
One thing is clear though: Irv has absolutely NO rapport with Ashanti at this point, who was his signature performer for years back in the 2000s. He says she’s asked for her stalks under the guise of using them in live shows, but he calls BS…and says no.