nelly and Ashanti seem to put a little salt in the wound which Irv Gotti is still struggling with them after learning they were dating a long time ago – but it could be a coincidence.
Here’s the deal… the boss of Murder Inc was NOREthe last guest of . on “Drink champions“, which just dropped. In clips from the episode, Irv could be heard telling many of Ashanti’s stories, including how he found out she got involved with Nelly.
It’s unclear what year it was, but IG says he was watching an NBA game when he saw the two artists go out and perform together – which left him stunned at the time, as he was himself apparently romantically linked to her as well around the same time. . Looks like he still has sour grapes on it…and on his complicated relationship with Ashanti in general.
More on that in a moment… but first, fast forward to Friday night — where Nelly, Rule Ja, Ma$eAshanti, Lil Jon and others headlined the “My 2000s Playlist” concert in Oakland.
Now they were already on the poster, which was set long before the new ‘Drink Champs’ episode – but people lost it again on social media when they saw that Nelly actually took Ashanti out during her set. …this after his had concluded a few hours earlier.
Some are speculating that it could have been a little game 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 do with it what they want, we suppose, but the timing is certainly not lost on people… even if it may have just happened by chance.
One thing is clear from all of this though – Irv is definitely NOT on good terms with Ashanti right now, who was his signature artist for years in the 2000s. He says she asked for his rods under the pretense to use them in live shows, but he calls BS… and says no. 😬