As previously reported by REVOLT, yesterday (Oct. 25), radio legend Angie Martinez debuted an episode of her “IRL” podcast featuring Ashanti. In a promo clip, the singer finally addressed rumors about herself allegedly having a secret relationship with Murder Inc. co-founder Irv Gotti. Once the episode dropped, even more details about their dealings came to light.
“You know, when someone is consistently saying to you, ‘You ain’t s**t, f**k you, you not even f**kin’ loyal, I made you, I made the world wanna f**k you,’ you know what I’m saying? He would say, ‘N**gas wanna f**k you ’cause I made you look like that,” Ashanti said during the interview. “’I made you f**kable,’ In those exact words,” she shared, claiming Gotti told her decades ago when she was signed to his label. The songstress is usually private about her personal life, however, Gotti appeared on an August episode of REVOLT’s “Drink Champs” where he discussed their past, prompting a whirlwind of conversation.
Ashanti says Irv Gotti would frequently tell her that he “made her f*ckable”https://t.co/c06QmWK3dw pic.twitter.com/YnVUdiXZ99
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) October 26, 2022
“Irv Gotti chatted himself right into sexual harassment allegations. All he had to do was not say s**t and Ashanti was probably never going to address him again,” a fan tweeted. Another added, “Irv Gotti’s toes was curling up in his shoes with glee at the mere mention of Ashanti, now we here, [two plus] months later. See how the F**kboy Boomerang comes back around?” Many were proud that the “Rock Wit U” artist was finally addressing his claims. “Ashanti [is] about to unload the clip. She typically only [speaks] on positive stuff, but I think it’s time to cut up,” a fan wrote.
Others said the older Murder Inc. co-founder was married while trying to seduce the younger singer. “Irv Gotti tries to paint himself as a jilted lover boy who was betrayed (while being married to another woman during all of this btw), but in actuality, he was an obsessive and abusive boss who used his position to bully and take advantage of Ashanti,” a user wrote. Another posted, “Ashanti is so sweet and adorable, man. She like never bothers anybody and just stays on [vacay].” They added that Gotti “was married [and] grooming young Ashanti.”
Take a look at more reactions below.
I figured Ashanti has plenty of moments and things she's kept to herself and probably would've if Irv Gotti didn't make an ass out of himself. You knew someone was gonna eventually get her on a pod and start asking questions or she would speak with someone she respect & trust.
— Next Of Ken (@WillieUnKool) October 26, 2022
Irv Gotti stressed Ashanti out all these damn years, like damn
— D.W. 🇺🇸 (@Royal_Patience) October 26, 2022
Ashanti about to unload the clip. She typically only speak on positive stuff but I think it’s time to cut up. Irv Gotti been speaking and bashing her for years.
— 🗣 We Inside (@RegalBasil) October 26, 2022
Irv Gotti’s toes was curling up in his shoes with glee at the mere mention of Ashanti, now we here, 2+ months later. See how the Fuckboy Boomerang comes back around? 🪃
— West God (@TheWestGod) October 26, 2022
Irv Gotti threatened to 💀 Nelly bc he wouldn't break up with Ashanti? pic.twitter.com/XM73Rw7WON
— Vanilla Queen Egbo (@c0mplexchick) October 26, 2022
Ashanti is So Sweet and Adorable man she like never bothers anybody and just stays on Vaycay
Fuuuuuuuuccckk Irv Gotti that ugy ass puta and he was married grooming young Ashanti. I aways say this but leave Black women alone they are not disposable objects for your fun Fuuuck! https://t.co/VlmCpVv09d
— BornAgainHooligan (@SteadyAbeeing) October 26, 2022
Irv Gotti chatted himself right into sexual harassment allegations. All he had to do was not say shit and Ashanti was probably never going to address him again.
— Rayleigh Silver (@DefNotTheo) October 26, 2022
Irv Gotti tries to paint himself as a jilted lover boy who was betrayed (while being married to another woman during all of this btw), but in actuality he was an obsessive and abusive boss who used his position to bully and take advantage of Ashanti https://t.co/b6K2YAHzod
— EJ Stewart (@EJ_Stewart) October 26, 2022
Irv Gotti ain’t shit for that mess. Ashanti’s interview broke my heart.
Real malignant narcissist.
— HOWISEEIT_ASH (@Aye_Ash101) October 26, 2022
Irv Gotti is a horrible nasty man but it is very telling that Ashanti was never able to recreate good, timeless music once she left Murder Inc. Why do men ruin their own success and great business opportunities by being predators? Nasty.
— ASHLEIGH LOUISE (@axhleighlouise) October 26, 2022
Irv Gotti would manipulate Ashanti by telling her, “Nobody wants to record with you.” And, “No one likes you.” As a way of controlling who she worked with. pic.twitter.com/miS38FONrb
— ashantinews (@ASHANTINEWS) October 26, 2022
Irv Gotti is a terrible human being. I’m glad Ashanti stood up for herself. Women & especially Black women in the workforce & in the entertainment industry go through way too much. So much unchecked misogyny/misogynoir & sexual harassment! https://t.co/xd1nw8DxFd
— Bella Goth 🎃👻 (@LilSexyCommie) October 26, 2022