Irv Gotti wasn’t one to hold his tongue when discussing Ashanti's disloyalty to Murder Inc. after tension arose during the company's scrutiny from rap competitors and the FBI. Since the release of Ja Rule from prison, Gotti has been on a media blitz in which he painted Ashanti as bailing on him and the company during the rocky times.
Ashanti has remained reticent on the topic rather than pointing fingers until now. Instead of placing blame on Irv, she wants to correct the perception because she believes he is inaccurately portraying her character.
"Irv kind of paints a picture of what happen with me and Murder Inc. very one sided. I hear him talk a lot; she is disloyal, she didn't throw up the Ms and oh she didn't do this, and that," Ashanti told Hot97.
In fact, she asserts that she’s the opposite of her former label boss’ depiction. "I'm a Libra; I'm a very loyal person."
Even though there are indifferences between the two, Ashanti’s goal was to address the issues without creating a conflict because she still respects Irv.
She adds: "Regardless, I'm going to always have love for Irv. We made history together. Our chemistry in the studio is amazing."
Ashanti’s career has move forward since leaving Murder Inc; she launched her record label Written Entertainment and will star in Lifetime Networks' 'Christmas in the City' movie, premiering on December 7th.