Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas (born October 13, 1980), known simply as Ashanti, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer and actress. In 2003, the self-titled debut album won Ashanti her first Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B album.Ashanti is known for her eponymous debut album, which featured the hit song "Foolish", and sold over 505,000 copies in its first week of release throughout the U. Her second release achieved a platinum certification and other top 10 singles.Blige, Ella Fitzgerald, Smokey Robinson, Donna Summer, and Blue Magic as her musical influences.Her mother, Tina Douglas, is a former dance teacher, and her father, Ken-Kaide Thomas Douglas, is a former singer. He also accused the model/aspiring actress of getting plastic surgery, courtesy of her former relationship with Floyd Mayweather. M.’s Instagram page: READ: Nelly Explains Floyd Mayweather Beef The Instagram exchange continued with S. replied with a post featuring Nelly’s current girlfriend, Shantel Jackson, whom he claimed to have had his way with during a search for models for the Apple Bottoms brand.
No, seriously, she touches on that with only the nervous Long Island-based laughter that Ashanti can (she’s so charming). Okay, so we were in a space where we were getting back cool.Ashanti went to Bernice Johnson Cultural Arts Center, where she studied different dance styles, including tap, jazz, ballet, African, modern, and hip hop.She danced with the Senior Pro Ensemble at Carnegie Hall, the Apollo Theater, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Avery Fisher Hall, and the Black Spectrum Theater.Nelly's star continued to rise for the next decade and beyond.In his career to date, he has sold more than 20 million records. But of course, instead of asking her much about said album, the questions from Ebro Darden and Laura Styles were mostly about Nelly.Well, at least for the first seven minutes of the interview anyway.He has also started two clothing lines Vokal and Apple Bottoms.His rap songs have made him one of the best- known recording artists in the United States and he has won two Grammys, one in 2003 and another in 2004.At the time of his birth, his father was serving in the military.When he was seven, his parents divorced and he moved to St. Nelly's career got started in 1993 while he was still in high school when he began performing with the rap group known as The Lunatics.