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Ashanti & Co. Do R&B Live

Ashanti performed at R&B Live last night in NY with Lloyd and Ryan Leslie. And lots of folks were in the mix: Gayle King was there and Ashanti looked fab in that dress and Louboutins. I loved the whole look this time around. Hot makeup too. Too bad her man Nelly wasn't there in the mix though. More pics when you read the rest... She posed with SoBe drinks founder Kevin McGovern. Ryan Leslie hit the stage. And posed with up and coming R&B chick Gritz. Alesha Renee looked like bronzed fabulousness. Lloyd performed. And he kicked it with the Gotti brothers repping the Inc of course. Speaking of that, YBF sources on the scene. And I hear that Ashanti and Irv barely said a word to each other. But she did give her obligatory shout out to The Inc. VIBE Editor-in-Chief Danyel Smith was there. So were Erik Nicks and Shanti Das of First Class Ent. Flo Rida made an appearance. So did Anthony Anderson. Stephen Hill and Sylvia Rhone kicked it. Erik and Q-Tip kicked it. And so did Angie Martinez and Sylvia. Fun times.
Photog: Stephen Knight

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ashanti alblum is hot. she is

ashanti alblum is hot. she is very talented. i wish her the best. and for all you haters yall need to stop cause yall know that ashanti is a very pretty and sexy girl no matter what she wears. And real talk i know she looks better than every one who's haten, on her worst day. Ashanti you go girl!
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[quote comment="75529"]STRAIGHT OUTTA NIGERIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ASHANTI'S MAKE UP IS TERRIBLE..HOT DAMN, PLUS SHE AINT GOT NO TALENT TO SPEAK OFF.....HER MAN'S FINE AS HELL THOUGH.....[/quote] THANK YOU! EVERYBODY IS SAYING HOW GOOD SHE LOOKED WHEN I WAS PERSONALLY DISTURBED BY THE WEIRDNESS OF HER MAKEUP...AND HER VOICE, OMG! ONLY DOGS CAN HEAR WHEN SHE HITS HIGH NOTES! SHE'S SOO NASAL & OFF-KEY...I LOVE THE LYRICS OF HER SONGS THOUGH...GET A BETTER SINGER TO RE-DO THEM & THEY WOULD BE A THOUSAND TIMES HOTTER!
ChloesMom's picture

omg q-tip is foine!!!

omg q-tip is foine!!!
sami's picture

Ashanti rocked it her dress

Ashanti rocked it her dress and shoes were on point...she sounded great FLORIDA IS HELLA FINE IN PERSON and tall free was there and she looked great she was very nice to me and my friends Irv and Ashanti said like two words to one another and from a distance...now I see why Nelly wasn't there b/c shit prolly would've popped off Ryan leslie needs to give it up b/c I wasn't really feeling him he is the male version of Cassie!!!!!!
HOTSTUFF's picture

I guess its another one of

I guess its another one of those twilight zone days adays for me. Everyone is seeing the exact of opposite of what I'm looking at. Am I the onliest one who thinks Ashanti got a hold of Beyonce's donation to the thrift store from like....2001? The makeup? That ruby red lipstick? Yall trying to tell me that hair aint "Sasha" all day long?? Whatev... She's to cute for that mess. Get it together Ashanti. That look makes her look old as hell.
Sahra's picture

[quote comment="75853"]Dang

[quote comment="75853"]Dang so many ashanti haters that girl looks great I wonder what half of yall look like. GO SHAN!!!! Haters do nothing but motivate her more and for whomever commented on her and nelly they are doing just fine still going strong[/quote] I agree with you 100%! Ashanti's style is classic in this photo and she looks beautiful. I like her dress,hair,and makeup...I also want to let the record reflect,"I AM NOT A STAN"..."JUST A TRUE FAN"!! Let it marinate!!!!
Cha Cha's picture

Kate looks classy. She is my

Kate looks classy. She is my favorite. It is said she is single now. Her photos were seen at M*i*l*l*i*o*n*a*i*r*e & C*e*l*e*b d*a*t*i*n*g s*i*t*e “RichMatchMaking.c*o*m” last week.
Jessica's picture

Ashanti looks better than

Ashanti looks better than usual,but I hate the hair and make-up!
Chely Pop's picture

Ashanti lookes BEAUTIFUL!

Ashanti lookes BEAUTIFUL! She did GREAT. Can't wait for the album
melvin's picture

I'm sorry...I thought it was

I'm sorry...I thought it was released that Ashanti and Nelly had broken up...am I buggin?? Also, since when is Danyel Smith former editor of Vibe?? Lastly, I def agree that Ashanti's makeup is too much. Pick a red lip or dramatic eye boo, both is a no no.
Nikki's picture

with just c.........damn the

with just c.........damn the quote.
keki's picture

totally agree!

totally agree!
keki's picture

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[quote comment="75538"]Ashanti is KILLING IT! I haven't seen her look this fab in a minute. Hot dress. Great make. The shoes, lawd, the shoes! Yes ma'm. But can we pause for just a moment to addresses her right wrist?!! Iced the h*ll out! Okay boo! We see you stepping your game up and trying to keep up with the big dogs. Now, if can just get that stage presence together...Nonetheless, this is a great look![/quote] agree!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
keki's picture

[quote comment="75514"]Okay

[quote comment="75514"]Okay Ashanti...you KILLED it boo! Makeup, flawless. Dress, so hot! Shoes...shuttin' it down. But can we all pause for a minute to address the right wrist!!! Ah, iced the h*ll out! This is the absolute best I've seen her look in a minute. Way to step your game up. She's ready to play with the big dogs now.[/quote] ditto!
keki's picture

Flo-rida just needs to take

Flo-rida just needs to take his shirt off, that's all
charlie biz's picture

As for Irv Gotti…two words

As for Irv Gotti…two words GROW UP!! Irv’s out there actin’ like a little girl…going on radio & talk shows LYING (that’s right I said it, it needed 2b said) about ish, tryin to put down an artist who made the best decision for her and her career. Please for the record, if YOU goin’ act like a criminal then BE a criminal just don’t expect me to roll with that ish cause straight up I ain’t with it. She did the right thing, now his azz needs to either accept it or move on and stop blockin’.
CanWeTalk's picture

FOUNDATION

FOUNDATION
j's picture

YEA CUTE EYE SHADOW BUT WRONG

YEA CUTE EYE SHADOW BUT WRONG SHADE OF FOUNCATION SHE IS DARKER THEN THAT
j's picture

[Were u at the same show I

[Were u at the same show I was at?!?!? Ashanti sounded HORRIBLE. More than half the crowd left b4 and DURING her performance. No one was giving it up like that for her. The crowd barely acknowledged her. She looked cute, but U must work for her label or somethin. Stop misleading the people! Gritz is a Beast, but needs a better name. Now SHE can SANG! I have to tell you ASHANTI KILLED "The Way That I Love You". She sounded amazing, (who knew). The show started with newcomer SWAY (Female singer) sounds/looks like Mya (a bit too skinny for my test), but was cool. Then VOCALIST Gritz (ghetto name) but girl can SANG..be on the look out for her. Then Ryan Leslie hit the stage, DID HIS THING THING and at one point (spun around that stage like a lil tazmanian devil). The place went bananas when Diamond Girl came on. Then LLoyd hit the stage (seemed/sounded Wierd). I believe he noticed the no connection and felt the need to mention that it was his first time ever performing with a band, so it was understandable. Still felt short in delivering. There was no REAL connection with the audience. Then Ms. Ashanti hits the stage. The DJ announcing her mention that she has a total of 14 hits (and they went through a bunch of them) before she walked on stage. Then she joined in on the hits and gave snippets of all, but performed "The Way That I Love You" all the way and once again she KILLED IT... Go on Ashanti and to the doubters out there, lets give "Declaration" a chance. It may impress you. Rememeber, you have danced/grooved/had fun with Ashanti hits, so you never know lol. Happy FAB Humpday[/quote]
Smoke's picture

Were u at the same show I was

Were u at the same show I was at?!?!? Ashanti sounded HORRIBLE. More than half the crowd left b4 and DURING her performance. No one was giving it up like that for her. The crowd barely acknowledged her. She looked cute, but U must work for her label or somethin. Stop misleading the people!
Smoke's picture

And, Danyel Smith is still

And, Danyel Smith is still the EIC of Vibe.
Miss Cocoa Luv's picture

I was there last night and

I was there last night and Ashanti did not sound good AT ALL. She sang snippets from the hot songs and went into her new joint. WHACK!!!! Ryan Leslie killed it with the live band and the horn section. The singer Gritz is fire. Check for her she may do some serious stuff. Ashanti should have opened for her.
Miss Cocoa Luv's picture

Ashanti did and looked great.

Ashanti did and looked great. and i luv how most of u people stay commenting on her it just show's how much ur in 2 her. and ya'll may talk about her but i bet ya'll still gona go get the album. now talk about that.
the tru 1's picture

I was at the show sitting on

I was at the show sitting on the 3rd row. Ashanti did not call out Irv but she did acknowledge that "the inc is in the house". This girl sang the heck out of her latest single - I was impressed. And, I loved her outfit. Her band was tight as well. Overall, Miss Ashanti truly surprised me. Also, where is Nelly???
cindy's picture

Ok, not feeling Ashanti's red

Ok, not feeling Ashanti's red lipstick - makes her look old and Gail's wig is to wiggy for me. Hell, so is Ashanti's wig. Don't they have enough money to buy human hair
Taylor's picture

I was there and Ashanti's

I was there and Ashanti's performance was trash. That young lady Gritz is da business. And Ashanti when she came out, she DID NOT shout our Irv, who was sitting in the front row. She said hello to damn near everybody except him. But her performance is still wack. She really needs a stage show of sorts. Angie has THE flattest ass I have ever seen (NO HOMO, lol) Tony Rock was there also. But I had a ball. Smooches, Lady Jei
Lady Jei's picture

[quote comment="75523"]I'm

[quote comment="75523"]I'm sorry, but Ashanti's makeup is terrible! How can you wear a dramatic eye AND red lipstick?! Not to mention the fact that matching your makeup to your outfit completely is a big NO NO!!!!!![/quote] Thank You!!! I thought I was the only one who noticed that ish. Ashanti is a beautiful woman who does not need all that CLOWN MAKEUP. It's too much. Pick a feature to highlight and go with that...either the eyes or the lips but please do not do both. On another note, I'm happy to see her doing her thing. She may not be the best singer but she does WRITE her own ish!!!
MsHoney's picture

another side note...danyel

another side note...danyel smith looks especially high. maybe she got time to hit that blunt now that shes no longer with vibe...just sayin.
pRinceSa's picture

wow. i never expected to do

wow. i never expected to do my daily ybf check and see ashanti FINALLY looking good. im shocked. and happy for her...things finally seem to be coming together. it is a pet peeve of mine when people EXACTLY match their makeup to their outfit...but the overall look is killer. i wonder who the dress is by? ...side note...everybody there looks blaaaaasted (high as hell).
pRinceSa's picture

[quote comment="75723"][quote

[quote comment="75723"][quote comment="75656"]Ashanti shouldn't speak to Irv. He played her on the Wendy Williams show.[/quote] ooh gurl he sho did and i took offense for ashanti and as a woman and as her fan, for nelly cuz that's his girl-i was all around pissed, lol...that was so slutty how he did that her w/his fat sloppy ass.[/quote] She played herself for messing with his old, married a$$. And Nelly's no saint. Besides, I'm sure he knew what he was getting himself into, so need to feel bad for either of them. You get bit by those fleas when you lay with dogs, just like everybody's "Big Mama" used to say.[/quote] oh fart, i didn't know that whole back story...he was married when they did whatever happened? bad Ashanti! i love nelly, i've never heard a spec of his dirt...it was till transhy n'tacky to say what he said on the show, if not to ashaniti, nelly, or himself, then to his wife and kids. there's no respect.
kaykay's picture

Dang so many ashanti haters

Dang so many ashanti haters that girl looks great I wonder what half of yall look like. GO SHAN!!!! Haters do nothing but motivate her more and for whomever commented on her and nelly they are doing just fine still going strong
kitty's picture

Danyel's still the editor in

Danyel's still the editor in chiefof Vibe....get ur facts straight tasia
unni's picture

Can we please start a

Can we please start a petition to kick Rocsi's annoying behind off 106 and replace her with Alesha Renee??? She looked fab. Love Ashanti's dress...that's all. Love Ryan Leslie! He is one of the most talented producers/writers out there. I've been listening to his stuff for years, can't wait til the album comes out. Flo Rida, go home and take Gayle with you.
Ajo Tha Celeb's picture

Ashanti's new cd "The

Ashanti's new cd "The Declaration" in stores June 3rd. Can't wait.
fan's picture

I was also there last night

I was also there last night and Ashanti did indeed sound wonderful which shocked the hell outta me.. newcomer Gritz STOLE THE SHOW. And Ryan Leslie did this 30 second spin that had the whole venue in an uproar. Miss Sylvia Rhone was dancing in tables with her drunk ass and Lloyd sounded like a lil girl. There was tons of celebs in there. And FREE was not one of them but she sure acted like she was one. Overall, the event was pure fabulousness. Lots of beautiful black successful folks and lots of reeeeeeally good food. It was a bit crowded for my taste but enjoyable non-the-less.... Tonight ill be at Terrence J bday party. That should certainly produce some foolywang material
BDarling's picture

Ashanti's makeup looks a hot

Ashanti's makeup looks a hot mess to me. It looks like a colorblock design gone all wrong. She has entirely too much make-up on. I wish she could have at least blended the shadows. I am just not feeling it at all. She looks like a clown. Don't like the dress either. The shoes are the business though! Those I like. And ummm....why does she have makeup on her chest. Overdone.
PerfectlyMe's picture

Ashanti looks good.

Ashanti looks good.
Tapdance's picture

Ashanti's shoes are fabulous.

Ashanti's shoes are fabulous. The make up is much for everyday, but it works for stage. She looks great.
Martinique_fr's picture

The red lipstick is a little

The red lipstick is a little too bright, but she still looks nice here.
Music Junkie's picture

[quote

[quote comment="75656"]Ashanti shouldn't speak to Irv. He played her on the Wendy Williams show.[/quote] ooh gurl he sho did and i took offense for ashanti and as a woman and as her fan, for nelly cuz that's his girl-i was all around pissed, lol...that was so slutty how he did that her w/his fat sloppy ass.[/quote] She played herself for messing with his old, married a$$. And Nelly's no saint. Besides, I'm sure he knew what he was getting himself into, so need to feel bad for either of them. You get bit by those fleas when you lay with dogs, just like everybody's "Big Mama" used to say.
stillIrise's picture

Am I the only one who

Am I the only one who absolutely HATED Ashanti's look? It's so harsh and....all over the damn place! The shoes take away fromt he dress, which take away from the jewels which take away fromt he make-up, which takes away from the hair. I didn't know what to look at! Geesh! I got a case of vertigo! Too many textures and patterns. I've seen her look better.
Grit n' Pearls Girl's picture

ashanti's look is too much 4

ashanti's look is too much 4 me but she looks nice
rissa's picture

Looks see if Ashanti cd will

Looks see if Ashanti cd will take off VIBE needs a new editor, because the mag is sucking
Tealeaf's picture

[quote comment="75526"]Is it

[quote comment="75526"]Is it just me or do a lot of these folks look like they been doin a lot of PUFF PUFF, PASS PASSIN????[/quote] I was about to say the same thing...lol. Lot's of red eyes in the place...LMAO!
40+'s picture

[quote

[quote comment="75656"]Ashanti shouldn't speak to Irv. He played her on the Wendy Williams show.[/quote] ooh gurl he sho did and i took offense for ashanti and as a woman and as her fan, for nelly cuz that's his girl-i was all around pissed, lol...that was so slutty how he did that her w/his fat sloppy ass.
kaykay's picture

half of this girs comment on

half of this girs comment on Ashanti's makeup and i bet u that there tore up from the floore up lmaoo ..Ashanti looks & sounds Great these dayz!! ..Can't wait for the album 2 drop and the single 2 hit # 1
Anthony's picture

Lloyd is sexy

Lloyd is sexy
MJB's picture

Ashanti KILLED that

Ashanti KILLED that dress...love the makeup Lloyd is ok FUCK GOTTI THE DECLARATION JUNE 3rd that is ALL
Enough Said's picture

And i think she looks nice..I

And i think she looks nice..I actually like her...people give her so much hate...I feel bad for her.. She seems so chill though. Continue to do you!!!
helloooo's picture

Ashanti shouldn't speak to

Ashanti shouldn't speak to Irv. He played her on the Wendy Williams show.
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