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Jay-Z Hooks Grandma Up For Her B-Day+Ashanti Speaks On Nelly Denying Her

Jay-Z has always spoken about his close ties to his grandma.  And this week, he and the Mrs. laced her with some sweet birthday gifts.  Details, plus Ashanti's take on Nelly denying their relationship when you read on...

Shawn Carter knows how to dote on his granny.  He and his wife Beyonce threw his grandma Hattie (pictured above at the Yankees game) a lavish 85th birthday bash this week--that included a Rolls Royce, fab eats, and dancing.  According to the NY Post:

Jay-z is a good grandson. For the 85th birthday of his grandmother, Hattie, the Brooklyn-born hip-hop mogul and his wife, Beyoncé, picked her up in a Rolls-Royce and took her to the Liberty Warehouse in Red Hook, a space with stunning views of the Statue of Liberty. The guests were entertained by dancers from the Boys & Girls Club when they weren't dancing themselves or devouring the Southern cooking.
 

Sweet!

 

In other news, after we posted this interview of Nelly denying ever having a "relationship" with Ashanti, it spread on the net like wildfire.  Now, Ashanti herself feels the need to throw in her two cents.  She decided to co-sign everything Nelly said:

 

Sigh. Honestly kid, we don't believe you either.  You need more people.  But we just don't really care enough anymore--so all this protesting makes the situation even more lame.  Just sayin'.

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This Girl is phony as

This Girl is phony as hell....Ashanti if you wanna be seen as somebody that Nelly's tapping at Night in a Alley, that's on you....But don't get mad because that's what happens when you accept being a Hoe instead of a Housewife...Just keepin it 100%
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Well since Ashanti's coming

Well since Ashanti's coming off all hard at the world....I won't be buying any of her CD's....Ashanti mad bcuz her weak ass got played....You need to meet that Nigga in the streets!!!
KK's picture

Why does Ashanti sound like

Why does Ashanti sound like she's ready to whoop everybody ass....You need to be kicking your self in the ass for letting that Negro put you on Blast!!!!...Maybe you were to much MAN for Nelly Son!!!
anonymous's picture

yeah so ummm it sounds like

yeah so ummm it sounds like she has ALOT of animosity in her voice within her response she is loud and snapping she clearly is hurt by it. I do Believe they were actually a couple at one point and time but I think she is salty about him talking about he never was her man Who wouldnt be?? She just seems like a bitter woman trying to create more publicity if u were never an item why respond in the first place and justify ur friendship with him?? it sounds a little suspect to me...**kANYE Shrug**
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If Ashanti wants to take up

If Ashanti wants to take up for a Negro that got her cookies but he's not claiming her, that's on her....Ashanti what's all the hoodrat attitude about?....That's why Nelly played you....It's obvious you're not worth claiming!!!
And What?'s picture

i didnt think people really

i didnt think people really cared if they were an item or not, ashanti didnt need to address this .as if she's not irrelevant enough
Anonymous's picture

Is it me? Or do Ashanti

Is it me? Or do Ashanti always sound like a hard-ass man when she talks? Why? She is way too pretty to talk like a damn dude. Geezus.
Cierra's picture

No not just you .....she

No not just you .....she sounds like shes SUPER ANGRY and definitely sounds like a thug ass man...I dont know anybody that talks like that....especially when she looks feminine but talks manly what for? !
Jordan's picture

No it's not just you. She

No it's not just you. She sounds like a 'thugtress" and its so not cute. "Come on son". Really?
Get it Together Black People's picture

Just my opinion but sometimes

Just my opinion but sometimes silence is golden. She is too old to be addressing what he said. He said enough for the both of them. The ole "good friends" label is old as dirt and you would have to be be deaf dumb and blind to believe they did not go beyond the standard friendship. To respond is to hope that the public believes you and I would to say the response is void because I doubt anyone watching that clip believes her. You owe no explanation boo so next time stay off the BET.com couch copping pleas. That was far worse than saying nothing at all.
Yup's picture

aww how sweet of jay and bey

aww how sweet of jay and bey to take care of his granny like that....ummm ashanti is bitter..she know she thought they were more than friends...i bet mama tina mad too...
tdubz's picture

Ashanti looks CRAZY!! What's

Ashanti looks CRAZY!! What's up with her? Don't nobody care about yall together. maybe when murder inc was hot and nelly was saying e.i.!! But those days are over!! people care more about justin bieber and miley cyrus than yall two! NEXT!
Ash's picture

That was nice of Jay and Bey.

That was nice of Jay and Bey. I wish I had their money so I can hook my fam up like that, but until then I will just kill them with LOVE. and on the other half of this post.... WHO CARES! NO hate, just don't care about who they are "loving down" at night and denying in the morning smh I guess they need to keep their name relevant
Just saying's picture

And Who Was The Chubby Girl

And Who Was The Chubby Girl Talking Fast in the Video about Nelly and Throwing The Quotes like gang signs?????
KB's picture

Ashanti girl i hope u r not

Ashanti girl i hope u r not getting played. u been with Nelly all these years and y'all still talking that we just friends crap come on now thats high school bs but hey it's your life not mind.still luv u
Ashely's picture

lol there trying to pull a

lol there trying to pull a beyonce and jay-z "we are keeping are relationship a secret" but there is a difference in "keeping it a secret" and out right denying eachother....bey and jay always just said i dont know what your talking about jokingly or changed the subject....i dont think they ever said WE ARE NOT TOGETHER
Anonymous's picture

Ashanti and Nelly would be

Ashanti and Nelly would be the hottest couple only if they acknowledge each other.
Anonymous's picture

SHE IS IN DENIAL.. A NEGRO

SHE IS IN DENIAL.. A NEGRO WHO U BEEN SEXING FOR THE 7YRS DON'T CLAIM U OF COURSE UR GONNA FEEL THE NEED TO GET UR NEW YORK "CMON SON" TUDE OUT TO TRY AND DEFEND URSELF... CMON ASHANTI.. ONLY REASON BOTH OF U ARE DENYING EACH OTHER IS BCAUSE BOTH OF U HAVE ALBUMS COMING OUT.. CORRECT???????? LOL.. CRAZY IN LOVE..
Anonymous's picture

Why is she angry?

Why is she angry?
Anonymous's picture

Love you Ashanti!!!!!

Love you Ashanti!!!!!
Anonymous's picture

what exactly did she, quote

what exactly did she, quote un quote, CONFIRM???
Teazy's picture

Ahahahahhaahha i know

Ahahahahhaahha i know right...I love this!
Anonymous's picture

Did any of us dumbasses out

Did any of us dumbasses out there think for once they are denying it because they don't want us all in their business- duh!
Gdubya's picture

Is it just me, or does Jay-Z

Is it just me, or does Jay-Z seem to be the only one enjoying himself?
Anonymous's picture

I think iit's nice he did

I think iit's nice he did something for his grams some celebs blow up and forget where they come from so don't hate do Jay-Z loving you and Beyonce yall do ya thang!!!!! And for Ashanti iif you want to fire back you do just that b/c yo business iis your business everybody has got played or played someone iif you wasn't a artist no one would even care so....you don't look stupid you just famous but this only let you know wat you need to do "MOVE ON" don't accept the friend LABEL ii wonder iif the one talking got they man/woman straight why they worried bout you!!!!!!!
Anonymous's picture

Ashanti, why so much emphasis

Ashanti, why so much emphasis and all the unnecessary quote-on-quotes about you and Nelly if it not true. Are you mad that he is putting you up to such non-sense? This should be a lesson learned for you --stop trying so hard to please a man that tries to keep you a secret for WHATEVER reason. It does not benefit the relationship and you know it. Now you are hurting.
BlackRose's picture

SO IN AGREEANCE WITH U ON UR

SO IN AGREEANCE WITH U ON UR POST...
Anonymous's picture

Exactly, who cares. They are

Exactly, who cares. They are WEAK....don't anybody care anymore it is x-that serious....that shit is so childish.smh.....
WanaB's picture

We know better u must think

We know better u must think we are really that stupid. U thought he was going to put a spark to your career his a big azz whore duh.
lilly's picture

oh please they just trying to

oh please they just trying to keep a secret, they could be married for all we know
politicallyincorrect's picture

Jay and Bey are very giving

Jay and Bey are very giving they really got all out for bdays and stuff like that that's real cool. Ashanti yeah boo you're corny and really stooped low on that one don't ket no nigga back you into a corner u guys have been photographed over the last 4 to 5 years on the beach, in videos together talkin about your "good good", in clubs, at events c'mon we're women stop playin a game I KNOW you have feelings for this guy it's only natural and you wold love to be on that serious status he just made it clear it's not happening PERIOD. If I were you he would never get another wiff of this!!
claudette's picture

I've just lost a whole of

I've just lost a whole of respect for Ashanti, i mean how old are they to be playing such silly games. The one that looks the biggest fool here is Ashanti, you can't be giving up your punani to a guy for 5 years and you tell us you are just friends! If a man doesn't respect or love you enough to tell the world at least that you are his woman, then move on. In fact these should be married by now. He's wasted your time girl, there's no need to protect him. Just move on with your life but refrain from putting out stupid statements
Anonymous's picture

Although Mr. Steve Harvey

Although Mr. Steve Harvey irritates me, he said it best. If a man introduces you as his friend then trust and believe that is ALL that you are! She should have moved on a long time ago...
Teazy's picture

They're trying to pull at

They're trying to pull at Beyonce/Jay-Z and act all coy, but no one's checking for them so it's just dumb.
Akimbo's picture

Yes. Yes. They have been

Yes. Yes. They have been trying to be like that forever. No one really cares. Do you.
Anonymous's picture

I say it's better to hear it

I say it's better to hear it from the horses mouth than "her people". She just told ya what's up. It's up to you to believe her or not.
Anonymous's picture

Another dumb "ride or die"

Another dumb "ride or die" chick, huh? Whatever he says and wants, she's just gonna back him up no matter how much her feelings are hurt. I guess.
Get it Together Black People's picture

Aren't grandma's just the

Aren't grandma's just the best! I miss mine:(
Anonymous's picture

YES, THEY ARE! I MISS MINE

YES, THEY ARE! I MISS MINE TOO!!! :-(
JORDAN B. 's picture

Grandmothers are the best! I

Grandmothers are the best! I miss mine too!
Leslie's picture

Ashanti you deserve better

Ashanti you deserve better girl. Don't let Nelly make you believe otherwise.
Anonymous's picture

yeah i agree with the

yeah i agree with the majority even tho its really none of our business whether they are or not i dont believe you Ashanti. i think the better way to give your two cents on those "rumors" (and maybe even to Nelly also) is to pull a christina milian lol get your ass in killer shape, start going out and enjoying life becus apparently your "good friend" is going on with his with the title as a single man. If this is their way of keeping their relationship quiet then i guess we'll all be considered nosey and dumb. but in my opinion when your in love and especially when a man loves you he wants everyone to know your his. So this whole thing about titles dont matter, news flash girls! 4-5 years later and your still the "homie"?? not cool. so ashanti hang in the girl!
shar's picture

Oh okay. I see it's been

Oh okay. I see it's been confirmed...boning buddies...son. Lol.
Nina's picture

I can't believe these two are

I can't believe these two are playing this game. Ashanti is making her value go WAYYYY down she should've just had no comment! She is allowing herself to be played AGAIN
Kimora Cochran's picture

I believe Ashanti felt the

I believe Ashanti felt the need to "clear things up" because she was a little embarrassed and had to let the world know that she didn't get played. I would've left that mess alone. It's no one's business if they're a couple or not. Who cares.
Happy Lady's picture

Jay looks incredibly

Jay looks incredibly unattractive in that picture
BellaBee's picture

THATS BECAUSE JAY IS

THATS BECAUSE JAY IS INCREDIBLY UNATTRACTIVE HERE---THERE---EVERYWHERE. IT IS WAHT IT IS GURLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
LINDA's picture

I get it when celebrities

I get it when celebrities don't want people all in their business, but this is a bit much. I don't know Nelly and Ashanti, but you can not tell me, they weren't more than just "friends". I believe their romantic relationship has come to an end, and NOW they probably are just friends. Not that my vote counts, but I thought they made a handsome couple.
Gail's picture

Ashanti should have just kept

Ashanti should have just kept her mouth closed..now she really looks stupid. I don't understand why she feels the need to prove anthing. It was what it was..move on ,girl! Much luv to Jay and granny..they are too cute!
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