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Ashanti PAID $20K To SPEAK At A High School About VOTING + Frank Ocean DROPS "Pyramids" TRACK, Announces New Album & Tour Dates

Ashanti stopped by Atlantic City High School were she spoke about voting rights and received a $20K check. Get the deets inside and find out about Frank Ocean's new album, tour and listen to "Pyramids."

 

Ashanti recently tweeted pics from her day-long appearance at Atlantic City High School were she teamed up with "Voting Works,"a firm whose priority is to increase voter turnout & educate voters on the electoral process.  Apparently Ashanti is making a few coins on the speaking circuit as she collected a $20K check!  But from a high school though?  Oh.

She also did an interview with the high school's radio station.
 

 

She tweeted,  Super special S/O to Elijah who’s actually the 1 that help REALLY make it happen today @ AC high (Isaiah’s big bro).

Later on, Ashanti performed at Atlantic City's "R&B Gone But Not Forgotten" tribute hosted by Mayor Lorenzo Langford.  Ashanti is the goddaughter of Nynell Langford, Mayor Langford's wife.

 

Watch a clip of Ashanti singing "I Have Nothing" here:

 

In other music news.............

Frank Ocean has announced his new album, Channel Orange, will be released by July 17 Def Jam. In the meantime, he's released a nearly 10-minute epic track called "Pyramids" for fans.  Also, he's hitting the road and we have his tour dates.

 

Listen to "Pyramids" here:

 

Check out Frank's tour dates here:

07-13 Seattle, WA - Showbox at the Market
07-14 Vancouver, British Columbia - Commodore Ballroom
07-16 San Francisco, CA - The Regency Ballroom
07-17 Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
07-19 Austin, TX - La Zona Rosa
07-20 Dallas, TX - Southside Music Hall
07-22 Atlanta, GA - Center Stage Theatre
07-23 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
07-25 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
07-26 New York, NY - Terminal 5
07-28 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
07-29 Montreal, Quebec - Club Soda
07-31 Toronto, Ontario - The Guvernment
08-01 Detroit, MI - TBA
08-04 Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza

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I hope she donates the money that she received from the high school, especially considering the nature of the talk. She should have encouraged the students to vote by virtue of that fact that it is important. If anything, she should have suggested that the money be applied to a scholarship program, especially in Atlantic City, which is an economically depressed city.
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This Is Sad That the school district or a school would pay 20k for Ashanti to speak, and a shame Ashanti didn't didn't do it for free. this is sad needless to say. Im sure there are better ways to help the kids!!! LEts use our brain people
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SMDH, they paid a nobody 20K to speak; smdh!!! That money could have been used for improving programs at the school. Then this slut dresses as if she is going to a club. So tacky and classless of her to wear that short tight dress to speak to high school kids.
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If it was no your mom should've been there. She is the biggest whore in the world. She could teach them how to swallow like she should've done with you
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She's so irrelevant. I'm shcoked the kids even know who she is. I'm no Beyonce "stan", but comparing Ashanti to Beyonce is like comparing a Ford Focus (or any piece of shit made by Ford) to a Mercedes or Lexus. There is NO comparison.
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Something doesnt sound right here Ashanti got 20k to speak about voting rights at a high school. When did Ashanti become an advocate on voting rights or anything political. When was the last time she voted. Judging from her attire I serously doubt the students or faculity were thinking about voting rights.
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I am a Vice Principal in Atlantic City and attended the Ashanti function at the high school. She did not speak about voting. Her message to the children was the importance of staying in school and remaining focused on their life goals. She answered their questions and spoke briefly about her struggles on becoming an entertainer. Voting was not a subject that was presented.
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Hello IDIOTS...Was I the only one that read?!? It DID NOT say that the high school paid her BUT a FIRM paid her. The event was held at a high school. Non reading people!
Anonymous's picture

Apparently you don't read

Apparently you don't read either because it does NOT say that a firm paid her! It said she teamed up with a firm for the event! The high school did pay her because on another blog the assistant Superintendent is quoted as saying that the money for her fee came from a budget to be used for instructional programs!
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I guess she feel as though

I guess she feel as though the bills need to be paid. That murda inc money done dried up. I am so upset about her inappropiate dressing. I just can't!
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I thought it was just me. I

I thought it was just me. I am not feeling those outfits for the occasion. She's always reaching far to wear something different. Tragic
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I agree, if I was a teacher

I agree, if I was a teacher at that school I'd be mad as hell and looking for a teaching position at another school. How the hell you gone pay this dunce 85% of what you pay me for a years worth of work for one appearance/speech. What an insult. She need a grand ea to 20 different teachers anywhere. ATBOB (Ain't that bout a .....)
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Ashanti please hire a

Ashanti please hire a stylist, whatever you are trying to do with your image is tacky, and outdated. What gave you the audasity to wear that outfit to a school........smh!
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