Ashanti is getting blasted by Wendy Williams for wearing a bodysuit. Oddly enough, the TV personality is praising Beyoncé and Jennifer Lopez for doing the same thing or worse.
Ashanti, a talented singer and songwriter, has found herself in a bizarre controversy that will not die down.
In late November, the diva took the stage in Hawaii, and a fan started showering her with dollar bills as she was singing.
Ashanti, who has always been known for her fierceness, clapped back by saying: “Yo, I am gonna need you to stop throwing that money. I am not a f**king stripper, OK?”
The venue’s owner, Dyamin Thomas, did not approve of Ashanti’s response and made it known.
She wrote on social media: “WAIT Ashanti ain’t that you in your background video throwing money? And aren’t you giving a lap dance? she ain’t say nothing to me, but you are gonna pick on the small white boy?”
To add insult to injury, rapper Joe Budden said Ashanti provoked what happened to her by wearing a skimpy outfit.
Ashanti defended herself by replying by: “I had on a bodysuit with boots, which 90 percent of my peers wear, which we perform in. We are there to do a show, so that is what you wear.”
[#apercu? ] . Joe Budden et Ashanti qui reviennent sur le concert d'Ashanti ou un fan lui jettait des dollars comme ci c'était une stripper ? . Et visiblement la discussion est houleuse les 2 ne sont pas d'accord. .. pour ashanti son concert n'était une lap dance 《90% de mes concerts son des show je n'étais pas nue avec mes seins dehors comme la plupart des stripper 》tandis que pour Joe Budden selon lui sa prestation qui était à base de lap dance rappelais celle d'une stripper . Sa vision est clair 《 il faut pas s'étonner qu'on te traite comme une P**** si tu dance comme P***** 》 . vous en pensez quoi ??? ??? . #quescequisepassechezlesafros #ashanti #joebudden #imnotafuckinstripper #onlyyou #trone #clique #konbini #rapactufr #rnb #jarule #rickross #migos #cardib #92i #shayizi
Budden tried to take back his words.
The reality star claimed: “… we were joking. Who seriously thinks that you should have money thrown at you. What do you think we are f**king ignorant f**ks up here?”
Williams, who lives for drama, bashed Ashanti by saying: “Beyonce and Jennifer Lopez can come out wearing a bodysuit and thong, with their booty showing and no one will throw money at them because they respect the hustle.”
Williams added: “She is 40 something at this point. Nobody cares about her music, 37, same difference. You are – and I did not call you a stripper – I call you an exotic dancer. And I agree with what Joe was saying, Ashanti just take it for what it is. Nobody’s buying your music. Nobody cares about your music. You’ve got a beautiful body, and you’re using it to make your bones. And that is a fact, jack.”
Why are Beyonce and J.LO allowed to wear skimpy outfits and not Ashanti?