Ashanti was ranked #37 in Maxim 's Hot 100 Women 2008.
The rap remix to her song Rain On Me contains interpolations of Can I Live? by Jay-Z. It also contains the same sample used by Jay-Z, which is Isaac Hayes The Look Of Love.
The rap verse by Notorious B.I.G. on Ashanti's song Foolish is the same first verse from Notorious B.I.G.'s F---ing You Tonight.
Ashanti's hit song Foolish samples Stay With Me by DeBarge. Hip hop fans will remember this same sample used in the video and radio version of the late Notorious B.I.G.'s One More Chance.
Ashanti's aunt lives in Rhode Island.
Ashanti turned down a track scholarship to Hampton University to pursue her singing career.
Mary J. Blige, Ella Fitzgerald, and Blue Magic are musical artists whom inspired Ashanti.
Ashanti launched her career in 1994 when she was recognized at a talent show.
Ashanti was ranked at #63 on VH1's list of the 100 Hottest Hotties.
Ashanti embraces her new role as an inspiration for abused woman. She says that she has gotten letters from female fans saying that she saved them and helped them walk away from abusive relationships, all because of her music and videos.
Ashanti is releasing a book called Ashanti Style, which showcases her style, in fall 2007.
Ashanti's father Ken-kaide is half African-American, half Chinese, and her mother Tina is African-American.
Before joining Murder Inc., Ashanti was signed to Jive Records.
Ashanti ranked #81 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005."
Ashanti released her own fragrance line "Precious Jewel" in 2005.
Ashanti is going to star as Nurse Betty in 2007's Resident Evil: Extinction.
Ashanti played the role of Dorothy in the 2005 TV movie The Muppet's Wizard of Oz.
Ashanti ranked at #13 on the Maxim Hot 100 List of 2005.
Ashanti wrote all 12 of her tracks on her self titled debut album.
Ashanti likes the band Maroon 5.
Ashanti says that she is a fan of reggae music.
Ashanti plays Heather in the 2006 movie John Tucker Must Die. She said that she based her character on Stacy Dash's role on "Clueless."
Ashanti holds a track record for her old high school.
Ashanti has her own clothing line called Delicious Curves.
Ashanti stands at 5'3".
Ashanti's name is actually the name of an African Tribe.
Ashanti's last CD was named Concrete Rose, which was released in December 2004.
Ashanti's nickname is Five-O.
Ashanti's remix album came out in April 2004.
Ashanti appeared in Ain't It Funny video with Jennifer Lopez and Ja Rule
Ashanti had a role in the movie Malcolm X with Denzel Washington
Ashanti sold more copies of her debut album than any other female artist debut in history.
Ashanti has had three singles, Foolish, Always On Time, and What's Luv in the top 10 in one week.
Ashanti: I need, like, 12 (kids)... I love kids. I definitely want to get married... I'm so family oriented. I want the big wedding, I want the long marriage, I want kids. (But) I've got to stack my cheese a little bit more... I want to be able to bring my kids into the world nice and comfortable.
Ashanti: (on how she lost weight for promotional appearances in 2007) I did the lemon-pepper-maple syrup diet for seven days. When I got really hungry, I ate fruit. I lost eight pounds and kept it off.
Ashanti: Find something you love, and do it well!
Ashanti: (on when she was recording her album, and the producer of the late Tupac's album allowed her to "record" with the legendary rapper) I was recording my album... Right place, right time. They actually had the record done already and they were coming to the studio to play the mix, so I heard the record and I'm like, 'This is hot. I need to be on this record. I can't even believe that he's been gone for 10 years; it doesn't feel like that. His spirit just flows throughout the industry.
Ashanti: You know how some guys smell like old clothes, like they've been in a hamper? They wanna hug up all on you, smelling like they've been playing ball all day. That doesn't work.
Ashanti: When you think of hip hop, you think grungy, dirty like concrete. When you think of R'n'B, you think smooth, sensuous - like a rose.
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