Dallasblack.com: Ashanti Shares Creepy #MeToo Story About A Music Producer Who Wanted To Shower With Her In Exchange For A Song

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Ashanti Shares Creepy #MeToo Story About A Music Producer Who Wanted To Shower With Her In Exchange For A Song

By: Elliah Dash-Stell

Ashanti Shares Creepy #MeToo Story About A Music Producer Who Wanted To Shower With Her In Exchange For A Song
Ashanti is the latest Black female celebrity to come forward with her own #MeToo experience.

During an interview on SiriusXM’s “Conversations with Maria Menounos,” the singer spoke up about sexually harassed and propositioned by a producer who tried to hold her album ransom for sexual favors.

Ugh.

“I’ve come across a situation where there was a certain producer that, you know, he had his little crush or whatever, but it wasn’t anything new, you know?” she dished to host Maria Menounos. “And once I said ‘no,’ all of a sudden the track became $45K.”

“It’s funny because he said something like, ‘Well just take a shower with me and let me do this.'”

Luckily for her, one of her “big brothers” confronted the producer over this appalling behavior, which lead to a swift “sorry”.

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“The way that apology came in, I actually got three records for free!” Ashanti explained. “And I got two of them mixed and mastered for free also.”
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But Ashanti is clear. Not every young woman has people to protect them, especially when they get in the business at a young age. (Ashanti was only 20-years-old when Murder Inc. signed her…)

“I’m blessed because I have that.”

Ashanti also understands the pressure to anything in order to make it. “It happens it does and it’s unfortunate.”

Chart-topper Cardi B spoke up about such issues recently in an interview with Cosmo.

She noted that instances of sexual assault are common for aspiring video girls, but nobody acknowledges them the way that they do "regular" actresses and models. 

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“A lot of video vixens have spoke about this and nobody gives a [expletive],” she explained.

“When I was trying to be a vixen, people were like, ‘You want to be on the cover of this magazine?’ Then they pull their [Penis] out."

Amber Rose also touched on this topic just a few weeks ago.

"It is kind of frustrating to me because all of a sudden, feminism became such a mainstream thing now that white — no shade — white, rich actresses start coming out saying, ‘Met too, me too.’ But, what happened to all of us?" she stated.

"What happened to the strippers, the LGBTQ community, and the Black girls in college? Nobody wanted to talk about these people."



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