Ashanti Teases New Movie and Music With Angie Martinez – VIBE.com

Ashanti moves forward and up after break his silence on Irv Gotti. The soul lady appeared on Angie Martinezit is IRL podcast to detail his time on Murder Inc. and discuss his new projects, including an upcoming movie and single, “Falling For You.”

Ashanti, 42, has kept details surrounding her new movie under wraps. She mentioned that she was filming in Canada and meeting Martinez about three hours before she arrived on set. Asked about her will to do everything, the Concrete rosette the singer shared, “It’s a combination of knowing where I’m from, knowing where I’ve been, knowing where I’m going, where I want to go, and just being independent and being a woman in this very crazy and ruthless industry […] I always try to fight, so that’s where it comes from.

Ashanti previously announced in September 2021 that she would be starring in the upcoming film, The plus one, which also stars Cedric The Entertainer, Julissa Bermudez, BJ Britt, Jonathan Bennett and Michelle Hurd. A release date has yet to be announced.

Acting aside, the New York songbird will release a new single on Friday (October 28). Co-written and produced by Yung Blue, the song was teased weeks ago when a video of the two in the studio surfaced. Over the speakers, Ashanti sings, “Can I keep it real witchu / Can’t do nothing but be real with you / I just don’t feel the same / So much on you / Don’t fall more in love with you / I’m so falling in love with you.

She later confirmed that the record isn’t falling for someone’s bullshit anymore, and also teased another new song with Burna Boy. “It’s so much music and it’s time,” added the new Recipient of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Fans can also expect an Ashanti EP or album to arrive soon.

Watch Ashanti’s full conversation with the radio veteran below.