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Screen Shot 2014-03-28 at 3.59.42 PMOriginally published March 28th, 2014

Ashanti reached a career high with her debut self-entitled album with hits like “Foolish,” “Baby,” and “Happy.” The Grammy award-winning singer was on top of the world until it all came crumbling down with the demise of her record label, Murder Inc.

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Ashanti talks to ”The Rickey Smiley Morning Show” about how Murder Inc.’s beef with rapper 50 Cent affected her personally and professionally. “I rode out until the wheels fell off,” said Ashanti in regards to Irv Gotti‘s claims she was “unloyal.” Watch this exclusive interview to hear how she was able to overcome what could have been the end of her music career.

In addition, Ashanti talks about her forthcoming album Braveheart. The songstress discusses the story behind the name and why it’s also what she calls her fans. Plus, hear about her working relationship with Ja Rule and if she plans to ever get back in the studio with the former Murder Inc. rapper.

Get more interviews right here and listen to “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show” live weekdays from 6-10 am EST!

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