Irv Gotti Drops Ashanti From The Inc.

Irv GottiAshanti was once a top tier R&B act, but after taking fours years off, she wasn’t able to recapture the success she’s had in the past with last year’s return, The Declaration.

The Princess of Irv Gotti’s The Inc. label is now a free agent. Gotti recently revealed, during an interview with MTV, that he and Ashanti haven’t spoken in a long while, and he’s finally dropped her from his label.

“The relationship has run its course,” Gotti said. “The chemistry of what’s needed — we’re in two totally different places. You’re talking to somebody that took her and shaped and molded her and put her out there for the world, and it blew up. We [hold the record] for the [fastest] selling debut by a female R&B artist — 503 [thousand]. We did it! My views and philosophies and her views and philosophies are not meeting up.”

According to Gotti, he had no input in last year’s album from Ashanti, and that’s the reason the project was her first studio album to not reach platinum sales.

Gotti says she strayed away from her winning formula, resulting in her worse effort to date.

“I personally believe for her to be successful, it took the energy … when you seen her, it was 30 n****s around her, and she’s the princess so nice and pretty walking through,” he said. “The music was great, but it was the energy that was created. It wasn’t just her standing there and singing a song.

“We don’t really speak or talk or anything like that,” he continued. “It’s sad in a way. But in another, it’s like it’s all good.”

Gotti went on to say that Ashanti needs “some guidance” to reach the success she saw in the beginning of career, and without that, he doesn’t feel she can win.

I don’t think she can win. She needs some guidance with that,” Gotti added. “But she’s not thinking like that. Really, I couldn’t tell you what she’s thinking. So that relationship has run its course and honestly, I’m gonna just drop her.”

12 comments
  1. That’s his lost, not hers. He acting like he’s special. The Inc’s ship has come and gone! Rip to the INC 2001-2003.

  2. Q: what top ten artist/album has Irv Gotti put out lately(08/09)?

    A: NONE.

  3. it is a shame, he had ja rule,charlie bmore and ashanti, vita, black ty and others that never seen a light of day so he needs to stop.he is mad because he is not hitting that anymore. what he needs to do is reconcile with himself and do right by folks.

  4. Whoo, thank God. She looked stupid wedged in there between all those frowned up mean looking brothers. Maybe she’ll have a real career now; but that’s just wishful thinking. It just feels like too little too late; she’ll never feel new again. She lost that new car smell.

  5. he just mad that she dont want him on her shyt no more. he lied about fucking her and now he wanna act like it was his idea to drop her. she been wanted to leave.. oh well to him, she was his bread maker.

    she has waaaay to much talent for the inc anyway.

  6. 1. Bitch can’t hit a decent note 2 save her life 2. Murda always bin wack…In other words neither party is losing out really, cuz they both washed up garbage.

  7. get back to shooting n***** Irv, and i mean next time, do kill 50, aim for the head you noobs…

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