Irv Gotti is slamming his protege Ashanti for re-recording her albums, claiming that she is taking cash out of his pockets within the course of.
Again in September, Ashanti revealed to Tamron Corridor that she was re-recording all of her previous hits as an impartial artist. Throughout Tuesday’s interview with Angie Martinez, the “Movies” singer confirmed that she was nonetheless intending on doing this, beginning with the re-release of her debut album.
“To be able to re-record my first album and re-release it after 20 years, I just feel like next year is a huge, huge year for me,” Ashanti mentioned earlier than calling it a “time to reflect.” Her former Homicide Inc. boss was not happy with the Grammy-award-winners plans.
Irv commented underneath Martinez’s IG publish concerning the interview and advised his facet of the music drama. He says that he not solely produced the early Ashanti albums however nonetheless owns the Masters and a “good portion” of the Publishing. He accused the 41-year-old of attempting to launch the re-records on her label, hoping that her followers would stream and purchase the brand new variations.
“She can do this under the COVER laws. But she is basically trying to f— me out of my Masters,” he wrote. Irv additionally said that he was focused on seeing her “duplicate that magic.”
Ashanti’s critically acclaimed self-titled album was initially launched in 2002 and was an on the spot success, debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. The album spent 55 weeks on the chart and spawned hits “Baby,” “Happy,” and “Foolish.” Her debut venture earned her a Grammy award for Greatest Modern R&B Album on the forty fifth Grammy Awards. Her follow-up effort, “Chapter II” arrived in July of the next yr and was licensed platinum that August. The sophomore album remained on the Billboard 200 for 30 weeks.
Ashanti has not publicly commented on Irv’s feedback.