Essence.com
Dec, 16, 2009

After making her way to the top of the R&B charts as the princess of Murder Inc. label, Ashanti may soon be dropped from the label she helped build, according to Billboard.com. Label creator Irv Gotti said he and Ashanti's relationship had "run its course" and that she needed some guidance, so he planned to release her from the label. Gotti told radio host Wendy Williams the two had previously had a sexual relationship. Ashanti is busy these days preparing for her premiere on the stage as Dorothy in "The Wiz."—CJ

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