However, Nelly supposedly broke up with Ashanti earlier this month after finding out that she had allegedly had an affair with producer Chink Santana in 2005.Now as Tonya, the ex-girlfriend of Rashad (played by rapper T.
He has refused to plead guilty to the charge even though he had been offered time served in exchange.
Starting her career as a play back singer and dancer, she has taken her chances to reach where she has always dreamed.
And not only that, her records have been so popular and inspiring that she is still going to the top of the hill, with no signs of dropping back or taking any sort of rest.
Her mother named her after the Ashanti Empire in Ghana; in this nation, women had power and influence, and Tina wanted her daughter to follow that model.
Growing up, Ashanti took dance lessons and joined the church choir.