Nelly- Ashanti And I Are Serious

The rapper – who has kept mum about his romance with Ashanti for years – is finally ready to dish.

The key to their below-the-radar relationship, he tells source that they both love to have a good time.

“That’s the thing between me and her, we just like having fun,” he said Sunday at Las Vegas’s Lavo club, where he was celebrating his 34th birthday.

Although Ashani was in Japan and couldn’t attend the party, Nelly admitted that the two have been “hanging out for a minute.”

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Ashanti and Nelly At The DJ/Music Conference

Ashanti and Nelly kicked it this weekend in Houston at the TJ’s DJ’s Tastemakers DJ/Music Conference.

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Ashanti At The Heineken Red Star Soul Concert Last Night

Singer Ashanti Talks About Marriage And Kids

Singer Ashanti is ready to settle down. According to Page Six magazine, Ashanti’s thoughts are now turning to marriage after having been around boyfriend rapper Nelly and his two children. Ashanti even reveals in the interview that she wouldn’t mind getting married on a beach: “I’ve been planning my wedding in my head since I was a little girl, and it just keeps getting more elaborate.

I’m a huge fan of the Caribbean, so if I don’t get married in New York, it would have to be on the beach.”

This is not the first time that the singer has talked about marriage. Just a few months ago,Ashanti admitted to wanting to be married with 12 kids:I need, like, 12 (kids)… I love kids. I definitely want to get married… I’m so family oriented. I want the big wedding, I want the long marriage, I want kids.“(But) I’ve got to stack my cheese a little bit more… I want to be able to bring my kids into the world nice and comfortable.”

Ashanti Hired to Pimp Her Own Fantasy Island

Ashanti knows how to put on a tour. And she was born on Long Island.

Apparently that’s all the R&B star needed to qualify her for appointment as a “tourism ambassador” for Nassau County on Long Island. Ashanti is one of nine people tapped by local officials to hype the New York suburb to the world.

Speaking to a press gaggle on Tuesday at Rockefeller Center—which is, curiously, on the island of Manhattan and not Long—county executive Thomas Suozzi bestowed an orange blazer with a tourism patch to Ashanti, who immediately put it on over her white dress.

The singer, who hails from Glen Cove on Long Island’s north shore, told reporters how excited she was to help plug the place where she grew up.

“It was amazing to be asked, and I wanted to give something back to the community,” Ashanti said.

The 27-year-old songstress has lent her celebrity to her hometown before, having performed at two inauguration ceremonies for Suozzi, the first when he became mayor of Glen Cove and the second when he began his run as county executive in 2002.

After the presser, Ashanti at least temporarily abdicated her new gig.

Hometown Girl: Ashanti

Ashanti, being named Music & Nightlife Ambassador of Nassau County, Long Island, during the launch of a tourism campaign at New York’s Rockefeller Center.

Baby Girl Ashanti

The singer blooms in a bold floral dress and blue pumps at the Sephora 10th Anniversary party in New York City.