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Ashanti & Ja Rule Reunite On 'Helpless' From Broadway's 'Hamilton' - Listen Now!

It’s Murder Inc! Ashanti and Ja Rule reunite on “Helpless,” a brand new collaboration for Hamilton: The Mixtape!

The 40-year-old rapper and Ashanti, 36, who have collaborated on a string of top five hits in the early 2000s, play the role of Alexander Hamilton and his wife Eliza on the reinterpretation from the Broadway musical.

Earlier this month, Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda made an appearance on Conan and expressed that the Murder Inc. duo were actually the muses for “Helpless.”

“When I was writing that song, I was picturing it as Ashanti and Ja Rule,” Lin revealed. “I was like, ‘Eliza’s Ashanti. Hamilton’s Ja Rule. Two verses, two choruses. A little Ja Rule. And then they’re married.’”


Ashanti & Ja Rule – ‘Helpless’ (Hamilton: The Mixtape)

Kelly Rowland, Nelly Furtado & More Help Tribute Missy Elliott At VH1 Hip Hop Honors 2016!

Kelly Rowland, Nelly Furtado and Missy Elliott are all smiles on the pink carpet while attending the 2016 VH1 Hip Hop Honors: All Hail The Queens held at the David Geffen Hall on Monday (July 11) in New York City.

The three ladies were joined at the event by Fantasia Barrino, Monica, Ashanti, Jazmine Sullivan, Lil’ Kim, Salt-N-Pepa, Fat Joe, Lil Mama, Keyshia Cole, Coco and Ice T, Teyana Taylor, Timbaland and LL Cool J.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Missy Elliott

Throughout the evening, Nelly, Monica, Fantasia and more hit the stage to give special tributes to Missy – Watch below and after the cut!


Missy Elliott Tribute – ‘VH1 Hip Hop Honors: All Hail the Queens’

40+ pictures inside of Kelly Rowland and others at the VH1 Hip Hop HonorsMore Here! »

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Eve & 'Barbershop: The Next Cut' Co-Stars Hit New York City!

Eve strikes a pose alongside Ashanti while attending a special screening of her latest film Barbershop: The Next Cut held at the HBO Screening Room on Monday (April 11) in New York City.

The 37-year-old entertainer was joined at the event by her co-stars Ice Cube, Common, Michael Rainey Jr., and Cedric the Entertainer, as well as Danielle Brooks, Dionne Warwick, Dean Winters, and Laura Michelle Kelly, who all came out to show their support for the flick.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Eve

That same day, Eve made an appearance on The Talk where she dished about what we can expect from Barbershop and revealed that she has been working on new music – Watch below!


Eve Talks ‘Barbershop: The Next Cut’

FYI: Danielle is wearing a Carmen Marc Valvo dress paired with Louis Vuitton shoes.

50+ pictures inside of Eve and her Barbershop co-stars at their New York screening…More Here! »

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Gigi Hadid Channels Sandy From 'Grease' for Halloween 2015!

Gigi Hadid sports super curly hair and tight spandex pants while dressing up as Sandy from Grease for Heidi Klum‘s 2015 Halloween Party held at LAVO on Saturday night (October 31) in New York City.

The 20-year-old supermodel was joined at the annual bash by We Are Your Friends actress Emily Ratajkowski, who dressed up Marge Simpson, and Ashanti, who went as a smurf.

“TELL ME ABOUT IT, STUD. ⚡️ (@jennifer_yepez @monicarosestyle & @erinparsonsmakeup are the real MVPs),” Gigi captioned an Instagram photo.

FYI: The party was sponsored by GSN’s Hellevator and SVEDKA Vodka. Gigi is wearing American Apparel pants.

10+ pictures inside of Gigi Hadid, Emily Ratajkowski, and more at Heidi Klum‘s Halloween party…More Here! »

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Ashanti On Nelly Split: 'I've Been Betrayed'

Ashanti has finally revealed details about her quiet split with Nelly during an appearance on The Meredith Vieira Show.

“I think sometimes when people have their own insecurities it allows them to act out of character. I’ve been betrayed,” the 34-year-old singer shared.

She added, “Again, you just have to grow. You have to grow up and accept responsibilities for the things that you do. I’m not a big fan of people being cowards. I think it’s really important to know yourself and understand what you want and get it. I’m in a different place right now.” Watch the video below!


Ashanti – ‘The Meredith Vieria Show’ Interview

FYI: Ashanti is wearing a Splendid jumpsuit.

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Ashanti Shows Off A Lot of Leg at Grammys 2015

Ashanti has legs for days at the 2015 Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center on Sunday (February 8) in Los Angeles.

The 34-year-old “Early in the Morning” singer was joined on the red carpet by Ne-Yo and his girlfriend Crystal Renay for the big event.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Ashanti

“Congrats to all the nominees tonight at #TheGrammys. Recognition is victory too. Remember, millions of artists, millions of songs. #MuchLove,” Neyo tweeted during the show.

FYI: Neyo is wearing a Montblanc timepiece and cufflink.

10+ pictures inside of Ashanti and Neyo hitting up the red carpet during music’s big night…More Here! »

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Chris Brown Rocks Blue Hair for Pre-Grammys Party

Chris Brown keeps his sunglasses on while walking the red carpet at the Pre-Grammy Gala and Salute To Industry Icons honoring Martin Bandier at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Saturday evening (February 7) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 25-year-old singer was joined by Jason Derulo, Janelle Monae, Ashanti, Redfoo, and Russell Simmons at the big bash.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Chris Brown

FYI: Janelle is wearing a Dsquared suit, Tamara Mellon shoes, Edie Parker clutch, Jacob and Co. earrings, Case Reale bracelet, Hstern, Borquioni, and AS29 rings along with a hat by Lack of Color.

10+ pictures inside of Chris Brown, Janelle Monae, and more hitting up the big party…More Here! »

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