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Ashanti & Nelly Have Children Together…?

posted by Sista on July 31st, 2008 at 8:21 pm

 p6 ashanti Ashanti & Nelly Have Children Together...? Singer Ashanti is the latest Brown Sista to cover Page Six Magazine, a weekly feature found in the Sunday edition of The New York Post Newspaper. As expected, the sista covered the basics; her latest CD, what she thinks of todays top female artists, and most curiously, her wedding plans to Nelly, who the magazine refers to as the father of her two children: “With 14 hits, 65 awards and finally a comeback after a long career shutout, the singer shares that what she really wants is a husband and kids to go home to. Discovered at age 14 by Sean “Diddy” Combs, it took her three failed record deals before landing with Murder, Inc. She proved her mettle by becoming the first female artist to have three singles (“Foolish,” “Always on Time,” and “What’s Luv”) in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 at the same time, a feat previously accomplished only by The Beatles.

With the 2005 indictment of the CEO of her record label, Ashanti’s career ground to a halt. “That was the worst part—not having a say as to what’s happening in my own life,” she says. “To a singer, that’s like telling them they’re dying. It was tragic.”

Watching artists like Fergie and Rihanna fill her void was hard: “I’d hear a song on the radio and wish mine was next. But I respect a lot of the artists who’ve come along since I was out, especially Rihanna. She’s smart and she’s worked the business instead of having the business work her.”

Back in action now, Ashanti is even more driven, and not just with career. Having two children with her boyfriend and fellow artist Nelly, she says thoughts are turning to marriage. “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.”

You can get the full interview by picking up Page Six Magazine inside the New York Post on Sunday or catch it online Monday via Pgae Six’s official website.

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41 Comments

  1. 2 Kids??? When did this happen…she’s barely mentioned that they are dating. What the heck is this about?

  2. Pge Six tries to be hip with their news but they never their ish about us right. Their info is almost always W-R-O-N-G.

  3. Amber,Silly rabbit, Trix are for kids

    yay Ashanti

  4. How many kids does Nelly have?

  5. Dark sista Is team OBama

    If its true than its a well garded secret!
    COngrats to her and Nel
    I hope he treat her like the queen she is
    LOve ashanti

  6. Nelly doesn’t have any children Kimmee.

  7. ^^ Are you sure?

  8. No, not 100%. But in all the years he has been out I don’t ever recall him mentioning being a father or seeing him with a child. But again, I cannot be 100% sure about such a thing.

  9. Ok, this website below reports that Nelly is a Dad and he has a kid sitting on his lap.

    http://blackcelebkids.com/2008/02/06/rumorrapper-is-a-dad-againdid-he-father-another-baby/

  10. Just googled and it says Nelly has two kids. Don’t know if you have pics from the awards.

    Rapper Nelly and his family attended the Kids’ Choice Awards on March 29th. In all, Nelly has two children: daughter Chanell Haynes was born on 27th February 1994 and his son Cornell Haynes III, was born 2nd March 1999.

  11. LOL, I just saw that too. I’m thinking those are the two kids the article is referring too.

  12. NELLY DO HAVE KIDS HE HAS TO A GIRL AND A BOY …

  13. Hey Kimmee- it appears we hit up Google at the same time :lol:

    Has Nelly been busy or what? There are even rumors of him fathering another child earlier this year- and yeah, the article is probably citing his 2 children as Ashanti’s.

  14. Ashanti looks great nowadays! I’m glad she’s out there having fun and all… her voice sure is terrible. But she looks great and she’s on the radio, so that’s really good. I had no idea Diddyhad anything to do with her career. Interesting.

    She sounds like a really down-to-earth lady. I hope her and Nelly keep it together–they look great together. Nelly sure does look good alone though… LOL!

  15. Blame it on tha Rain

    I think that it was found, but Nelly does has kids & I believe that it is 2. Ashanti is probably just doing the claiming/bonding w/ the kids since she & Nelly are serious.

  16. Nice interview

  17. Being the Nelly stan that I am, I knew he had 2 children, but I see ya’ll figured that out. Anywho….I like Ashanti and her album. Her style game has been on point lately too!

  18. So those Nelly and Ashanti rumors are true…. For all this time I was wondering is it true or not, R they together ??? R they not???? …. I remember Nelly talking about his kids when I was watching America vs Hip hop, but I wish Nelly and Ashanti all the best with their relationship…..
    But 1 question when did they have kids together or is that the magazine just trying to make a head line story and stir a bit of hype?????

  19. Seems like they are tying to be all mysterious like Jay-z and B. Just be for real, yall dating or what? Anyway, good luck to her, she’s been hangin in there ;-)

  20. Nelly does have kids. I believe they were refering to his children by a St. Louis woman. Perhaps she thinks of them as her own.

  21. No way….NO way!

  22. nelly has three kids, he had a kid with a stripper earlier this year.

  23. She’s smart and she’s worked the business instead of having the business work her.

    I liked this. I think it’s true, too. A lot of R&Bsters fall prey to this. It is a business afterall, isn’t it. :)

  24. I bet all Nelly’s kids are by different women. I wonder will he get the same hate as poor Erykah Badu?

  25. i feel bad for ashanti, it must be hard. working so hard but still not acheiving the success you want but then watching others come in and rise to the top while you struggle to make it. I guess everyone has their time.

  26. ASHANTI NEEDS TO STOP MAKING A FOOL OF HER SELF, NELLY IS NOT A ONE WOMANS MAN AND NELLY IS NOT GOING TO MARRY ASHANTI WHY WOULD NELLY MARRY ASHANTI WHEN HE CAN GET THE GOOD GOOD FROM ASHANTI AND ANY OTHER WOMAN THAT HE WANTS TO FUCK!

  27. OH i for got to say that nelly has three children not two kids- nelly got a stripper pregnant name Nadleine Lewis in 2006 while he was dating his fool ashanti check out web site (who’s dated who) type nelly name in and check that out!

  28. Ashanti is not making a fool of her self. We have all in one time or another want to marry the person we were head over heels in love with. Maybe Nelly will marry her, but to call her a fool is a little bit over the top. She loves him and unless you are a fly on the wall while her and Nelly are together then your comments are really unnecessary.

    As far as Nelly, he ONLY has two children and adopted his deceased sisters kids. I never paid attention to Nelly until I overheard his love for his dying sister and taking in her kids as his own.

    People are so very quick to think the worst out of everything. I think Ashanti has shown growth and is giving Rihanna props; something that a lot of women in the industry don’t even do. I think that shows a lot about her by saying those few words. She seems to be a good person and I wish her success.

  29. OH yeah check out media take out.com press archives type nelly or ashanti and the article out nelly getting that stripper pregnat
    is on that site also Nelly is a hoe and Ashanti is a fool that will wait on him no matter what he does to her- Ashanti is a phony with low self-esteem the real female r&b artis are keyshia cole, Ciara, Alicia keys and Beyonce not phony Ashanti!

  30. Nelly only has two children Chanell 14 and Tre 9 and they are by the same woman…Nelly’s high school sweetheart! Nelly now says he has 4 kids since his sister Jackie passed away and left behind two children.

  31. Does anyone recall seeing Ashanti with a pregnant belly not just once, but twice? I don’t believe it.

  32. i think ashanti is a great artist and she is not a haters so she do not mind giving other artist their props ……. nelly loves the hell out of ashanti and they are probably planning or talking about marriage and iam a true nelly fan and he has 2 children plus his sister ‘s kids and ashanti has 0 so this is a mis print ,but i think they will have some beautiful children when they decide to have them GO GET ASHANTI”S NEW ABLUM ……..IT”S HOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  33. OMG people! Please do not believe EVERYTHING you read. Mediatakeout? Are you serious? LMAO if you are. Nelly has 2 children of his own, and now has his deceased sister’s two kids. Nelly and Ashanti have no children together

  34. The article is a misprint

  35. No , A lot of women Treat their men’s children as their own [I call them future great mothers ] that’s all ….
    and i love love love ashanti she is so grounded and lovable she should be America’s sweetheart
    Every woman in love is a fool Stop being Bitter because you never experienced love :)

  36. sometimes you can call them future fools depending on the situation.

  37. I THINK WHAT THE MAGAZINE WAS TRYING TO SAY WAS THAT…..THEY THINK ASHANTI WANTS NELLY TO BE THE FATHER OF HER KIDS……I DOUBT SHE ACTUALLY IS A MOTHER YET.

    ALL I HEARD WAS THAT HE HAD TWO CHILDREN. I KNEW OF THE DAUGHTER…..JUST HEARD OF THE SON.

    THAT “WHO DATED WHO” WEBSITE IS A CROCK OF SHIT. THEY LIE ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS BECAUSE WELL…..THAT’S WHAT THEY DO. YOU CAN’T TRUST EVERYTHING YOU READ. OR TAKE THINGS SO LITERALLY……BUT YEAH DON’T BELIEVE THE HYPE CHICK……WHOEVER IT WAS CALLING ASHANTI A FOOL.

    I DOUBT NELLY WOULD STICK WITH HER IF HE DIDN’T LOVE AND CARE FOR HER……AND SHE FEELS THE SAME. IT’S MUTUAL. WHY HATE ON SOMETHING YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT OR AREN’T EVEN APART OF.

    WHERE DO YOU TYPE OF PEOPLE COME FROM SERIOUSLY. DAMN!

    PEACE TO THE REST.
    STAY BLESSED.
    DONE.

  38. iris
    OH stop it! What is your problem?

  39. Yes mediatakeout is a fake they be bugging out on there. For someone calling ashanti a fool then there alot of celebrity you can call a fool too.

  40. Nelly and Ashanti DO NOT have children together. Nelly has 2 children a girl and a boy. And if she did mention her children with Nelly technically if they get married his children will be hers.

  41. Just to let everyone know…Nelly has 2 children by an ex-girlfriend. He has a little girl , who is about 12, and a little boy, around the age of 9. Listen to his cd, Sweat and SUit, the song “Die For You” talks about when they were born. Ashanti has no children period.