Thursday, April 25, 2013

[Video]: Ashanti Interviews Ex-Boyfriend Nelly On His Preference In Women, Evolution Of Hip Hop & Tattoos

Aside from working on a new album and starring in the current season of Army Wives, she stills serving as executive producer and anchor at Fuse News. This week, she used her star power to wrangle rapper Nelly, which made for a pretty interesting interview since the two are fresh off of a breakup.

During their sit-down, they chatted about things like how Hip Hop has changed since Nelly first came out and whether his music has evolved. He also explained the meaning of his Moses tattoo. When Ashanti’s line of questioning turned to his preference in women, Nelly looked somewhat surprised before he took the opportunity to list all the things that are deal breakers in a relationship. We learn that he’s definitely turned off by bad breath but a nice set of thighs will definitely catch his eye.

The interview was very mature and Ashanti kept it professional.

This isn’t the first time this week that exes were reunited through an interview. On Monday, Bow Wow interviewed his ex Ciara on 106 and Park.

Catch the highlights and video below:

On the evolution of Hip Hop:
I think its changed as much as the rest of the world has changed. Obviously, when you look at mass media and everything that’s going on, I don’t think Hip Hop is an exception of not being affected by everything else. I’m not here to judge if it’s in a good situation or a bad situation because obviously hip hop is created for the youth. The youth have to make the same mistakes that we made, when we were young and growing up in it.

On how he has evolved?
My vibe is always I’ve been through so much in my personal life, that I’m just here to celebrate that I’m not where I could be.

On the type of girl he likes
Oh word? Let’s talk about that. Bad breath is a deal breaker. Someone who lacks the confidence within themselves, to understand who they are. I won’t say that’s a deal breaker, but I definitely think we would at some point hit that wall, and a nice set of thighs always help.

On how he has changed
What I would tell myself then is appreciate what you are about to accomplish more while you are doing it. Everything goes by so fast when you do have those achievements and you never really soak that up. Sometimes, when you look back you remember, “Wow! That was dope!”

On the story behind his Moses tattoo
I love the story of Moses. I love the symbolism, being able to provide and lead your people to a better situation. Obviously, I’m not trying to compare myself to Moses, I definitely think the inspiration that you take from that, coming from nothing back home and being able to lead my people to a better pasture so to speak. My whole city.

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