Ashanti dating irv gotti
And he sat down with us to build on the new show, the current status of Murder Inc, the rumors behind Ashanti and Irv’s sexual relationship, and how he feels the Internet has fucked the music industry. Irv Gotti: He approached me and at first I was reluctant to do it. But then he said this wouldn’t be like or any other reality show. And after we shot the pilot, I saw his vision and was like “Alright, let’s do it.” A major theme present in the show is that cheating broke up your marriage… In the beginning, did you think that Ja could successfully go back at him?
Irv Gotti:  Well, there are two parts of the show and it’s the tale of two families: the music family, me with my artists and my company and trying to get us back to dominance, and then my family at home and the uniqueness of that family. You’re pretty open to keeping it real on the show, but at one point, you kicked the camera crew out of the room because it got so personal. Irv Gotti: It was me and Deb having talks with Sonny about me and her getting a divorce. The combination of a lot of things that just hit us all at one time. Irv Gotti: Well he was the newest rapper and the hottest rapper, and it’s hard to go against that.
Are you worried about the effect that your cheating might have on your sons when they go back and watch the show? I was basically like, “You’re going to have to get the fuck out of here.” I didn’t want the show to be that ? I was facing 20 years; when you’re facing 20 years, you have to worry about getting everything back. I know about when you’re the new rapper on the rise. Because it’s all over the Internet that they’re about to drop J. Forget music, she’s one of the biggest stars in the world. Ja’s kind of like your brother in a sense, but you are almost like his boss.
Irv Gotti: Anything that they’re seeing is nothing that they don’t know already. So I got everything back, and now this is the whole process of getting me back rolling. How did you convey to your artists that everything would be straight? It’s like you can do no wrong for like two or three years. If he doesn’t like me because of that, it really doesn’t fucking matter. Recently Ja’s got pushed back, what was the main reason for that? We have a lot of samples that’s great with great songs, but as you know with some samples it’s like five or six writers on it. There’s an opera sample on there that’s a huge record that we want to be on the album. But we’re still working and we’re still pushing forward, and as soon as we get everything situated the album’s coming out. Is that how you feel with him, or could you never do that to him?
I’m poor and I grew up in the hood, but I got the love of this music thing. She stayed for like 15 to 20 minutes and broke out. Irv Gotti: Just having another rapper being Ja, and having another singer being Ashanti and have them being at the forefront of hip-hop, or the forefront of music, or the forefront of pop and alternative culture.  Did your sexual relationship with her have anything to do with it? You talk about being in the midst of one of the greatest comebacks, what level of success is it going to take for you to consider it a good comeback? He's conducted cover stories with everyone from Katy Perry and Justin Bieber to Rick Ross and Kid Cudi. You start out and you have nothing coming up, everything is roses. Irv Gotti: The main reason was egos, and I’m not going to tell you which egos. The first time I tried, Ja was only on his first album and he only did two million worldwide, which when you think of it now it’s like, “Wow, that’s a huge success.” But he was the low man on the totem pole. OK, Now, if you did your homework and you listened to the interview, did the words “I slept with Ashanti,” ever come out of my mouth? I felt like when them three were doing their thing, I felt like the most unique individual in the world because I was like “Yo, I know all of these dudes, they’re like my brothers.” So I just wanted that project to happen, just to do something with my brothers. That’s one of my biggest disappointments, that that never happened.