Ashanti dating irv gotti
And they’re all kind of different, so they can co-exist.
And me knowing these three are the most unique and the hottest rappers that I know, when they were all coming up.
Do you think working with Vanessa Carlton maybe had any affect on the relationship with Ashanti? Irv Gotti: Nah, me and Ashanti was drifting way apart before Vanessa got here. But it was egos, and there were a few egos in there, but there was one ego that really prevented it. Irv Gotti: There was really one, but I can’t reveal whose ego it was. But when Ja was moving six million worldwide, I revisited it , but it still didn’t happen. She called me last week like “You’re being too hard on your boy. Man Up’.” I told her “Yo, Gayle, I was facing 20-years, what if I went to jail for 20 years, my boys would have to grow up quicker than normal.” That shit is in the back of my head.” She said “Well you didn’t go to jail for 20 years.” She is, like, deeply involved in the show. If you would have talked to me a year ago you would have said “Hey, reality is the play that can get you exposure for your acts and get you hot again in a certain way,” I would have been like “Get the fuck out of here.” [ Joe La Puma is currently the Director of Content Strategy at Complex Media, handling big idea generation and execution along with the social networking of Complex's content.
Then you get money, and everyone sees you get money, and you’re this commodity and everyone wants a piece of that. Wendy Williams, did you ever really hear me say that I slept with her? That one I’m going to have to keep with me and don’t share with the public. In the beginning I thought maybe they don’t want to do it because Ja isn’t big enough to do that with them yet.
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. Irv Gotti: No, “Uh Oh” was always just a record that we put out. There are different records, like “Father Forgive Me,” “Body,” “Judas,” “Love is Pain,” these are records that are yet to be seen that we are going to unleash. Do you think that’s the biggest track on the album? The state of the music business that we’re in is I don’t give a fuck who you are. Celebrities and stars have it worse off than the new acts. Lo, it’s probably 100 grand just to take a picture with her. Right Irv Gotti: So it’s harder on the more established acts. Because the more established acts have made and generated money. Look at “Ay Bay Bay.” That was the biggest song in the fucking country and he did 20-fucking-thousand units. The Internet has totally taken the music business and stuck a big fat dick in its ass and now it’s fucked it. I know he’s sitting back like “What the fuck is going on?  You said that the label execs will tap them on their ass and tell them to break and be like “Listen, get up out of here”… Irv Gotti: For us to pull off the miracle that everyone thinks we can’t pull off, which is getting Ja to sell a bunch of records, I think we have to be creative and different. Something like “Eleanor Rigby” and Ja doing it over. Irv Gotti: You know what’s funny with that…Look at J. If you drop the ball, that president is slapping you in the ass and going “Yo, you can get the fuck out of here.” Shit is rough right now. So how am I taking a picture with her for 100 grand, and she’s moving 50 thousand units the first week? If they’re making and generating money, they’re not going for the okie-doke like the new acts. They’re going into the fucking label and they are going to say, “I want my money! ” the label is going to say, “All right, you better fucking sell some records.” And the minute they don’t sell any records, they’re going to kick their ass right up out of there. It does pertain to Ja, but what I’m saying is that it pertains to everybody in the business now. Now we’re trying to wiggle it out our asses and get that fucking shit up out of our ass and it’s tough. 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.