On Tuesday (Aug. 9), PageSix ran an interview with the famed music exec the place he continued to talk about his frayed relationship with Ashanti. Throughout the interview, Irv claimed Ashanti skedaddled after the label was raided by the federal authorities in 2003 and in the end charged with money laundering in 2005.
“When the feds hit, she ran just like the cockroaches while you flip the lights on,” Gotti relayed to the publication.
“She was able to get the f uck off of the Homicide Inc. label and he or she was able to abandon me, the one that made her,” Irv continued. “And sure I can say I made her. How are you aware I can say that firmly? The minute I cease making her data . . . She has not made a success since.”
It is price noting that Ashanti launched two extra initiatives on Homicide Inc. after the Irv and his brother Chris had been acquitted in December of 2005: Collectables by Ashanti (2005) and The Declaration (2008) through the rebranded label, The Inc. She would half methods with the label in 2009, when she launched her The Vault compilation on AJM Data.
Irv Gotti opened a can of worms final week when he went on the Drink Champs podcast and opened up about his alleged 20-year-old extramarital affair with Ashanti intimately. Apparently bitter that Ashanti is now re-recording her Homicide Inc. albums with the intention to acquire management of her masters, Irv lamented how he discovered she’d moved on to dating Nelly in 2003 and recounted a narrative of her recording “Happy” after she and Irv had sex.
Irv has been catching warmth for the interview. Fat Joe called him a sucker for spilling tea about his relationship with Ashanti 20 years later. Irv responded by saying he’s no longer friends with the Terror Squad head honcho due to his feedback.
Ashanti has but to remark publicly on the fiasco created by Irv, who seems unapologetic.
“The one factor you gotta find out about me, I’m cool in my gangster,” Irv stated in a latest radio interview on 97.9 The Field in Houston. “I’m cool with who I’m as an individual. That provides me the power to speak about issues that the conventional individual will not discuss. I do not care. It is my reality. It is my life. It is my story. That is what occurred.”
Irv Gotti‘s five-part Homicide Inc. documentary premiered on Tuesday on BET.
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