[Written By: Brittany Chisem]
The living RnB and Hip Hop legends Ashanti and Ja Rule have established a family relationship through their years of delivering incredible music. Ashanti says they’ve built "a real brother and sister" relationship that has lasted decades. They travel the road together, create magic in the studio together, and will soon be releasing a joint album together. “I believe he is working on music,” Ashanti told People. “We were touring for the past three years. I just saw him two days ago, we had a show together in Indio [California].”
“We have some shows together," she continued. "He’s definitely gonna be working on stuff and we’re gonna be doing some stuff together as well. We’re still on the path to dropping a joint album. I think that should be kind of cool, too.”
Furthermore, with the announcement of their upcoming project, Ashanti is in the midst of working on her seventh solo studio album, as well. “With me, it’s timing," she told Entertainment Weekly. There are a lot of things going on and it’s important to try and line everything up as much as you can, but it’s also important to not sit and wait on things. Sometimes I have a bad habit of waiting for things to line up perfectly because sometimes that doesn’t happen and then you miss out, but I’d love to have some new stuff out this summer!”
Ashanti definitely believes in taking time while creating her artwork to ensure it is up to par. There was a six years hiatus between the releases of Braveheart after releasing The Declaration! Therefore, hopefully fans can expect some new Ashanti hits to come sooner than later.