Ashanti Throws It Back On Nelly During Las Vegas Performance

Ashanti and Ja Rule took over the Palms Casino Resort this past weekend, and the former brought along her man as a special surprise for fans.

BYHayley Hynes
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Like so many other of our favourite female artists, Ashanti has been serving the world some serious body as of late. Just last week she was caught on camera twerking at a bowling alley in Atlanta alongside her mother. This past weekend she entertained yet another audience, joining Ja Rule in Las Vegas to perform at the Palms Casino Resort on Sunday (May 28). Much to the crowd's pleasure, the fashionista brought out her man Nelly to sing with her, even throwing it back on him at one point during their set.

As TMZ reports, the recently reunited couple belted out 2008's "Body On Me" together, during which they got up close and personal. Concertgoers were clearly feeding off their flirtatious and fun energy, loudly cheering both R&B superstars on throughout the entire song. Fans have long been speculating that the former lovers reconciled, and according to sources close to them, they're "very happy" to have found their way back to one another at this point in life.

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Ashanti and Nelly Take Their Love to Sin City

In the last month alone we've seen Nelly and Ashanti together at the Davis-Garcia fight, and following that they gave yet another impressive performance together. After hearing the news, fellow recording artist Bow Wow urged the "Just A Dream" hitmaker to put a ring on his partner's finger. At the same time, 50 Cent took the opportunity to troll Irv Gotti. "HE WILL BE AIGHT I was in love wit her, and she just popped up with Nelly. LOL #bransoncognac #lecheminduroi," the Power producer quoted the industry icon in the caption of an Instagram post in late April.

Since then, we've only seen things heat up between the vocalists, so if Gotti was in his feelings then, they've only multiplied after watching last weekend's concert clips. Would you like to watch Ashanti and Nelly perform on stage together? Let us know in the comments, and check out our full rundown of their relationship timeline at the link below.

Read More: Nelly & Ashanti: Relationship Timeline


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Hayley Hynes is the Weekend Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop, and has been since 2021. She began writing for the website that same year, primarily covering content in the Music, Pop Culture, and Streetwear niches after graduating from Vancouver’s Blanche Macdonald Centre with a Fashion Marketing Diploma. She previously reported on Travel, Entertainment, Beauty, and News at Narcity Canada for over three years. Hayley has also contributed articles and interviews within these realms to Folklr Magazine and the Calgary Journal while studying Journalism at Mount Royal University. In her spare time, she freelances for Bandbox Vinyl, having already interviewed hip-hop icons like Atmosphere and explored Syd’s discography. Hayley also uses her expansive pop culture knowledge and passion for astrology/self-enhancement to help others explore their curiosity in an ongoing Instagram video series. Among her favourite hip-hop artists are A$AP Rocky, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, and Mac Miller.