Ashanti & Nelly Rock Luxurious Matching Outfits For Annual QC Music Black Ball, Twitter Reacts

Irv Gotti's name was unsurprisingly dragged into the discourse.

BYHayley Hynes
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It's often been said that if you love something, you should let it go. In the case that it comes back, you'll know that it was always yours, and if it doesn't, you can be at peace knowing you're not missing out. We've seen Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck embody this as a couple over the past year. Nearly two decades after ending their engagement the actors wed last summer, and have been busy merging their lives together ever since. Since they reconciled a few months back as well, R&B lovers are hoping to see a similar ending between Nelly and Ashanti.

The reunited exes have been stepping out together frequently as of late, whether performing on stage in Las Vegas or watching UFC fights. Their most recent outing took place on Thursday (June 8), when Ashanti was tapped to sing at the annual QC Music Black Ball in celebration of P's birthday. As she showed off her impressive vocal skills, the "Just A Dream" artist stepped behind the DJ booth to support her seeing as he's already so familiar with her work.

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As per usual, everyone in attendance was in their best dressed, though Nelly and his date caught our eye in particular. They both donned sleek black garments covered in extravagant silver detailing, leaving the legendary singers looking worth every penny in their bank accounts. Since seeing photos of them circulating online, Twitter users have had plenty to say about Ashanti's new relationship.

"I know Irv Gotti mad that it was his outbursts that got Ashanti and Nelly reunited," one user speculated. "Nelly and Ashanti belong together. They both have aged so gracefully... He finally came correct," someone else praised the 48-year-old.

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Twitter Reacts

Keep scrolling to read more fan reactions to Nelly and Ashanti's rekindled relationship. Do you think the "Hot in Herre" singer should put a ring on it in the near future? Let us know in the comments, and tap back in later for more hip-hop/pop culture news updates.


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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.