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

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Ashanti's Surprise Birthday Dinner
Nelly and Ashanti during Ashanti's surprise birthday dinner hosted by Nelly at STK on October 13, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
Irv Gotti's name was unsurprisingly dragged into the discourse.

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.

Nelly Expertly DJs Ashanti's Performance

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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.

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 former Weekend Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop, she stepped down after two years in 2024 to pursue other creative opportunities but remains on staff part-time to cover music, gossip, and pop culture news. Currently, she contributes similar content on Blavity and 21Ninety, as well as on her personal blog where she also offers tarot/astrology services. Hayley resides on the western side of Canada, previously spending a year in Vancouver to study Fashion Marketing at Blanche Macdonald Centre and Journalism at Mount Royal University in Calgary before that. She's passionate about helping others heal through storytelling, and shares much more about her life on Instagram @hayleyhynes.