Ashanti Isn't Here For Nelly's Jokes About Her Pregnancy

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FAIRBURN, GEORGIA - NOVEMBER 01: Nelly and Ashanti attend Nelly's "G.I. Moe" Halloween Birthday Celebration on October 31, 2023 in Fairburn, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)
The two had a cheeky back-and-forth on social media that, while unserious, makes us think about whether their in-person convo was any better.

Nelly and Ashanti are celebrating the latter's pregnancy quite happily, but their engagement doesn't mean that the future spouses can't cross each other's boundaries. Moreover, the two had a pretty funny Instagram Story exchange recently that had fans wondering whether things were as cheeky in person as they were online. To explain, the Country Grammar MC posted a picture of his boo sitting on his leg on Sunday (April 28) on his IG Story, captioning it: "Of course not beautiful I’m fine..!! Luv u2 @ashanti." He seemed to insinuate that she was putting a strain on his leg, to which she had the following IG Story response in her repost: "Lmaoooooo!!!! Babe!!!! Ima knock u out!!!!!!"

From there, they started to joke about their history together, as well as engaging in a fair share of backtracking and explaining that anyone in a relationship can relate to. "What my love..??? I didn’t say anything..!! To me you still the same size you were in 2005..!!" Nelly responded to Ashanti's clap-back. "Lmfaoooooooo!!!! Lemme go pull out these bikini shots from 05!!!" she replied.

Ashanti & Nelly's Back & Forth

Elsewhere, the couple has spent a long time just living life and enjoying their company as pregnancy rumors ran rampant online. Finally, in an interview with Essence magazine that coincided with a partnered announcement of the upcoming birth and wedding, Ashanti expressed her excitement for this amazing chapter in her life. "This new year of my life is such a blessing full of love, hope and anticipation," she remarked. "Motherhood is something that I have looked forward to, and sharing this with my family, fiancé, and loyal fans, who have been so supportive of my career, is an amazing experience."

Meanwhile, the St. Louis rapper was recently the subject of some debate after a clip came out of him performing for a pretty empty stadium, save for some souls in the stands and in the pit. Folks couldn't tell whether it was an actual concert or just a soundcheck for one, but it went viral regardless. No matter what it was, we're sure that Nelly is happy to stick by Ashanti's side and stay focused on their journey together over any sort of social media gossip. Let's just see whether he holds his tongue the next time he thinks about speaking on his boo's belly.

About The Author
Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.