Nelly Claps Back At A Fan's Claims About Him And Ashanti

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US rapper Nelly (L) and US singer-songwriter Ashanti arrive for the 25th Annual Mark Twain Prize For American Humor at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, on March 24, 2024. This year's award, which is named to honor one of the world's greatest humorists, honors US actor and comedian Kevin Hart. (Photo by ROBERTO SCHMIDT / AFP) (Photo by ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP via Getty Images)
He clarified a comment on the dynamic of his new family.

Nelly and Ashanti's rekindled romance has been one of the most surprising and delightful stories of 2024 so far. Following a few weeks of rumors bubbling up the pair sparked a full on public romance all over again. That was marked by various appearances on each other's social media and even a recent ad campaign that featured the couple adorably sharing information from far away. That advertisement was centered around the other major story that has followed the pair throughout the year, Ashanti's pregnancy.

The couple were seemingly subject to pregnancy rumors just about as soon as they began dating again. Those rumors followed the couple for a few weeks while they did things like post each other on social media for Valentine's day. Eventually they confirmed things in April when they came out publicly with the announcement. In a one-two punch that fans weren't expecting they also announced that they were getting engaged. It's that pregnancy and engagement that are at the center of a recent interaction Nelly had with a fan online. Check out the rapper putting a fan in their place below.

Nelly Hits Back At Fan For Ashanti Comments

One seemingly rude comment on Nelly and Ashanti's situation came on Instagram. It was from a fan who took it upon themselves to decide whether or not they were the "Haynes family." In their view they were more than Haynes/Douglas family as Ashanti hasn't taking on the rapper's last name. Thankfully he came through quickly to correct the situation and reassure both the presumptive fans and everyone else that they're the Haynes family going forward. In the comments, fans point out that there's a strange amount of aggression for the couple online despite their seemingly quite wholesome relationship.

What do you think of Nelly correcting a fan's presumptive comment on the status of his family following his engagement to Ashanti? What do you think of the pair's rekindled romance and pending marriage? Let us know in the comment section below.


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Lavender Alexandria is a music and culture journalist based in Los Angeles, California. She’s covered dozens of musical genres and styles from the most mainstream to the most experimental and underground on her blog and accompanying YouTube channel that looks at music, pop culture, and Billboard charts since 2017: Lav’s Music Corner. Lavender has produced editorial and listicle content both in written and video form over the past far years and has also interviewed up-and-coming artists like Censored Dialogue. Her experiences covering culture have taken her from Hyperpop parties in LA to underground rap shows in Atlanta, to DIY punk shows in Charlotte. Lavender has also written for iHeartRadio, covering some of the biggest artists in Hip Hop such as Ice Spice, Drake, Doja Cat and Cardi B. She also has bylines with ScreenRant and continues to write for Ringtone magazine. Lavender is a lifelong Charlotte Hornets fan and her favorite rap artists include Clipping, Little Simz, Earl Sweatshirt, and Kendrick Lamar.