Nelly revealed what he was thinking walking over to hug Ashanti at the Fat Joe vs. Ja Rule Verzuz battle.
It was the hug heard, and seen, around the world.
When Nelly walked through Fat Joe and past Ja Rule to hug Ashanti during Tuesday night's Verzuz battle between the two New York legends, the internet went up in flames. The former lovers who, after dating for ten years, according to Ashanti, had not seen each other at all before the "Hot in Herre" rapper walked across the stage to give her a hug in front of a packed crowd and hundreds of thousands of Instagram Live viewers.
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Ashanti, fresh off performing three songs (two with Ja, one with Joe), hugged Nelly back and that was that but because of the immense hype surrounding the battle and hug itself, reconciliation rumors immediately began to swirl. Fans speculated that Nelly wants Ashanti back and videos from before the hug show him planning out going over to hug his ex.