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Ashanti and Keyshia Cole Will Face Off in Next VERZUZ Battle

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Earlier this week, Keyshia Cole revealed that she would participate in a VERZUZ, however, she did not state who her opponent was. As fans took to the comments their guesses, many thought it would be Ciara or Mary J. Blige.

After the paperwork cleared, VERZUZ took to their respective social media platforms that Cole would be going against Murder Inc’s first lady, Ashanti, who previously expressed interest in a VERZUZ battle back in May during an Instagram Live with Fat Joe. “Keyshia Cole, would that be a great one?” Fat Joe asked Ashanti. “Listen, if they want to see it. I ain’t mad,” Ashanti replied.

Cole, 39, took over the mid-2000s with her singles, “I Changed My Mind,”  “I Should’ve Cheated,” “Heaven Sent,” “Love,” and “I Remember,” while Ashanti, 40, held down the early 2000s with her debut single, “Foolish,” as well as “Baby,” “Rock Wit You,” “Only You” and “Rain On Me.” The singer is also responsible for penning and having background vocals on Jennifer Lopez‘s hit singles, “I’m Real” featuring Ja Rule and “Ain’t It Funny.”

Cole will be going head to head with Ashanti on VERZUZ via Instagram Live, Saturday, Dec. 12th, at 8 pm ET. 

Timbaland on Twitter: “the paperwork is in !!!!!! @THEREALSWIZZZ What a night this going to be !!!! @ashanti vs @KeyshiaCole who you got ? @verzuzonline 👀👀👀 dec 12 8pm ET drinks by @Ciroc @applemusic pic.twitter.com/HdPUNee8uy / Twitter”

the paperwork is in !!!!!! @THEREALSWIZZZ What a night this going to be !!!! @ashanti vs @KeyshiaCole who you got ? @verzuzonline 👀👀👀 dec 12 8pm ET drinks by @Ciroc @applemusic pic.twitter.com/HdPUNee8uy

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Ashanti & Nelly Engaged & Expecting First Child Together

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It’s official! Ashanti and Nelly are expecting their first child together.

The songstress confirmed to ESSENCE, saying, “This new year of my life is such a blessing full of love, hope, and anticipation. 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.”

In addition to the news, the couple has announced their partnership as co-owners of Proov, alongside founder Amy Beckley, PhD. Proov is a pioneering diagnostics company that offers affordable at-home tests designed to aid couples in their conception journey, providing valuable insights and support without breaking the bank. These medical-grade tests illuminate potential obstacles to conception, empowering individuals on their path to parenthood.


This new addition will mark Ashanti’s first child and Nelly’s third. The “Hot in Herre” rapper is also a father to his adult children, Chanelle, 29, and Cornell Haynes III, 24, from a previous relationship. Nelly also adopted his late sister Jackie Donahue’s children, Shawn and Sydney Thomas, after her passing from leukemia in 2005.

Ashanti shared her pregnancy announcement on Instagram through a heartwarming video that included a moment with her mother, Tina Douglas. In the clip, Ashanti is seen preparing for a show, and her mother, acting as her timekeeper, asks how much time she needs to get ready. After being asked twice, Ashanti emerges from behind the curtains and responds, “I’ma need about nine months,” leaving Tina pleasantly surprised by the joyous news.


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NBA YoungBoy Arrested in Utah: Facing Charges Ranging from Drug Offenses to Identity Fraud

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NBA YoungBoy, also known as YoungBoy Never Broke Again, has found himself in legal trouble once again as he was apprehended on Tuesday, Apr. 16, in Utah. The charges against him span a range of offenses, from identity fraud and forgery to multiple drug-related charges.

According to records from the Cache County Sheriff’s Office, the charges, which originated from his hometown in Louisiana, include patterns of unlawful activity, attempts to obtain drugs, identity fraud, forgery, possession of controlled substances, and possession of a dangerous weapon. At the time of his arrest, NBA YoungBoy, born Kentrell Gaulden, was under house arrest in Utah.

NBA YoungBoy Arrested in Utah Facing Charges Ranging from Drug Offenses to Identity Fraud

In October 2022, YoungBoy Never Broke Again was granted bond by Louisiana Chief U.S. District Judge Shelly Dick after being arrested in March 2022. He had been placed in FBI custody due to an outstanding warrant related to drug and weapons charges from a September 2020 arrest in Baton Rouge, where he was filming a music video.

Last month, NBA YoungBoy released his seventh studio project, titled “Compliments Of Gravedigger Mountain,” featuring 13 tracks. Notably, this marks his thirteenth project in the past two years alone.

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Gunna Announces New Album ‘One of Wun’

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Gunna has announced the release of his new album, “One of Wun.”

The cover art, created by Calvin Clausell Jr. with creative direction by Spike Jordan of The Genius Club and art direction/design by Tal Midyan, was unveiled to accompany the announcement on socials. While no release date has been specified, the album is now available for pre-order, including physical copies.

The album will be distributed by Young Stoner Records/300 Entertainment.

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