Rapper Nelly appeared on BET's 106th and Park live music video countdown show yesterday evening in NYC to discuss his new and upcoming music after a brief hiatus he took from the industry.
He also talked about his relationship with his girlfriend, singer Ashanti. He said that the premise of Ashanti's latest video for her hit single "The Way That I Love You" from her upcoming album The Declaration, was not about him. He said the video was shot over a year ago and that there is no similarities between the relationship depicted in her video, in which Ashanti plays herself in a relationship with a cheating lover, whom she cuts up with a knife and murders and is subsequently arrested and sent to jail (remember folks this happened ONLY in the music video!)
Nelly also explained that Ashanti received no support for her new single or upcoming album from what he called her "support team" (could he mean Irv Gotti and The INC.?) and that she had to "go at it alone on her own" to get her new project to be the way it has turned out (although her new album is being released through The INC and Universal Records).