Growing up, Ashanti took dance lessons and joined the church choir.
Ashanti went to Bernice Johnson Cultural Arts Center, where she studied different dance styles, including tap, jazz, ballet, African, modern, and hip hop.
Ashanti is known for her eponymous debut album, which featured the hit song "Foolish", and sold over 505,000 copies in its first week of release throughout the U. Her second release achieved a platinum certification and other top 10 singles.
Ashanti wrote and sang background on Jennifer Lopez's "Ain't It Funny (Murder Remix)", which reached number one on Billboard Hot 100, which was also in the top 10 chart at the same time as "Foolish", "Always on Time" (with Ja Rule), and "What's Luv? by her label and capped off her successful debut by winning eight Billboard awards and two American Music Awards.
Rumors of Ashanti and Dockett's relationship first emerged after the "Braveheart" singer tweeted a birthday message to Dockett on Wednesday, May 27, says the Jasmine Brand.Her mother, Tina Douglas, is a former dance teacher, and her father, Ken-Kaide Thomas Douglas, is a former singer.Her mother named her after the Ashanti Empire in Ghana; in this nation, women have power and influence, and Tina wanted her daughter to follow that model.Harden, 27, is nearly 10 years younger than Ashanti, but he has never shied away from dating older women in the past.In fact, his most notable significant other was a few years older.Ashanti was once in a long 10-year relationship with rapper Nelly and in late 2014 there were rumors that she was in a long-distance relationship with an unidentified African man.