Yesterday a close friend to R&B superstar Ashanti confirmed to MediaTakeOut.com what people have been speculating for weeks – that Ashanti is four months pregnant.
And the pregnancy may explain Ashanti’s new look. As the below photos show, the sexy songstress has gone through some changes in recent months. The first photo, taken last year, shows a slim and trim Ashanti. The second photo, taken a few weeks ago, shows Ashanti with a slight tummy bulge. It also shows that Ashanti’s nose has widened and she appears to have a natural “glow” – both common indicators of pregnancy.
Many industry insiders are speculating that famed rapper Nelly is the father of the child. Nelly and Ashanti have been dating for nearly three years and seem very happy together. And according to one of Nelly’s pals, he’s gotten so close to Ashanti that he’s considering marriage.
But one insider tells MediaTakeOut.com that she believes the father of the child is Irv Gotti, the married head of Ashanti’s record label. Gotti, who openly admits to cheating on his wife, was linked romantically to Ashanti early in her career. The two reportedly rekindled their romance earlier this year while working on her new album. (source)