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Ashanti aims to shed more light on sexual harassment in the music industry after sharing her story:

 Ashanti hopes to shed more light onto the sexual harassment which happens in the music industry after bravely sharing her story earlier this month.

The 42-year-old hitmaker – full title Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas – opened up to People magazine on Tuesday about the hardships that she has had to overcome throughout her two decade career.

She mentioned: ‘Honestly, I’m unsure if one other artist would have the option to take care of what I’ve handled.’

Shining star: Ashanti (pictured in New York on December 13) instructed People journal on Tuesday that she  hopes to shed more light onto the sexual harassment which happens in the music industry after bravely sharing her story earlier this month

Ashanti had revealed {that a} close-knit male music producer had supplied her two songs without spending a dime, initially, earlier than strolling again on the provide and giving her the ultimatum of showering with him or paying $40,000 for every tune.

Of that proposition she mentioned: ‘I actually, genuinely thought he was joking. You can really feel like somebody’s cool, and in the again of their thoughts, they’ve an ulterior motive.

‘Things like that may occur to Ashanti, so it might occur to anybody — and I’ve heard worse tales.’

The 42-year-old hitmaker - full name Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas - said: 'Honestly, I'm not sure if another artist would be able to deal with what I've dealt with'

The 42-year-old hitmaker – full title Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas – mentioned: ‘Honestly, I’m unsure if one other artist would have the option to take care of what I’ve handled’

Earlier this month Ashanti made a startling declare a few producer making an attempt to ransom her songs in alternate for intercourse throughout an look on the radio present, The Breakfast Club.

While talking to hosts Charlamagne tha God, DJ Envy and Angela Yee, the 42-year-old singer revealed that she was in a ‘loopy state of affairs with one producer,’ who she mentioned labored with her on two data.

After explaining he instructed her she was his ‘homie’ and was ‘not gonna cost’ her for 2 songs they labored on, she mentioned the whole lot modified when it got here time to put out the album.

Not okay: Earlier this month Ashanti made a startling claim about a producer attempting to ransom her songs in exchange for sex during an appearance on the radio show, The Breakfast Club

Not okay: Earlier this month Ashanti made a startling declare a few producer making an attempt to ransom her songs in alternate for intercourse throughout an look on the radio present, The Breakfast Club

To her horror, she mentioned he requested her to ‘take a bathe collectively,’ which she thought was a joke. 

‘I believed he was joking,’ she defined, earlier than he mentioned he made it clear he was ‘lifeless severe’ or would count on her to pay him ‘$40,000 per monitor.

She continued: ‘Again, I believed he was joking as a result of, you realize, we had been working with one another, for like, I do not know, a few weeks.’ 

Bizarre: While speaking to hosts Charlamagne tha God, DJ Envy and Angela Yee, the 42-year-old singer alleged revealed that she was in a 'crazy situation with one producer,' who she said worked with her on two records

Bizarre: While talking to hosts Charlamagne tha God, DJ Envy and Angela Yee, the 42-year-old singer alleged revealed that she was in a ‘loopy state of affairs with one producer,’ who she mentioned labored with her on two data

Scary: After explaining he told her she was his 'homie' and was 'not gonna charge' her for two songs they worked on, she said everything changed when it came time to put out the album

Scary: After explaining he instructed her she was his ‘homie’ and was ‘not gonna cost’ her for 2 songs they labored on, she mentioned the whole lot modified when it got here time to put out the album

Once she realized he was severe, the star mentioned she had to ‘make some telephone calls’ to get the state of affairs beneath management.

Ashanti mentioned she plans to elaborate more on the scary expertise in her upcoming documentary, which she is at the moment working on.

Back in 2018, at the top of the #MeToo, she opened up somewhat about the sexual harassment, however by no means mentioned the producer’s title. 

Startling:  To her horror, she said he asked her to 'take a shower together,' which she thought was a joke

Startling:  To her horror, she mentioned he requested her to ‘take a bathe collectively,’ which she thought was a joke

She mentioned as soon as she turned down the producer, who had a ‘little crush’ on her, ‘swiftly the monitor grew to become $45K.’ 

After her household stepped in, she mentioned his ‘apology got here in’ the type of ‘three data without spending a dime.’ 

‘And I obtained two of them combined and mastered without spending a dime,’ the Grammy winner added. 

Impressive: In April, Ashanti received her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame after scoring 16 top 40 hits on the Hot 100 over the past two decades; seen earlier this year

Impressive: In April, Ashanti obtained her personal star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame after scoring 16 prime 40 hits on the Hot 100 over the previous 20 years; seen earlier this year 

In April, Ashanti obtained her personal star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame after scoring 16 prime 40 hits on the Hot 100 over the previous 20 years. 

She has launched six albums, with her self-titled debut album  promoting a powerful 503,000 copies in its first week of launch.

She even grew to become a Guinness World Record holder for Fastest Selling Debut Artist (for a feminine) for her 2002 file.

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