Ashanti dating irv gotti
A producer and music executive, he founded Murder Inc Records in 1998 with his brother Chris (born 1967).
A 2003 investigation, including a raid on the Manhattan offices of Murder, Inc., resulted in charges of money laundering being brought against Gotti and his brother Christopher in connection with alleged financial transactions associated with New York City drug kingpin Kenneth "Supreme" Mc Griff.
And my best friends just happened to be Jay-Z, DMX, and Ja Rule, before they had anything.
I’m poor and I grew up in the hood, but I got the love of this music thing.
empire he built around Ja Rule and Ashanti—but then things got difficult. Irv Gotti:  But you know, I had great success with Lloyd.
Now 50′s beefed with a ton of people, but with no “real issues” but with you and Ja he makes it clear that you three could never be friends. Irv Gotti: Unlike other rappers, we’ve had physical altercations with this guy. So, it’s deeper than just words with me and him and Ja and him. Do you think that your association with Supreme has a lot to do with it as well? was “Uh Oh” the secret weapon that you guys were talking about? The conversation I had with Ja wasn’t a Ja Rule conversation; I was explaining to him from the state of the music business that we’re in. They’re patting her big old ass to get up out of here. Do you think working with Vanessa Carlton maybe had any affect on the relationship with Ashanti? Irv Gotti: Nah, me and Ashanti was drifting way apart before Vanessa got here. But it was egos, and there were a few egos in there, but there was one ego that really prevented it. Irv Gotti: There was really one, but I can’t reveal whose ego it was. But when Ja was moving six million worldwide, I revisited it , but it still didn’t happen. She called me last week like “You’re being too hard on your boy. Man Up’.” I told her “Yo, Gayle, I was facing 20-years, what if I went to jail for 20 years, my boys would have to grow up quicker than normal.” That shit is in the back of my head.” She said “Well you didn’t go to jail for 20 years.” She is, like, deeply involved in the show. If you would have talked to me a year ago you would have said “Hey, reality is the play that can get you exposure for your acts and get you hot again in a certain way,” I would have been like “Get the fuck out of here.” [ Joe La Puma is currently the Director of Content Strategy at Complex Media, handling big idea generation and execution along with the social networking of Complex's content. Then you get money, and everyone sees you get money, and you’re this commodity and everyone wants a piece of that. Wendy Williams, did you ever really hear me say that I slept with her? That one I’m going to have to keep with me and don’t share with the public. In the beginning I thought maybe they don’t want to do it because Ja isn’t big enough to do that with them yet. I have a saying that says, “The devil usually wins in the music business.” What I mean by that is when I got in my trial and all of the negativity was coming, it takes strong-minded individuals to be able to stand it and stay through everything. All of the leeches and other people, who had no part of your success, come in and they start filling your head up. thing is bringing you down, you’re bigger than everybody over there.” When really, these are the people that were 90% of the reason you’re successful. Irv Gotti: I have an interesting philosophy with the music business.