Ashanti says she is finally receiving her flowers for her role in two of Jennifer Lopez‘s hit songs. Ashanti says she was instrumental in the creation of Lopez’s I’m Real and Ain’t it Funny remixed tracks, which featured Ja Rule. The songs were released in 2001 and 2002, respectively.
The controversy surrounding the songs were brought to light again in January 2021 when Ashanti spoke out it during her Verzuz with Keyshia Cole, and many learnt about it for the first time.
In an interview with Metro UK, Ashanti told, "You should always care about credit for what you do regardless of what industry you’re in. It’s really important to give credit."
She added, "Especially nowadays because things are so smoke and mirrors. It’s not that it’s frustrating… the word has been getting out there over the past couple of years, and I’m grateful, so a lot of people know, and they were surprised, but it’s more of a ‘yeah, grateful that you know’."