WATCH: Ashanti talks Murder Inc departure, Nelly breakup, and the struggle of being independent with Hot 97

It hasn’t been an easy road for Ashanti since her glory days of singing alongside Vita, Ja Rule, Charli Baltimore, and Irv Gotti but she has continued to drop numerous singles and videos over the years in efforts to keep her brand alive independently of the Murder Inc umbrella that once guaranteed the songbird a hit…

It’s been kind of tough for her fans to watch her mainstream presence shrink so rapidly following the downfall of the Inc but Ashanti is confident that she will grab another platinum plaque in due time, in new interviews with Hot 97 and The Breakfast Club she opens up about the struggles of now being an independent artist as also details her fallout with Irv Gotti and how it has effected her career…