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Ashanti Responds To Nelly Going Off On Social Media After She Got Petty And Posted A Video With His Dad — Video

Nelly fans know that he recently decided to cut his father off financially after viewing an Instagram video of his dad hanging with his ex-girlfriend, Ashanti, backstage after her concert.

Ashanti talked to paparazzi as she made her way through LAX on Thursday, responding to finding out about her social media post led to Nelly severing ties with his father.

TMZ asked if the r&b singer saw Nelly publicly cut off his father and she replied, "Oh man." The pap stated that people believe it was over the photo she posted and she replied, "I hope not."

Ashanti was asked if she cared and she replied, "I'm all about family sticking together and positivity and love."

Watch her response, below:


Last Sunday, Nelly went off on his father, Cornell Haynes Sr., after viewing an Instagram video posted by his ex-girlfriend, Ashanti. Nelly blasted his father and claimed he was cutting him off financially.

Ashanti had shared a video to her Instagram story that showed herself backstage at her show in St. Louis with Nelly's father. 

#PressPlay: Oop!! Looks like #Nelly went off on his dad hours after #Ashanti posted a video with him on her IG Stories 👀👀👀 (See earlier post)


One of Nelly's followers wrote, "This is just petty and sad. He did not have to do this on social media and you can’t control folks with money. Smh."

Another fan wrote, "Oop. @derrtymo letting everyone know he don’t [expletive] with @ashanti at all 😂🤣😂 so why is his dad! I think Nelly sees this as a betrayal on his dads part. If he does see this as a betrayal, his feelings are understandable."

Nelly was enraged after seeing his father being so friendly with his ex and took to social media to react.

The "Country Grammer" rapper wrote that his dad was an absentee father when he was child. However, he still chose to help his father out as an adult. 


He wrote, "Just because it’s ya DNA DONT MAKE YOU A FATHER..!!! Mine never saw me play sports never taught me anything never saw me graduate and I still took care of him for almost 20 years. He never took care of me for half that..!!!! And till this day he still does whatever he wants even though I pay his bills .. 'WELL USE TO' ..!!! That’s Over as of tonight ..!!!"


Nelly obviously felt betrayed by his father for appearing so friendly with his former girlfriend. 


Ashanti and Nelly were together for 10 years before ending their relationship in December 2012.

The pair remained pretty quiet on their split, but Ashanti hinted at the reason for their break-up during an interview back in 2015.

The "Foolish" singer appeared on "The Meredith Viera Show" and opened up about the end of her relationship with Nelly. She explained trust issues were the main problem.

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Ashanti said, "I think sometimes when people have their own insecurities, it allows them to act out of character."

The host asked her why she found it hard to trust people. 

"I've been betrayed," Ashanti replied. "You have to grow up and accept responsibilities for the things that you do."

She continued, "I'm not a big fan of people being cowards. I think it's really important to know yourself and understand what you want and get it."


As far as Nelly's social media meltdown and cutting off his father... Ashanti has Twitter, Instagram & Facebook. She knew.

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