Despite their past collaborative success with records that include “Mesmerize” and “Always On Time,” it’s been quite some time since Ja Rule and Long Island songstress Ashanti have collaborated on a record together. But according to Ashanti, that could soon change thanks to the rapper’s recent release from prison.
While speaking with Ebro and K Foxx of HOT 97, Ashanti shared the details of a recent phone conversation she had with Ja Rule. The singer revealed that he’s in “great spirits” and “super excited” about making new music. She also commented on their possibly being a collab with Ja Rule sometime in the future.
“Yes, I have. I spoke to him the other day and I’m super, super excited for him,” said Ashanti in a video posted on VladTV.com. “He is in great spirits…He has a studio downstairs in the house. That’s where he’s gonna be all the time. He’s super excited about the music…Hopefully, we get it all popping. It’s no denying our chemistry...I mean, he has to focus on his stuff right now. And I gotta focus on mine.”
Additionally, Ashanti offered a few details on her upcoming album, BraveHeart. The album will boast appearances from Meek Mill and French Montana as well as production from Cool & Dre, and will be released through her own label, Written Entertainment.
“I collaborated with a lot of people,” the singer revealed. “I did some stuff with Cool & Dre. I did some stuff with Detail, he’s super dope, just recently. Meek, French…Me and Ja’s gonna Skype. That’s what I’ll do and I’ll play him some records.”
Ashanti’s BraveHeart album will be released on July 30.