Nelly and Ashanti have done it again, sparking dating rumors after fans took notice of their matching chains.
In a side-by-side photo shared on social media, the former flames can be seen donning what appears to be matching iced-out Cuban link chains around their necks.
The chain is eerily similar to the one the “Country Grammar” rapper has been wearing during recent appearances such as at the 65th Grammy Awards earlier in February.
Ashanti caught wearing Nelly’s chain 👀 pic.twitter.com/IjPZQ3dkZv
— Daily Loud (@DailyLoud) February 24, 2023
“Okay I’ve seen enough he is laying it down on her. Or they dating,” commented one fan on Twitter, insinuating they were convinced the two were back together. “I’m so here for this!!!” added another user, excited about a potential reconciliation.
Others, meanwhile, were in disbelief and questioned the former duo’s true motivations. “Y’all acting like that’s not the most common chain ever,” one user tweeted. “Money running low so they are looking for clout!!”
In December, the former couple hit the stage as part of Power 98.3 and Power 96.1‘s “Under The Mistletoe” concert series in Glendale, Arizona. Footage later surfaced showing Ashanti grinding on Nelly while performing their 2008 collaboration “Body On Me”, which quickly went viral as fans flocked to social media to call for the Hip Hop and R&B stars to get back together.
“Yo Nelly #ILoveIt,” Lil Mama commented on a post shared via The Shade Room, while singer Syleena Johnson added: “I like them they should get back together.”
“I mean, there’s Ben & Jen.. can we get a Nelly & Ashanti reboot pleaseeee,” another fan wrote on Twitter, referencing Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck reconnecting after two decades in 2021.
Of course, some fans threw shade at Irv Gotti in the process as they suspected the Murder Inc. boss — who dredged up his alleged affair with Ashanti last year — wasn’t too fond of the clip.
“That clip with Ashanti and Nelly is gonna have Irv Gotti fighting and screaming in his sleep,” one Twitter user joked.
Meanwhile, during an appearance on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen the week following their steamy performance, Ashanti did not confirm or deny whether they had rekindled their romance.
“I saw a lot of comments,” she said. “My reaction was wow. It was a lot of comments and a lot of people wanting that.”
“I’ll tell you this, “We’re in a better place ’cause before it was like…” she added while playfully making a punching motion. “But you know, we’re cool now. We had some conversations, you know, so it was cool.”