Ashanti doubles songwriting credits for Jennifer Lopez
Ashanti has been a force in the R&B industry since the 90s. During Ashanti’s time on the scene, Jennifer Lopez aka JLo was simultaneously making a name for herself in the industry as a bold and beautiful new talent. His contributions to the world of R&B would also influence hip-hop culture, from famous collaborations with Murda Inc to his first solo album which features hits such as Foolish, Baby, Happy, and more.
While JLo has created success in her career, many fans of both sometimes don’t know that Ashanti has contributed singles such as “I’m Real” and “Aint it Funny.”
In an interview with Metro UK, Ashanti, who just received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, explained the sentiment behind the recognition of her writing credits.
“You always have to care about credit for what you do, no matter what industry you’re in, it’s really important to give credit,” she said. “Especially these days because things are so much smoke and mirrors. It’s not that it’s frustrating…the word has been out over the past couple of years and I’m grateful a lot of people know that and they were surprised, but it’s more of a “yeah, thankful you know that”.
“It’s weird because obviously you get frustrated with not getting credit or not being properly labeled, but it turns into something you’re admired for,” she continued.
Along with receiving her props for her early contributions, in an interview with The Breakfast Club in 2021, the singer revealed that she would be re-recording all the songs from her self-titled debut album so she could own the master and the rights. to his music before his 20th birthday.