Ashanti Opens Up About Being Racially Profiled & Getting Robbed In NYC (Video)

Ashanti Opens Up About Being Racially Profiled & Getting Robbed In NYC (Video)

ashantiAshanti is booked HUNTY! Shan-Shan has a million things going on since dropping her album “Braveheart” this year. She is currently in NYC to film a movie called “Stuck”, which is about 6 strangers that are trapped on a subway train in New York City. On Tuesday, she filmed the video for her hot new single “Early In The Morning” featuring French Montana.

Ashanti sat down with Chris Witherspoon (TheGrios) to talk about her new film “Stuck” and opened up about being racially profiled in New York, a topic that her new film is centered around: Racism in NYC.

“You know what’s the worst thing? If I have a hat on and sweats or glasses and I’m chillin and I go into a store, you may get someone follows and says, ‘oh may I help you?’ When they find out [who I am], they say, ‘oh that’s Ashanti, that’s Ashanti, oh my gosh how are you? Would you like some champagne? How may we help you?”

Ashanti also opened up about a time that she was robbed while on the Subway in NYC:

“I did [ride the subway] one time, and the one time I was with my mom and I had to be 12 or something… and I got mugged,” Ashanti said. “I had on a gold chain, a roped gold chain, and this guy pushed me through the turnstile and snatched the chain off of my neck. I was so mad that I threw a Snapple bottle at him! I was so mad.”

“I had to go to a police station, pick him out in a line-up, and then I found out he had my chain in a napkin and was selling it on the corner.”

Ashanti talks about being offered a lead role in the Aaliyah Biopic but turning it down:

“I think it’s amazing that people want to pay homage and want to remind people and let people know what happened. But you have to be sensitive because this is real life. These people aren’t coming back. They can’t speak for themselves to say whether or not they want this done.”

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