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Ashanti: I'm Not Slamming Nelly in My Video

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Is sexy songstress Ashanti’s new video for her song “Way That I Love You” a kiss-off to rumored boyfriend Nelly? After all, in the video, a knife-wielding Ashanti gets sweet revenge on a cheating ex.

Ashanti says, “It’s not!” She explains, “I wrote that record last summer … The song is just about real life. It’s for every woman who has gone through it.”

But that doesn’t mean the songbird hasn’t experienced the heartache of a good relationship gone bad due to infidelity. “Definitely,” says Ashanti, who turns to Mary J. Blige’s “Not Gonna Cry” to help her through breakups. “It’s a rude awakening when you get used to being happy, but it’s a part of life. I didn’t kill the person!”

Some of the song’s lyrics do ring true, though. “Of course I’ve snooped! Before [sidekicks] came out, I was snooping through regular cell phones, Skytel, everything! Whatever he had out, I was all in it!”

And as for the current status of her relationship with Nelly? “We’re really, really good friends.”