While attending high school, she began to write songs.
As a teenager, she performed in a local talent show and at the Soul Cafe, China Club, Madison Square Garden, Caroline's Comedy Club, and Greek Fest 2000.
She also performed at the 1994 Caribbean Awards and dancing with Judith Jamison of the Alvin Ailey Dance Company.
Ashanti also performed in the 1989 Disney television film Polly alongside stars Keshia Knight Pulliam, Jomecia Moore and Phylicia Rashad.
Louis rapper Nelly and his boo Shantel Jackson have been keeping their relationship out of drama lately after getting off to somewhat of a messy start last year….is Mr.