Ashanti is having a productive interaction with people in her DMs. The 41-year-old says it definitely feels like “a party going on” in her Instagram chat box, which is flooded with people trying to reach out to her for potential collaborations.

In an interview with Black America Web, the “Honey Girls” actress opened up about the kind of direct messages she received. Her inbox takes a lot of punishment on a daily basis, and her star power is to blame.

“Baby!… Listen. It’s a sea of blue checks. It’s a sea of not blue checks. Nah, but it’s kinda crazy. It’s definitely a party going on in my DMs.”

“Sometimes it’s late, sometimes it’s a little late and it’s like, ‘Oh my gosh, I can’t believe a year ago!’ Cause I wasn’t a huge DMer. I would every so often, but there are some really important ones that I answered and they turned into records.”


“There was a DM, yeah, like a mutual that put that together, then I got the phone call from Moneybagg and we worked it all out,” the R&B songstress said.

One of the DMs led to a collaboration with Moneybagg Yo and the two worked together to create a remix of Moneybagg’s hit single “Wockesha.” Ashanti says a mutual contact paved the way for her collaboration. Many more could come as well, but she’ll have to be diligent about checking her inbox.

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Manik Aftab

Manik Aftab is a news writer at Ringside News. He has been an avid fan of professional wrestling since 2000. His earliest memories of pro wrestling involved The Rock taking on The McMahon-Helmsley faction in 2000. Outside of his writing responsibilities, Manik is a fan of fiction, thrillers, comics, manga and anime. He’s an occasional journalist and likes to spend his free time watching movies and reading stuff about politics, science, medicine, etc. Manik also enjoys jogs in the park and workouts in the gym.  Manik is also a big of rock bands including Linkin Park, Breaking Benjamin, Metallica, Drowning Pool, Breaking Point, and Skillet. His current favorite wrestler is Kazuchika Okada and his favorite wrestler of all time is The Rock.

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