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Ashanti claims producer demanded $45K after she refused to shower with him

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Ashanti claims producer demanded $45K after she refused to shower with him

Singer Ashanti is sharing her story with the growing number of women who have spoken up about sexual harassment in the wake of #MeToo.

According to Essence, in a recent interview, the singer alleged that a disgruntled producer demanded $45,000 to work on her album only after she refused to shower with him.

READ MORE: Kimora Lee Simmons stands by her ex-husband amid sexual assault claims

“I’ve come across a situation where there was a certain producer that, you know, he had his little crush or whatever, but it wasn’t anything new, you know? And once I said ‘no,’ all of a sudden the track became $45K,” she shared on SiriusXM’s Conversations with Maria Menounos.

Although she didn’t share the producers name, she did elaborate on what he asked her to do. “It’s funny because he said something like, ‘Well just take a shower with me and let me do this.'”

When her family members stepped in and confronted the man in question about his behavior, the 37-year-old songstress ultimately received an apology.

READ MORE: A TV series about the #MeToo movement is coming to PBS

“The way that apology came in, I actually got three records for free! And I got two of them mixed and mastered for free also.”

While Ashanti’s story may have ended with minimal damage done to her psyche or career, popular acts like Cardi B have pointed out that when it comes to women in hip-hop, the #MeToo movement is still dragging its feet and not quite as vocal as Hollywood.

READ MORE: Cardi B: Hip-hop isn’t taking #MeToo seriously

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