Irv Gotti took to the streets of social media on Tuesday and claimed Ashanti is trying to “f**k him out of his masters” by re-recording her self-titled debut album.
Ashanti recently stopped by Power 105.1 to chat with Angie Martinez and during their convo, the Grammy Award-winning singer spoke the about the important of owning your masters.
She went on to explain how it will benefit her business-wise and financially to re-record her debut album.
It didn’t take long before Irv Gotti popped up in the comment section under the video to get a few things off of his chest.
Irv views Ashanti’s plans as a way to undermine the magic he takes credit for creating with her debut album.
@angiemartinez just for super clarity. I own all those great Ashanti Albums Angie. I own the Masters. And I Produced all those great Ashanti Albums. So I also own a good portion of the Publishing.
What she is trying to do is re record all those great records. And put them out on her label. She can do this under the COVER laws. But she is basically trying to f**k me out of my Masters. And make people decide which album to listen too or stream. Hoping her loyal fans will choose her version.
But hey. I stand on the Magic that was created. And I wanna see her duplicate that Magic. It’s f**ked up really. But such is life.
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Fans have already taken to social media to weigh in on the situation.
Read a few tweets below.
With all due respect, Irv Gotti has been cashing checks off of Ashanti’s work for nearly two decades.