Bad Ashanti

I know I don't have to tell you this because you already know, but Ashanti released a new album, The Declaration. The music video for her first single features Ashanti murdering an unfaithful lover. That's all well and good.

The surprisingly dark and gory viral video promoting the music video isn't.

You'd think someone would give Ashanti's people a heads up regarding all the murders in Ward 5 lately before releasing a video where people are being brutally stabbed Manson style in Washington, DC and having "Black Children Will Die" (!!!) written in blood on a bathroom wall.

The video can be found on Ashanti's record label's website. I'm loathe to link to them, so here's the video (and a hat tip) to Jezebel.

If you find the record label's site, this shows up after the offensive video is finished.

If you can't read it, it's a form that lets you e-murder a friend with your choice of weapon. You can even upload pictures to really bloody them up.

Keep it classy, Ashanti.

UPDATE: Thanks to Terri for sending me this:


  1. Real Lambchop of Alabama Ave SEJune 11, 2008

    It is common knowledge in the black community that mainstream and popular r&b music has not been any good quality for the past 20-25 years.

    So why should 2008 be any different.

    This latest controversy is nothing more than gimmicks and marketing schemes in an attempt at achieving record sales.

    Very weak attempt at that.

  2. AnonymousJune 11, 2008

    I believe the phrase is "Stay Classy"

  3. Come on, Russ. Is this "Why I Hate DC" or "Why I Hate Destiny's Child?"

  4. What the fuck does Ashanti have to do with this dump? Rusty, get your neck in order, before I wreck it.

  5. The murders in the video, along with the Black Children Will Die message, all take place in DC.

  6. Ed's NeutronsJune 11, 2008

    That's a fucking stretch Ruster. The Godfather had a seen in DC, so is that next topic for this douche-log?

    Check yo self

  7. ashanti lost a lost of weight, no?

  8. AnonymousJune 12, 2008

    Rusty is a douche and everyone knows it! WTG

  9. AnonymousJune 12, 2008

    LMAO...the pic of the website has text at the bottom stating..."the district of columbia state police" somebody please tell her dumb ass DC isnt a state.

  10. If Rusty is a douche does that make Annon a rival turd sandwich?

  11. HahahahahahahahahahahahahaJune 13, 2008


  12. Ashanti's the worst; she used to be a poster child for what I liked to call "low self esteem R&B". I swear, one of her songs was like "And I love him but he beats me, and I'll never ever leave him..."

  13. AnonymousJune 28, 2008