Hip-hop Princess Ashanti doesn’t play about her kin.
On a clip from an episode of Red Table Talk Ashanti’s sister, Kenashia Douglas, 33 opens up about being in an abusive relationship. Alongside Kenashia was her sister Ashanti, 42, and their mother, Tina Douglas.
In the clip, Ashanti talks about her not liking the man Kenashia was with. The “Foolish” singer said, “I don’t know about when it started. Ironically, I was on the phone with you. It was gut-wrenching. It had been something that was going on and you don’t know how to deal with it.” Ashanti added, “We have to respect whatever her decisions are.”
Ashanti also said, “I’m big sis and I’m like, ‘Well I don’t like him and I don’t think y’all should be together. Both of y’all are toxic.’ I used to say to them all the time, ‘You guys being together is like you’re each drinking bleach. It’s toxic.'”
The singer spoke about a time when she pulled up by herself with a baseball bat and vaseline to protect Kenashia. Take a look:
Last month, Ashanti wrote a heartfelt message to her sister in honor of domestic violence awareness month. She also shared graphic photos of Kenashia’s bruised up face. Ashanti said,
“It is Domestic Violence Awareness month. Words will never be able to express the amount of pain, fury and disgust I feel reliving these moments… but at the same time I am so proud of how strong, courageous, resilient and unbreakable you are.” She continues,
“My sister is a warrior! I love you deep and infinitely. Thank you for being so brave and bringing awareness to this evil, vile and sad behavior that so many women face every day. You did it! You won!” Ashanti ended with,
“Some women feel so scared that they have no way out… by sharing your story you bring hope, strength & continue to raise awareness for Domestic Violence. God continues to bless you every day as you grow, prosper… and walk in your purpose…your heart, mind and conscience are clear…you will get back EVERYTHING YOU DESERVE!!!”
The full Red Table Talk ep. is available on Facebook Watch.