Irv Gotti is spilling his own tea.
Irv appeared on N.O.R.E.'s Drink Champs and spoke about the time Ashanti and Nelly dated. According to Irv, he was in love with Ashanti when he found out she was with Nelly. The Jasmine Brand points out the Murder I.N.C. C.E.O. was married to his first wife, Debbie Lorenzo, at the time of his reference.
Irv said, "I can get past you wanting to be with Nelly." N.O.R.E. insinuated that he was hurt. Irv replied, "At the time it happens, any man….is hurt. The chick you, f*cking are in love with, is with this n*gga. You wanna know how I found out?" He continued,
"Listen to this, it was God wanted me to find out….I was at home. N.B.A. package, I like watching sports. 'Oh my God what's this commotion going on in stadium?! We just found out what the commotion is. Nelly has walked in with Ashanti'."
Take a look at the clip:
Social media chimed in. One online user said, "Damn, Ashanti did Irv Gotti dirty stepping out with Nelly..Good thing he had his wife's shoulder to cry on." Another person commented, "Irv Gotti really sounded like he felt betrayed by Ashanti. A married n*gg feeling salty that his single 'girlfriend' was stepping out with a single man. He was watching the game with his wife, distraught seeing her & Nelly."
Ashanti hasn't publicly spoken on the matter.