On Tuesday (Nov. 16), Angie Martinez posted a clip from her recent interview with the “Foolish” singer where she spoke about the importance of owning her own music. Irv took to Instagram to clarify what was going on. “Just for super clarity. I own all those great Ashanti Albums Angie,” he commented under Martinez’s post. “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 fuck me out of my Masters.”
Ashanti to re-record her debut album
Irv then wrote that Ashanti is hoping her “loyal fans” listen to her re-recorded LP instead of the original that he owns the masters to.
He also said the situation was “fucked up,” but he wants to hear what her versions will sound like to see if it “matches the magic we made.”