Nelly and Ashanti reunited for a performance of their collaboration “Body on Me” at a show in Oakland over the weekend — see footage below.
On Friday night (August 5), the pair joined the likes of Ja Rule, Ma$e and Lil Jon on the bill for the My 2000s Playlist concert at Oakland Arena.
While it’s not clear whether it was pre-planned, Ashanti — Nelly’s ex-girlfriend — came out during the St. Louis hitmaker’s set to perform their 2008 hit.
Featuring on both Ashanti’s fourth album, The Declaration, and Nelly’s fifth, Brass Knuckles, “Body on Me” also features a guest spot from Akon.
Take a look at the pair’s recent link up below:
Nelly brought out Ashanti in Oakland ?https://t.co/FoC4kxW3kg pic.twitter.com/TwynL5fTWN— HipHopDX (@HipHopDX) August 7, 2022
Elsewhere in his Drink Champs interview, Irv Gotti claimed that the idea for Ashanti‘s 2002 hit “Happy” was conceived right after the pair finished having sex.
In a clip from his and Ja Rule’s chat with N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN, the Murder Inc. founder was asked if his short-lived alleged romantic relationship with Ashanti ever affected business.
“It helped her,” Irv said, before going on to explain how “Happy” came to be. “We just finished sleeping together, or whatever, I’m taking a shower. I’m in the shower, you know, a n-gga be creative after [sex] … I think of the whole track in the shower.”
Gotti said he immediately got out the shower, made a phone call, and headed over to the studio to began work on the track with producer Chink Santana.