Irv Gotti was at the top of the game in the early 2000s. Murda Inc. had the game on lock with numerous platinum records and Ja Rule and Ashanti topping the charts but as the saying goes, you shouldn’t sh*t where you eat. On a recent episode of Growing Up Hip-Hop, Irv Gotti revealed some news that not many may have known — he and Ashanti had ual relationship after his separation with his wife.
Now, Wendy Williams brought Irv Gotti onto her show to do what she does best: get messy. Now, Wendy’s an OG in the media world and even back then, she had a feeling that either Ja Rule or Irv Gotti were having some sort of relationship with Ashanti. She confronted Gotti back then but now, she finally had more proof than just “pheromones” that Gotti and Ashanti were sleeping together. What she seemingly had wrong was that their alleged extramarital affair caused the music exec’s separation from his estranged wife.
“With me and Deb separated, she caught me cheating,” he said before Wendy interrupted him to ask if he was caught cheating with Ashanti. “No, Ashanti is not a homewrecker, guys. Ashanti had nothing to do with me and Deb.”
He explained that he was in Baltimore filming Ja Rule’s “I Cry” video when his estranged wife pulled up to the hotel he was at unannounced and caught him in the act in his room. However, Gotti made it clear that this was before Ashanti was in the picture.