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We knew it was you the whole time , girl.

Ashanti has always had a special place in our hearts. Ever since “Foolish,” the Glen Cove songstress/producer has managed to stay & prosper in the music game. Now with her new album BraveHeart out in stores, she has proven once again that she is here to stay.

The “I Got It” star recently talked to No Judgement Zone‘s BlogXilla about her latest project, as well as the single “I’m Real,” released by Jennifer Lopez back in 2001.

“It was bitter sweet, because I was really excited because it was J. Lo, you know what I mean? But I was so mad at Irv, cause I was like ‘You know I wanted that record!'”

Turns out Ashanti was the voice behind the track this entire time. Apparently she had demo’ed the record for Miss. Lopez, & they (Murder Inc) ultimately used her voice for the hook, backgrounds & adlibs.

Ashanti had a lot more to say in this interview, including what life was like behind closed doors with ex-hubby, rapper Nelly. See what she had to say about their relationship, Beyonce, Murder Inc & more in the above clip.

-Kairi C. (@_findingforever)