Singer Ashanti is the latest to share her horror story in the era of #Metoo. During an appearance on the Maria Menounos’ Sirius XM show, “Conversations With Maria Menounos,” Ashanti told a story about a nightmare producer she once worked with.
“I’ve come across a situation where there was a certain producer that, you know, he had his little crush or whatever, but it wasn’t anything new, you know? And once I said ‘NO’, all of a sudden the track became $45,000…
It’s funny because he said something like, “Well just take a shower with me and let me do this.” Of course Ashanti was smart enough to definitively turn down the inappropriate offer down.
Ashanti luckily had some help in the form of her “older brothers”, who had a no doubt serious discussion with the producer. “The way that apology came in, I actually got three records for free! And I got two of them mixed and mastered for free also”
Not every woman has the backing that Ashanti does but her experience is yet another in a laundry list of powerful men abusing their authority. By exposing this behavior it may help other females have the confidence to to be firm in exposing other creeps in the industry.