Bad Note

Ashanti Tweet Is Vaguely Homophobic, Definitely Stupid

Homophobia hasn’t really been acceptable since the last time she hit the charts, but it’s apparent that faded R&B singer Ashanti didn’t get the memo.

After asking an innocuous football question on Twitter and being trolled by a user about the…underperforming single released to promote her upcoming album Braveheart, Ashanti lashed out.

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While definitely not as bad as dropping the f-bomb, the tweet definitely suggests that being gay is something bad or to be made fun of.  Of course, being gay is nothing to be ashamed of, but Ashanti should definitely still be ashamed of this.

Tread lightly, as that clip is NSFE (Not Safe For Your Ears).

The Celebrity Cafe capped some disappointed tweets from fans, who were definitely not amused with Ashanti’s behavior.

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Oh Ashanti, hate tweets are definitely not a way to reignite a career that has been struggling with a serious case of Beyonceitis since 2003.

For the few that still care, her next album Braveheart is tentatively scheduled for release in February. But we’re guessing that you, like the rest of America, haven’t cared since mid-2005 at best.

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  • jwrappaport

    A vaguely homophobic R&B singer – hardly shocking. Tempest in a teacup, especially considering the legal waves made by this week’s 9th Circuit decision in the Abbott case.

  • Tackle

    Ignorant, rude , immature and non- classy yes , but not sure if I would agree with it being homophobic. I’m just not sure of the meaning or intent. And for the record, not at all a fan of hers.

  • Black Pegasus

    Have you ever heard her music? Her voice sounds like a damn chipmunk. But this isn’t surprising at all. Black women somehow believe calling another Black man “GAY” is the ultimate ace in the hole. When they have no other way to attack your core, they think the “Gay or F” word will silence you and win the day for them.

    Typical, although not surprising.

  • Grrrowler

    I’m afraid I didn’t care in or before mid-2005 either. Honestly, I’m not even sure who she is. That said, homophobic tweets certainly are a way to revive a dormant career. Without her tweet, she would never have crossed my mind today, and look how much attention she’s getting.

    I know I shall go back to not knowing or caring who she is.

  • KDub

    Maybe he is in the closet. He definitely seemed hostile. Besides, gay people antagonize closeted guys all the time. Is this one of the gay community’s many “we can do it but you can’t” moments?

  • myloginname

    What is an Ashanti?

  • jimbryant

    The must industry in America is full of losers, no-talents and frauds. Most of the female pop performers have no talent at all, and are simply propped up by producers and PR hacks. No wonder the music industry in America is collapsing in terms of sales.

    As for Ashanti, she comes across as your typical moronic black female.

  • bgmindc

    @Black Pegasus: Know what else is unfortunately typical and not surprising? Bitter Uncle Tom queens like you. One black woman did something “vaguely homophobic” and that means ALL black women are on trial? When Phil Robertson, Linda Harvey, NOM, France, Russia, etc. do homophobic stuff, do you collectively judge all white people? Bet you don’t! If you wanna talk about black women you’ve had bad experiences, then just state that. Aside from being untrue, your blanket statements make you seem misogynistic and self-loathing.

  • BrianZ

    @bgmindc: So your retort to a blanket generalization is to make another blanket generalization? Bitter Uncle Tom queen. Is that two insults, or three? Ugly girl, real ugly.

  • Black Pegasus

    @bgmindc: what’s wrong , U mad? LOL take your silly ass to Bossip or MediaFakeOut and defend those beasts there! And then see if they will return the favor by defending your right to suck a phat dick! I doubt they will! Thanks for reading my comment. And stay MAD….lol

  • bgmindc

    I’m a grown ass man, so I don’t need anyone to defend my right to do exactly as I please. You’re the only one looking a mess right now. I’d expect your generalizations from white gays, but being black and making the same types of statements just makes you look incredibly ridiculous. I swear you snow hoes are worst than the KKK. Not mad though. Much luck to you. I’m sure you’ll make some incredibly unlucky white guy miserable one day. :)

  • bgmindc

    @BrianZ: 1) I’m not your girl. 2) It wasn’t a generalization if you read the original comment. 3) You got me on that last part. Bitter Uncle Tom queen is in fact quite redundant. After all, is there any other kind?

  • Christopher

    Good for the public to take the appropriate action and hit her where it hurts…in her pocketbook. This is how you really show these “entertainers” that you really don’t appreciate their intolerance and bigotry. Hopefully her music label takes note.

    I typically wouldn’t respond to such a crass generalization such as the one you gave about a “typical moronic black female, but I have to say that you are guilty of the same thing Ashanti is in judging a large segment of the population. You ask for the respect of others if you don’t respect them first.

  • jimbryant


    You are being politically correct. I’m being specific and reasonable.

    If you read my words with your thinking caps on, you will see that I was not generalizing towards all blacks but being specific about a particular element of black culture.

  • Christopher

    I sincerely doubt that if this were Miley Cyrus or Britney Spears that you would not have referred to them as a “typical moronic white female.” Don’t try to hide behind “reason” and “logic” to justify ignorance and veiled racism. And just what is “black culture” anyway? Never mind, don’t respond to that. I’d rather not see my breakfast once it’s seen acid.

  • BrianZ

    @bgmindc: Oh you do make the mistake of assuming that the ‘girl’ reference was to intend congenial familiarity when I was actually implying that you were behaving like a girl, lashing out at people and generally displaying behavior that most people grow out of quickly after their early teens. Given that you don’t comprehend where “bitter Uncle Tom queens” is a generalization, much less how it illustrates you are part of the race problem, not part of the solution, I would say we’re done here.

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  • that_dude247

    She can’t sing and who cares. Obviously, she was hurt by the dude’s tweet, so she tried to cut deep.
    @bigmindc…what was all that about?

  • DarSco

    Lol, you gotta be kidding? I guess she felt like it was ok to say that, the same way some white singers feel like it’s ok to say n,I,g,g,a. She just said he was in the closet she didn’t call him a f,a,g or worse. Take it e-z gays,I mean guys

  • TheNewEnergyDude

    I don’t know why people even bother to tweet, twit…whatever the f**k is is. Nothing good comes out of it…one of the stupidest inventions ever.

  • spencer87

    I don’t see how this homophobic.A bad comeback? yes ,but I don’t see homophobic…

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