Ashanti is the latest celebrity that is opening up about her own #MeToo experience. During a recent interview, the 37-year-old singer admits that she once had a jaw-dropping experience with a music producer. She recalls:
“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 $45K.”
“It’s funny because he said something like, ‘Well just take a shower with me and let me do this’.”
Ashanti says that her ‘scary’ big brothers intervened addressing the situation with the producer. She says the producer later apologized.
“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.”
The “Happy” singer said some women aren’t so lucky and that is why the #MeToo movement is important, so that no more women have to feel pressured into doing anything just to make it.