NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 28: Irv Gotti attends the 2022 MTV VMAs at Prudential Center on August 28, 2022 in Newark, New Jersey.

Irv Gotti is in the hot seat once again. This time however he is explaining why he consistently chooses to retell stories of him and Ashanti’s rumored relationship, which took place two decades ago. The Shade Room caught up with the producer on the red carpet of the MTV VMAs when he was asked why he kept bringing up Ashanti. “That’s why,” he replied when the reporter asked. “You keep asking me. Did I bring Ashanti up? You did it. Here’s what I’m going to say: I wish Ashanti nothing but the best. I’m not hooked on her, like, ‘I can’t get over her.’ It’s none of that s—. I got paid to do a documentary on my life and on Murder Inc. If I didn’t talk about Ashanti, you’d be like, ‘What type of bulls— is this?’ She’s too important to Murder Inc. and his life.”

Irv then stepped into the comment section of the post and elaborated on his points, writing, “Please believe. It’s gonna be NO COMMENT from here on in. But I felt like at least trying to make y’all understand. Moving forward. it will be limited interviews and no comments. I tell the truth cause I want the people to know the real. But honestly. Y’all don’t give a f— about the truth. Y’all gonna say and do whatever y’all want. So why keep giving y’all the real? It’s better to be like everyone else. Lie to y’all. Alter the truth. Or don’t say s— to y’all and keep you in the dark. Hahahha. I got slandered for telling y’all the absolute truth. Lol.”

Of course, fans had their say on Twitter, with many noting the 10 year age difference between the two. Take a look at some of the reponses to Irv retelling the story of the first time he kissed Ashanti:

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