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Ashanti caught up with Vlad TV and revealed a secret about one of the biggest hits of her career. The vocalist claims that Jay Z was originally supposed to be on her smash single, “Foolish.” Murda Inc head-honcho Irv Gotti changed his on mind on a Hov feature because he didn’t want a “typical RnB record.” Despite “Foolish” being a song anybody can sing verbatim, hip-hop can only think what if Jigga got on the track.
“Before the record was completed, that bridge wasn’t on there. [Irv Gotti] reached out to Jay [Z] to do a verse instead of that bridge. He called him, he sent Jay the record and Jay was like, ‘I’m in.’ He said, ‘I wanna get on the record.’ I don’t know if he came up to office or what, but Irv changed his mind. He was like, ‘You know what? That’s typical. I’m not gonna do the typical R&B record and get the big rapper to co-sign it.’ He said, ‘I’m gonna make her write an ill verse.’ And that’s how that came about.”
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Ashanti: “Before the record was completed, that bridge wasn’t on there, [Irv Gotti] reached out to Jay [Z] to do a verse instead of that bridge.” Can you imagine Hov on “Foolish”?