Don't get it twisted
It’s not hard to tell the difference between a strip club and a music venue.You can’t even call the line between strippers and musicians performing on stage fine. (You can call the musicians that, but that’s something else entirely.)
There are a few quick and easy ways to tell that you’ve stumbled into a strip club and not a place to see your favorite artists. The poles are typically a giveaway, but if that’s not enough for you, turn around. See a bar? That’s probably a venue. Is there also a buffet? Then it’s definitely a strip club.
If none of that works for you, maybe wait and see the performers on stage. If they whip anything out that isn’t a microphone, you’re in a strip club.
But one fan at an Ashanti concert simply couldn’t handle it. He threw money at the stage throughout the night as if she was working a pole in Tampa. After about the third rain of bills, Ashanti had had enough. She strolled to the edge of the stage and makes the distinction real clear for this particular concertgoer who thought he was a patron.
“I’m gonna need you to stop throwing money,” she said in the middle of a striptease-themed segment of the show. “I’m not a f*cking stripper.”
It’s a good thing that no one has tried that tack with an actual former stripper who now sits atop the Billboard charts because the headlines from that hypothetical might be quite a bit bloodier. Cardi B was a stripper well before her song “Bodak Yellow” took over the airwaves but she’s repeatedly shamed people who try to make her feel bad about her past.
In a recent rant, she trashed anyone who would dare talk down to her because she used to dance, contending that it has nothing to do with her talents on the mic.
“Just because I used to be a stripper does not mean that I’m not talented” she emphasized. “Go listen to my mixtape!”
She also added that everybody had to start somewhere, noting that nobody’s first job is glamorous. She added that the working-class background has made the content of her music better.
“Your f**king favorite rapper used to f**king work at places like McDonald’s” she said. “At least everything that I rap about is real life sh*t.”
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On the Ashanti side of things, the singer recently revealed that we almost lived in a much different world. She told interviewers that she very nearly signed to Bad Boy as a youngun.
“I sat in Puff’s office when I was 13… which is when I met Notorious B.I.G… We almost did a deal but I ended up in a different situation… the next time I saw Puff was after ‘Foolish’ exploded it was hilarious and he gave me the biggest hug!! Always been love,” she wrote on Instagram.
Check out the video up top. What do you think? Why did this guy show up to an Ashanti show with a wad of cash? How drunk do you have to be to throw money at Ashanti? SHARE this article and your thoughts in the comments!