"(2/24/03, 1 p.m. ET) — Ashanti was joined onstage at the Grammys by her younger sister and a group of children who sang along as she performed "Dreams."
Backstage, Ashanti said of the performance: "Oh, it was a wonderful feeling," Ashanti said. "A lot of people don't know that some of the children on the stage were, like, terminally ill. Some of them, their parents died in 9/11, so it was a wonderful experience just to have those kids there kind of living out their dreams."
Right. I'm sure they would've been a lot happier if they were living out their dream onstage with a decent performer. When will the world come to its senses and realize that Ashanti just isn't the "Queen of Soul?" I'm sorry, but Ashanti just sucks so much ass that it makes me want to cry. Sure, I liked her when I heard her singing the hook for "Always on Time" by Ja Rule, and maybe even on "What's Luv" with Fat Joe, but when she tried to make it on her own--and oddly enough, she did make it--I was flabbergasted. Who ever hears anything of those lovely ladies with the thin glassy voices singing hooks for rappers ever trying to cut a solo record? No one does, because they DON'T. They're just as disposable as a b-boy in a Missy Elliot video. She pulls them off the streets. There's plenty of them. They won't be missed.
It makes me kind of sad to contemplate what kind of lasting power Ashanti will have when the Grammy fuss blows over and hip-hop producers discover some new pretty face to use on their tracks.
But I guess you do have to give her a little credit for looking so hot in that dress.