Social media users are speculating that Ashanti may be expecting after the singer popped out for a recent performance with her boo, Nelly.
Ashanti & Nelly Pop Out For “Black And White Ball”
According to The St. Louis American, Nelly’s ‘Black and White’ Ball returned to St. Louis, Missouri, for its 11th commencement on Sunday, December 3.
Nelly attended the event with Ashanti on his arm. Additionally, the pair were joined by singer Monica, rapper Bow Wow and others.
KSDK reports that the event returned to the city after a 7-year hiatus. Additionally, proceeds from the evening are expected to be given to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and cover scholarships for Harris Stowe State University students.
“Small thing for us but a big thing for the kids, and any time you have that type of scenario, you gotta go with it,” Nelly reportedly explained at the event, per KSDK.
Take a look as Nelly discusses the charity efforts with the outlet below.
Social Media Users Speculate The Singer Is Expecting
Ashanti and Nelly took to the stage during the evening as the singer performed her and Ja Rule’s 2022 hit single, “Mesmerize.” Footage from the event shows Nelly lip-synching Ja Rule’s adlibs on the track.
In a separate clip, Ashanti and Nelly fondle her stomach as the MC instructs the crowd to yell, “Seal the deal!”
Nelly and Ashanti continue to place their hands on her stomach as Nelly’s jaw drops in amusement. Then, Ashanti playfully slaps Nelly’s hand away.
Social media users entered The Shade Room’s comment section to share their reactions. Additionally, Many speculated that Ashanti is expecting her and Nelly’s first child together.
Instagram user @simply_amazeng wrote.
“She gotta be pregnant, otherwise both them touching her stomach like that is weird lol”
Meanwhile, Instagram user @socialnatrosha referred to the MC.
“Unc can’t hold water 😂 Congratulations to them both!!”
Instagram user @msdamn wrote.
“Ashanti said sometime last year she was ready to get married & have kids, then a few months later her & Nelly popped back up together! Congrats, if it’s true!!”
While Instagram user @thesequinsqueen firmly stated.
“SHE HAVING THAT MANS BABY.. HE WAS TOO HYPE AND AINT NOBODY JUST RANDOMLY TOUCHING STOMACHS 😂😂HAPPY GOT THEM THO..”
Instagram user @dominiquechinn remarked.
“Both touching the stomach said everything!!! We got the message. Happy for them!! ❤️”
The Pair Recently Cashed Out On Each Other’s Birthdays
As The Shade Room previously reported, Nelly confirmed his rekindled romance with Ashanti while speaking with Rasheeda Frost in September. PopSugar reports that the pair initially began dating on and off in 2003 and split in 2013.
Ashanti publicized their reunion shortly after by rocking a throwback photo of her and Nelly at the MTV Video Music Awards.
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In October, Nelly iced Ashanti out with a necklace and watch — each reported to be worth over $100,000 — for her 43rd birthday.
Weeks later, Ashanti returned the favor by gifting Nelly a brand new old-school whip, per The Shade Room.