Ashanti to Join ‘Army Wives’


It’s been years since we got a full length album from Ashanti, but the R&B songstress has managed to stay busy with forays into film and television. From Coach Carter to Resident Evil, Ashanti has navigated the oft-difficult road from singer to actress.

In 2013, along with Torrey Devitto (One Tree Hill and Vampire Diaries) and Broadway’s Elle McLemore (At The Top of the Pyramid and The Middle), Ashanti will report to duty on season 7 of Lifetime’s Army Wives, a long-running drama that confronts the lives and challenges of military wives.

Murder Inc.’s former first lady will play Latasha Durant, a feisty mother of three who keeps her husband in check. And with one of her sons suffering from cystic fibrosis, viewers are sure to encounter tearjerker moments.

But does this amazing opportunity mean we have to wait longer for a new album? Vixens weigh in! How do you feel about Ashanti’s new gig? - Nicole Brown