Ashanti Dishes on ‘Someone Special’ and Making Her Dad Cry with Arsenio Hall [Video]

With her nearly 10 year relationship officially a thing of the past, Ashanti is more open than ever about her personal life. The “Foolish” singer took her talents to Arsenio for a holiday performance and chat about Nelly, her new love and buying Christmas presents.

“Obviously going through things like that on a small scale is kind of hard to deal with. But when your whole life is exposed for people to kind of assume what happened and he did this and she did that,” says the TV host of her public breakup.  “And then you’re not really confirming or denying anything, it is a lot to deal with. But it makes for a great record.”

When asked if she’s seeing someone new, the private celebrity says the only special thing in her life is her new album Braveheart. You really didn’t expect her to say more than that, did you? However, she was more forthcoming when talking about family and the holidays. She recalled past Christmases, including one where she surprised both of her parents with cars.

“We did it all dramatic, there was big red bows on the cars and I kind of hit the doors at one time and they came up and people were driving the cars in. It’s the first time I really saw my dad cry like…cry cry.”

Check out the interview above and her “Let It Snow” rendition below.