Ashanti Chats About Dating and Why She Keeps Love Life Private

The singer says relationships are a distraction to her career.

Posted: 11/22/2013 12:06 PM EST
Ashanti

Ashanti is super hush-hush when it comes to her love life and in a recent appearance on Bethenny Frankel's talk show, the singer was still mum when it came to her rumored relationship with rapper Nelly. So instead of asking straight out for a confirmation, Frankel asked her why she was so secretive about her dating situation.

"I think for me personally there are certain things that you want to keep to yourself, you give little hints here and there and whatever, but being in the public eye you get judged on everything you do so you kind of have to have a little bit to yourself and when you feel comfortable you let little things out as they come out."

She also said she's a happy single and loves that it allows her the freedom to focus on her career and making music. She even went so far as to call relationships a distraction to the goals she's trying to accomplish.

"It's a distraction," Ashanti said. "It's kind of a distraction because it's like, 'Where are you? What time are you coming home?' You know what I mean?"


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