Fresh off her appearance on VERZUZ with Keyshia Cole, Ashanti is striking while the iron is hot with a new single “2:35 (I Want You).” The track is very reminiscent of her past bedroom ballads, showing that the singer still has plenty of magic left in her mic.
Over a percolating groove of bass, finger snaps and keys, Ashanti makes it known her body has some needs that need to be met. It’s “2:35” am and the love below has started talking to Ms. Douglas, so she’s making a late night distress call to her boo. And she’s getting a little explicit, offering to “get on her knees like a blessing.” We’re just going to say a prayer and hope she gets her own blessing.
Besides her VERZUZ battle, Ashanti has been getting a lot of flowers lately. She was featured on DaBaby’s “Nasty” with Megan Thee Stallion and co-starred in Joyner Lucas’ video for “Fall Slowly.” And we can’t forget her showing off her body-ody-ody in her song “Pretty Little Thing,” a collaboration with the online fashion boutique of the same name, which had everybody and they daddy trying to get a glimpse, if not a piece of the R&B icon.