Irv Gotti has criticized Ashanti for deciding to re-record her debut album.
The Murder Inc. co-founder accused Ashanti of trying to bilk him out of his masters on Tuesday.
Irv Gotti made the claim while commenting on an Instagram clip posted by Angie Martinez, who spoke to Ashanti about why the singer is remaking her self-titled LP.
Earlier this year, Ashanti announced she’s re-recording her first studio LP to own her masters. It’s the same strategy employed by Taylor Swift, who has remade two previously released albums – Fearless and Red – to accomplish the same goal.
Ashanti’s self-titled debut dropped via Island Def Jam and Irv Gotti’s Murder Inc. label in 2002. The LP peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and was certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.