VIDEO: 15 Years Ago, Beyonce Vs Ashanti Was An Actual Thing

No question, Beyonce is an icon today, but 15 years ago, many music critics didn’t see it. To them, Beyonce was competing with other singers for solo success, with her main competition being Ashanti, Murder Inc’s premier singer.

Beyonce Is No Ashanti

A New York Times writer, Kelefa Sanneh went as far as to say Bey wasn’t in the same class as Ashanti. 

My how things done changed. 

Though Ashanti and Ja Rule have recently confirmed a duet album, like we’re back in 2003, the Shadow League took a moment to compare one of the more sided rivalries in modern RnB history. 

Erin Ashey Simon is a writer, producer, host and contributor for The Shadow League. Host of Cheddar Esports and Grass Routes Podcast, a former college athlete who passes the time playing flag football. Simon has previous work experience at Cycle Media, REVOLT TV, The Wall Street Journal, and more. Originally from New Jersey, Simon graduated from the University of Kentucky.