Rumors of rap veteran Nelly and R&B singer Ashanti rekindling their relationship had been circulating for several months though they had initially not opened up about it. However, in a recent interview with Love and Hip Hop’s Rasheeda and Kirk Frost on her Boss Moves with Rasheeda podcast, Nelly confirmed he and the 42-year-old singer are an item again, per PEOPLE.
“We cool again,” the 48-year-old told the host. “I think it surprised both of us.” The Ride Wit Me rapper also said “It wasn’t anything that was planned.” Nelly and the Foolish singer have reportedly been linked as a couple over the years – though they haven’t opened up about that.
“We both were pretty much doing what we do,” Nelly said. “But sometimes being separate, you understand one another more. You could be like, ‘Well yo, let me exactly see maybe what they see.’ We all can be defensive sometimes in our own relationships. We know we wrong but we going to stand on it, you know what I mean? But we all a victim to that.”
Asked if the rekindling of their relationship feels great at this point in time, Nelly said yes. “I mean, because it’s no pressure,” he said. “Before I felt like both of us are doing what we’re doing before career-wise, And when you got so many people in the middle of it, it can be tough.”
Ashanti also showed love to her beau at Tuesday’s MTV VMAs as she was spotted holding a bag that had a photo print of her and Nelly. “We’re in a great space, everything is positive, we’re having a lot of fun,” she told PEOPLE.