Technical Difficulties Do Not Deter Ashanti At L.A. Pride!
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA –
“…As the night began to end, Ashanti was last up to close out the Park Stage. A true R&B legend, Ashanti released her debut album in 2002 and ever since then her classics like “Foolish” and “Rock Wit U” can frequently be heard in hip hop clubs around the world.
After a bit of a delay, Ashanti slowly walked on stage wearing a tremendously elaborate feathered body piece, making her appear almost like a peacock. After removing the body piece to display a green beaded outfit, she began to dance into her music.
Ashanti’s voice sounds no different than it did years ago and she ensured that the audience got a performance that was worth their while. After a few songs, the lights dimmed and turned red, creating an ominous mood. With standalone stripper poles on both sides of the stage, dancers began to climb them. Ashanti reappeared wearing a mask. Later on, she explained that there should have been video visuals throughout the performance but someone poured water on her creative director’s laptop, causing them to lose the footage. Despite that mishap, Ashanti still managed to put on a flawless and well thought-out performance. I hope that Ashanti can once again top the charts with a new single because she certainly still has the drive and talent as she did 17 years ago…”