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R&B singer Ashanti has revealed that she has tested positive for COVID-19.
Ashanti announced the news on Instagram.
“Hey y’all I can’t believe I’m saying this but I tested positive for COVID-19. I’m ok and not in any pain. I’m actually down to do the verzuz from my house… we’re trying to figure it all out!!!” the singer posted.
Ashanti was scheduled to face off against Keyshia Cole in an online Verzuz battle. The battle was postponed just hours before kickoff.
Later, Ashanti spoke to fans, informing them that she caught the virus from hugging a family member.
“To be very, very, very clear: Yes I’ve been traveling, yes I went to Nairobi, I had an amazing time. No I did not get Covid from traveling, no I did not get Covid from being in Africa….Everyone that I went on a trip with has tested [negative]. They went from country to country, they went to Uganda so they have to continue to get tested. No one tested positive, I did not get it from travelling,” she explained.
The singer continued: “I actually got it from a family member when I came home. I came home and I hugged a family member who ended up being positive. I didn’t know he was positive, he didn’t know he was positive so when he went to get tested, I was like, ‘Oh, f*ck’.”
Cole hopped on the livestream and offered up some much-needed love to the “Rain On Me” singer:
“I told you last night I want to give you a hug, I want to love on you. I want to sing your songs in front of you, I want you to be there and do the same….I want you to enjoy your flowers… and I want us to be united as one, there’s too much separation and division in this business as women,” she said.
We wish Ashanti a speedy recovery.