R&B princess Ashanti has reacted to the news that she will be receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
“Wow… I’m speechless. Super humbled and super honored. I still can’t believe it. I’ve been inducted into the Hollywood walk of fame class of 2022!!!” she captioned a video shared to her Instagram.
“The Panel did an amazing job choosing these very talented people. We can’t wait to see each honoree’s reaction as they realize that they are becoming a part of Hollywood’s history with the unveiling of their star on the world’s most famous walkway!” Chair and Walk of Famer Ellen K said in a statement.
“I’m actually getting a Star on the Hollywood walk of Fame!!!! 😆Thank you guys so much for all of the love and continued support throughout the years. Thank you to my amazing team this wouldn’t be possible without all of you. Thank you to The Hollywood walk of Fame!!! God is amazing… and his timing is impeccable. Thank you!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations to all of the inductees!!!! ❤️”
Regina King and Tessa Thompson will also receive a star in the category of motion pictures.
This week, it was announced that Ashanti would headline the Long Island Music Festival at the Long Island Community Hospital Amphitheater at Bald Hill in Farmingville on Sept. 11.
New York rappers Ja Rule and Fabolous will also be performing.
Earlier this year, Ashanti went head to head with Keyshia Cole in a Verzuz battle.
“I’m super humbled to have my catalog and I’m grateful to see so many different requests from fans. I’ve seen a lot of requests for “Foolish,” Rock With You” and “Baby.” I listened to a lot of my music and it brought back memories of touring worldwide. I also listened to a lot of Keyshia Cole’s music to catch a vibe and get into that celebratory mood,” she told The Source after the live battle.