Irv Gotti says he was ❝in love❞ with Ashanti

Irv Gotti's infatuation with Ashanti has reached new heights. In a clip from his and Ja Rule’s upcoming 'Drink Champs' episode, Gotti revealed he learned about Ashanti and Nelly’s relationship from watching a basketball game on TV... while he was “in love” with the singer. Ashanti and Nelly went public in 2003 after hitting it off at a press conference for the 45th Annual Grammy Awards. They were in a relationship for roughly a decade before calling it quits in 2013. In the past, Gotti claims they had a fling shortly after he signed her to his Murder Inc label. This is so disrespectful to his then wife Deb Lorenzo. Separated or not, he was still married to her and they had kids together.