Nov 28 2008
Ashanti at the 2008 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Ashanti “Shine” @ Thanksgiving Day Parade + Special Orange Chicken

Ashanti was at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. During the interview segment Ashanti was asked what she was thankful for and the interviewer kind of hinted that her career was one of those things. It was funny watching Ashanti answer, because as she was talking you could see the wheels turning. In the back of her mind she was thinking, ‘My album went wood for the fourth-fifth time.. I’m ‘thankful’ for this career with conditions.’

Ashanti sang “Shine” a song off Declaration. Few would know that (see above).

Ashanti “Shine” - Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Once that was over, Ashanti hit the Long Island expressway to chef up her special orange chicken. The Daily News got the scoopage..

Ashanti at the 2008 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

“I’m all about family. Everyone comes over. I do about 80% of the cooking. I do the big bird, do the cabbage, do the mac & cheese, do a special orange chicken - that’s my special secret recipe. There’s rice and peas, and sometimes, if I’m the mood, I’ll try some fish, like whiting or flounder. My cousin will do the collard greens, black-eyed peas. My aunt does the pies, and my sister does the cakes.”

“I just love being with family, being home, being able to chill out… a lot of family, kids running around, a lot of food.”

That’s all I can think about now..

Orange Chicken

orange chicken.

☼ What's Your Opinion? ☼

1 lhlfj Sun, Nov 30, 2008 - 1:55 am

omg..i totally forgot that she had an album out… i was wondering why i was seeing her so much.
not that i’m going to get it… just saying

2 Mimi Tue, Dec 02, 2008 - 5:09 pm

She needs to start writing for other artists and getting her paper that way because her time as a popular artist or must have CD is up. Her career was a fluke anyway and I knew this day would come. If you are the ONLY R&B;female out after the category experienced a void like Aaliyah’s death, of course you’ll go gold in a week, folks were THIRSTY for some new smooth soft female R&B;singing over hard beats. Once Beyonce went solo it was a wrap for a lot of female artists that came out before her. One thing I like about Ashanti is she always seems to be happy and she’s a likeable positive person.

3 ewok Thu, Dec 04, 2008 - 2:41 pm

You are right about that. beyonce shut ‘em down: brandy, monica, made brit go crazy. I knew the novelty would wear off with ashanti because   ashanti cannot sing at all. if i hear “awww baby’ ten years from now, it’ll be waaay too soon.

4 d Tue, Dec 09, 2008 - 4:00 pm

yeah but at the time she was riding ja rule’s coat tale, they was hot at the time

5 ashanti fans Thu, Dec 11, 2008 - 9:54 pm

I love Ashanti she is real not fake like beyonce at least when we see her we see a real person not a boring chick that needed her daddy to get her started. She looked beautiful I love her albums if you havent heard them then you cannot comment. Ashanti is great and a wonderful actress, and an all around beautiful person. I know her sales will go up I’m cheering you on Ashanti