Ashanti has refused to have her picture taken because she is fat. Did it really happen? Is Ashanti fat? She has gained some weight, but she looks fine. She did, however, try one of worst diets in existence, the Master Cleanser, and she claims that she was able to keep the lost weight off. Rrrright, sure she did.
Here is an interview with her in which she has explained what realty happened.
Did you really refuse to have your picture taken because you were too big? This is so funny. We were vacationing. I was in my blue bikini by the pool. No makeup. The hotel manager comes and says, “There are a couple of photographers, do you mind?”
I said, “Well, I’m chilling now, maybe later.” I don’t know if they got offended, but they turned it into something else. I mean, do I look fat? If I felt fat, why would I be in a bikini?
Had you gained weight, as the report said? I’m human. If I’m not working, I’ll eat barbecued chicken, and if I want Baskin-Robbins, I get it. I’m going to enjoy life. Will I be in the gym every day if I know I’m not going to be on TV? No! But when it’s time to get it poppin’ again, I’m focused. I jump in the gym for a month and I’m solid. I’m ready to shoot the video.
Do you feel pressure to slim down for shoots? Television puts 10 lbs. on you. So weigh your options: Look good in person? Or to the billions who see you on TV?
Do you diet? I avoid fried foods and I’m not having ice cream every day. You’d be surprised at the results when you cut that out. I did the lemon-pepper-maple syrup diet for 7 days.
The Master Cleanser? Just lemonade for a week? When I got really hungry, I ate fruit. I lost 8 lbs. and kept it off.
You were 21 and pretty tiny when you started. Did your body change? I noticed it’s very simple for me to lose weight and very simple for me to gain. [Back then] I got a little too skinny. I don’t like to see bones. Look, I’m never going to be a toothpick. Size 4 is where I’m comfortable. I’m not a toothpick and I’m not a hamburger. [via]