Ashanti ‘The Way That I Love You’ Music Video Protest,Video Tied To Crime Wave
Ashanti “The Way That I Love You” Music Video Protest:Tied To Crime Wave
Black leaders are asking Universal Music/Motown to remove Ashanti’s “The Way That I Love You” music video from circulation.The clip tells the story of a woman who kills her cheating boyfriend.Najee Ali, Founder of Project Islamic Hope said:
“Ashanti should be ashamed of herself. Her participation in the glorification of violence in her music video sends a horrible message to thousands of impressionable youths worldwide who are accessing the unedited video that is being promoted by Universal Music/Motown on their website.”
Paul Porter, co-founder of Industry Ears, writes:
“Universal Music and Motown continue to promote black violence and stereotypes without corporate responsibility. Ashanti’s senseless promotion is evidence that commercial hip hop is dying. Instead of producing and promoting a quality project, Ashanti and Universal have decided to deliver another typical ho hum project that the corporate blue suits have signed off on. Weak sales projections of less then 75k for first week sales have prompted this mess. Even BET had to edit some of Ashanti’s video content. Hopefully Doug Morris at Universal will explain why his company is insensitive to urban violence.”
You can watch the controversial video after the jump.