Tina Douglas, Nelly and Ashanti

As the headline states, rapper Nelly is ready to propose to longtime singer girlfriend Ashanti, but there’s one problem. You see, most men have the future “father-in-law” to worry about, but the situation is totally different for Nelly. Ashanti’s mom, Tina Douglas, is apparenty c**k blocking and doesn’t want her daughter to get married. At least not right now…

“Tina sticks her nose in everything because she’s also Ashanti’s manager,” a source tells Star Magazine. “She’s always pushing Ashanti to make more money, to always look great. It stresses her out, and Nelly doesn’t like that.”

The rapper, 34, has tried to encourage Ashanti, 28, to become more independent, but “Tina has such a strong personality that she’s kind of afraid of her.” Still, if the singer doesn’t put her mom in her place soon, she won’t be getting that rock she’s been hoping for.

“Before he makes her his wife,” adds the source, “Nelly wants to know that Ashanti can make decisions on her own.”


Most women would kill for this type of up front commitment. Too bad Mama Douglas doesn’t want her daughter to be happy. SMH.

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