The singer, 34, who ended her relationship with Nelly, 40, in 2012, revealed during an appearance on The Meredith Vieira Show that she had been betrayed.
“I think sometimes when people have their own insecurities, it allows them to act out of character,” she told the host. “I’ve been betrayed.”
“Again, you just have to grow. You have to grow up and accept responsibilities for the things that you do. I’m not a big fan of people being cowards. I think it’s really important to know yourself and understand what you want and get it. I’m in a different place right now,” she explained.
Ashanti and Nelly met at the Grammy Awards in 2003.