Ashanti, her marketing team, and the Universal Music Group recently leaked a viral video that suggests that a string of violent crimes in Washington, DC were linked to the singer's latest single and video, "The Way That I Love You," which depicts the murder of a boyfriend by a jealous girlfriend. The fake news clip video, released through the Universal Crime Network, fictitiously depicts a string of violent murders and ends with a disclaimer from the Universal Music Group that it is only for parody purposes.
The clip includes a fake crime scene with the words "Black children must die" written on a wall in blood and the main suspect in the string of crimes is called "Commercial Hip Hop."
The fake news clip has allegedly sparked a protest in Los Angeles. The protestors are asking that the violent clip be pulled off the net.
In related news, Ashanti released her new album, The Declaration, last week
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