Ok... Ashanti has a thick build. She ran track in high school hence the thick toned legs. She worked out a lot for her first 2 albums and she was younger back then so age does make you fill out more. Compare all of her old pics... She is holding at least another 15 pounds now so the booty is real.
Example, Beyonce was 16 when her old group Destiny's Child popped on the scene with "No, No, No" and she had nothing but legs in that video! No booty, no hips, no boobs, nothing!!! About 2 years later she had curves because she became a woman, getting real thick, her weight fluctuated for 5 years, the girl is built like her mama, thick! The same thing with Ashanti.
She is a grown woman now and she filled out. My weight fluctuates and i have a ton of pics where if i am 20 pounds lighter my butt is way smaller and when i go back up to a size 7 or 8 my butt fills back out. Please!!!
Alicia Keys is another example. She was mad athletic when she first hit the scene, real slender. Now the woman got big legs, hips, everything, and you know she put on like 20 pounds! Don't lie to yourself. As she said on Oprah, she filled out with age, she entered womanhood.
And for some women, if a man is hitting it right it does plump up the booty. I have tested this theory myself. I noticed that when my boo is hitting it from the back my butt looks ridiculous and when he acts up and i dont give him none (lol) it goes down some, it all depends if you throwing it back because thats actually resistance, the same resistance as doing a squat if you really think about it. (Hint: why do you think your cheeks hurt so much after he hits it from the back? duh? From you backing it up on him maybe? same as squats!)
I do think she is wearing some panties that are cutting into her thighs making that roll show but so what? Guess what she got that most of ya'll will never have? Money!!! A grammy and 2 American Music Awards under her belt and that damn fine Nelly! Ohhh Lord I loves me a thick man! My personal quote is,"Smile when they are talking about you because it's when they stop talking that you have to worry that you're not doing something right."
Some people need a hobby and hating on people seems to be a major one here. Only she knows what's her's or not. Ya'll haters don't. She is a beautiful young lady with a promising future and regardless, yes people are entitled to their own opinions... the negative ones don't count nonetheless because the 7 million albums she sold speaks for itself, there are 7 million people who liked her enough to invest in her career... So all the haters do Ashanti and the rest of us a favor... Shut the f--- up and go look in the mirror so you can face your true problem: You have so many flaws that you find that hating on other people is a way to hide your own insecurities.