Ashanti accepted entertainer of the year honors at Saturday’s Lady of Soul Awards without mentioning the Internet petition decrying the decision to give entertainer of the year award to her. “It’s definitely an honor to just be recognized for such a prestigious award and I’m just so happy to be here with all my people who have been supporting me,” she said. Other winners at the show included Aaliyah, Destiny’s Child, Alicia Keys, Isyss, and Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott. newsday.com has since removed the article.
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