MTV News spoke with Ashanti about her new film ‘Coach Carter’, where she plays Kyra, the girlfriend of a basketball star coached by the film’s title character, who is portrayed by Samuel L. Jackson. Kyra and Kenyon, her boyfriend (played by Rob Brown), have a rocky relationship to begin with, and it only worsens when she learns she’s pregnant. “When I read this script, I said to myself, ‘Wow, I can really relate’,” Ashanti said. “I’ve known so many people who have gone through that situation, and it’s real. It sends a message that teens are dealing with problems just like adults.” Read more.