Well in response to the petitions against Ashanti getting the Aretha Franklin Award at the Lady of Soul Awards, fans of Ashanti have posted the opposite petition. The petition states, “This petition is to gain the respect for a very successful female by the name of Ashanti S. Douglas. This young lady has achieved so much in her little time out as a entertainer. Ashanti has broken records no other female artist has even achieved in their careers. The most notable record breaker is four songs in the top ten of Billboards 100 list. She is the only female in music history to sell over 500,000 copies of her self-titled album ‘Ashanti’. Ashanti is well deserving of the Aretha Franklin Award for Entertainer of the Year 2002. Right now there’s others that are petitioning against Ashanti getting the award, so I’m asking all Ashanti fans for your support. Sign this petition for Ashanti to receive the Aretha Franklin Award at the Lady of Soul Awards.”
Note: The petition didn’t quite read that way, but the dozens of typos and misspellings had to be fixed.