Shaheem Reid of MTV.com spoke with Ashanti about any talk of a competition between herself and other rising R&B artists such as Tweet or Truth Hurts. Ashanti said, “I see two sides to it. I see healthy competition, and I see media trying to play us all together, which is not cool. But I’m a humble person and I feel there’s room for everyone. I create my own lane and [other] artists have their own lane. I don’t think there should be beef.” The full story, audio clips and childhood photos of Ashanti at MTV.com have since been removed.