Jamie Foster Brown of Sister2Sister magazine recently sat down with Ashanti and her mom/co-manager Tina where the two talked about her growing up and how protective Tina was of her. Ashanti said, “In my group of friends, I was always the last one to do something like get phone calls or go to the movies. I’d always have to say, ‘No, it’s only just me, Tiera, and Danielle. It’s just us going.’ Everybody else would be able to tell their mother, ‘Yeah, David’s going and Brian.’ I was so mad and all my friends [were like], ‘Dag, Shanti’s mother is too over-protective.'” s2smagazine.com has since removed the interview.