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’40 & Doing ‘em Dirty’: Ashanti Says ‘It’s Still My Birthday’ By Posting Her Latest Bikini Pic from Caribbean

Despite celebrating her birthday less than two weeks ago, Ashanti, who dubbed October “Shantober” — a combination of her name and the month’s name — informed her followers on Friday that the monthlong festivities weren’t quite over yet by posting a photo of herself wearing a birthday sash and a majestic purple two-piece swimsuit.

The “Foolish” singer seemed to have a gold theme in mind when it came to accessories. She wore gold hoop earrings, gold necklaces, gold bracelets, and gold anklets. The 40-year-old completed the look with black-and-gold sunglasses, and a fuchsia-colored flower in her downward ponytail as she beamed her million-watt smile. Ashanti captioned the Oct. 23 upload “Yeah…. it’s still my birthday 🎉🎂♎️ #shantober 😩.” Some fans continued to send the actress their belated well-wishes, while others complimented her youthful appearance.


“THAT’S ON PERIOD🥳💜‼️ Happy Birthday Shany Bonnie @ashanti.”

“Well HAPPY BIRTHDAY AS LONG AS YOU WANT! You look BEAUTIFUL, and I hope you are enjoying yourself❤️❤️.”

“Black don’t crack. It’s like the fountain of youth! ❤️.”

“I swear @ashanti has ten birthdays a year and never ages 😆🎂👑🏊‍♀️🎉🎉🎉.”

“40 & doing ‘em dirty💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾.”

Ashanti. (Photo: @ashanti/Instagram)

The ageless beauty has been commemorating her birthday by throwing lavish yacht parties with family and friends and dressing up in curve-hugging attire. The singer’s most captivating looks were a silver metallic cutout two-piece bikini and a Retrofete multi-colored grown she wore during her dinner party. On Oct. 14, the day after the singer’s birthday, Ashanti took time out from the celebration to thank everyone for being a part of a joyous occasion.

“Overwhelmed with love and gratitude. Thankful for all the blessings, lessons, reasons, and seasons. I cannot express how happy I am for this next chapter in life. Thank all of you guys for the endless love and support throughout all of these years. The ups and downs, the ins and outs, the friends and foes. Everything happens for a reason, and in God’s time. Thank you guys for all of your birthday wishes. I truly appreciate you so much. Love y’all. 10/13 ♎️♎️♎️🎉🎉🎉.”

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