Ashanti‘s month-long birthday celebration known as “Shantober” appeared to be in full effect on Oct. 21 after she uploaded a sultry bikini video.
The singer, who turned 41 last week, is currently in the Bahamas with friends as she commemorates her birthday.
In the short clip first posted by her stylist Tim B, Ashanti was seen enjoying the festivities as she danced on what appears to be a boat in a beaded turquoise bikini complemented with a tiara and two ribbons pinned to her swimsuit straps.
When “The Shade Room” posted Ashanti’s bikini video on the site’s Instagram page, many flooded the comment section with remarks about her ex Nelly. A few even brought up the infamous hug that occurred between the two last month.
“Y’all better stop before Nelly come thru the phone screen to ask for a Hug.”
“Nelly bout to walk across the Atlantic to get a hug.”
“No wonder Nelly went for that hug trying to rekindle a flame that’s been blazing by itself.”
“Nelly somewhere snatching that band-aid off.”
“Nelly somewhere figuring it out.”
In addition to the Nelly statements, Ashanti commented that the video was all in good fun by saying, “My birthday month!!”
Last week on Oct. 13, Ashanti celebrated her actual birthday by going to dinner with family and friends in New York. The singer also took Instagram to explain how priceless it is to celebrate life with those you love.
She said, “Super overwhelmed with the birthday wishes. I’m grateful to God that I wake up to so much love…and so many blessings. Incredibly grateful for another year. One thing we’ve all seen is that tomorrow isn’t promised… Being surrounded by friends and family, celebrating life is priceless. Thank you to each and everyone of you for all the love!!! I genuinely appreciate it from my heart 10/13.”