Due to the lack of promotion from Nelly or his label, the single failed to chart any higher than it did. Ashanti kept her 10-year relationship with rapper Nelly close to the vest while they dated, but the same can't be said post-split.Two years later in 2006, Ciara returned with her second album, Ciara: The Evolution.Having the similar success that Goodies had, Ciara: The Evolution debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, and charted in the top thirty of several international markets, reaching Platinum status in the US The international lead single, "Get Up," reached the top ten in the US and charted in international markets, while the US lead single, "Promise", topped the US R&B charts, and became her first top twenty hit in the US without a featured act.The track was produced by Jermaine Dupri, and was released as the second single from the album, but the music video was released before.This is the second time Ciara has worked with Jermaine Dupri, the first time working on the single "Like You" with Bow Wow.
A year later, Nelly exclusively told Us Weekly that he was single.
According to the magazine,”Though he approached songbird Ciara before and after he shot to fame, she turned him down both times.
He even confessed his feelings to Ciara’s ex, Bow Wow, with whom Brown collaborated with on Chris took his rejection in stride: “I don’t stunt her that much because if I know somebody’s not attracted like that, I’m not gonna push,” Brown said.
(Nelly has a daughter, Chanel, 21, and a son, Cornell, 16, from a previous relationship.) During the daytime talk show, Ashanti got even more personal when she spoke about a man who's been stalking her since 2003.
By now, everyone has been made aware of the nude selfies that have been spread across the World Wide Web.