Ashanti has hinted she wants to marry Nelly

The 27-year-old singer refused to confirm she is dating the 33-year-old rapper, but insists she spends a lot of time with him and would love to settle down soon.

When asked if she was engaged to Nelly, Ashanti held up her left hand to show a bare ring finger and laughed: “Oh no. Noooo! No engagement. But definitely in the future. Ha ha!”

She added to People magazine: “Me and Nelly, we're good friends. We kick it – hang out a lot. The industry is very hard, so it's good to have fun and lighten it up.”

Ashanti also revealed how the couple relax after a hard day’s work.

She added: “The one thing we do a lot of lately is listen to my new album, ‘The Declaration’.”

It was reported earlier this year the couple had got engaged, but the story was later denied.

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