"Always. I'm every black person you've ever met in life, famous or not. Last night I was walking out of a restaurant and the paparazzi was, he was, he might have been the laziest paparazzi I've ever encountered. He was like. 'Are you a singer?' I was like, 'Yes, I'm Ashanti.' And he's like, and then he got excited because I could be Ashanti. But I get mistaken for Brandy, Ashanti, Sanaa, Regina Hall, Halle Berry. I'm like, 'OK, might be time for Lasix.' Look she's amazing. I think you're giving me a compliment is what you're just trying to, you know, trying to tell me, but goodness gracious. Or you don't have any black people in your life to compare me to in order to give me a compliment."
New York, 29 August 2002
2. STILL IMAGE: Brandy at MTV Music Awards
New York, 8 March 2006
3. STILL IMAGE: Ashanti at Reebok promotion
New York, 30 January 2006
4. STILL IMAGE: Sanaa Lathan poses for portrait
New York, 10 April 2006
5. STILL IMAGE: Regina Hall at premiere of "Scary Movie 4"
Hamburg, Germany, 5 August 2004
6. STILL IMAGE: Halle Berry at premiere of "Catwoman"