Ashanti Denies Getting Covid-19 In Kenya: ‘Got It From a Family Member’

American star Ashanti has clarified that she tested positive for Covid-19 but was infected by a family member at home and not while in Kenya as many were quick to assume.

The singer, who was in Kenya for a short holiday last week, returned home only to make the announcement.

She was expected to appear in the popular webcast series “Verzuz” alongside Keyshia Cole on December 12 but had to cancel it in the process.

“Hey y’all I can’t believe I’m saying this but I tested positive for COVID-19. I’m ok and not in any pain. I’m actually down to do the verzuz from my house… we’re trying to figure it all out!!!” Ashanti wrote on Instagram.

In a follow-up Instagram live session, she made it clear that she got the virus from the close family member whom she had left her house to.

“People thought that ohh you shouldn’t be traveling. No, it did not come from traveling it came from a family member who I gave my house too. Where I thought I was supposed to be safe.” she said.

“Shout out to everyone in Nairobi. The love out there is amazing, amazing amazing. I’m definitely coming back, covid free of course!”

The Verzuz battle has now been rescheduled to take place on January 9, 2021.

Entertainment Journalist