Unlike Beyonce and other R&B singers, Ashanti is also a songwriter and she has written some hits for other artists, so she at least has royalty money to fall back on, which is why she can persue other endeavors.
Good Luck In 2012 To The Following:
Vania King, Sloane Stephens
Michael Joseph Jackson|1958-2009|RIP King of Music
Whitney Elizabeth Houston|1963-2012|RIP Queen of Music