Ashanti‘s new track, “2:35 (I Want You),” has launched the latest viral dance trend on social media.
On Tuesday, the R&B princess asked her 6.1 million Instagram followers to upload their best rendition of themselves showing off some sexy dance movies or doing another activity to the song.
“Ok y’all I need to see your best #iwantyouchallenge Now!” wrote Ashanti in the caption. “Be as creative as you want make up, dancing, re-enacting the video ect.”
There are many versions of the #iwantyouchallenge. In some videos, fans can be seen doing a sexy dance in front of the camera, while others do a choreographed dance routine to the song.
Ashanti participated with a makeup challenge, where she shared a few of her beauty products before she revealed a stunning look with red lipstick, while wearing a black lace bralette and leather jacket.
Ashanti said she plans to re-post fans’ TikTok submissions to Instagram, after which a few participants will be selected to attend her pre-Valentine’s Day Zoom party this Friday.
“I Want You” was released in January after the now-legendary Verzuz match-up between Ashanti and Keyshia Cole. Ashanti’s last album, Braveheart, was released in 2014 under her Written Entertainment label.
By Rachel George
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