Ashanti shares her reaction to Sister Kenashia's Abusive Relationship

By Jean Valjean November 24, 2022
Ashanti shares her reaction to Sister Kenashia's Abusive Relationship

Ashanti opens up about her sister Kenashia’s abusive relationship.

The "Foolish" singer describes the nature of her younger sister's relationship as "gut-wrenching" in exclusive footage shared with PEOPLE from Wednesday's Red Table Talk episode with Ashanti, Kenashia Douglas, and mom Tina Douglas.

"I don't know about when it started. Ironically, I was on the phone with you. It was gut-wrenching. It had been something that was going on and you don't know how to deal with it," the 42-year-old singer says, referring to sister Kenashia. "We have to respect whatever her decisions are."

"I'm big sis and I'm like, 'Well I don't like him and I don't think y'all should be together. Both of y'all are toxic.' I used to say to them all the time, 'You guys being together is like you're each drinking bleach. It's toxic."

She adds, "But with everything that she's gone through and growing up Ashanti's little sister — it's like you want your own stuff. So there's certain things I felt like she might've put up with. And it was just like, how do you deal with this? What do we do now? No one gets a book on how to handle this."

The whole Red Table Talk program, in which Kenashia, 33, discusses domestic violence, will debut on Facebook Watch at 12 p.m. ET.