Ashanti is making a few moves in between working on her upcoming fifth studio album now set to drop January 2013.  And this weekend, she spent some time in NYC on the set of Fat Joe‘s "Pride & Joy" video with Kanye, Khaled and more.  Pics inside, plus the work LeBron, Nicki Minaj & more have been up to this weekend…

Ashanti threw on her purple leopard pants and pumps to hit the video set with Fat Joe, Roscoe Dash, DJ Khaled and more.  Everyone on set was tweeting pics of what they were up to.

And she wouldn’t say much else about what she’s working on, but she did tweet this:

Working hard on a bunch if different things! U guys know I don’t give up the goods so easy!!ON ALL LEVELS! Lmaoo! #yeahhewaitedthatlong haha

Ashanti is in talks to be in the sequel to Coach Carter and is executive producing and starring in a movie called I Love Cinema.

Kanye and Jadakiss stopped by the filming too.

LeBron James tweeted a pic with Chris Paul today as they were on their way to their first Olympic game in London. TEAM USA is taking on France as we type.

And down in H-Town last night:

Nicki Minaj brought her Pink Friday Reloaded tour to Houston.  And she brought out Texas boys Slim Thug and a super slim Paul Wall to surprise the crowd.  The trio snapped a pic backstage. 


Rapper Bun B also joined Nicki on stage.  And he and his GRANDdaughter snapped a pic with the Barb backstage.  Yeah, you read that right.

And Tyrese shot his video for his next single, "Best of Me" this weekend. And he tapped Top Model and upcoming "Girlfriend Confidential" reality star Eva Marcille to be his leading lady. Tyrese posted the sneak peek above and tweeted:

From the set of my new video "BEST OF ME" look at my naturally beautiful leading lady.. Wow!!

The singer/actor will be going away for 5 months to shoot Fast & The Furious 6. So he had a "going away party" last night as well….


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