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Ashanti Calls Out Fans Mid-Performance For Throwing Money Onto The Stage (Video)

"I'm not a f*cking stripper."

This should go without saying, but Ashanti is not a stripper.

The singer had to set a group of fans straight over the weekend after they began throwing money onto the stage during her show, TMZ reports. Ashanti and Ja Rule were performing in Honolulu, Hawaii on Saturday when Ashanti began a choreographed lap dance; her sultry moves were all part of a dance routine for the song, but a group of fans must have thought they were at a strip club because they began throwing cash onto the stage. Ashanti didn't take too kindly to being treated like a stripper, and stopped the show mid-performance to set the record straight.

"I'm gonna need you to stop throwing that money," Ashanti can be heard saying at one point, adding later, "I'm not a f*cking stripper, okay?"

In an interesting plot twist, the fans who were throwing money onto the stage are employees of a nearby strip club called Ballarrina, TMZ reports. Club owner Dyamin Thomas later blasted Ashanti in an Instagram post, writing, "WAIT Ashanti ain't that you in your background video throwing money? And aren't you giving a lap dance? Lmfao .. she ain't say nothing to me but you gonna pick on the small white boy lol my Dj ? Damn."

Awkward.

[Photo: Getty Images]

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