Ashanti, 40, almost suffers wardrobe malfunction in tiny bikini

Marni Dixit
·Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
·2-min read

Ashanti stunned fans this week when she took to Instagram to show that turning 40 really isn't all that bad with the star sharing an incredible bikini snap.

The singer, who's holidaying in Antigua, shared a couple of glamorous snaps of herself in a barely-there silver bikini.

Ashanti posed in a barely-there bikini to celebrate her 40th birthday. Photo: Instagram/Ashanti
Ashanti posed in a barely-there bikini to celebrate her 40th birthday. Photo: Instagram/Ashanti

While she could have been moments away from a wardrobe malfunction, she and her follower didn't care one bit.

Her followers were quick to shower Ashanti with praise, many shocked to find out she was 40.

"I aint never seen 40 look so good on a person happy bday," one user wrote.

"This woman sets the entire bar!!" another said, while someone else added, "40 where?!?"

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Another user wrote, "You look 25 darling!" One user said she’s “ageing like fine wine.”

Speaking with Parade last year, Ashanti shared her secrets for looking and feeling her best.

“If I want to maintain longevity with traveling and being on stage, I have to take care of my body,” she said.

While she could have been moments away from a wardrobe malfunction, Ashanti and her followers didn't care one bit. Photo: Instagram/Ashanti
While she could have been moments away from a wardrobe malfunction, Ashanti and her followers didn't care one bit. Photo: Instagram/Ashanti

When at home in New York, Ashanti works with a trainer and focuses on cardio and weight training. “I think it’s important to mix it up and hit different parts of your body.”

While she tries to work out four to five times a week, in the run-up to an important event (like, a big birthday), Ashanti always tries to make it five.

“When I knew I was going down to Trinidad for carnival, for example, we had like two months. So I said, ‘Look, I have to be in this little itty bitty costume!’ We maybe missed a couple of days but I was really strict with that one,” she said.

She also tries to maintain and a plant-based diet and loves a green smoothie. “I try to stay away from carbs and I know diet is super essential to being healthy and maintaining and trying to stay fit,” she reveals.

“But I do have two cheat days and I look forward to them every week.” And maybe even a few more when on vacation! Hey, you only turn 40 once.

With additional reporting by Jean Smithson.

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