ASHANTI's sister has opened up about her experience with domestic abuse in a heartbreaking interview.

Although Shia Douglas did not name the perpetrator of her abuse, many have speculated she was referring to rapper Slowbucks.

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Who is Ashanti's sister Shia?

Not much is known about Shia, as she remains mostly out of the limelight.

But while her sister Ashanti has made a name for herself in the music industry, Kenashia Douglas - as is her birth name - turned to an acting career.

According to website IMDb, Shia has appeared in several movies from 2000 to 2019.

She has scored roles in Winter Song (2019), Disneymania in Concert (2005) and Disappearing Acts (2000).

Shia is also very popular on Instagram, where she shares snaps of her day-to-day life and inspirational quotes with her 226k followers.

She describes herself as an ...advocate for mindfulness, wellness and holistic living....

Shia has also launched her holistic lifestyle brand called Wife of Creation.

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Was Shia with Slowbucks?

Shia keeps most of her private life under wraps but her long-term relationship with rapper Slowbucks was of public knowledge.

Their first encounter remains a mystery but the pair announced their engagement in 2016 on Instagram.

Posts where they could be seen together have since been deleted, it is therefore safe to assume that they are no longer an item.

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What has Shia said on domestic abuse?

In 2020, Shia broke her silence and shared pictures of the injuries she had suffered due to the domestic abuse she endured.

The gut-wrenching images were shared in a video posted on social media.

Neither Shia nor Slowbucks have addressed the situation.

Appearing alongside her sister Ashanti in The Angie Martinez Show on Thursday, November 11, 2021, Shia went over her experience with domestic abuse.

She detailed how her teeth and jaw were broken, admitting that the abuse occurred when she was engaged.

Shia also spoke of her experience, on the Angie Martinez Show saying: “I have a past experience with domestic abuse. I had my teeth broken....

Her initiative Wife of Creation is meant to be a helping hand going through similar situations.

Shia said: ...That’s what the initiative is. Wife of Creation is an extension of my healing journey....

...So I’m basically offering resources for people, so there is mental health, nutritionists, we have martial arts therapy, boxing....

Following the interview, Ashanti took to her own Instagram account to show her unwavering support to her sister.

The singer wrote: ...I will forever support you and stand behind you, as you continue to raise awareness and consciousness, healing and discovering self… transmuting darkness into light as you share your story....