Not every artist actually writes the lyrics to the songs they perform. Lucky for Ashanti, when she sings the emotional record 'Scars,' she knows it comes from a very personal place since she penned the effort. Catharsis is the name of the game here.

Featured on her fifth studio album, 'Braveheart,' the track is centered on a man betraying his lady. Could the songstress be singing about her broken connection with former flame Nelly? Fans won't get an answer to that question because she didn't confirm or deny it, but one thing's for certain: Ashanti is looking forward.

"Be brave enough to accept it, deal with it, understand it and move on from it," the 33-year-old songbird tells The Boombox of being betrayed.

Her scars are finally healing. Watch Ashanti belt through the pain in the live performance above.