The name of Ashanti's fifth album was inspired by one of her favorite movies, Braveheart
. The 1995 film starred Mel Gibson as a 13th century Scottish warrior leading the Scots against the British and won the Academy Award for Best Picture. "The title 'BraveHeart' is self-explanatory," she told The Drop.FM
. "You have to be brave and have to have a heart in various aspects of life including relationships and your career. You have to be brave just to survive."
"I love the movie Braveheart
," Ashanti added. "The battle between the British and the Scots. The British had armor and horses and swords and shields and the Scots had handmade weapons, rags and rocks. But their passion was deniable and unstoppable."