One of the first questions thrown at Fantasia was aimed at her controversial relationship with Antwuan Cook (aka her formerly “married boyrfriend”) and the pregnancy rumors sparked from photos of them frolicking on the beach.
Although there wasn’t a denial about a pregnancy or a steady relationship with the man that almost ruined her career, Tasia made a point of saying, it’s really not about all that…
If we believed rumors, I’d have 12 children by now. They’ve had that rumor about me about 10 times and I always show up with just [my daughter] Zion. When I say I’m focused on me, my personal life is now my life and that’s not what sells records. It’s not about who I’m sleeping with.
Folks should sweep around their own front door before they sweep around somebody else’s. When I’m on stage, I tell people ‘I no longer do things for folk, when I struggled, I struggled by myself.
When I needed things, the people talking weren’t there so now my attitude is I’m doing me.’ And when it’s comes down to the stage, I’m like MC Hammer: You can’t touch this.
All the talk about “Married Boyfriends” and “Baby Bumps” prompted Fantasia to add a skit to her performance where she responds to a reporter who asks what she thinks about what people say about her.
More photos + video of Fantasia’s skit and her ode to Prince…
Question: To be clear; you’re not dating Antwaun Cook?
FANTASIA: I’m not going to answer that question for you, but again, I’m doing me. If I want to date whomever, that’s my business and it ain’t nobody else’s. That’s the bold ‘Tasia now, sorry!
You tell ‘em Tasia!!!
Question: Fantasia’s “married boyfriend” Antwaun Cook is now divorced… if she’s with him (or not) shouldn’t we just move on from all the drama?
Click HERE to read Fantasia’s FULL 2011 EMF Interview.
Photo Credit: Andrew Goetz
More photos of Fantasia at the 2011 Essence Music Festival HERE