Fantasia Barrino has caught a lot of flack online recently about her now ‘postponed’ #AllLivesMatter benefit concert in Charlotte.
The 32-year-old North Carolina native tweeted an invitation for fans to join her “for a peaceful protest” Sunday evening, which was followed by a poster for an “All Lives Matter” concert titled “Hear Me Now.”
The flyer included performances from Anthony Hamilton, John P. Kee and Dennis Reed, and the event was to be held at Romare Bearden Park.
Anthony Hamilton recently backed out of the concert after sharing his feelings about the ‘All Lives Matter’ movement…
I accept people from all walks of life. If you label me a racist because I care about my friends and family, then you are part of the problem. Those who want to cripple us and get rid of our people are yet another generation of the Ku Klux Klan.
We’re not going anywhere!
And now that the concert is off, Fantasia is catching even more flack by addressing the drama.
Details + videos from both sides below…
In a post titled, ‘We Are Fed Up With Injustice,’ Hamilton states:
We deserve to speak out against the injustices that plague communities of color. People often forget that, not long ago, dogs attacked us for peaceful protests. They put nooses around our necks and we swung from trees—displayed as America’s “strange fruit.”
I am a father of six black males: three young men ages 19 to 27 and three young sons under age 6. My sons deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. When we speak out against blatant injustices, trolls rise from the shadows and accuse us of being anti-police. My brother has served in law enforcement for more than 25 years. He has made detective and still has a great name in his field and in the community.
The pathway to change involves good cops speaking out against crooked cops. We are fed up. We are tired. No one should be executed in the middle of the street, especially with his or her hands up. (READ MORE)
Meanwhile, after Hamilton backed out Fantasia was forced to postpone the event. She and her husband hit Facebook to share their thoughts on the matter and express disappointment in Anthony and the Black community in general…
For the record, Fantasia fans still aren’t feeling her assessment of the BlackLivesMatter vs. AllLivesMatter movement…