Fantasia Barrino held a listening session for her recently released “Back to Me” project at Justin’s in Atlanta on Friday (Sept. 3rd).
The event, hosted by celebrity photographer Derek Blanks, drew a massive crowd of spectators, fans and supporters as Fantasia performed a 30 minute set that began with an old school medley as well as a ?cover of ?Purple Rain.?
Derek Blanks & Fantasia
Also spotted in the crowd were fellow blogger B. Scott, Ray Lavendar, Terri J. Vaugn, Sammie, Keke Wyatt, Rodney Perry and more.
In typical Tasia fashion, she took the crowd straight to church. By the end of the show, Fantasia was barefoot singing her new single, ?Bittersweet? on a chair.? Continue Reading…
Fantasia has faced severe criticism in the media for her relationship with a married man and soon after CNN picked up the story, Fantasia tried to take her own life in a suicide attempt.
The question of why Fantasia’s story got so much press while Alicia Keys did not, brought about some deep thoughts on color issues and the “light skinned/dark skinned homewrecker debate” created much conversation on and off line.
Fantasia feels much the same way and agrees that it’s her darker skin that’s created bigger challenges for her in the media: Continue Reading…
Fantasia Barrino was featured on VH1’s Behind the Music last night (August 24) where she discussed her suicide attempt and admits it wasn’t an accident at all.
I didn?t have any fight in me. I didn?t care about anything. I just wanted out. At that moment, I wanted out. I wanted it to be over with ? all of it, all of that.
She says she wasn’t happy when she woke up in the hospital and realized her suicide attempt “didn’t work” ? until her nurse, Melody, told her to get up and fulfill her destiny.
Most felt it was her relationship with her married boyfriend Antwuan Cook and his wife putting Tasia on blast in the media that prompted the suicide attempt… [READ: Fantasia’s Married Boyfriend’s Wife Seeks Revenge! Reveals Sex Tape!!] But Tasia admits that although that may have been a contributing factor, it was a combination of years of struggles and hard times.
From there, the episode delves deep into Fantasia’s North Carolina roots ? beginning with when she began singing (at age 5), then tracing her first love (ex-boyfriend Brandel Shouse, the father of her daughter, Zion), which would later turn into an abusive relationship. “He was somebody I was crazy about,” Barrino said. “The first guy who showed me attention.”
In case you missed it, watch the FULL EPISODE of Fantasia’s Behind the Music episode: Continue Reading…
So far, Fantasia Barrino has remained silent about her recent hospitalization following her attempted suicide, but the American Idol star has finally spoken up and admitted she intended to end her life two weeks ago when she overdosed on aspirin and sleeping aids.
I didn’t have any fight in me. I didn’t care about anything. I just wanted out. At that moment, I wanted out. I wanted it to be over with ? all of it, all of that.
Fantasia was found on the floor in her room by manager Brian Dickens just moments after she found out her married boyfriend’s wife had named her in legal documents.
[READ: Fantasia’s Married Boyfriend’s Wife Seeks Revenge! Reveals Sex Tape!!]
… and she says that her suicide attempt wasn’t an “accident” and she knew exactly what she wanted to do! Continue Reading…
After an alleged suicide attempt and weeks of bad press that made it all the way to CNN and back, Fantasia’s married boyfriend, Antwuan Cook, is finally speaking up on her behalf.
Cook, pictured above in a promo pic from his side gig as a Real Estate agent, is a married father of two who’s been frolicking the earth with Fantasia while his wife Paula has been home with the kids, watching it all unfold on TV.
Antwaun’s wife, Paula Cook, eventually got fed up and has been hitting the media with statements regarding Fantasia breaking up their happy home and even tried to put the American Idol winner on blast by revealing a sex tape:
[READ: Fantasia’s Married Boyfriend’s Wife Seeks Revenge… Reveals Sex Tape!]
Antwuan finally speaks out and admits that Fantasia is an innocent victim in the sordid threesome.? In a statement released by his attorney, he wants the world to know… Continue Reading…
Alicia Keys and Fantasia Barrino have a lil situation in common. Both singers allegedly stepped out with a married man but apparently all similarity ends there.
One gets a huge pass for her indiscretions, while the other gets labeled with a big red scarlet letter… Why?
I knew this discussion was coming when Nancy Grace took on Fantasia’s story and launched an attack against “homewreckers.” We all were in shock & awe when Fannie’s story, although salacious, made it all the way to CNN… but what makes her case more newsworthy than Alicia Keys?
I posted my first thought on Twitter last week:
So the question remains… why Fantasia and not Alicia Keys? Continue Reading…