Fantasia Barrino has been no stranger to controversy since her 2004 American Idol win. Whether her personal life is being discussed or her ability to read is being questioned, you can almost guarantee that at least one of the parties participating in the conversation has something negative to say about her. The latest conflict with Tasia’s name attached to it has been public beef with JET Magazine, after she saw the photo that the publication used of her on the cover of their latest issue. The way in which it appears, Tasia sent the magazine photos that she wanted them to use for the issue, but instead, they selected an older photo from some time ago. It seems that as opposed to handling the matter with JET privately, she took to her Instagram page to blast them and question their credibility.
“This saddens Me!!! It is clear that this picture is 10 Years Old and JET Magazine puts it on the Cover!! After I send them the NEW LOOK AND DIRECTION. . SAD!!! I WANT A PUBLIC APOLOGY FROM JET. Now im not sure if the interview is correct. SEE!! America they and use me as they crash Dummy BUT NO MORE. IF I DONT STAND FOR SOMETHING ILL FALL FOR ANYTHING.”
While I do understand Tasia’s plight, I’m not sure if using social media to blast JET was the answer. It just seems bad for business. It’s unfortunate that such negativity will now be tied to her interview in the current issue, as it appeared to be very positive. During her chat with the magazine, she discussed learning to let go of pain through self-love.
“I am finally able to love myself. The main thing I wanted in life was peace and freedom; the ability to let go…You could say the stage saved me because when I’m in front of people I carry my pain and soul…That is my salvation.”
She also addressed being the single mom of two beautiful children.
“I’m single and happy. I have a great relationship with both of my children’s fathers… If you catch me with either of them, we are not together— we are just being good parents. All I’m focused on right now is music and my kids.”
What do you think of the way that Fantasia handled the cover photo incident? Was she justified in publicly going after them?
Jazmine Denise is a news writer for Madame Noire. Follow her on Twitter @jazminedenise.