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If you follow Fantasia on Instagram, you know the “American Idol” winner’s artistry has grown tremendously over the past year, and her new single, “The Side Effects of You,” written by Emeli Sande, is a tell tale sign of her maturity as a vocalist. The song describes the issue of codependency between a couple as Fantasia melodically describes her significant other as a man who is supposed to be a cure for her alignments. As the song reaches the chorus we learn he is the reason for her feeling sick. She learns it’s the “side effects” of him that are keeping her from not becoming better.
Fans of Fantasia usually note her as a soulful songstress who can be identified by her “catch-the-spirit” riffs, but on this record, Fantasia enunciates every word, and her crystal-clear voice translates the tone of “The Side Effects of You” without the R&B drama of hooting and hollering. If Fantasia keeps this up she will give other R&B divas a run for their money — like she always has.
Click below to experience “The Side Effects of You” from Fantasia’s fourth studio album. What do you say, pass or play?
You don’t have to follow Fantasia on social media for long before you realize that she does not play with her children, yet, somehow, “fans” insist on making disparaging comments about them. Back in May we told you how the 29-year-old North Carolina native kindly addressed an Instagram follower who said some nasty things about her daughter, Zion. Now it seems that another female “fan” is trying her luck, but this time, Tasia wasn’t too nice in her approach. This time a follower decided to attack Fantasia’s adorable niece, whom she appears to have acquired custody of recently. It’s currently unclear what the woman said about her preteen niece, but it appears that it had something to do with her clothing. Whatever she said set the “Lose to Win” singer off.
Tasia initially responded to the woman beneath the photo, scolding her for stooping so low.
She went on to address the woman directly, promising to put her on compete blast.
As if that weren’t enough, Fanny took a photo from the woman’s Instagram page and shared it with a caption that read:
The woman has since deleted her Instagram page. Thoughts?
YAAAAAASSSS to this! That baby can “sang!”
Fantasia enlisted the help of her girl Missy to perform the popular single “Without Me” on 106 & Park last night. As my “YAAAAAASSSS” implies, the two women definitely killed it when they opened the show with the hit. Fanny’s vocals were on point, as were her background singers’ voices as they took over Kelly Rowland’s verse since she wasn’t available. And what can you say about Missy? Energy is always on 10.
Dressed in black leather with her background singers, and showing off her edgy haircut (the half-shaven haircut that can’t seem to bow out gracefully), Fantasia growled and danced and just had a gool ‘ol time on the main stage. When talking about the song’s inspiration later while being interviewed by Bow Wow and Angela Simmons, she said she was “feeling some type of way” about a certain somebody when she made it:
“When I recorded ‘Without Me,’ I was feeling some type of way that day. I got a little phone call and I remember going back into the studio like, ‘Yo, I need a record that’s gonna give me some club feel. I want to go a little hood, I want to get a little ratchet.’ You know what I’m talking about.”
She definitely had more fun on this track than any of the songs I’ve heard her put out recently, and it has been a huge club banger. Check out Fanny and Missy’s performance above and let us know if you were grooving as much as we were around these parts!
There are many times in our lives that we’ve done double-takes at the television screen for celebrities we haven’t seen or heard from in a while. “Where have you been?!” Some stars, who have so much potential, have come crashing down — or have remained stagnant — in their careers for some reason or another. But, we’re starting to see some fallen stars who are re-emerging into the spotlight and might possibly reclaim their spot on top. Here’s a list of celebs that we believe are poised for a come up–again.
I’m Not The Only Celeb Who Got Caught Out There With A Married Man: Fantasia Says She Was Singled Out Over The Antwaun Cook Scandal
The saga known as Fantasia and Antwaun Cook has been a long-lived one. Although their hot and heavy romance appears to be a thing of the past, it still appears to live on in the public’s memory and in her music. During a recent interview with iFelicious, the mom of two expressed how hurt she was by the way that the industry reacted to the scandal involving her married ex-boyfriend, Antwaun Cook, her new music and being singled out by the media. Check out some of what she had to say below.
On co-directing the “Without Me” video with Missy Elliot:
“I’m actually in artist mode; let me be honest because [Missy Elliott and I] have been up all night creating this amazing video for ‘Without Me’ which is with me, Kelly Rowland, and Missy…jotting down all these ideas I have for the video. I’ve never really directed my own video so Missy Elliott allowed me to come in with her and co-direct it and work on the concept. We’re both Cancer women so we both think out the box. We go a little crazy sometimes, but I’m very excited for what we’ve come up with”
On the role ex-boyfriend Antwaun Cook plays her in music:
“All of my music is not just based on Antwaun. You know, he plays a big part. I think with the songs like, you know, where I speak about ‘I’m a lady, I’m a woman,’ and I came in at the beginning of the song and I say ‘Look, the world says this love is no good to me, but my heart says that it is.’ So I think it’s my way of speaking to everybody…You only heard what you heard, you only got what you got. But you never got to see that real love and that relationship, that friendship that we had. They kept running with this whole knowledge thing, and she stole somebody from some woman…Well, if everybody really looks at it and goes and does their research, I won that case. So obviously, if I won that case, it never was what they said it was. But once something gets out there, people believe everything they hear, or they just put their own twist, their own spin to it…Regardless of what you say, he’s still my son’s father. I still do love him. No, we’re not together, but he’s still a great father, a great friend, and nobody’s gonna change that. So I would have to say that this album is my way of letting go of a lot of things, letting go of a lot of things holding me back, the world mainly.”
On being burned by the industry:
“But the main thing that hurt me, the industry was the main thing that hurt me. It wasn’t really the relationship. It was the world. It was me having to turn on my TV and seeing my name all over CNN, TMZ, all over the blogs, all over radio station. That hurt me the most. Some of the main people that sat and voted for me and said that they loved me, they were fickle. And stuff started happening, and people believed what they wanted to believe. And as far as putting all types of stuff out, that hurt me the most. But the industry hurt me the most…I never understood how someone could love you so much at one point, and then months down the line, everybody is against you, everybody’s trying to make a mockery of you.”
On other celebs who were caught up in infidelity scandals:
“And let me just say this, there’s been so many other artists, and I’m not gone say any names, who have been in the same situation that I have, but you never hear it. So Fantasia was that person that they said ‘Hey, let’s make her the crash dummy.Let’s make her the person who we’ll talk about. We’ll never praise her good but we will always expose her bad.’ So I would have to say “Side Effects of You,” my main hurt, all of those songs came from the industry…And I’m not just talking about Antwaun. I’ve been in a lot of relationships where they’ve just been, not good.”
Listen to audio from part one of her interview below, flip the switch for part two. Would you say that people were more forgiving of other celebs like Alicia Keys, for example?
With millions of adoring fans and millions in the bank, celebrities may seem to have it all but behind closed doors, they have their dark moments too.Here’s a list of stars who have survived suicide attempts.
Paris Jackson lived a life relatively outside of the spotlight until her very famous dad suddenly passed away in June 2009. Since then, the King of Pop’s only daughter has struggled to deal with his death. To make matters worse, the 15-year-old is expected to stand trial at the lawsuit her family has filed against Jackson’s concert promoter later this month. Early Tuesday morning the younger Jackson was rushed to the hospital after trying to take her own life. She reportedly slit her wrist and took a large amount of aspirin pills. Grandma Katherine’s rep has released a statement on the teen: “Being a sensitive 15-year-old is difficult no matter who you are. It is especially difficult when you lose the person closest to you. Paris is physically fine and is getting appropriate medical attention. Please respect her privacy and the family’s privacy.”
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Three months ago 28-year-old songstress Fantasia Barrino reemerged on the entertainment scene with a bang and not the kind of bang she probably hoped for. Instead of making headlines for her music, people were buzzing about her very public beef with JET Magazine, which jumped off after she called the publication out for using a photo of her that was at least 10 years old. The magazine stood by their decision to publish the photo, explaining that they didn’t find the photos Fantasia sent them appropriate. But things got even uglier when JET’s Editor-in-chief, Mitzi Miller made a not-so-nice comment about Barrino via her Facebook page, which she later apologized for. During a recent interview with Hello Beautiful, the singer finally addressed the controversy head-on and even revealed that she’s accepted Miller’s apology. Check out some of what she had to say below.
On why she lashed out at the magazine:
“The JET Magazine situation, it wasn’t that I was trying to attack them, it was that [I'm] moving forward. Coming from all of the things we were coming from, with a new look, a new mindset, we want you to use the new pictures that we took. We sent you the pictures, use the pictures. Don’t use a 10-year-old picture. Because when you do that, it makes me feel that you are trying to keep me in my past and that’s what was happening with Fantasia.”
On the JET situation being an example of people not wanting her to change:
“A lot of time people just want to keep that same story going. You know, ‘She’s moving forward, but….’ or ‘She’s looking good, but…’ So for me, it was just saying, ‘That’s not the picture. That’s 10 years old. Because as soon as the picture came out, once again, the person that’s going to take the hits is me, not JET.”
On JET’s EIC’s insulting comment and apology:
“I accepted her apology, I do. Out of that situation came a blessing for me. Let’s just say that. I am able now to be a blessing to the people who struggle with that situation, so I thank her for that.”
On choosing not to dwell on drama:
“I don’t want to dwell in the past anymore, because drama will happen everyday, all day in my life. I’m a mother. I come from a big family. I’m a businesswoman. I’m in the industry. There’s always going to be something, but the way I deal with it now is going to be different. I won’t let it break me down anymore or make me hide or shell up into a box.”
On why she thinks she goes through so much:
“Being a soul singer, I feel that if I don’t go through, I probably wouldn’t sing as passionately as I sing.”
Check out footage from Fantasia’s interview on the next page. Thoughts?
Celebrities are people too. And sometimes people do things that just don’t make a whole lot of sense. Whether they realize it or not, these celebs are going to regret their foolishness eventually — some sooner rather than later. Unfortunately for them, you can’t press rewind once the paparazzi get involved.
Troubled songstress Fantasia Barrino has weathered her share of storms since her 2004 American Idol win. But with her fourth studio album Side Effects of You slated to hit shelves tomorrow, the North Carolina native has no issues letting it be known that although she’s encountered quite a few obstacles and experienced a series of valley days, she’s learned from each individual experience and they have all helped to make her a better person. During a recent interview with OMG Insider, the “Lose to Win” singer opened up about dealing with foreclosure and her suicide attempt.
“I lost a lot of things. I lost a lot of friends, a lot of family. I lost a lot of money. I’m not sad about any of that and I wouldn’t change any of it because it made me the woman that I am today. It made me smarter and wiser,” Barrino boldly proclaimed.
“Now I can share it with somebody else and say, ‘Hey listen, no matter what you go through, there’s always that point where you’ll win again,’” she continued.
The mom of two went on to say that “Lose to Win” absolutely had to be the first single released off of her new album because it held so much significance in her life.
“It had to be the first song coming back so that people will go ‘Oh, okay. I get it now.’”
She also expressed that it felt wonderful to return to the American Idol stage after almost ten years to perform her new single last week.
“I felt good. It’s always good going back to the Idol because it just reminds you of where you come from.”
After revealing that getting lost in money and fame played somewhat of a role in her suicide attempt, Barrino says she’s learned that her life is more important than what she had allowed herself to become consumed with.
“I almost lost my life getting all wrapped up in all of this stuff and my life is more important than any of this stuff right here. . It’s not about a dollar to me, it’s not about a position to me. I just want to bless people with my music and my story. Other than that, they can have it. It’s for the birds.”
Check the next page for footage from her interview. Are you feeling the new and improved, stronger, wiser, smarter Tasia?