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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?
Can you believe everything you read in the tabloids? Of course not. But how do you deny things people see in black and white and color on the TV set — or on your Twitter page? That’s what these stars have done, claiming what most people see as bad behavior is really just a misrepresentation. But are they fakin’ the front to save face? Or do we have it twisted sometimes? You be the judge.
“My whole image in my career is now affected by this. I wanted them to pull this clip because I don’t want to show this side of me.”
Maybe Erica and I saw two different shows. She tried to have the Kimbella fight scene pulled from the show. Maybe she forgot that this video of her whoopin’ on her baby daddy in the street was already circling the web. Let’s not even get on her antics now that she’s a real cast member.
If there’s one thing that we love at Madame Noire, it’s cute, cuddly, giggly, squishy babies! “Lose to Win” singer, Fantasia Barrino recently shared two adorable photos of her 1-year-old son, Dallas Xavier, whom she shares with Antwaun Cook. We can always appreciate when celebrities decide to release photos of their little bundles of joy!
Tasia gave birth to Dallas back in December of 2011 and this little guy has clearly stolen her heart. She’s gone on record multiple times, expressing that her children add so much joy to her life.
“I felt like at this point, for me, my music makes me happy and my children make me happy and I need to put my love in both of those. So my children are my kids and my music is my blessing and I want to be good to it,” she said in an interview last month with Kiss 105.7.
Dallas is Fantasia’s second child, she also has an 11-year-old daughter, Zion Quari Barrino, who will be 12 in August.
Sometimes celebrities make it hard to get on their team. These stars’ recent comments have left their fans confused between the crazy advice, rants and shade that have come out on Twitter, in interviews and on the streets. Here’s the best of the best.
When Fantasia Barrino won American Idol back in 2004, her life changed drastically. Her triumphant win seemed like the perfect fairytale ending to all of the hardships that she endured in her young life. But, just like the title of her New York Times bestselling autobiography says, “life is not a fairytale.” Nearly 10 years after her victorious win, it seems that the 28-year-old singer knows all too well that fame and fortune doesn’t make a person exempt from adversity. But, Fanny says despite the tribulations that have befallen her in the last 10 years, she’s in a happy place.
“It’s been a longtime coming. And it’s been a longtime coming, getting to the place where I am, which is such a peaceful place and just wanting to do great music. Wanting to inspire people through music and put my story and everything that I feel and my thoughts into music,” the “Lose to Win” singer said during a radio interview with WDAS 105.3.
“I’m a happy person right now. And I think that’s showing, it’s a glow,” she expressed when her interviewer complimented her on how amazing she looks. “I’ve found that peace where I don’t have to please anybody. I’m just doing Fantasia and I totally love it. I love it.”
The Grammy Award-winning singer also revealed that she took somewhat of a different approach when putting together her upcoming album, Side Effects of You.
“On this album, I worked with one producer. This is my first time ever doing something like that, but I’ve always wanted to do it. When you listen to that Michael Jackson album? What was it Thriller? And he worked with Quincy Jones on the whole album, it had such a great sound. When Justin Timberlake just worked with Tim, it had a great sound. It was a story and it was put together well. That’s what we did. I worked with a guy out of London, Harmony Samuels and I think it’s one of the best albums I’ve ever done,” the North Carolina native revealed.
Barrino went on to discuss what inspired her critically acclaimed single, “Lose to Win.”
“It is personal. When I recorded ‘Lose to Win,’ that song for me wasn’t just about a relationship. It was about everything that I’ve lost; career-wise, family, friends, relationship. And I think when people hear it as well, they don’t just think of a relationship,” Barrino expressed.
Through it all, Fanny says her children and her music are what pulled her through the hardtimes and they continue to make her happy.
“I felt like at this point, for me, my music makes me happy and my children make me happy and I need to put my love in both of those. So my children are my kids and my music is my blessing and I want to be good to it. I feel like I should put my all, my honesty, my blood, sweat and tears when it comes to the live shows and giving the people good music,” she said during an interview with Richmond’s Kiss 105.7.
Considering all that she’s been through, it’s great to see Fantasia happy again.
To listen to Fanny’s full interview, skip to the next page. What are your thoughts on her newfound freedom?