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How Fantasia’s Spiritual Fasting Inspired Me To Let Go Of The Foolishness

August 12th, 2016 - By Quindara Lazenbury
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“I just knew that I needed to let go of a lot of things. So I married myself and I focused on me–how to love myself again and to let go of all past hurts.”

Fantasia Barrino

Fantasia and Quindara

Many blogs and websites have articles dedicated to uncovering the importance of self-love, illustrating how to build self-esteem and practice self-care, but it wasn’t until I met the beautiful Fantasia Barrino that I witnessed the evidence of doing that restorative work.

She came in the room with an entourage, but all I could sense was her kind and giving spirit. Fantasia greeted everyone with a hug and a side-kiss on the cheek, which surprised me –was she not afraid of germs? But what struck me most about this woman who is truly an idol, was hearing her speak. It was then that I truly learned she is something a of spiritual gem.

Though plenty of topics were covered in our interview with Fantasia on the heels of her album release, the most poignant point, for me, was her mention of spiritual fasting and how this process opened her heart to clearing her spirit and eventually meeting her husband. Fantasia explained how she stopped drinking, having sex, and even disallowed negative thoughts to permeate her head so that she could focus and feel bright again.

Don’t get me wrong, the idea that you need to clear the bad elements of your life (bad relationships, bad emotions, bad habits, bad people) is not something phenomenally new. However, seeing the peaceful and loving spirit that Fantasia exuded gave testimony to the power of letting certain things go in order to fully live and enjoy your life.

After the interview ended, the glitz and glamour exited the room but I still felt very inspired. When I returned home, I decided to clean out the clutter from my life. First, I went through my closet and got rid of clothes that no longer fit, were not flattering, and were plain worn out. Why keep filling my closet drawers? Next, I went through my cabinets and refrigerator to clean out old food. Whatever I could not donate, I trashed. Then, I went through my phone and deleted old phone numbers that I have not dialed in years. I also did a Facebook cleanse, deleting old friends who I never really liked in the first place. Finally, I decided on letting go of a few friendships that were causing me stress or disdain. Why keep these people in mind if they only burdened or suffocated me?

I felt free. I felt loved. I felt spiritually cleansed after doing these things. But this was just the first step… now it’s time for the manifestations of this cleansing process to begin presenting themselves in my life. But I want Fantasia to know how she inspired a young woman on the move to take the first steps to let go of unnecessary foolishness and in turn love herself; and I hope I can encourage one of you to do the same.


Catch Fantasia’s interview with us below.

Fantasia Explains Why She Says She Won’t Let Anyone Prostitute Her Gift

August 2nd, 2016 - By Brande Victorian
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Fantasia has been our friend in our head since we first saw her on American Idol way back when and meeting her on the heels of the release of her latest album, “The Definition Of,” only confirmed that she’s the definition of a woman’s woman and so much more.

No question was off limits when we chatted with Fanny, which is why this may be our juiciest interview yet. Check out our chat to see what Fantasia had to say about her latest project, spiritual fasting, getting her husband back, and why she isn’t going to let anyone prostitute her gift.

“Finally, I Got It Right” Fantasia Talks Fasting For Seven Months Before Meeting Her Husband

June 23rd, 2016 - By Veronica Wells
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Fantasia Talks Fasting For Seven Months Before Meeting Her Husband

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We’ve seen Fantasia’s relationship come up. From the fathers of her daughter to the father of her son, a married man, she’s been through some tough heartbreak. And those are just the relationships we know about. But when she met her husband Kendall Taylor, she was in a different space and doing things differently. It’s her relationship with her husband that’s inspired her latest single, “Sleeping With The One I Love.”

In a recent interview with Maria More of Majic 107.5, Fantasia shared her story.

On her new single, “Sleeping With The One I Love”

Now I finally got what God always desired for me. But it was me that was moving out of timing. It was me because I wanted it so bad. So that song just talks about going through all those bad relationships and now I’m sleeping with the one I love.

Prior to you finding him, do you feel like you went through a period of self discovery, like a reflective type space?

(To Maria:) I feel like we know each other. Do we know each other?

Actually, I was doing After Midnight, was in a Broadway show. I was doing it for seven months. And some people say, ‘Well, seven months is not a long time.’ But for Fantasia it is. I went on a fast and I decided that I was going to be in a relationship with myself and learn how to love myself again, plus learn how to let go. I had to let go of the other relationships. You can’t go into something good until you let go of all the bad stuff because you’ll find yourself steady bringing up all the old in a new situation. So I fasted for seven months. I read a lot. Everything that I watched was things that were good for my spirit, man. I watched a lot of T.D. Jakes. I watched a lot of things that I could deposit in myself that would lift me up, build me.

True story, I had index cards, I would write things on them and post them on the mirror in the bathroom. And I would speak it. Because you have to speak life. You have to speak what you want. You have to watch what you say because it’s power in your tongue. So as you get up every morning and you speak it, you’re speaking into your own life what you want, what you desire, what you need. And then of course, I talked to the man upstairs. I told him exactly what I needed in that seven months. I knew I needed a man that was going to come in and build me up because I was a broken woman. I knew I needed a man who was going to tell me how beautiful I was, that was going to tell me he loved me everyday because I had went through so many situations where I felt like I just wasn’t loved the right way. So I asked God for certain things. When I met my husband, he was fasting at the same time. So that’s how I knew. Because I told you I went through a lot of times where I was like, ‘He is the one. I don’t care what nobody say. He wear the shoes I like, he is the one!’ And I had to be patient. It’s hard to be patient. It’s hard to sit back and actually wait and allow everything— just let it be. And when I did that, finally, I got it right.

You can watch this clip from the interview in the video below.

Pass Or Play? Fantasia Brushes Off The Hate With New Single, “No Time For It”

January 8th, 2016 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Our girl Fanny is back in the news y’all and thank God, it’s not for drama or gossip. Instead, it’s because the newly married beauty decided to bless us with some new music. The single is called “No Time For It”.

In the no-more-drama-esque anthem, Tasia informs her critics that she’s far too busy collecting these coins and enjoying her life to be concerned with what critics have to say to her. She sings:

There’s no time for it
You wanna tell me how it is
But there’s no time for it
You wanna tell me how you feel
But there’s no time for it
Do your thing, get your change
By the way, don’t you think I’mma care ’cause I’m not
Got my mind on my money
And if  it don’t really matter, nah
There’s no time for it
Oh-oh, there’s no time for it
No time, no time, no time


A photo posted by Fantasia💕 (@tasiasword) on

Listen to the track and let us know if you’re passing or playing. We say it’s a pass.

Karyn White Isn’t Happy Fantasia Sang “Superwoman” Instead Of Her At Soul Train Awards

November 30th, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Fantasia and Karyn White


If you watched last night’s telecast of the Soul Train Awards, then you know that in the tribute performance for Babyface (by Babyface and co.), Fantasia brought the house down with her rendition of Karyn White’s “Superwoman.” She also did a beautiful version of Whitney Houston’s “Exhale (Shoop)” that you can watch below.

But fans of White, who is still alive, singing, and looking spectacular at 50 (you read that right), wondered why she didn’t take part in the tribute. And they had reason to wonder. Other singers Babyface had written for came along to remind people of his catalog of classics, include Brandy, Boyz II Men, Tevin Campbell, and even Bobby Brown. So what was the deal with White? Was she busy? Traveling? Sick?

White was watching the performance at home on TV just like you and me, and she’s just as confused as the rest of us. White took to Facebook to say that she was never called by BET, Centric, Babyface–anybody, to take part.

“I’ve been getting bombarded with questions from family, fans, friends. I’ve been getting tweets, texts. Just people calling me: ‘Karen, why weren’t you on the show?’ ‘Are you okay?’ ‘Is everything alright?’ ‘Why weren’t you there?’ ‘Everyone else was there; we wanted to see you.’ Good question. I. Don’t. Know. I never got a call from ‘Face or BET, or Centric or Soul Train music award affiliates–nobody. So I don’t know.”

Noting that maybe they thought she had left the music industry behind, White cleared the air to say she is still singing. In fact, she’s on a tour with Kathy Sledge, Deniece Williams and CeCe Peniston right now called, “My Sisters and Me.” And while she believes that Fantasia did a magnificent job, she’s disappointed no one thought to reach out to her.

“I thought Fantasia did an amazing job. She’s a bad girl. She put it down. It has nothing to do with Fantasia. It’s really just respect. The fact that Kenny wrote the song, and LA, and Daryl Simmons, but Karyn White made it a hit. And I believe my fans deserve to see me sing the song.”

So no, White is not on some “diva sh-t” as she put it. But considering that she’s alive and well and “rocking it,” while many of the greats from the past have passed on, she said it would have been nice if she had been called. And she does have a point.

But what do you think? Check out the rest of her thoughts via her Facebook video and share your own.


WCW: 15 Fantastic Fantasia Barrino Moments

July 22nd, 2015 - By Rich
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Fantasia Barrino has been crooning us through her pain, ups and downs and continues to win despite it all. This young mother has come a long way and continues to shine on and off the stage. As we wish her good luck with a chance of being an Atlanta Housewife and congratulate her on her recent nuptials, we’re taking a stroll down memory lane to check out some of her most fab moments on the Red Carpet.

All images courtesy of WENN


WCW: 15 Fantastic Fantasia Barrino Moments

Fantasia Claps Back At People Who Tried To Come In Between Her Marriage

June 17th, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
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Yesterday, we reported that it seemed Fantasia and her husband Kendall Taylor had reconciled. She posted a picture of the two together and called him her best friend. And even though we root for Fantasia, most of us around here think that it’s time she take her relationship off the gram.

But today, she’s  back again with a message for those who tried to come in between her marriage.

Read her message below.



Oh, Fanny.

I’m sure there are some people out there who are rooting for she and her relationship to fail. Just because there are great number of people who want everyone to be miserable like they are. But I’d argue that there are even more people who, after witnessing all that Fantasia has endured and overcome, want her to win in life and love.

Unfortunately, Fantasia is the one getting in the way of all this.

For those who don’t remember, Fantasia was the one who let us into her relationship drama when she took her rings off and said it was done.

And this was just in April.

Fantasia said that no vows were broken but she was the one wrote: “…He done me wrong! She put me out! He cheated! She lied! I can’t eat! I can’t sleep! … We develop an idea of what a relationship should be. If things do not go the way we planned, our hearts are broken.”

She could have very well been speaking about the general human condition but after that ring pictture, it left a lot of room for speculation and theorization.

Essentially, if Fantasia doesn’t want people in her relationship, she could eliminate millions of opinions by keeping updates on her relationship, good and bad, off of social media.

I know I’m not the only one whose noticed that people, celebrity and otherwise, who go out of their way to brag, boast and broadcast their unions are usually the ones who are their least secure in their partnerships.

All of us could take this as a lesson to protect that which and those who we consider sacred in our lives.

Reunited: Fantasia Posts Picture With Her Husband

June 16th, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
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My Best Friend❤

A photo posted by Fantasia💕 (@tasiasword) on

Fantasia is an open book. When she’s hurting, we know and when she happy she’ll tell us about that too. Months ago, the singer was going through a lot with the death of her grandmother and what looked like the dissolution of her marriage to Kendall Taylor.

You may remember back in April, she wrote:

“It is Done…The Kids and I Will Always Love You <3 I got to stay strong for Granny…He was the best man I knew Kendall you are loved.” 

In addition to those very telling words, she included a picture of her wedding ring set, off her finger.

But Kendall wasn’t just some longtime boyfriend. He was, and still is, Fantasia’s husband. And in these instances it’s usually nice to work it out, if at all possible.

And thankfully, it looks like Fantasia and Kendall have done just that.

She recently posted this picture with another telling caption. And the rings were in full view.

After all she’s been through in her life and most recently, we’re happy to see Fantasia with a smile on her face.

It Is Done: Did Fantasia Announce The End Of Her Relationship?

April 9th, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
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Lord knows we want Fantasia to win. So we were really saddened to see the latest string of posts she’s uploaded and captioned for Instagram. We can’t be exactly sure but the captions seem to suggest that Fantasia and her partner Kendall Taylor have parted ways. Fantasia recently took a picture of her wedding rings…on the bed, and wrote this caption.

“It is Done…The Kids and I Will Always Love You <3 I got to stay strong for Granny…He was the best man I knew Kendall you are loved.” 

Here is the the post she uploaded and then promptly deleted. B. Scott captured it before she was able to get rid of it.


Did Fantasia Announce The End Of Her Relationship

Source: Instagram

What makes this already sad story even more tragic is that she is also dealing with the very recent loss of her grandmother.

She seemed to offer a bit of an explanation in a later post.

Here, in the office we’re debating whether or not the “She put me out! He cheated! She lied!” is to be taken literally or if she’s monologuing a bit. Either way, this seems to be the closest thing she’s posted as far as explanations go.

But it didn’t stop there. Fantasia shared this picture during her grandmother’s service.

We’re not sure quite what to make of all of this. But either way, with the loss of a loved one to death and the loss of another through departure, whether temporary or permanent, it’s a lot to handle. We’re hoping and praying for the best for Fantasia and hope that her friends and family rally around her during this time.


From A Hot Mess To Hotness: 10 Of The Best Celebrity Style Transformations Over The Years

February 11th, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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When we first met these stars, they were living and looking a whole different way. All these years later, they’re killing the game with their style, and impressing us with the changes they’ve made to their lifestyle. Whether it was because of love, family, sobriety or whatever, these stars have a new look and a new glow. Winning!



Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi

When we were first introduced to Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, she was the consistently drunk, tan-obsessed, hair-hump wearing resident of “The Jersey Shore.” All these years later, she has eased up big time on the spray tans, stopped her partying ways, fell in love, had two kids and walked down the aisle. Snooki grew up big time, and her style did as well!