Fantasia Says Her Full Lips, Short Hair, Full Nose Is The Reason She’s Getting So Much Negative Press

- By Bossip Staff Categories: News, SMH, What the Hell???


Fantasia’s soaking up all the free publicity she can get right now after the little O.D. situation. She took a moment to sit down with VIBE to tell them that she feels the only reason she is getting so much negative press is because of the color of her skin… It had nothing to do with her trying to kill herself!!!

Prior to her suicide attempt Fantasia Barrino naturally faced a barrage of negative press surrounding her affair with Antwaun Cook and the lawsuit his wife Paula filed against the former American Idol.

But does she think her African and more ethnic features had anything to do with the excessive and sometimes mean-spirited tone of the coverage she received about her personal life? Say, versus the media’s nearly mute opinions of the controversial love lives and choices of other female entertainers like Britney Spears, LeAnn Rimes or Alicia Keys?

“Yes, I do. I really feel like it does. I was on Nancy Grace, CNN, every gospel station and in every magazine and every newspaper,” she told VIBE about the scandal before her O.D. “It was on. You would have thought I was the President or something.”

Fantasia says she even believes she’s been blackballed out of red carpet coverage spreads in many popular magazines because of her looks. “They never put me in those magazines [featuring] the red carpet. Everybody there has long hair and everybody is bright-skinned, and I was like, ‘But wait a minute. They never gave me that.’ That bothered me,’” says the singer whose new album, Back To Me is in stores now. “And then I tried hard to find people to dress me and they still would not put me there [in those magazines].”

So, is Fantasia trying to say that Alicia Keys wasn’t talked about as bad??? Alicia Keys and Gabrielle Union got it all… right next to their names lies the word “Homewrecker” but we guess the difference between them and Fantasia is that they didn’t tattoo their “DIRT” on their and then try to cover it up and they didn’t try to off themselves…



  • LuVn_LiFe

    And thats actually a nice pic of Fantasia

    • BadAzz

      I think she is beautiful and she is speaking the TRUTH! We all run from the truth nowdayz and i wonder why?! Everybdy sayin it was ok for AKeys to get pregnant and marry Mashondas dude, GUnion all hugg’d up with Wade and you never hear about that but Fantasia dates the guy she all over the news even had crack head Nancy Grace talking about her why?! I LOVE my dark skinn’d MY BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL we where all made diff for a reason. I wish her the best God bless Fantasia wait on God hunni

  • LuVn_LiFe

    she’s so damn dumb!”

    • ImaPC

      Actually, studies have shown that people who are perceived to be ‘more attractive’ are usually seen as more sympathetic, believable figures. And in America’s mainstream media (heck, even the urban one) Fantasia is definitely not going to be seen as attractive because her features are so far from the Western ideal. And yeah, though the blogs got on Alicia and Gabby, the mainstream media has given them NONE of the scorn they have Fantasia.

      However, when you’re the ‘other woman’ (whether truthfully or by perception), you can’t use something as hard to prove as America’s racial disparities in beauty to defend yourself. The only appropriate thing to do is apologize and move on.

  • wwwgirl

    wow I agree

    • Common

      dont forget JLO she stole her man too

  • Ohsnizzap

    Talk about very insecure I always thought she was very cute and with her little voice and all but now she’s just being a cry baby.

  • Jennifer

    Actually the difference is they went after people on somewhat their levels,a Producer and a Basketball star. They didnt go break the home up of some NOBODY. Antwaun aint nobody, sad to say but more and likely he’s just using her. That make her look more stupid.

    • Ari

      Agreed…well said!


    @ohsnizzap exactly….check out myhairparadise dot com for hair care tips on why shampoo may be damaging your hair

  • msbliss

    I semi agree with her on the image thing but fannie was so extra stupid with hers & always was the one having mini church performances & talking god this & jesus that.. I mean lying about EVERYTHING but tattin this dude name on your body. Viola davis & big gabby have gotten major coverage in mainstream magazines photo’d @ all the events. Don’t blame others 4 your dumb choices tasia ,just accept it & move on.

  • MyM

    Alicia Keys and Gabby were dogged by African American sites only, the white folks aint said shyt about either one of them….Fantasia’s azz got tore out the frame by the AA sites and the Caucasian sites. I do think it is because alicia is half white, pretty and so is Gabby. Hell Oprah didnt even ask Alicia about the Swizzy affair when she was on her show.

    • New York City Dreams

      Exactly! I’ve been bringing up that comparison so many times. That is SO true. But you know why Oprah didn’t didnt ask those question of Alicia on her show, well its quite simple their apart of the same circle and Oprah knows that she better not dare ask questions (regarding a secret or scandal) because that will make her look bad. Their apart of the same circle no less, and Oprah knows not to tread on one of her own.

    • borderlineamazing

      Um WRONG! Fantasia was the winner of probably the most popular show in America. THAT’S WHY MAINSTREAM MEDIA PICKED IT UP!

      They didn’t give a crap about Alicia and Gabby because they are urban and not well known in white circles. It has nothing to do with looks. Americans voted for her MILLIONS! We are talking 32 million votes, most white Americans know who Fantasia is. Of course the mainstream media will pick it up. They still dog Angelina out FIVE YEARS LATER! Angelina is W-H-I-T-E!! GET IT? CAUCASIAN, NON BLACK, NON COLORED!

    • xo

      ak is pretty, really?

  • Rihanna'sSharpNPointyWitchyFingernailsTookTheOath

    well, here let me even it all out, cute or not. Britney, Alcica, Leann, Julia Roberts, and you Fantasia are all a bunch of homewrecking cold-blooded trollops who deserve to be alone and self-conscious!

    • kayla

      dont forget angelina jolie she a home wrecker 2. people dont seem to talk about that lol

  • ThickLikeCornbread

    She may have a point, but I think it is based off of BEAUTY, not skin color

    A.Keys, Anna Nicole Smith, Angelina Jolie didnt get this much backlash. In fact Angelina didnt get ANY backlash.

    When Noemie Lenoir attempted suicide, u heard about it then it disappeared (but she want doing promo runs after the attempt tho, either)

    But BEAUTY may play a big factor in this. ALL of the women I named are considered BEAUTIFUL, Fanny Mae is not.

    • ImaPC

      actually angelina got a ton of backlash, especially because White media (and people in general) are SO in love with Jennifer Anniston.

      But, she survived it on the strength of Brad Pitt’s fame, as well as her own bisexual/adopt African babies/edgy appeal.

  • Whatev

    I agree with Fantasia. The mainstream press ignored the Alicia/Swizz debacle, and Swizz is unknown to mainstream almost as much as Antwaun Cook. The mainstream media (CNN) ignored Alicia’s mess until the wedding, which they reported. Sickening. Don’t get me wrong, Fantasia was wrong, but Alicia was equal and her scandal was only weeks before!

    • Blackunity

      It’s like someone said earlier she won American Idol one of the highest rated, if not the highest that’s why mainstream media is so into this. White media doesn’t care about Gabby or Alicia with that being said we should be the same way. Please no more Kim K, Ochocinco, Tiger or anyone else that is not black or that is black but doesn’t want anything to do with us.

  • Greg

    I would have to agree with Fantasia, people have justified Alicia Keys going after someone’s man, regaurdless of whether Swizz was a producer or not he was someone’s husband and she had no right, The part where people lose me at is when they say not just on this website but on others is how could he leave his beutiful family for Fantasia and that has more to do with the way she looks than anything else. And for the record there hasnt been a lawsuit filed against Fantasia she is just named in the Divorce. But I do beleive her complexion has played a part in the negative press. Its like A.keys how can you not what was the wife not doing must of been something. But with Fantasia its like how dare she even think she can do that.

    • Whatev

      You know what else I saw? Many men saying Alicia could come wreck their homes. it’s like, it’s ok to disrespect and abandon your family for a “pretty” (on the outside) woman, but not one you may find just as attractive even if the world does not, or you may love for her personality or soul.

  • hauteness

    @MyM… oh and the Oprah hypocricy is the worst! Alicia Keys actually said Oprah is the person that told her not to even answer questions about her “relationship”… but she wants Antwuan Cook’s wife on the show to tell “her side”…. REALLY OPRAH?

    • New York City Dreams

      Exactly! I agree! “Really Oprah?” Ohh well, when karma comes around Oprah wont be able to do too much of anything for Alicia.

    • Ky

      @new york, please do not forget that Karma works both ways, so while you wait for the bad Karma to hit Alicia, she will be enjoying the good Karma for all that she has done for others.

    • xo

      Oprah is hard on dark skin blacks!

  • runtelldat

    shes right. who cares if websites like these talked about gabby or alecia keys???

    shes talking about mainstream media-and it doesnt matter what level man it was. she WAS on front pages and on all media outlets. AK was in our local paper for her wedding-FOR WHAT? and it said nothing about the drama surrounding it. NO media outlets talked about AK or asked her about it in any interviews. she had good PR that didnt allow it.


  • siyt

    she should get plastic surgery and go hollywood. its her destiny. learn the biz baby! f school.

    • Anjay

      Why should she have plastic surgery? She’s beautiful the way she is and more importantly she can really sing.

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