Well Color Me Purple, Multi-Talented Fantasia Barrino Lands ‘Leading Lady’ In Mahalia Jackson Biopic

- By Bossip Staff Categories: News

Fantasia Barrino

Home wrecker Fantasia Barrino, steps out into the lime light to play a more positive role.

Fantasia will portray Mahalia Jackson, a late American gospel singer, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’r, and supporter of Martin Luther King, Jr. during her journey from poverty in New Orleans to becoming a gospel superstar!

But does Ms. Barrino have the acting chops to do so? And can she leave her personal life at the door?!

“Fantasia’s personal life has been tumultuous to say the least. The 26-year-old star overdosed in the fall of 2010, and admitted it was no accident. “I didn’t have any fight in me,” the singer said in a VH1 ‘Behind the Music’ interview. “I didn’t care about anything. I just wanted out. The single mother was accused of stealing another woman’s husband and found herself in the middle of a love triangle leading up to her attempted suicide.

Since ‘Idol,’ the star has written an autobiography titled ‘My Life is Not a Fairy Tale,’ which was then made into a Lifetime movie in which she played herself. She also starred in a highly-rated VH1 reality show about her life called ‘ Fantasia for Real.’

This role will be Fantasia’s biggest to date since 2006 when she starred in Oprah Winfrey’s Broadway revival of ‘The Color Purple.’

Let’s get your life together for this one Fantasia..you’ve got some big shoes to fill!



  • ladyinblue

    Say what?!

  • Nana

    Get that Mullah T’asia…..

  • GeorgeNWeezy>TomNHelen

    I love you Fantasia!! I don’t care what they say about you. You one of the best vocalists in the game. Keep doing your thing and … Huck the Faters!!!

    • Jordan

      when the checks don’t come…then start coming…then get taken away…then stop coming…then miraculously start coming again!

  • Bruh Again

    I ain’t that pressed, but Yolanda (Yulanda?) Adams
    would have been a better
    choice, if she could handle
    the acting required. Congrats, Fantasia.

    • Jay

      Yolanda Adams and Mahalia Jackson’s singing styles are miles apart. I LOVE Yolanda Adams, but there is no way she could pull off Mahalia Jackson!

  • Mrs. Rance

    Congrats to her. Make that money gal. Aunt ReRe said she is also considering her for the story of her life now that Halle has expressed disinterest. I’d love to see Fanny in the role.

  • Superior ONE!!!


  • Thatbkchick

    Why wasn’t Jennifer Hudson considered for such an honorable role than this hoodrat?

    • heeey

      unnecessary comment!

  • CeCe

    I don’t care for her at all

  • It's Me

    O Tashia can get it done. Sit back eat ya popcorn and enjoy the show…

  • angie

    jennifer hudson cant snub all the roles.fantasia will be just fine.

  • Brooklyn Hampshire

    She faked her suicide.

  • MsDtown

    Gon’ Tasia!!! She is so beautiful. Do it big girl.

  • hate on me

    sh** let it go by now….allow her to move on with her life I’m happy to see god is blessing her….. everyone is not perfect…

  • gaping azzhole

    Give this sistah ape a banana!!!

  • mixed bad chick

    *ghetto stuff* *in her normal voice*

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