Mahalia Jackson’s Family Not Crazy About “Married Man’s Future Baby Mama” ‘Tasia Playing With Her Legacy

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Family Of Mahalia Jackson Reportedly Concerned About Fantasia Barrino Pregnancy Tarnishing Gospel Legend's Legacy In New Biopic

See that children? Hoes don’t always be winning…

Members of legendary gospel singer Mahalia Jackson’s estate are aghast that 2004 “American Idol” winner Fantasia Barrino has become pregnant by a married man as she prepares to play the Queen of Gospel in the biographical film “Mahalia!”

Producers are also furious with Fantasia, 27, for not telling them about her unexpected pregnancy until she was four months in. “She [initially] claimed that she was putting on weight for the role,” an insider said.

Production of the movie has been pushed back because of Fantasia’s pregnancy with her married boyfriend, Antwaun Cook.

“The family thinks if Fantasia plays the role, it’s going to sully the name of Mahalia,” executive producer Adrian Taylor told us. “They think she’s got the wrong image, having a child out of wedlock.”

Barrino’s pregnancy has also caused chaos with scheduling conflicts because filming has been delayed until after her due date on Dec. 27. Director Euzhan Palcy may be forced to drop out of the project.

Producers are now scrambling to finish the movie by fall 2012. Barrino has been asked to start filming as soon as January and is in negotiations to alter her contract to allow time for breast-feeding and nurturing her child on set.

In the meantime, producers are working to find a replacement if Barrino doesn’t agree to start shooting after New Year’s. Missy Elliott has been suggested.

Because of the unexpected bump, the film’s budget has been increased from $23 million to $27 million.

Wait… so they were okay with child-out-of-wedlock, possibly-broke-up-a-happy-home, had-an-abortion-and-almost-offed-myself Fantasia, but this pregnancy is too much? And they wanna put Missy in a movie?



  • Kit Thomas

    Sorry to say, but fantasia is an embarrasment to single mothers.. Its funny because her & I are the same age and our kids are the same age.(9) I have one son. I could never even attempt to kill myself, knowing I have my son. I love my son way to much to leave him so selfishly. She isnt teaching her daughter how to be a women. She had to go with a tmobile dude, really, so your fame just couldnt get you a better guy huh… I guess she still stuck back in her project days. She just seems to still have that HOODRAT mentality. You would think after going broke she would have matured a little. But nope, she got dummer… The producers should hurry up and find someone else to do it. Im not a supporter of goofies and Fantasia is a straight up goof ball.

  • Mrs. Rance

    Well good luck to them finding a flawless replacement at Fanny’s price who is famous enough to bring people to the box office. The story is not that interesting to begin with.

  • Wtf!!

    @Kit Thomas she got dumber, not dummer. Dummy lol

  • mspiggy

    Trifling, they need to get that lady who won Sunday best year before last, she did a Mahalia song on a guest appearance this season and blew it away

  • Westside cutie!!!!

    Cosign @ Mrs. Rance…….& lol @ your comment @ WTF!!!! But I’m not gonna talk down about Fantasia because I don’t know her personally! I don’t agree with her trying to kill herself but some people is not strong when it comes to emotional issues! All I can do is pray for her that she gives her problems to the lord instead of trying to take her life! That being said…… I could see fantasia playing that part, but if they gonna let her past come in between her playing the role of Mahalia then screw them! Good luck on findin’ a replacement! They judging her cause she’s pregnant, wow! And they think her being pregnant by a married man is tarnishing the image of Mahalia, are u serious? But, Missy Elliot is not tarnishing? Isn’t she a lesbian? No shade, just sayin’!

  • http://google SMH

    Let Gabby S have the role.

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