The Real Reason Why Fantasia Boycotted The Grammys…

- By Bossip Staff

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Tasia wasn’t feelin the Grammys this year and here’s why:

Fantasia Barrino wasn’t feeling the R-E-S-P-E-C-T, and this is what it meant to her: boycotting the Grammys.

The American Idol winner appeared on BET’s “106 & Park” on Monday to explain her Grammy absence, which became conspicuous after she was not there to accept her award for Best Female Vocal Performance. Turns out that not getting asked to join the opening number tribute to her idol, Aretha Franklin, led Barrino to stay home and watch on TV.

“I’m kind of going through my own little thing,” she told the show’s hosts (via The Hollywood Reporter). “Last night they were honoring someone who is my idol, Aretha Franklin, and there is no way I could have sat there and not got the happy feet and wanting to jump on the mic because she is my favorite so I felt like, you know, at the end of the day I should have been on that stage so, I kind of did my own little thing last night.”

Instead, it was Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson, Florence Welch, Yolanda Adams and Martina McBride that sang a medley of Franklin’s biggest hits.

Barrino will at least get to do a full out tribute to another one of her idols — she’s been cast to play R&B legend Mahalia Jackson in an upcoming movie, a role she’s already preparing for by working to gain 30-45 pounds.

The Grammy win (for her song “Bittersweet” and her first in 11 tries) and movie role are a nice turnaround for Barrino, who tried to commit suicide this summer after an affair scandal became public and rocked her life.

Yeah, so Fanny wasn’t feelin all the white girls singing Aretha’s songs, eh? We would have preferred to see Fantasia in the mix over Christina Aguilera, Martina McBride and Florence Welsh anyway.

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  • brooklyn hampshire

    Like anybody missed her anyway. She did wrong and she’s getting it right back.

    • Honey

      Hater…Shes right she should have been on the stage…Back the hell off of Fanny !!!!

    • rose by any other name 350 8914 β„’

      She is right, she should have been on that stage instead of ugly azz Chritina A and that other red head one.. How you gonna put those white women up there and Fannie would have brought the soul to the queen of soul.. white folks always trying to be relevant in blacks folks world.. get lost.. Christina A doesnt cut it with the soul but she thinks she has soul uh the jury is still out on that one!!

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    • kalifa

      so she missed standing on the stage and having her big moment because she didnt get to pay tribute to aretha franklin?

      $hitty excuse…..smells like a fat lie😦

      they probably told her to stay home cause of the abortion & adultery drama😦

    • U Hear Me?

      That is some straight BS from Fanny! You mean to tell me that you’re so upset that you weren’t asked to sing tribute to ‘retha that you boycotted getting your own award?! I don’t even think the other women who gave the tribute even received a Grammy! If it were me, I would have been there all dolled up and enjoying myself. Because it ain’t like all artists get a Grammy every year.

    • rachel

      Homewrecker, Stanktasia.

    • sandra

      I would have like to she her on stage too. I would had really like to have seen maybe Patti, Gladys or some of the other true legend do the tribute.

    • lara

      I am glad she wasn’t there.

      very ugly – just an ugly mess

      Please don’t marr Aretha with Fantasia clowning

  • Do more reading

    She didnt want to show up and answer questions about her “problems”..Thats all no more no less…

    • foxy lady

      IDon’t blame her those white bytches had no business there and she should have been there so stop hating on her. And regardless of her issues those white bytches are not perfect and have issues too. Fantasia owes no one any explanation about shyth, it’s her life and her moves everyone has issues INCLUDING YOU AND KALIFA SO BACK OFF!!!!

    • Do more reading

      HEY Fantasia….glad u responded to MY lil ole comment. I wonna thank my momma, oh yeah, Jesus, and ALL my fans….

  • Ktradez.. Really.. I was born this wAy

    So true, I would have preferred to see her up there over Christina also., but y did bittersweet win a Grammy? It wasn’t all that great? I’m just sayin.. First!!!

    • Honey

      Yep she did win a Grammy for Bittersweet and it was well deserved!! Im so tired of people going in on her..What the hell about Alicia Keys she broke a Family up, And since then nobody made a big deal out of it !!!

    • Well ain't that the truth

      yoli tells it like it is:)

    • prettygirl757

      @yoli…uhhh if YOU get your facts straight, swizz was already messing with alicia right before he started messing with the producer. Either way, it doesn’t make their situation any better or worse. It is what it is. Just like fatasia’s situation…it is what it is.

    • foxy lady

      @HONEY WILL U PEOPLE GROW UP!!!! THE ONLY PERSON WHO CAN BREAK UP A FAMILY IS THE 2 PEOPLE IN THE FAMILY, NOT AN OUTSIDER SO ALICIA DIDN’T BREAK UP NOBODY!!! THE FAMILY WAS ALREADY BROKE UP BEFORE SHE CAME IN THE PICTURE!!!! SO MOVE AROUND TO SOMETHIN ELSE!!!

    • 1TruDiva w/the PlatinumVocals--Me and "we" will piggyback in a thread!

      Fantasia should’ve been there. Shoot–how many of them actually recorded a song with Aretha? Not NONE…

      But I’ma letchu in on a lil’ secret…..ARETHA IS THE ONE THAT COSIGNED EVERYONE SINGING FOR HER TRIBUTE SO…Tasia really needs to be asking HER why she didn’t allow her to be a part of it.

  • MISSYPOO

    FANTASIA IS A HOODRAT AND A HOMEWRECKER…SHE DOESN’T DESERVE TO PAY TRIBUTE TO ANYBODY AS RESPECTABLE AS ARETHA

    • foxy lady

      AND THOSE WHITE BYTCHS ARE NOT PERFECT EITHER!!!SO THEY DON’T NEED TO BE REPRESENTING ARETHA EITHER!!! GIRL WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU!!!

    • shut the fu*ck up

      excuse me MISSYPOO but christina left her husband and cheated with another guy in her dance group so shut the fu*ck up about it okaaaaaaaaaaaay

  • likostar

    Nawf Kuhlinas Finest…

  • ebonyblonde

    I didn’t even know she did this…let’s be honest no one even missed her. She knows the real reason;her azz wasn’t gonna win anything

    • silk590

      @ebony I guess you didn’t bother to read the article.Just in a rush to post bullsh**t. She did win a grammy. What did you win?

  • JustAshley

    Sorry but Christina is one singin azz white girl and I had no problem with her being on stage.
    As much as I hate what Fantasia did, she’s another singin azz chick and she belonged on the stage as much as Christina did.

    And don’t say its because of the scandal because Christina is in a scandal right now also.

  • Ladywatts

    Thats what up everbody know sjr love that lady and forget whats she going throu it is what it is bullshit

  • cherriesuntop

    some people go through som deep shit….its good she wanted to be on that stage…she fell but didnt stay down

  • Gstands4

    I feel like she should have been up there. They could have added her in or took off the woman with the red hair. I’m glad she won because I love the song bittersweet. I enjoy real r&b singers without the gimmick.

  • Mrs. Rance

    I don’t blame her. She could have replaced Florence Welsh who lacked the soul to be on stage with the rest of the women. My gripe with the show is that they didn’t televise the rap and r&b awards, except for when Em won. Plus the lack of effort that went into the R&B category. Neither Ne-Yo nor Trey Songz were even nomintated. How the heck is that?

  • pretty girl swagg

    I agree Fantasia should have been included, Christina can blow, white or black that chick can sing with whoever else is out there. If fantasia is such a homewrecker what does that make A.Keys, people just love the hell out of her and she broke up that woman’s household. In the end- u get as good as u give…

  • Fl to Va chick

    Dum chick..Now what if everybody gave up because they werent asked to do something? I’m glad she didnt sing because the set would’ve lasted 1hr. just off her 1 tribute.

    • Fl to Va chick

      *dumb*

  • malcolm

    I don’t blame her. the grammy did three tributes to black artist. and they have white folks do all the tributes. Mick Jagger did on eto solomon burk. Lady applebum did Teddy P and they have 2 white girls doint arethea. You think if this was tributes to some majoor white artist you would see blacks do all the tributes.?

    • Mrs. Rance

      That fake azz Teddy tribute consisted of 1 sentence of of one of his songs. Why? I was just so confused. But I was also glad they didn’t go all out, because Jaheim needs the one doing that. Not some mixed gender white group.

  • malcolm

    I don’t blame her. the grammy did three tributes to black artist. and they have white folks do all the tributes. Mick Jagger did on eto solomon burk. Lady applebum did Teddy P and they have 2 white girls doint arethea. You think if this was tributes to some major white artist you would see blacks do all the tributes.?

    • isabellabissessar@yahoo.com

      RACIST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      ALL U SEE IS COLOR….
      GROW UP!!!!!!!!!!😦😦

  • It's Me

    Yeah, I would have rather seen Tashia instead of the white girls. Tashia would have brought tears to folks eyes.

  • chrissy

    Don’t nobody wanna hear her yelling azz anyway….she screams toooo much for me….too extra….

    • Johnny'sgirl

      I like her, but I have to agree with you. Sometimes she sounds like someone is killing an animal or something.

    • lara

      thank you – yes
      too much screaming and clowning
      what is she presenting and performing?
      she lost her rhythmn, soul, jazz

      Good Fantasia was not there on stage
      she messes up and dislikes professionalism

  • N

    @brooklyn Fantasia didn’t do half as bad as Alicia Keys. I can’t believe how people are always talking about Fantasia being a homewrecker but forgetting about what Alicia Keys did and Alicia did worse she got pregnant before the divorce was finalized and she was at Mashonda’s baby shower and Alicia acted like Mashonda’s friend screwing her man behind her back… so don’t start.

    • LadyBird

      Thank you!

    • yoli

      read my reply above please….You dont know the whole story …if thats the case atleast A.KEYS KEPT HER BABY AND DIDNT KILL IT …..FANTASIA HAS MONEY , A MOTHER , A FAMILY AND FANS WHY WOULD SHE TAKE A LIFE????

    • 100milesperhour

      Antwan Cook isn’t divorced yet either-Fantasia was pregant by a married man as well & only aborted the babay when she “found out” he hadn’t left his wife.

  • darealwifey

    Fantasia is her own worst enemy. This woman is determined to ruin her career. She needs to get over herself. It wasn’t about her. It was about Aretha. She should have just been glad Aretha was being honored. SMDH I’m so over Fantasia.

    • Johnny'sgirl

      THANK YOU!!! Get over yourself, Fantasia.

  • rose by any other name 350 8914 β„’

    so true, that Grammy mess suks and i didnt like the white women serenading Aretha franklin… they never have black women serenading country western singers.. they need to boycott those dumb azz Grammys.. and then when black folks get their own award shows those crackers get mad but they think nothing of leaving good black entertainers out!

  • CHICKIEBOO

    ARETHA HAS MANY OTHER SINGERS WHO IDOLIZED HER AS WELL COULDN’T HAVE All OF THEM ON STAGE I AM SURE THAT THERE WERE OTHERS WHO FELT THAT THEY SHOULD’VE BEEN UP THERE PAYING TRIBUTE AS WELL

  • Soul Touch

    Get over yourself Fantasia. She is going to be the cause of her own destruction.

  • Char Tells Da Truth

    I know I didn’t miss her. Doesnt she have her hands full at the courthouse going through marriage licenses looking for a new man? She needs to sit her D-list behind down and shut up.

  • dcalisha

    There seemed to be an attempt to ensure there was representation from all genres of music where Aretha has been an influence — (although country…???) — and having Jennifer Hudson on stage covered the genre Fantasia would’ve represented. So, while Fantasia had problems with caucasians paying tribute to her idol, it wasn’t about her!

  • resurrected

    What I don’t get about celebrities is that they always feel the need to demand stuff somethings you don’t get to decide. To me most celebrities lack respect for themselves and others. She is going to get herself black balled just like CB. Just keep going you until God creates a platform for you.

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