Aretha Franklin To Fantasia’s Boycott: In This Business, You Don’t Always Get What You Want…

- By Bossip Staff

Aretha Franklin has decided to respond to Fantasia’s GRAMMY boycott:

“I was sorry to hear that Fantasia was upset because she did not get the opportunity to participate in my GRAMMY Tribute this year. I recall that in the past, Fantasia participated in both my MusicCares Person of the Year Tribute and my United Negro College Fund Tribute. Fantasia is still young in the business and although we all love and appreciate her she must understand that in this business of show business she will not always get to participate in everything she would like to participate in. I’m sure it was not an intentional omission. I will see Fantasia over the summer here in Detroit.”

SMH… The same night Fantasia boycotts the GRAMMYs is the same night she wins her first GRAMMY for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.


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  • Nana

    I can’t stop looking at those Tittays……smh

    • mack

      LOL! put them things away.

    • Laura

      NICE NEWS !
      My friend Vanessa, a 25 yrs lady, has announced her wedding with a m’illionaire young man Ronald who is the CEO of a MNC. It’s amazing, she said she just posted her profile on a m’illionaire d’ating s’ite called ———-RichMatchmaker. ℃○M——– – and received his chat invitations a few days later. Then, everything went so well that I can’t believe it’s true! Every love story will unfold on it’s own..——-
      trying to figure out what her situation with Antwan has to do with this story?

      Half the chicken heads talking about, probably done screwed or in love with someone elses man, and got the nerve to talk. Damn hood rats.

    • Iguessso

      spaghetti straps are not made for big breasts

  • NotHome

    What she needs to boycott is sleeping with someone else’s husband.

    • angie

      Amen! and Amen!

    • Royal Chocolate

      …so true. She needs to pick up some skills on being tactful and stop acting so “country cornbread”.

    • CAN AM

      Country Cornbread. LOL!!!!!

  • jj

    Fantasia tried to play hardball. Her management told the organizers that if she wasn’t included in the tribute to Aretha, she wasn’t going to show up. They said, “Ok, don’t come”. It was an idiotic move, made by an “artist” who is not on the level where she can make threats like that and have the outcome she wants.

    Her loss. That catterwalling and dusty, bare-feet stomping that she considers performing actually WON, and her dumb butt was at home. All because she thinks waaay to much of herself. Well, what do you expect from a person like her?

  • jmagic

    This bytch need to get over it,she stealing peoples husbands,getting pregnant by them,cant read,but the only thing she mad at is not being on stage singing and dancing,boy black people i tell ya

  • ms.brilly

    I don’t think she made the right move boycotting the awards but she’s the one who has to live with it. If she feels justified in her decision then so be it. She has the grammy regardless of whether she was there or not and maybe that’s all that matters to her.

  • thats crazzy crazzy

    Gurl you done pissed off Oprah and got away with it! Now hang yourself with the white folks you will be back in the pjs singing gospel! U ain’t cute or nothing!

  • if anything be noble

    In this business?? In this world. Fantasia—- GIT on the stage. Smh

  • Victor Vargus

    She is an awful singer an ought to be ashamed of herself for trying to spoil the tribute.

  • Jay the Real One

    They had there limit of over-singers in Christina A

    • Orlando

      So true….

  • Love

    Tell it RE RE!

  • wth

    first time blogging but fantashia is really a ungrateful b!#th

  • QueenLove

    What drugs are Fantasia taking?

    Drug overdose, abortions, extreme weight gain…seriously, whatever this is, I don’t want no parts of it.

  • really?

    ms. retha is right on! it sounds like she’s going to grant tasia some knowledge over the summer b4 her ignant butt winds up back in north cakalakee sing on street corners with her family.

  • WithAllHonesty

    What sense does it make to not show up for an award show to accept your own Grammy nomination or AWARD in this case just because you can’t participate in the tribute. Now you get no shine for your award win and no tribute performance. Horrible move!


    There were a lot of other people that weren’t included that could have been just as upset, i.e. Patti LaBelle & Gladys Knight. I would have much rather seen them throw down in a tribute along with Yolanda Adams & Jennifer Hudson than Fantasia. Sorry Fan – get a grip.

  • msthang84

    when she grows up she will regret her decision of not going to the grammys there is nothing that would of kept me from attending GOD bless u with a award that so many others work for and u throw it back in his face by boycotting because u couldn’t have your way,, after ur stunts this year i started praying for u and thought u was getting it together,i guess im not praying hard enough smh

  • I love love an Asian Man

    A woman need to understand… it’s not the other woman fault… she did not commit herself to her… HE did!!!

    I will NEVER blam the other woman… because promiscuous will prowl. He need to protect you from the insanity!!!

    When will women get it!!!

  • Fl to Va chick

    Good response Aretha! That chick is being a spoiled brat..She should’ve boycott that “Married” man D! Fantasia is greedy & selfish. What about your fans?I’m sure it wouldve been nice(for them)to see you holding that award onstage.>>grow up hun!

  • unknown

    Many people have boycotted the grammy’s. She had her reason and stuck to it!

  • The Beautiful One

    You can’t always get what you want
    You can’t always get what you want
    But if you try sometimes you might find…you get what you need… 😀

  • Bringing Fire

    For anyone on here putting Fantasia down for boycotting the Grammy’s is straight up stupid. First of all what someone else’s husband got do with this and in case you aint caught the news she was found innocent SO GET OVER IT! Plenty of people have boycotted the Grammy’s Fantasia’s not the first. Although opinions vary it did make sense that you have Fantasia sing an Aretha Franklin song, at least 2 of the ladies the Grammy’s chose to sing should have been slapped for even trying. Fantasia had every right to be upset and if she didn’t want to come that’s her business. Also if you would’ve looked close enough even J.Hudson looked upset about being on stage with people she know had no business singing Aretha Franklin songs.

    • C-DOT


    • I love love an Asian Man

      Some [black] people seem to forget that Aretha have a very larger white fan base!

    • Li

      @ BringingFire, you are obviously dilusional. The court system was rigged. Fantasia’s attorney represented the judge’s divorce in the past, so obviously the decision was biased and contrived. Antwaun’s wife is filing an appeal as we speak. Fanny will be paying up sooner or later. I just hope she lose the diva edge so she can keep a job for all the dough she will have to be forking over in the end. This is one of the many reasons she need to get her butt up on that stage so she can make that money for Zion, her ENTIRE family and oh yeah…ANTWAUN. SMH..

  • Pops

    @ Bringing Fire, I agree.


    fantasia really wants in ya’ll.jennifer hudson will you please check yo friend and show her how a real diva presents herself in spite of situations that don’t always go her way. fantasia you are being too into yo self right now, and if you don’t check yo self ,you may not win a second grammy.i like yo music, and i think that you have raw talent.but i also know dat you are a fake god lovin-husband stealer who is yet to repent of sleeping with another womans husband.sista i pray dat u get it together before u ruin yo self.

  • 2honestcutie

    Ppl don’t realize that the Grammys tried 2 show Aretha Franklin inspired all genres of music. Fantasia needs 2 get a grip and get over that ghetto diva attitude or nxt yr she won’t b invited.

  • DeeezNutz

    Agreed…man people on here act as if they’ve never made any decisions that they’ve regretted later. Ole holier than thou idiots on this here blog. And for all we know, Fantasia may not regret anything; she’s probably stands firm with the choice she made. For those of yall saying she can’t sing or perform??/ Come on son

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