Fantasia has definitely been out there in negative news land for a minute, from being ridiculed about her struggles of not being the best reader, to her steamy love affair with married Antwaun Cook and their love child, to her money woes, Fanny is finally fighting back.
During a recent interview Fanny gives you a look at what’s going on now, she’s ended her relationship with Mr. Cook, raising her children as a single parent, and making music that best defines how she feels at the time…..therapy for the soul, and best of all she’s working with Missy Elliot for “Without Me”video.
Get a sneak peek at the interview below courtesy of NecoleBitchie
On Her Relationship With Her Ex Antwaun Cook
You only heard what you heard, you only got what you got. But you never got to see that real love and that relationship, that friendship that we had. They kept running with this whole knowledge thing, and she stole somebody from some woman…Well, if everybody really looks at it and goes and does their research, I won that case. So obviously, if I won that case, it never was what they said it was. But once something gets out there, people believe everything they hear, or they just put their own twist, their own spin to it…Regardless of what you say, he’s still my son’s father. I still do love him. No, we’re not together, but he’s still a great father, a great friend, and nobody’s gonna change that.
On Internet Bullying
I sit and I watch these commercials. Especially when I’m home, I watch TV with my kids and I watch Disney. These commercials are about bullying in school and the sad part is the industry and the internet has become another form of bullying. It’s not about the artist anymore. It’s not about the music anymore. It’s just about I want to know what you do on your down time. I want to know who you’re dating. I want to catch you slipping.
It’s not about the music anymore. It’s about what kind of dirt can I dig up, what can I find out about you, where can I find you in the street or in the grocery store and zoom in on that zit that you got from wearing makeup and doing a whole press release and makeup effects your skin, how can I zoom in on that zit and make you look like the ugliest person in the world. Those are the kinds of things I look at and just shake my head. They have made artists unreal. We’re not human anymore. They make us like we don’t have feelings. They make us like we don’t have angry days and sad days. And they totally ignore the music and they focus on things like that. I’m a soul singer so I put my passion into my music. Are you gonna get that or are you just trying to figure out who I’m sleeping with next week?
On being hurt by the Industry
The industry was the main thing that hurt me. It wasn’t really the relationship. It was the world. It was me having to turn on my TV and seeing my name all over CNN, TMZ, all over the blogs, all over radio station. That hurt me the most. Some of the main people that sat and voted for me and said that they loved me, they were fickle. And stuff started happening, and people believed what they wanted to believe. And as far as putting all types of stuff out, that hurt me the most. But the industry hurt me the most…I never understood how someone could love you so much at one point, and then months down the line, everybody is against you, everybody’s trying to make a mockery of you.
For the interview in it’s entirety get it at ifelicious.com