The American Idol winner just cannot catch a break from the media. Fantasia Barrino , who recently did an interview with Ifeliciuous, promoting her new album “Side Effects of You” and discussed her relationship with her baby father Antuwan Cooke. She wanted to set the record straight about her relationship with Cooke.
Fantasia did not hesitate to blame the media and most importantly the blogs for the fail of her relationship. She also discussed how Cooke did play a part in her music on this recent album. She stated:
“All of my music is not just based on Antwaun. You know, he plays a big part. I think with the songs like, you know, where I speak about ‘I’m a lady, I’m a woman,’ and I came in at the beginning of the song and I say ‘Look, the world says this love is no good to me, but my heart says that it is.’ So I think it’s my way of speaking to everybody…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. So I would have to say that this album is my way of letting go of a lot of things, letting go of a lot of things holding me back, the world mainly.”
Furthermore, in the interview she discussed how the media and others will take a story and run with it.
“But the main thing that hurt me, 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.”
Fantasia felt some type of way by the media trying to drag her name through the dirt. She felt attacked and violated. Yet, she let it be known that she not the only artist in the industry that has “stolen” a man from his wife.
“And let me just say this, there’s been so many other artists, and I’m not gone say any names, who have been in the same situation that I have, but you never hear it. So Fantasia was that person that they said ‘Hey, let’s make her the crash dummy. Let’s make her the person who we’ll talk about. We’ll never praise her good but we will always expose her bad.’ So I would have to say “Side Effects of You,” my main hurt, all of those songs came from the industry…And I’m not just talking about Antwaun. I’ve been in a lot of relationships where they’ve just been, not good.”
Well, Fantasia let the people have it! She will no longer stand for the disrespect from the media. She knows her mistakes and continues to triumph through all the setbacks.
Fantasia is a single mother of two, a girl Zion from a previous relationship and a boy, Dallas with Cooke.
Lastly, continue to support Fantasia’s, fourth album “Side Effects of You”, which is doing very well along with her single “Without Me” featuring Kelly Rowland and Missy Elliott.