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Fantasia Barrino

Love It or Leave It: What Fantasia Barrino Wore to Last Night’s ‘American Idol’ Finale

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That up there is a trick question, guys. Because there’s usually no “loving it” when it comes to Fantasia Barrino‘s fashion choices, and last night was definitely no exception. In case you guys didn’t watch ‘American Idol‘ this season because you think it’s complete crap these days (and if that’s the case, duh! Twinsies!), then you might not have known that last night was the season finale, and they crowned a guy by the name of Phillip Phillips as this year’s American Idol.

Fantasia showed up wearing this sequined catsuit (?), and while her performance with Joshua Ledet was pretty solid, there was nothing solid about this get-up.

In short, she’s looked way, way better.

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Fantasia OD’d Not Too Long Ago Because of Emotional Pain Coupled With an Abortion

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Apparently Fantasia Barrino is still on this OD/affair thing, because she’s coming forth with further information surrounding her breakdown of a few months ago, that which resulted in a hospitalization and a pre-planned media blitz an intensive recovery plan.

Many of you guys – myself included – thought that it was kind of dirty that Tasia promoted her alleged suicide attempt in the way that she did, and also thought it was pretty selfish that she allowed the demons of a boyfriend-girlfriend relationship to interfere with her ability to parent her young child, so this will probably come as no shock to those of who you shared those sentiments.

Fantasia, present at her on-again, off-again lover’s divorce trial, spoke out, claiming that she had aborted a child – allegedly the child of Antwaun Cook, a married man – around the time of her suicide attempt. Barrino was in attendance at the trial, answering questions such as whether or not she was aware that Cook was married and living with his wife during the time of their affair.

What the abortion had to do with the court hearing, I’m not really all that sure, once again – the entire thing is simply being held to determine whether or not Fantasia knowingly involved herself with a married man, or if Cook led Fantasia to believe that he was, indeed single during the time of their eleven-month affair.

Fantasia is still dating Cook, and the trial is still underway.

Quotables: Fantasia’s Had a Rough Life, You Guys

“Carrying six years of so much, I always take a licking and keep on ticking. Everyone thinks I’m so strong, it became so heavy for me. I wanted to be away from the noise. I just began to get tired of taking so many licks. The foreclosure, so many things I had to deal with, people just see the glitz and the glamour … I was in the hospital and they gave me a different name. Nobody asked me anything about the press, they talked to me about my nails and hair. A nurse, Melanie, she would come in and make me walk around. She brought me Sister 2 Sister magazine, and I was in there. She told me ‘You gotta get outta here and you gotta go back to work.’ And for me there are people that love me and want to see me go back to work. There’s no perfect person. They didn’t treat me like Fantasia, they treated me like Tasia.”

You know, suicide is no joke. It’s not a laughing matter, it’s something that should be taken seriously, and whether or not the cry for help is for attention or to save a life (sometimes one is just as important as the other), Fantasia Barrino is still talking about her suicide attempt to whoever will listen. And by “whoever will listen,” I mean “various talk shows through various interviews.” The above quote was from Fantasia’s latest Good Morning America interview, where she discussed her …

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Fantasia Says Her Overdose Wasn’t An Accident

Fantasia Barrino was in the news last week after overdosing on asprin and sleep medication. At the time I think most people thought it was an accident. Some even blamed her illiteracy, saying that she wasn’t aware that she’d taken more than the recommended dose. Then today an extremely candid interview with Fantasia from her upcoming Behind the Music came out in People where she confirms that not only was the overdose not an accident, but that she’s already started to pull herself out of that dark place where suicide was an option… and guys? I’m wondering now if this whole thing was a publicity stunt to ramp up ratings for her Behind the Music special.

I pulled some of the best quotes from the interview for ya:

“I didn’t have any fight in me. I didn’t care about anything. I just wanted out. At that moment, I wanted out. I wanted it to be over with – all of it, all of that [expletive].”

“I just sat in the closet and looked at the mirror and took all the pills in the bottle. I wanted to go to sleep and just be at peace. I knew exactly what I was doing. You can’t accidentally take a whole bottle of pills.”

“I was tired of people doing me wrong, constantly, over and over again, dealing with my family – my father, dealing with men and their [expletive] – I was tired,” she says. “My head was hurting me. I was over it.”

“My nurse Melanie was a blessing into my life because she didn’t tell me what I wanted to hear. She told me what I needed to hear. And she looked at me and said, ‘You gotta get up, and you’ve gotta get out of here, ’cause you haven’t fulfilled your destiny.’ “

“I realized how people end up in the grave. Because that one moment [snaps her fingers] of just breaking or feeling like I can’t, I can’t go on, it’s too heavy. That was somewhere I don’t ever want to go again.”

It’s not so much Fantasia’s statements that call her honesty into question for me, it’s her statement mixed with her manager’s account of the nights events. They just sound… kinda fake to me. Like, poorly written versions of something that would be a real problem if they happened to someone else:

“Her emotions were extremely low. She’d been crying all day. Fantasia was just numb. Fantasia texted me, saying ‘I love you.’ I wrote back, ‘I love you more.’ Then it hit me. I wrote, ‘You better not do anything or think about doing anything stupid.’ And I left it at that. About 10 minutes later, Fantasia texted me back, and she said, ‘Already did.’ I went into Fantasia’s room and saw her on the floor, and my heart just dropped.”

There are too many elements to this story that sound like a scream for attention from a teenager. The non-prescription drugs taken, taking the pills and then alerting someone employed by her to her situation, the fact that there was a camera crew set to interview her for her Behind the Music special just a week later.

Suicide is something to be taken seriously, so if my speculation is incorrect and Fantasia genuinely was trying to kill herself, thank God she’s getting the help she needs. However, if this suicide attempt is more of a low-budget theatrical production like I suspect it to be, then that’s mad shameful. Not cute.

Did You Know That Fantasia Barrino OD’ed the Other Night?

Because she did. And there’s a whole lot going on with Fantasia that really didn’t concern me all too much because I’m not a Fantasia fan. At all. But supposedly, she’s in the middle of a dirty “you wrecked my home, you stupid whore-y ho” battle with a woman — over a man — in North Carolina, and poor Fantasia is said to be distraught over the woman’s claims, stating that she had nothing to do with breaking up the couple’s marriage.

Sidenote? She was verified to have made a sex tape with the dude, and she’s got the dude’s name tattooed on her skin. Draw your own conclusions.

Anyway, Fantasia’s been so upset over not breaking this marriage up that she overdosed the night before last on — confirmed late last night — aspirin and sleeping pills.

Jump in to read her entire statement, complete with references to “This is my song!”

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Looking … Better?

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Okay, so Fantasia Barrino certainly has lost a lot of weight — props to her for that — and this is a very cute dress, but the 8000 jail tats all over her body kind of take away from everything she’s worked so hard for. Oh, and the super-long coke nails don’t help, either.

And if you look at her face close-ups, you’ll see she has a gigantic zit on her upper lip that someone really should have popped for her before she hit a red carpet!

Seriously though what on earth would motivate a person to get that many crappy tattoos? Was she actually in jail or did she allow someone to do that to her out in the free world? Did she pay for it? Those tats are just horrible! They look SO cheap. If you can’t afford to get decent permanent art on your body, why get it at all?

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“I’m going vintage on the red carpet. I have lost 20 pounds, so now I can get into vintage, because the women back then were petite. They were very small.”

Fantasia Barrino, discussing what she’ll be wearing on the red carpet at the Grammys. Fantasia has recently announced that she is going back to finish high school, which is a good idea, because this is the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard. She makes it sound like humans as a species have evolved to be larger since the 1920s. You’re not wearing caveman clothes, Fantasia. Like she’s about to mention how gloves fit much better now that her thumbs are opposable.

Female celebrities back then were actually probably, on the whole, much larger than female celebrities today.

But congrats on the weight loss, Fantasia, and, yes, for the love of God, get back to school.