Fantasia has been the subject of harsh criticism in the public eye for everything from admitting her illiteracy to being involved with a married man who eventually betrayed her. When news hit that she had attempted suicide, many of us wondered if she’d ever be able to find peace. She also recently posted about gay marriage in a rant about being judged, that many took issue with.

The American Idol winner recently sat down with Jet Magazine for an interview in which she muses about self-love and raising her children, and appears to be in a better place:

On self-discovery:
“I am finally able to love myself. The main thing I wanted in life was peace and freedom; the ability to let go…You could say the stage saved me because when I’m in front of people I carry my pain and soul…That is my salvation.”

On living single:
“I’m single and happy. I have a great relationship with both of my children’s fathers… If you catch me with either of them, we are not together— we are just being good parents. All I’m focused on right now is music and my kids.”

As positive as the interview sounds, her work with the magazine is not without its share of drama.

The singer erupted on Instagram, chastising the magazine for using an old photograph of her:

This saddens Me!!! It is clear that this picture is 10 Years Old and JET Magazine puts it on the Cover!! After I send them the NEW LOOK AND DIRECTION. . SAD!!! I WANT A PUBLIC APOLOGY FROM JET. Now im not sure if the interview is correct. SEE!! America they and use me as they crash Dummy BUT NO MORE. IF I DONT STAND FOR SOMETHING ILL FALL FOR ANYTHING.

Fantasia is certainly not perfect — none of us are — but I can’t help but feel her outburst is in poor taste. It’s sad that the cover story’s message of self-love and freedom is shrouded in conflict due to her airing dirty laundry on social media.

What do you think about Fantasia’s comments, Clutchettes?



  1. Things that don’t matter.

    She looks fabulous in that picture, and not much different than what I’ve seen of her lately, IMO.

  2. However, could her recent look involve her having gone natural? Did she go natural? And did JET Magazine shy away from using her most recently submitted photo because of THAT?

  3. ToughLovetoT

    AS your fans, we love you. We support you. I think as a start, take your disagreements/frustrations to the boardroom and off social media. You are well in your rights. I do think America will use you if you continue to allow them. They assume where you come from and your journey that you will just settle for anything. As you stated, “NO More” – so show them by (not telling) them on social media, if not, America, people and Jet will consider your statement as yet another complaint. And going forward: Please by ALL means…

    Stop! Stop it NOW!! Pls don’t give any additional (personal) information to the public to feed off of. This was NONE of their business “I’m single and happy. I have a great relationship with both of my children’s fathers… If you catch me with either of them, we are not together— we are just being good parents..” By doing this, you provide a continued platform to be utilized as a crash dummy. America will take the negative and expand on it before they will the positive especially when they already have some negative spaces to work from. Now you may hear conversations or articles about the negativity aspects of your relationships with your children’s father (which is not needed). Yes, we can’t stop nasty things from being spoken, but we can control how we are treated. So I agree with stating your dislike about the photo, but I just wish it was discussed in person. If it’s your PR teams’ fault (hire a better team), America is still coming after you.

    Keep going, Tasia! Stay on top and don’t let it get you down. At the same time, demand the type of respect you deserve. Jet was wrong, but they may not have actually realized how much it may have bothered you. Now they know, but let them know exactly how serious you are by addressing the issue in person.

    • chancy

      Alot of Celebs do this to be relevant

  4. jet is so wrong for that i will not buy another magazine from them

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