Last week word leaked that Mahalia Jackson’s estate was apprehensive about Fantasia starring in the film about the gospel singer because she was an unwed mother. Well, yesterday Fanny called into the Wendy Williams show (while on bedrest) to clear up the rummors about the production.
According to Fantasia, while she’s been in talks with the producers of the biopic, they haven’t signed a contract agreeing to the project.
She explained: “There were no contracts signed and there was no set date so when this came out I jumped up in my bed and said, ‘I hope this didn’t come from my producer,’ because again there’s no black and white, there’s nothing in black and white. We waited on them, they said the money didn’t come through. So I was a little pissed off because I wanted to make the family proud, and most of all I wanted to make Mahalia Jackson proud.”
After getting Fanny’s side of the story, Wendy–of course–tried to get the singer to give a definitive answer about whether or not she’s still with Antwaun Cook, the father of her child.
Fanny said she’s not “focusing on it today,” and promised to tell Wendy all about it once she had the baby.
Hmm….I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.