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Fantasia Album Release Party Flix, Says Being Dark Skinned Made Her A Media Target

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The non-stop promotion for Fantasia's new album Back to Me is in full throttle. Check out pics from her album release party last night in Vegas, plus read her interview with VIBE mag where she discusses how being 'dark skinned" has made her a media target...

Last night, Fantasia Barrino performed during the official release party for her new album, Back to Me, at the Rain Nightclub inside the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. Lisa Raye came through to support Fanny in her usual all white getup:

 

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Really?  Her manager Brian is really doing the most these days....

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But cute outfit and accessories though. Aside from all the surrounding bullsh*t, the album is actually really good.

Admist all the drama, Fantasia sat down with VIBE mag and explained how her "facial features and dark skin" are some of the reasons why she is receiving so much backlash and mean spirited coverage from the media versus her other female counterparts like Angelina Jolie, Britney Spears and Alicia Keys.

“Yes, I do. I really feel like it does. I was on Nancy Grace, CNN, every gospel station and in every magazine and every newspaper,” she told VIBE about the scandal before her O.D. “It was on. You would have thought I was the President or something.”

“I’ve battled and have had to deal with that before. Lord forgive me and I don’t want to offend anybody," she says, "but when [I did Idol] it seemed like everybody there was Barbied out. Slim, long hair, light eyes, light-skinned. And here I come with my dark skin, full nose, short hair and full lips — it was hard."

Hmmm. I'm not sure what to say about this. I agree with her to some degree. But, I think she is essentially forgetting the main reason she was being attacked by the mainstream public. Not once did she mention that she garnished all this attention because she was having an affair with a married man.  "Separated" or not.  And also blatantly lied about things such as having his name tattooed on her.

Antwan was very much with his wife and even seen with his wife (and we posted pictures here on this site) at events WHILE he was "separated". So it is difficult for the public to believe Fantasia when she says she just "didn't know."  Meanwhile, Alicia Keys nor Angelina Jolie nor Britney Sears never addressed the situation, nor did they apologize.  THAT is the difference.

Her American Idol complaints are a bit unfounded, because, in the end, she is the person AMERICA voted for. She also headlined The Color Purple on Broadway,  one of the best musicals in years. And, for the record, the mainstream media slayed Angelina Jolie for years about her cheating with Brad.  And this very site broke the exclusive and continued to report about Alicia Keys and Swizzy for 3 years--before mainstream or other sites even caught on.  And, honestly, had Paula Cook not named Fanny in the lawsuit, mainstream wouldn't have cared.  Especially since YBF broke this story damn near a year ago and no one believed us or reported on it until the lawsuit hit.

The main difference here is: Mashonda, Shar Jackson, and Jennifer Aniston did not go to the courthouse about the cheating like Paula Cook did.

Let's just keep Fanny in our prayers. 

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wrong is wrong, but Fanny has point. I go on social medias sites and i only hear a few people talking bad about alicia keys. but for the most part everybody is like go alicia... and F U fanny lets stop having a double standard.... im more mad at alicia... she represents my sorority, and she shouldve known better, but it wont be long because he is going to cheat on her too.
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First married people need to

First married people need to stop lying to single people, about there status. Single people don't mess with around married, and don't fall for the separated line. Woman told me she was separated, I asked where does the husband stay. She said In the other room. I got out of that situation, quick. Second Fantasia is a Black and a public figure so if she messes up, she's going to get more negative coverage. My advice, don't knowingly mess up. Get a spokesperson to deal with the press. Stop reading the tabloids. One of the few industries left in this country is negative press coverage. When Rush Limbaugh was brought up on drug charges. He said it was because he was a Republican. So Fantasia is not unique in blaming others for negative publicity resulting from negative action. Having said that their are many double standards in the media. The media controls what the public hears about. Democrat governor. Albertz was hounded out of office after it was revealed he had sex with a prostitutes. Republican Senators David is a serial prostitute user, yet he is still in office. Republican Governor Saunders disappeared for a few days, leaving his wife, children, and South Carolina concerned. Turns out he was in Argentina. Now what if Saunders and Vitter where Democrats. Senator Ensign had affair with campaign managers wife. Then had his parents pay off the husband, then got the husband a lobbying job. Would they still be in office Today if they were Democrats or Black or both? No one received more negative press from extra marital affairs than Tiger. I believe, celebrity, skin tone, and volume where all factors. Fantasia answered yes to a question. “Yes, I do. I really feel like it does. I was on Nancy Grace, CNN, every gospel station and in every magazine and every newspaper,” she told VIBE about the scandal before her O.D. “It was on. You would have thought I was the President or something.” Interesting that she mentions, the President. The President is criticized all day everyday., Is skin tone a factor. You betcha. But to the President's credit he continues do what he thinks is right now what he thinks is popular. A wise minister told me, if no one is talking about you that's because you ain't doing anything. Fantasia said. “I’ve battled and have had to deal with that before. Lord forgive me and I don’t want to offend anybody," she says, "but when [I did Idol] it seemed like everybody there was Barbied out. Slim, long hair, light eyes, light-skinned. And here I come with my dark skin, full nose, short hair and full lips — it was hard." Okay the entertainment industry is hard on everybody. No question it helps for women to have blonde hair and light skin if you are looking for a role, or if you turn up missing.
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Fanny is absolutely right!

Fanny is absolutely right! Not once has Alicia half white ass keys had to defend her self and when she does interviews no one even ask her about the affair!
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waitttt Its not ok for

waitttt Its not ok for Fantasia to have to take all this bull for sleepin wit a married man..yet Gabrielle Union and Alicia Keys get to walk around and receive little to no criticism. Either way sleepin with somebody else's man is just not ok...its messy and scandalous! But Alicia gets preggerz by her married man and then gets married to him and everybody want to be all joyous and happy for them. All three women is doin the same ish and should therefore receive the same type of criticism
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Everything Fantasia do these days is wrong.
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A- I agree that being darker

A- I agree that being darker skinner and having more "African" features made her more of a target ... for sure. B- Chick was still wrong. Dead wrong ...
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*Whoops, I meant

*Whoops, I meant "skinned" . . . Keyboard OH Keyboard
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she has got to be kidding me,

she has got to be kidding me, the reason everyone is talking about her is because she won Idol and she is a celebrity. What a moron, does she have any idea how many people voted for her and know her due to Idol??? And the public still to this day can't stand Angelina and they think she is a homewrecker, no matter how many kids she adopts or how bad she tries to clean up her image. I can't believe Fanny said this, don't try to pull the I am dark so I have it harder card, give me a break. You were sleeping with a married man (may be preggers by him) ummm, I think people are going to have something to say about that, famous or not. Stupid a** girl, I am officially done with this dumb cow.
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Girl get a life, if you have

Girl get a life, if you have a husband and he cheats on you blame him not the woman , she owes you NOTHING!!!!
Anonymous's picture

Like it's going to break

Like it's going to break Tasia . You sound like the stupid one just think about it . Fantasia don't know you fool.
Anonymous's picture

Uh...Fantasia usually when

Uh...Fantasia usually when celebs want things to go away and focus on their careers....THEY DON'T GO AROUND TOWN TALKIN BOUT THAT SHYT ALL DAMN DAY! SHYT! LET IT GO! KEEP IT MOVIN AND GET TO PHUCKIN SINGING AND SELL THAT DAMN ALBUM.
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Natasha pointed out that she

Natasha pointed out that she posted pics of Fantasia and Antwaun when he was separated. If he wasn't separated seems to me he wouldn't be taking picture in broad daylight all over town. How could his wife not know. Women just like to play the victim ALL the time in EVERY situation
MasterMind's picture

It appears as if Mr. Cook was

It appears as if Mr. Cook was going back and forth between the women. Mrs. Cook never said that their relationship was perfect, but Mr. Cook never filed for divorce from her and his belongings were still in the marital home. Fantasia even said in past interviews that she and Mr. Cook were "off and on". Whenever he went back to his wife to work things out, Fantasia would shower him with gifts or pull stunts similar to her "aspirin overdose". Mrs. Cook is not lying - she honored her vows and tried to save her marriage. Nothing wrong with that! As far as who is lying, that would be Mr. Cook and Fantasia.
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Mrs.Cook knew there were

Mrs.Cook knew there were problems with her marriage. She knew he was looking for love outside of their marriage, this wasn't the 1st time. And she still allowed him to come and go as he pleased. She should be mad at herself for not letting him go. As for Fantasia, I wish her the best and the media needs to leave her alone, she is not the only women messing with a man before he gets divorced. He's been on the prowl for sometime now, it could have been anyone, but since it was our Fantasia it blew up!!
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The media didnot treat Fanny

The media didnot treat Fanny like the treated Alicia Keys. Both were dating married men and Alicia was pregger before he was divorce.
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i agree the media made it

i agree the media made it seem like its was cool for Alicia to give this married men a b-day party! Wat eva they had goin on was takin place y this men was still married~! but hi keep in mind ain't no tellin wat them dudes tellin them women! I WANNA SEE THE DIVORCE PAPERS BE4 ANYTHING HAPPENS
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Fantasia needs to get a tummy tuck before Paula takes off with her money.. just sayin! I don't think the media cared that she was dark skinned. They covered all of the Angelia, Brittany crap as well-way too much.
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is this woman crazy? being a homewrecker put u in the spotlight. trying to take your own life and then making it a public spectacle put u in the spotlight. and she had VH1 following her the whole time, so she put the spotlight on herself (anything to sell an album). she needs to own up to her foolishness and sit down somewhere. NEXT!!!!!!
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I DO NOT THINK THAT IS TRUE, LAURYN HILL IS DARK SKINNED AND NEVER HAD A PROBLEM!
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fantasia sit ya ugly ass down...love ya music girl but please don't play the dark skinned card in this situation. cuz i clearly remember mediatakeout bossip and ybf going non stop on alicia keys and callin her a home wrecker for more than a year. take responsibility for your own triflin actions. and i dont see no swizzy tattoo on alicia keys...but she still a home wrecker just like your ghetto ass.
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Ok your are famous and everything you do will be in the spotlight so if you are going to do you don't cry about it when it is all over the t.v. move on and let the music speak for itself.
Anonymous's picture

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Ummm, She did say "Main Stream Media" and YBF is not main stream..in the least bit of fashion!
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No, being a dumb ass and not

No, being a dumb ass and not handling your business made you a media target. No one takes responsibility for their own damn actions anymore.
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The problem is that Fantasia

The problem is that Fantasia is always preaching and talking about the Lord. You cannot have it both ways. She either needs to not discuss her relationship at all like some or either tell the complete truth. She was wrong for sleeping with a married man. The married man was wrong for sleeping with her. Yes, she knew he was married and she didn't care. People do it all the time but she IS in the spotlight. She needs to learn to deal with it.
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Not trying to be ugly , but

Not trying to be ugly , but the other didn't tell the complete truth until they was ready to tell the truth , so why is that Fantasia need to tell the truth when people say she should.
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yeah it is true no one cared

yeah it is true no one cared to mention about alicia homewrecking ways because she didnt talk about in public but does that exuse the fact she still did married a cheater she ways sleeping wit a married man. and im pissed of at the fact that no one dared to ask miss keys if it was true she was having a thing for a married man , not even oprah didnt dare to ask her that why because she has money and power to her name and fanny does not have that. They are all faul women they all build happines or at least attemted to on someone elses misery.
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You are so right , AK don't

You are so right , AK don't speak about her relationship with Swizz , and know one ask . After a while when AK & Swizz thought it was safe to be seen together they made their relationship known to the public . If people will just stop and look at things Fantasia try to do the same . Fantasia was always ask about her relation with Mr.Cook , she lied saying no I don't know him , i'm not in a relationship with him . when she thought it was safe they made their relationship known. the diffent is AK said nothing, she wasn't hardy ask. Tasia was always being ask media following her looking , and talking.
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Ummm...being dumb as hell

Ummm...being dumb as hell made her a target. People gave A. Keys a hard time as well for marrying Big Bird. She just chose to handle the situation a little differently. Mrs. Beatz hardly said a word about anything going on in her personal life. Fanny's business was all over the place. She can't blame anyone else for her self-perpetuated publicity nightmare.
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Anonymous's picture

Even before the Antwan

Even before the Antwan incident, Fanny always seemed a bit out there . Acting ignorant is no excuse,leave your ghettoness at home,(nothing funny about it). She has made many excuses for the media attack,but you act up they gonna call you on it. Dark skin has nothing to do with it,she lied and was with a married man(not divorced means married) Women will go after your man with you standing right in front of them,and she seem like the type. Tattoo of someone else man on TV,how dumb is that. Disgrace
Anonymous's picture

Some of you people on here

Some of you people on here act as if you are God or something. You judge people harshly like you have a Heaven or Hell to put someone in. Antwon is the one that cheated on his wife. Fantasia didn't have any obligations to that woman, he did. He fed her a bag full of lies and just like any woman looking for love, she belived it. Most of us women at some point has fallen victim to a man's lies. She had even more reason to believe his story because he was not living with his wife and he spent most of his time with her. Then ya'll talk about sepoeration doesn't matter. The hell if it doesn't! Seperation just means that your ass was too lazy to get a damn divorce. Seperation means apart not together. So if it is anybody ass that you should be holding to the fire is Antwan because he made the decision to leave his wife and start a relationship with another woman. I wish ya'll would shut your judgemental asses up because somewhere down the line your shit stinks too! If it ain't cheating, it's something else. And too think Fantasia tried to kill herself worrying about what you silly bitches think. Poor girl. As for the wife, she ain't hurt. She's just looking for a free come up because if Fantasia was any other woman, she wouldn't be getting shit!
besttiffany's picture

I've been saying this for too

I've been saying this for too long. Other females love to point the finger at the "other woman" How about pointing fingers at the men. Antwan knew he was legally married but hell if he wasn't living at home, what is Mrs. Cook complaining about? He didn't want her anymore BEFORE Fantasia came along. She needs to get over it because if it was NeNe across town he was cheating with, she knew wouldn't get a f****g quarter. But because Fantasia got a little loot, she looking for a instant lottery come up and I'm sure this isn't the first time this man cheated on her, hell she went out of town on her anniversary alone then had the nerve to say she didn't know where her husband was **RME**
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You sound like a fool

You sound like a fool really... Legal separation (sometimes "judicial separation", "separate maintenance", "divorce a mensa et thoro", or "divorce from bed-and-board") is a legal process by which a married couple may formalize a de facto separation while remaining legally married. A legal separation is granted in the form of a court order, which can be in the form of a legally-binding consent decree. The most common reason for filing with the courts for a legal separation is to make interim financial arrangements for the two of them, such as deciding which one will pay which bills, possess which property, and whether one of them shall pay the other temporary financial support. These financial arrangements are actually what the term "separate maintenance" refers to, and "separate maintenance" is not a synonym for "legal separation". Legal separation does not automatically lead to divorce. The couple might reconcile, in which case they do not have to do anything in order to continue their marriage. If the two do not reconcile, and they wish to proceed with a divorce, they must file for divorce explicitly.
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I see your taking your law

I see your taking your law class at your local community college very seriously! The fact is (as the other person commented) is that the wrong person's feet are being held to the fire. Fantasia bares the burden of being a celebrity and getting all of this negative press, but Antwon SHOULD be held accountable for any legal ramifications, he took the oaths to his wife not Fantasia.
jusfacts's picture

First, I do not feel the need

First, I do not feel the need to comment on your insult, you buffoon. Secondly, yes, because Fantasia is a celebrity and put her personal life out for all to see, she is receiving public backlash. The moment that Fantasia decided to enter into a relationship with a married man, showered him wihth gifts, went out with him in public, and taunted Paula Cook - she became fair game for the media. Fantasia and Mr. Cook are both to blame. If a man WANTS to cheat, it can only happen in a woman ALLOWS it. Fantasia had choices. But, all of what I just said will mena nothing to you as you clearly are a jaded simpleton who is likely someone's mistress right now. As long as there is a law in NC that allows wives and husbands to sue their spouse's lovers, Fantasia can and should be sued!!!
Hazelnut's picture

Fantasia really needs to stop

Fantasia really needs to stop with the bull. I am disgusted with all of these women who go around with married men and mess up young children's lives. KARMA is a byitch!!! I hope you see this Alicia Keys!!!
Anonymous's picture

No fantasia, you got it all

No fantasia, you got it all wrong...being an ignit ass homewrecker made you a media target...dummy
Anonymous's picture

Fanny, you need to uit. Your

Fanny, you need to uit. Your stupidity made you a target, not your skincolor. You committing suicide for tracks, publicity and a married man huh. This girl is a waste of celebrity if ever I did see one. J-Hud didn't even win and she behaving better than you
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