Fantasia: Frank Interview Discusses Her Business, Family, New Record

This AP interview with Fantasia Barrino is long, but it’s worth a listen. She talks frankly about the business partners she feels abandoned her, the family members who’ve taken advantage of her, and the brand-new record she’s working on.

She admits to not taking care of business like she could have–she trusted the wrong people, allowed family members to bleed her dry, and failed to question or stick up for herself like she should have.

On Monday, January 11,   Fantasia’s new VH1 reality show, Fantasia For Real, debuts at 10 PM, and she hopes the show will cut through the gossip that’s dogged her this past year and set the record straight.

Of course, the problem is that reality shows, edited for maximum entertainment value,   rarely cut to the truth.   Hopefully Fantasia gets the fun edit rather than the crazy edit, and that the waters aren’t muddied any further by VH1.

No matter what she thinks, she’s got no control over any of it. I’d hate to see Fanty betrayed one more time…

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