Fantasia – Lopez Tonight -Interview and Performance

Fantasia stopped by Lopez Tonight yesterday, and talked with host George Lopez about her suicide attempt.

George begins with some straight talk, “You are a talented, talented woman a mother to a beautiful daughter, and that’s what should come first…”

After, it was time to “get ugly” with a performance of “Man of the House”. Check it out after the jump

Video after the JUMP…

Interview

Man of the House

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20 Comments

  1. Loved it, Fantasia hit a home run on that song. I’m buying her album, love Bitterweet and man of the houe. Whatever drama she got going in her personal life, didn’t affect that great performance.

  2. Loved that performance. The new album sounds really promising. I’m glad that she’s doing so well.

    As for the personal crap, well, I was still an unholy mess at her age, too. She’s still got time to pull herself together and start making better decisions and stop giving in to bad old habits. Even if she doesn’t, though, she’s a definite bet for perhaps the most artistically successful Idol ever, in my opinion, even if she won’t be the biggest seller. And plenty of artists I love have messed up their personal lives, and that goes double for the ones who came from backgrounds that were messy and troubled, as she does.

  3. Not a fan of her speaking voice, but that was an impressive performance. How I wish they’re be more like this on idol stage. :(

  4. She’s so ridiculously talented. Really hope she can get her personal life together.

  5. Yeah, No matter what you think about her right now personally, no denying the girl is a performer.

    But…..TBoz called and she wants her hair back ;)

  6. That was great.

    Fantasia said, “One thing you can’t say about me is that I don’t have a gift.” It’s true.

    (To me, she’s very “real.” You don’t have to listen to her much before it’s clear that deep insecurity about her appearance, her intelligence – her worth – has defined her life almost as much if not more than her talent.)

  7. (To me, she’s very “real.” You don’t have to listen to her much before it’s clear that deep insecurity about her appearance, her intelligence – her worth – has defined her life almost as much if not more than her talent.)

    Exactly. And you only had to see her command the stage in The Color Purple to be 100 percent certain that zero of that insecurity is warranted, at all, in my opinion. She was stunning in that show, and as far as I can tell there really isn’t much in show business that’s more difficult than getting up there on a live stage for a whole evening, inhabiting a character, and keeping an audience under the spell of the play, which she absolutely did. Too bad we can’t get vaccinated against letting our fears and insecurities completely sabotage us.

  8. bridget:
    08/26/2010 at 9:02 am
    That was great.

    Fantasia said, “One thing you can’t say about me is that I don’t have a gift.” It’s true.

    (To me, she’s very “real.” You don’t have to listen to her much before it’s clear that deep insecurity about her appearance, her intelligence – her worth – has defined her life almost as much if not more than her talent.)

    She certainly has a gift. Fantasia finally has music that will showcase her unique voice. I can’t wait to hear the rest of her album.

  9. She should change the name to “Get Fugly”. Not sure what’s worse, the helium voice or her general skank.

  10. Yeah the girl can sing her face off, but she still needs psychological help and moral advice.

  11. Awesome performance, loved it. Didn’t even watch the interview clip cuz, well, I just don’t care. I guess, for me, she’s out of the idol bubble. Like the rest of the artists I enjoy listening to apart from AI, I just care about their music. It’s fun to ~judge them when they’re on the show, but once they’re off, it’s just the music they make that matters to me.

  12. I lasted a minute into her video/song and then I was just exhausted. I love “divas” but this one just wears me out…can’t explain it. And, again, I don’t know the women, could care less about the affair (heh, half the married population of our nice conservative nation has been involved in an affair) but do draw the line at her dissing EVERYONE with her cavalier attitude about the reasons for her “suicide attempt” (based on earlier videos, I couldn’t bring myself to watching her ever again).

    It just annoys me, a bit, that she is getting so much damn attention (including mine) by publicizing her own personal problems (but hasn’t she done this always). And didn’t I read the other dau that she now blames American Idol for “using” and “abusing” her during her tenure on the show.

    I guess there will always be a percentage of people who never own up to their own inadequacies and perpetually spit on the very peeps who have paved the way for her success. At some point all of that will explode in her face…its usually the case. At some point she will piss off someone who really does have control of her image and then there will likely be hell to pay.

  13. Fantasia is hardly the first Idol that has complained about their treatment by American Idol and she won’t the last. Just because someone gave you a opportunity, doesn’t mean you lose you right to say something when you think they are in the wrong. I think it’s been stated several times on this blog that AI will use their stars until they no longer need them and then toss them aside. If this is what happened to Fantasia, I don’t know. But I don’t automatically assume that the former Idols are in the wrong when anyone of them, complain about mistreatment by the show.

    As for Fantasia’s indiscretions, stuff like that will catch up with her and she will pay a heavy price. I just hope eventually she will realize what’s she doing not only to herelf, but her daughter. This is not the kind of example she wants to set for her child. The misery she and her boyfriend has caused for his family and hers will be felt for years to come.

  14. She’s awesome, and awe inspiring.

    And plenty of artists I love have messed up their personal lives, and that goes double for the ones who came from backgrounds that were messy and troubled, as she does.

    Yep.

    And you only had to see her command the stage in The Color Purple to be 100 percent certain that zero of that insecurity is warranted, at all, in my opinion.

    Absolutely, I saw it too, and if I wasn’t a fan originally, I would have been after that performance. I’ve seen alot of plays, and performances in plays……I was totally captivated by her Celie.

    I am a big believer in karma, or divine reciprocity, or what my great grandma use to call ‘reaping what you sow’. I am also one that can’t possibly stand in her shoes because I wasn’t born into her circumstances in any way. Even though I can certainly identify that crap she is stepping in right now….I am just gonna pray that she gets the help that she so obviously needs, but also so obviously deserves. I am also gonna be playing the crap out of that new cd, because it’s great listening.

  15. .I am just gonna pray that she gets the help that she so obviously needs, but also so obviously deserves. I am also gonna be playing the crap out of that new cd, because it’s great listening.

    Ditto to this.

  16. Fantasia’s album is doing well because it is excellent! Her personal life is her business. She has had a rough go of it. For a while, so did I when I was younger. I was a single mom and I dated a married man. I will not sit in judgement and pretend to be perfect. My kids are both grown and they are fantastic adults and grew up well in the church. Everyone is different. What you may be able to handle, someone else can not. I was never a loose woman and I am a very proud lady and parent of very successful adults. I am now helping to raise my grand kids. Fantasia will be fine. She seems a little weak right now, but keep praying for her, those of you who love her. GOD will bring her thru these trials.

  17. I’ve said this before, but my problem with Fantasia right now has nothing to do with her personal life, which is her business. It’s the way her team is exploiting her “tragedy” to pimp her record that I find, frankly, kind of disgusting.

    While I still admire her talent, she’s obviously signing off on this crap. I have to admit I’ve lost some respect for her.

  18. Whenever I watch or listen to Fantasia I feel a little sad because she has amazing talent but emotionally she seems stuck in the same place. No matter how much she sells I still see her ending up with family problems, money problems and men problems down the road because she has not learned a thing since her AI days.

  19. You probably did not respect her in the first place. None of us is perfect. Jesus wrote, “He who is without sin, cast the first stone.” Is anyone on here writing comments without sin? I doubt it.

    Doesn’t matter. God might have final say in the afterlife but that doesn’t mean people have to bite their tongue about bad or worrisome behavior just because “nobody’s perfect.” In Fantasia’s case she’s not only signed off on a horribly tasteless exploitation of her personal life, her choices have also left human wreckage and hurt. She’s also chosen over the years to tout her ability to inspire people, her Christian beliefs, and put herself out there deliberately as a role model for young women. When she falls short of what she preaches she makes herself an easy and appropriate target for scorn.

  20. While I still admire her talent, she’s obviously signing off on this crap. I have to admit I’ve lost some respect for her.

    I agree. So have I….

    On the other hand, I did some quite similar things in my 20s (and early 30s, though), myself, so I’m inclined to be more patient in waiting for (and hoping for) her to mature and realize that this is wrong. In some lives and families this excuse-finding and using-exaggerating-your-issues to get something out of others — money, tolerance, whatever — is awfully prevalent and I know from personal experience that it’s an extremely hard habit to break when it’s the way your early life was lived and what everybody around you was doing. …

    However, I must say that getting what appears to be big-time rewards for doing it doesn’t exactly bode well for her giving it up; nor does her being in a profession that so batters your self-esteem on many levels, right alongside *stroking* your ego — and virtually never just confronting you with the truth, in either the good or the bad direction….

    I’m sure it’s a lot less likely that somebody in the unhealthy world of show business is going to be able to give up these behaviors than somebody who pursues something different. I was lucky enough to be in professions and communities where my worthwhile stuff was rewarded and my esteem wasn’t continually battered over stuff I had no control over, like my looks. She’s in a dangerous world for growing up to be more mature and virtuous. Hope she makes it…. I guess I’m not exactly counting on it, though. Too many show-biz-life stories are like this and don’t end well, in the maturity way.

    Still love her as a performer, though.

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