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Aretha Responds To Fantasia's Heartbreak Over Grammys Snub

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The Queen has spoken!

Last week, American Idol winner Fantasia told sources that she was disappointed that the Grammys people did not ask her to perform in their tribute to the one and only Aretha Franklin. The news of her heartache reached the ears of Aretha, who released this statement in response:

"I was sorry to hear that Fantasia was upset because she did not get the opportunity to participate in my Grammy Tribute this year. I recall that in the past, Fantasia participated in both my MusicCares Person of the Year Tribute and my United Negro College Fund Tribute. Fantasia is still young in the business and although we all love and appreciate her she must understand that in this business of show business she will not always get to participate in everything she would like participate in. I'm sure it was not an intentional omission. I will see Fantasia over the summer here in Detroit."

Telling it like it is with class! That's how Aretha roles.

And yeah, we forgot that Fantasia was a part of those other tributes. The MusicCares one was particularly moving as we recall.

So then, enough is enough, Miz Barrino! You had your chances. Quit crying!

Then, once your tears have dried, have another looksie at the girls who were asked to performer! (above)

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17 comments to “Aretha Responds To Fantasia's Heartbreak Over Grammys Snub”

  1. 1

    Roles, rolls, who cares? English can't be so difficult to master when you were born…. oh, never mind.

  2. 2

    I agree with Aretha. However, Jennifer Hudson is just as new as Fantasia.. they were on the same season of Idol and Fantasia won (Hudson placed 7th).. so using the length of time she has been in the industry as her reasoning holds little weight.

  3. 7tizz says – reply to this


    She won American Idol what…six or seven years ago? She's lucky to even have a story prnited about her let alone a sopt on the Grammys. Fantasia, Royal Carribian called…and that was it. lol

  4. 4

    Re: MJ0497 – I think what it really comes down to is Fantasia is no longer that popular and her career has floundered. Jennifer Hudson is still in the spotlight and seems to have more staying power and credibility as a performer.

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  6. 6

    wasn't aretha lying in a hospital near death when these decisions where made?

  7. 7

    Christina Aguilera is so amazing. And the others wear great too. No offence to Fantasia, but other than her recent troubles, she is unkown to me.

  8. 8

    That's how Aretha roles (rules, I guess)

    at the girls who were asked to performer (like Transformer?)

    No fact-checking
    No spell-checking.


  9. 9


  10. 10

    Fantasia sucks. Jennifer Hudson is an Academy Award winner. There is no comparison.

  11. 11

    It used to be that the Grammys would only let you perform if you were nominated. Fantasia actually was nominated and she even won a Grammy!! I love Xtina and Jennifer but neither even had a nomination

  12. 12

    who is she?

    not being American I have no clue.

    But just get over yourself, my dear. Nothing sadder than a Z-lister thinking theyre an A-lister.

  13. 13

    lets be honest. xtina couldve have done the tribute all by herself. She made the other girls look like backup singers. I liked xtina, yolanda and jhud respectively. I think martina and florence were asked for the added twist (martina being country and florence as alternative)
    Fantasia wasnt invited becoz she is so unpredictable and ghetto. I do agree that Fantasia and Beyonce wouldve been a great addition to xtina, yolanda and jhud.

  14. 14

    It's "rolls," dumb fuck.

  15. 15

    I wonder why they didn't ask Fantasia to perform? Oh that's right because she sucks!! She needs to quit being a whiny little bitch. Suck it up your 15 minutes of fame are up and have been for some time now.

  16. 16

    Re: scratchit – Z-lister - I luvs! You are soo right!

  17. 17

    I actually love Fantasia's voice. JHud is definitely talented, but she has that average "black soul" voice; there's nothing unique to it. I don't think Fantasia should have publicly complained like that.