Fantasia For Real Recap – Episode 3 – Faces Of Tasia

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In this episode there is…

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raw human emotion!

(As usual, of course.)

Our first weekly face of Tasia is her retail-catharsis face…

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Do you see the joy emanating from her pores? “I got a lot going on right now [with] my brother Teeny and the record company, and [I'm] bothered, so I think I should shop,” she said. Although her already supporting six (maybe five now with Teeny out of the picture?) people makes me wonder if spending money isn’t just the path to more bother, if she’s not worried about her bank account, why should anyone else be? And really, when she got in the store and said (literally!), “I love this, I love that, I like this,” well…there’s no arguing with joy, right?

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In the end, Fantasia took home this lovely cabana, which she placed poolside and then laughed under it…

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This is Fantasia’s hilarity-trumps-the-pain-of-estrangement face, which she unleashed as Aunt Bunny related visiting Teeny in his roach-infested, part-time dog kennel of a pad last episode.

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Also, Fantasia said that she hadn’t spoken to Teeny for three months at this point, so that time really flew by, now didn’t it?

In the meantime, Teeny had been performing in some sort of local bar.

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Even though Fantasia was nowhere to be found in his show, her name was still above his on the marquee…

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That is cold.

Contrast where Teeny is in the shot above with where Fantasia is in the shot below:

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That’s her at the legendary Apollo theater. Here’s Fantasia’s Apollo face:

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Her excitement was justified as she brought down the house with a frenzied rendition of Aretha Franklin’s “Rock Steady.” As good as her performance was, the highlight of watching her visit to the Apollo wasn’t the sangin’, but the schmoozin’…

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Legendary enough for you? She seemed to hug him and move on, whereas I would have been like, “Why yes, Mr. Campbell, we can talk.”

Speaking of Fantasia’s music, here’s her move on, me face:

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She began flirting with the idea of leaving her company when her manager gave her word that radio program directors said “Move On Me” was not a single after her label tested it. She said she loved her label but, “love don’t pay the bills.” As someone supporting the bulk of her immediate family, Tasia knows this far too well.

And speaking of family (because, really, when aren’t we speaking of family?), here’s Tasia’s if-you-love-something-set-it-free face…

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That was her response to her hunky brother Rico’s desire for “independency.” He made clear his wish to carve out a musical niche for himself (he’s been singing backup for her since Idol).

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In other words, there won’t be any marquees with Fantasia’s name over his. Not if he can help it, at least.

Here’s Fantasia’s party face:

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I wonder if Fantasia covered Zion’s face when she inevitably watched this scene. Otherwise, the captured face covering was for naught.

Here’s Fantasia’s on-the-brink-of-reconciliation face:

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But that never really happened. Though she eventually came around to wanting to talk to Teeny again, after he failed to show up for her birthday party, and even spent some face time with him, thanks to a meeting orchestrated by Rico, there was no happy ending to be found.

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Teeny literally said, “Nobody understands me!” and also told Fantasia, “Nobody loves Fantasia for Fantasia…they love her for Fantasia, the American Idol,” which just seems mean and counter to any efforts to patch things up. Fantasia stormed out, and the entire episode ended in tears on both sides…

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Teeny called Fantasia to apparently rant at her. He yelled, “I ain’t never done anything to you but be a goddamn brother.” He freeloaded, too, though, right? Surely, that’s something.

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  1. LilJohnsWifee says:

    Titty…I mean TEENY is A BIYATCH!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Tiffanie says:

    I don’t know Fantasia’s family, but I feel like her brothers are hating on her because she did something w/herself and she looked out as much as she could. I believe Teeny is spoiled and he really needs to grow up. Everyone can’t be a star and as far a Ricco, he’s hating from the sideline. How would he really act if she was the background singer? This was an agreement between the 2 of them, and he is still getting put on. I’m gonna need for them to show my girl some love, I mean hasn’t she been through enough? Fantasia needs to let them be men and stand on their own 2 feet. Remember what don’t kill you can only make you stronger.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Okay, pull it together Tasia and Teeny. At the end of the day you are still family. You all were raised in the church. Let going to church be meaningful. Money is the root of all evil. People are burying their sibllings every day. Learn to agree to disagree….and that’s all I have to say!

  4. angie says:

    let the bird fly the coup. Fantasia will eventually loose her mind trying to take care of grown folks.

  5. Marty says:

    Fantasia,

    Lord, you touched me tonight! You MUST keep going with your dream, no matter what! Don’t forget that “tough-love” I mentioned before. Everything will work out. Your Mom has stated, you all must stick together. So, Teeny is going to have to get it together. It was good to see Ricco! He seems to be the peace-maker. Come together as you did long ago (go back to the oldtime way)… PRAY TOGETHER!!!! Love you and God bless you.

  6. Shana says:

    Seriously, I just started watching this show and I cant stand her family. See….her family seems like the type that will bring her down, use her and abandon her. I understand giving back, but theres a limit. Seems like all her drama comes from them, cause they all depend on her. She should be living on her own, with her daughter. It reminds me of Keyshia Cole. See Keyshia eventually had to distance herself from her family, cause they were bringing her down. Now she’s engaged & about to have a child. She had the burden of taking care of all of them, while she busted her ass. Tasia seems to be doing the same thing…

    She should take some time away from her family.

  7. Myrtle says:

    Fantasia,
    I hope you read your blogs. Although blogs can be somewhat damaging to an artist, I will pray tonight that this one will be read by you personally. I was watching your show and I am reminded of myself. I have grown out of enabling my family, though it creeps in sometimes.
    Please consider taking your older brothers advice and apologizing to your younger brother. Take the high road even if he doesn’t. You can not look for anything in return. Jesus died on the cross for us knowing that not everyone would believe or live right, but yet he died. Girl and mean it from your heart. From what I saw texting him to “pack his stuff and get out your house” was not appropriate. You acted on pure emotion.
    You loved what he created. He probably needed something that was a part of him since everything belongs to you and you are supporting grown men. Also, give him time to breath and collect his thoughts. No need to call. His love will not die for you he will come back. You will always be his baby sister. He needs space and time though. That probably does not make him feel special or encouraged esp. when he has the same dreams and aspirations. Everyone will always know them as Fantasia’s brothers. I think you are awesome. We all could use a bit of advice sometimes though huh. My heart goes out to all of you. Please apologize. He is hurting and remember you created this. Please consider helping him get his own place close by. Giving him a good six months to find a spot is suffice and ask him does he think that is enough time. You need him because there will not be anyone you can trust like the way you can trust him. You do not want to be in this industry alone. Satan prowls around like a roaring lion looking for those he can steal kill and destroy. Your oldest brother is doing his own thing now. Trust me you need your family. When it is all said and done they will be there.
    Here is something I have learned over the few years of marriage to a wonderful man. Men have a hard time being supported by women. It is not that he is prideful, but God ordained a role specific for man and that was to lead. You saw what happened when Eve led her man in the garden. We are all still suffering because of it.
    Your brother will grow. You only need to show him respect and admiration for what he is doing not what he should or could be doing or isn’t doing. Esp. if he is in his own place ‘no worries’ right. I would always tell my brothers what they should do and how they should do it. It always ended in an argument. Well because it was coming from me. Pray that God will put trustworthy and respectful men in his life that will help guide him. You cannot be his guide. I am sure he is awesome if encouraged more. Look at you guys your all awesome. Wow your older brother is such an example of humility and strength. He was definitely being like Christ. Living for God should be about daily devotion and reading your word. Looking deep into your word to see what God says about relationships and how to deal with one another in love. Many times people focus on shouting and yelling in church, but outside of church they have no power to say no to ungodliness. We must not be slaves to sin, but to righteousness in our daily lives. Your walking out of the room was out of hurt, but I could see that he was trying to brace himself too. Next time, consider turning the camera’s off.
    He is a man and to express himself is not easy. I am married to an amazing man of God who fights everyday to tell me what he feels. They don’t tap into feelings as easily as women. I am amazed that he cried that was a huge step. Also, when men converse they typically will not look at each other. It is not so important whether he is looking at you. Just try to be encouraged that he came. He said he would never come back and he did.
    I look forward to the day you and I could talk over the phone or have coffee. I don’t want anything and we can over scriptures that have helped guide me through this journey called life :). Seriously I am praying for that to happen. I know that God does not do things for any odd reasons he always have a plan. You make goose bumps on anyone who hears you and you are a natural Tina Turner on your own. Please stand firm. Yes you need to look out for yourself, but be careful in how you do it and how much you say it. You can hurt those closest to you. Satan has a plan as well as God and you will not be moved. You can be like a tree planted by streams of water. How about that! Stand firm, take the high road, and respect the men in your life. I have two brothers who sometimes do not conduct themselves worthy of respect, but when I humble myself for Christ not them I change and in turn they are different. They have no other choice. Please continue in you sweet nature and you and you lil bro go hang out just you and him and welcome him back in with a plan to get his own place in six months and you can be sure change will come.
    I look forward to you coming to my city one day sunny Florida. I feel like you could be a family member of mine. I know we are not,but that is how much you draw people into your world. Thank you for inspiring me and loving what you do. By the way I am an artist as well in my late 20′s and a disciple of Jesus. Hope all goes well with you new album I cannot wait til it is released.
    Ps. If you haven’t already Please consider getting some advice from some of the women that have been successful in the industry and are family grounded. Like Will and Jada, Babyface, Queen Latifah, and others who have not lost themselves fully for this industry, but are maitaining composure and a privacy while having a stable career. You are still a baby in the industry. Stay humble and listen more. You can do it!!!

  8. Myrtle says:

    Fantasia,
    I hope you read your blogs. Although blogs can be somewhat damaging to an artist, I will pray tonight that this one will be read by you personally. I was watching your show and I am reminded of myself. I have grown out of enabling my family, though it creeps in sometimes.
    Please consider taking your older brothers advice and apologizing to your younger brother. Take the high road even if he doesn’t. You can not look for anything in return. Jesus died on the cross for us knowing that not everyone would believe or live right, but yet he died. Girl and mean it from your heart. From what I saw texting him to “pack his stuff and get out your house” was not appropriate. You acted on pure emotion.

  9. Myrtle says:

    Cont’d
    You loved what he created. He probably needed something that was a part of him since everything belongs to you and you are supporting grown men. Also, give him time to breath and collect his thoughts. No need to call. His love will not die for you he will come back. You will always be his baby sister. He needs space and time though. That probably does not make him feel special or encouraged esp. when he has the same dreams and aspirations. Everyone will always know them as Fantasia’s brothers. I think you are awesome. We all could use a bit of advice sometimes though huh. My heart goes out to all of you. Please apologize. He is hurting and remember you created this. Please consider helping him get his own place close by. Giving him a good six months to find a spot is suffice and ask him does he think that is enough time. You need him because there will not be anyone you can trust like the way you can trust him. You do not want to be in this industry alone. Satan prowls around like a roaring lion looking for those he can steal kill and destroy. Your oldest brother is doing his own thing now. Trust me you need your family. When it is all said and done they will be there.

  10. Myrtle says:

    cont’d
    Here is something I have learned over the few years of marriage to a wonderful man. Men have a hard time being supported by women. It is not that he is prideful, but God ordained a role specific for man and that was to lead. You saw what happened when Eve led her man in the garden. We are all still suffering because of it.
    Your brother will grow. You only need to show him respect and admiration for what he is doing not what he should or could be doing or isn’t doing. Esp. if he is in his own place ‘no worries’ right. I would always tell my brothers what they should do and how they should do it. It always ended in an argument. Well because it was coming from me. Pray that God will put trustworthy and respectful men in his life that will help guide him. You cannot be his guide. I am sure he is awesome if encouraged more. Look at you guys your all awesome. Wow your older brother is such an example of humility and strength. He was definitely being like Christ. Living for God should be about daily devotion and reading your word. Looking deep into your word to see what God says about relationships and how to deal with one another in love. Many times people focus on shouting and yelling in church, but outside of church they have no power to say no to ungodliness. We must not be slaves to sin, but to righteousness in our daily lives. Your walking out of the room was out of hurt, but I could see that he was trying to brace himself too. Next time, consider turning the camera’s off.

  11. KALA says:

    I totally agree with all the comments. Fantasia is going to loose her mind if she don’t let them grown men go. She has been a pillar of strength and security for the whole family and now it looks like no one is showing her any appreciation. Her mother to me is trying to keep the family together but she also need to stand up and tell Teeny to grow up. Rico will do his thing regardless because he can’t stand it anymore that Fantasia is getting all of the fame. Rico needs to realize no matter what he does he will never be anyone but Fantasia’s brother. Fantasia need to let them all go, raise Zion and take care of herself. Her Mother need her own house too and let that girl enjoy her life. What’s gonna happen if Fantasia fall in love, does this guy have to marry the whole family. Let them go Tasia, live your life. Always love your family but love them with distance and boundaries. You will feel better in the long run. May God Bless You and Keep You Strong.

  12. Deborah says:

    Dear Tashia — I love your series!! It needs to be an hour!!! And I like your song: Move on me!

    Now — HEAR THESE WORDS AND HEAR THEM WELL!
    DON’T LET TEENY (OR ANYONE ELSE) TAKE YOUR SUCCESS FROM YOU! DON’T LET TEENY USE GUILT TO GET FROM STANDING YOUR GROUND!!

    The only person you owe is your daughter (and you don’t owe her forever). But for now, you do owe her the chance at a bright future. Don’t let the adults in your life take from your daughter. Now is the time to build her future!

    I have someone just like Teeny in my life. Girl! Trust me. If you let him — he will bring you down with him! Teeny needs to grow up. And he may need to hit rock bottom. That’s out of your control. Teeny is a grown man. Help him build if he ever gets to that point. But right now he’s not building anything. He’s leeching off of you. Before you life another finger to help him let him put some work (real work) into building his own future. Right now he’s trying every trick in the book to get his way.

    You’re very emotional. Teeny uses that against you. Don’t let him get to you through guilt and emotions! Pretend for a moment, if Teeny were your best friends brother and was putting your friend through what Teeny is putting your through. What would you tell your friend to do?

    Hope you get this message!

  13. Chay says:

    Tonights show was unbelievable. i felt Tasia’s pain and I really understood her point of doing the things hse does for herself. Teeny needs to find himself and grow a little bit. Fantasia loves her family and it shows. Sometimes I wish that I had family love like that, but I don’t. I cried watching the show because it was for real.

  14. Aminah hill says:

    Gurl!! let ya family take care of them selves, What I mean by this is, Don’t Enable them from doing what they can do for them selves. We are all able with two hands & feet. The bible say’s “A man that don’t work don’t eat” also it states that ‘God will bless the child that has his own”. God bless & Stay Focused

  15. net says:

    Girlfriend take it from a old schooler LET GOD AND LET GO!!!!!!!

  16. Mr. Reality. says:

    Vantasia, You like so many other women,sister’s, mother’s and girlfriend’s have helped create monster’s
    in your brother’s, boyfriend’s and son’s by having no
    consequences for them when they mistreat, disrespect
    or have a “tantrum” on you. Like Dr. Phil say’s you
    teach peaple how to treat you buy what you’ii put
    up with. And by allowing that behavior to go on not
    only do you embold them but it’s giving him the okay
    too do all women like that. Im 42 yrs. of age iv’e
    seen the women in my whole family go through the same
    thing. And now my younger male relatives have con
    tinued the cicle. Iv’e been disabled for over 20 yrs.
    So im not abled to give them a swift kick in the
    ass. And there are no other responsible men around.
    Women empower yourself and look out for each other.
    DEMAND RESPECT FROM THE MALES AROUND YOU. DON’T SETTLE.
    God bless you all.

    And men you are supose to be that soft and comfortable
    spot for you females to land. “Do better”.

    Mr. Reality…

  17. Kathy says:

    Fantasia do your thing. Momma, daughter, the fear of God and just being real. I LOVE IT! Congrats and may God continue to bless your family and yourself. To teeny, the only thing in life that is consistent is change. Once he realizes and accept that his eyes will open.
    Fantasia when you consider everything that you have already overcame, tell me, what can stop you.

  18. Stephanie from Maryland says:

    I was NOT a fan before…but NOW I am a die hard one. I LOVE some Tasia. I CRIED with her when she went through what she did with her brother. But he needs to LEARN TO BE A MAN and stand on his own. He is a red hot ghetto mess but THAT IS her brother. He cracks me up! I was sad to see the oldest brother seveer his working relationship with Tasia but at least he did it honestly and with integrity. They are a VERY TALENTED FAMILY. Teeny needs to GROW UP but he also NEEDS HELP…I can see him really being a train wreck at some point. He needs GOOD PEOPLE surrounding him. Drinking liquor and singing simultaneously. OMG. I will be watching and praying they MAKE IT THROUGH. They seem like such a wonderful family and I wish the ALL THE VERY BEST!

  19. tonyswifeechocolate says:

    Tashia.. I hope you read your blogs i just want to let you know, that you need to let teeny be a man and take care of hisself. He will never grow up if he has you to fall on, let him get his own job, house car, whatever he wants on his own. You dont owe no one except your beautiful daughter and if you fall who will pick up. You need to focus on you and your daughter and your career, and let your brothers fly away and be on their own. As for your mother if i remember from you t.v. show your mother was a nurse, i pray that she didn’t quit her job to live off of you. Tell your family if you was not famous what would they be doing they sure wouldnt be living off of you. FOCUS ON YOU AND YOUR DAHGHTER AND LET YOUR FAMILY TAKE CARE OF THEMSELVES. mONEY DONT LAST FOREVER TRUST ME IV’E BEEN EXACTLY WHERE YOU ARE AND WATCHING YOUR SHOW BRINGS BACK MEMORIES IF YOU LET THEM YOUR FQAMILY WILL BE THE END OF YOUR CAREER!!!!!! STAY FOCUSED WISH U MUCH SUCCESS AND LOVE. I LOVE YOUR SHOW!!

  20. ciara says:

    i love watching your show your show is poping im not being rude but your bother is acting like a litttle be a man and say sorry…..

  21. elaine says:

    Whether you read this blog or not, should you all settle the issue, yes; should you continue to support a healthy, able bodied, grown man; NO…for the bible says that if you don’t work, you don’t eat! This is not harsh it’s bible. If he was getting his grind on everyday and trying to make things happen and he needed some help..some, I can see that, but to expect for you to continue to take care of him…um..NO! Pay your tithes, pay your bills and pay yourself! Remain focused and continue to walk through the doors that God is opening for you!!!!!!!!

  22. Reality says:

    Fantasia’s mother is to blame for Teeny’s behavior. This crying and wining and blaming everybody for everythihg and laziness and expecting to get by without putting any effort in developed a long time ago before Fantasia was born. When is his mother going to stand up and be a firm voice? Bunny has more of a grip then she does.

  23. Reality2 says:

    Fantasia’s mother is to blame for Teeny’s behavior. This crying and wining and blaming everybody for everythihg and laziness and expecting to get by without putting any effort in developed a long time ago before Fantasia was born. When is his mother going to stand up and be a firm voice? Bunny has more of a grip then she does.

  24. ciaragregory says:

    i like your show im your best fan ever i dont want to be rude but your bother have to be on his 2 feet or he not going to go no where in life i think he should say sorry first because you was the one that was helping him out to get a job and stop being lazy you not wrong at all. you have a nice family and a beautiful little girl and happy birthday. if you gt this please read it love you peace.

  25. Ann says:

    Teeny reminds me of most of the folk who hate on her jealousy, they are angry she made it out and has not failed.All the hate people have stems from jealousy and to throw up American Idol in her face with all the *^+__!^)&(`_&!&# she went through, people don’t love her for being no Idl,she is the only Idol they (white, & black ) American talks about and hates on.Simon sat on the Eleen show and dissed her so he was wrong for that.I never heard he or Ricco ever come to their sisters defense, they both used her as far as I am concerned, she doesn’t owe anyone but her Mom, and daughter.

  26. Ann says:

    Teeny reminds me of most of the folk who hate on her jealousy, they are angry she made it out and has not failed.All the hate people have stems from jealousy and to throw up American Idol in her face with all the _%#`)%!~!_@**!_+ she went through, people don’t love her for being no Idl,she is the only Idol they (white, & black ) American talks about and hates on.Simon sat on the Eleen show and dissed her so he was wrong for that.I never heard he or Ricco ever come to their sisters defense, they both used her as far as I am concerned, she doesn’t owe anyone but her Mom, and daughter.

  27. charay says:

    I love your show. I have followed you since Idol, and I think you are wonderful. I cry everytime I here you sing, because it goes right through me. As far as your show. I can understand how you feel about your brother. I lost my brother four years ago and I miss him terribly, but as much as loved him. I would never let him take advantage of me like Tenny is doing you. Stay strong my sister and you wll get through. God is on your side.

  28. hazeleyes says:

    I agree with all the others…Teeny is a triflin, lazy, selfish, self-centered, did I say triflin azz GROWN man! I’ve loved watching you entertain from the first time I saw you! You are beautiful, inside/out! You cry, I cry. I feel so much of your pain because I’ve been where you are but I too had to come to a point in my life where I had to make the same decision you have to make. I had to let all of those lazy folks go! I don’t mind helping but I’ll help you only if you’re trying to help yourself. I’m not trying to take care of no grown azz person! If I have to get up and go to work, they need to get up and go to work! I’m cutting my own grass to save money for my son to go to college and these clowns have the nerve to ask me for money. Ask me did any of them offer to cut my grass for a few dollar. You already know…HELL NAWH! They don’t want to cut my grass for it, they just want me to give it to them. That use to be the case but not any more, THATS A NEGATIVE! I love you Tashia! I’m gonna keep supporting you and watching your beautiful daughter grow up. Tell, Teeny, take that drama on Ray J’s show because you have too much to focus on the have to deal with his crap!

  29. Pam says:

    Fantasia’s true calling is gospel music. Thank you so much Fantasia for your powerful voice. Whenever I am doubting the presence of God in my life I listen to her singing He’s Done Enough and Total Praise. I have seen her in The Color Purple and the talent she has can only be explained as God has his hand on Fantasia. Fantasia needs to stand still and listen to what the Lord has for her and forget about what human beings have planned for her. God Bless Fantasia and her family.

  30. CJ says:

    Tashia,
    Tonight’s episode made me laugh and cry at the same time. I laugh because I see some of my little brother in Teeny. My little brother is spoiled and we enabled him for most of his life and now we want him to grow up. Of course he is resenting us for it now. I let it get to me for a while and we stop talking to him also. However my husband lost his brother just yesterday in a car accident and I realize that it could have just easily been my brother. Life is short. So I am not going to continue to enable my brother, but I am talking to him and finding a way to make this work out with us continuing to communicate as a family. At the end of the day family is all we have.

    God Bless! Love the show SOOOOO Much!!

  31. taking care of me says:

    Teeny is way too grown of a man to be having a female take care of him, and it isn’t even his mom. That is ridiculous to be as grown as you are and still no license, job, income or anything in his name that he worked hard for; and to have the audacity to be upset because he can’t spend someone else’s money on things ridiculous. It is always the poorest one that has the biggest (and most expensive)purchases, and wants someone else to cover for them :( Its a shame to see this young and healthy young man leach off of his sister, and actually be proud of being such a bum, Teeny, grow up and be a man!

  32. lannie love says:

    teeny keep the rating going…..man your are funny…your are next…stay in front of that camera….

  33. marnice says:

    Teeny is coming off as a SPOILED brat who doesn’t want to do anything besides be “taken care of” and he is way too old to have that type of mentality. (I would expect a teenager to think the way he does). He has potential to succeed but first he needs to grow up, be a man who stands on his own, and get a real grip on his goals. Having a star in the family should be viewed as a family project where everyone is supportive of the “star” but at the same time everyone in the family should be independent in their own lives with goals that DO NOT depend on one person’s career. Teeny will be ok ONCE he learns that Fantasia can not make his dreams come true; its up to him.

  34. christian says:

    Teeny makes me sick. sometimes I have to change the channel seriously he needs to man up and support himself and be thankful his younger sister helped as much as she did. don’t ever bite the hand that fed you…

  35. Pastor Michael Samuels says:

    Where is dad in all of this? He was there at American Idol finals. I’m sure he got paid….

  36. FOLLOW DA MODEL says:

    OK TEENY ^_$!)~)&@)&)$+@ NEEDS 2 GET A DAME JOB AND DO SOMETHIN WIT HIS SELF TASHA BOO U DID ALL DAT U COULD DO AND AINT NOTHIN CHANGE BUT UR LABELS …… AND U HAVE A CHILD DO HE UNDERSTAND DAT EVEN THO SHE COMES B4 HIM BUT STILL HE ^++(%*`&#)`+!_)# ED UP UR POOL HOUSE THANK GOD U HAD A COIN 2 FIX AND BY DA WAY IT GO OFF BOOOOOOOOOO OK EVEN THO U WAS DOIN DA COLOR PURPLE U HAVE BEEN OUT IN A MIN AND I MISS U !!! HE CANT DO 4 U LIKE U DOIN 4 HIM CUZ HE DONT HAVE NOTHIN GOIN 4 HIS SELF YEA U GREW UP IN CHURCH BUT RIGHT IS RIGHT AND WRONG IS WRONG ! I THINK DAT HE MAD CUZ HE DONT HAVE A NAME 4 HIS SELF ITZ NOT UR FULT DAT U HAVE DAT VOICE I LOVE U AND YEA @ DA END OF DA DAY DATZ UR BROTHER JUST LOOK @ ALL DA THINGS HE PUT U THREW !!!

  37. Shar says:

    Fantasia, I love you honey. But grow up. Stop talking like a baby! Don’t you have a baby?

    Seriously!

  38. Dina says:

    I just cannot see how family those are supposed to be supportive and they are the main one hating and pulling her down. If I was in her shoes, I am sorry but I will have to cut off all financial ties if my brother was to act like that. Why is she providing for GROWN people. GET A JOB…. they are using her. She needs to take care of her child not a bunch of moochers.

  39. SHAWANDA says:

    I FEEL FANTASIA YOU KNOW,SOME DAY IN LIFE YOU HAVE TO LIVE FOR YOURSELF AND DO THE THINGS YOU WANNA DO AND HOW YOU WANT TO DO IT. AS FAR AS HER BROTHERS TEENY NEEDS TO GET ON HIS GRIND HE HAS A DOOR OPENER IF HE WOULD JUST WORK HARD AND SHOW PEOPLE THAT HE REALLY WANTS TO BE RECOGNIZED AS AN ARTIST. MARQUEES IT UNDERSTANABLE HE WANT TO DO HIS ON THING IF YOU LOVE TO SING YOU DONT WANT TO BE IN THE SHADOW YOU WANT TO BE IN THE LIME LIGHT BECAUSE ITS IN YOUR HEART. BUT THEY WILL GET IT TOGETHER. THEY’RE A STRONG FAMILY!!!!!

  40. lisa girlie says:

    dayumnn some of dese comments is hella long yeah dey infomational but dayyumnnn. anyway, i think dat neither brah is jealous; well teeny is a bit jealous. but teeny just don’t wanna understand what ‘tasia got to say, but rico he fed up lol he just not even up 4 discuss lolll but i think hes kl he aint jealous or watev. tasia really needa get into wat her brothers thinking [cuz obviously they aint tryna see her point o view] so dat she cud understand and move on, so that she cud do her nd not worry so much bout her famm. [[cuz wen it comes to it, tasia makin the money for her and her famm but she cant while she worried thinking BOUT her famm's probs]] dayummmmmn, mines long too lmfao

  41. cd says:

    Fantasia, I’m afraid that you are going to end up BROKE. Time to cut the family OFF…..

  42. wanda says:

    let that grown man child acting take care of himself.Family can be users if you let them.Your responcibillity is your child only.You can help your MoM out to a certain point as well. And aunt need to be gone as well.

  43. Toii says:

    I hope Fantasia let her brother Rico sing live with her on one of her shows

  44. Katrina Caldwell says:

    Fantasia needs to get a back bone and cut the ties of her free loading family. That goes for everyone. Now her Mom is exceptinal, there is also a line that has to be drawn there. Now Teeny needs to grow up. He has had a free ride long enough. It makes me mad and discusted to sit and whatch this show and no one is stepping up and speeking out on this issue. Now her Aunt Bunny is telling Teeny things right but she needs to realy tell him what he is doing is wrong to live off his sister and and spend $40.00 thousand dollars of someone elses money that he hasn’t even worked for. “WoW”, I can’t seem to swallow that idea. I was mad and it wasn’t even my money,and I know that everyone that watches the show can agree with me on this matter. Teeny is spoiled and has a very bad controlling spirit on him which also carries pride and rebellion. He has all of the charicteristics of a controling spirit. Since her family has a Christian background they should immediatly see this. Remmember that pride always comes before the fall. So rise up Fantasia and gurd up your loins and get some back bone girlyyyy. I have always been a fan of Fantasia since American Idol episode she won on and I don’t want to see her fall again. However, Fantasia should consult her pastor and church about this matter. At least “I WOULD”.

  45. Kim says:

    I feel so bad for Fantasia. Her other brother seems cool but Teeny…I dunno. He needs a reality check and fast! Hopefully, he is watching himself on TV acting a fool. Maybe that will start the process. New money plus family is like oil and vinegar. She should cut him off and keep the positive people in her life. He is clearly bringing her down. Good luck, Tasia!

  46. Essence says:

    Fantasia, if you ever read this…my mom and i were talking about your show and your future ambitions…we feel as though you should make a gospel album…if and when you do that you will see your career soar to a whole new level!!! Just a suggestion. You make us get up off of our seats when you sing the songs from your roots! Much love forever!

  47. Tarsha says:

    Fantasia, I’m loving the realness and rawness of the show. I’ve been a fan since AI and will continue to support your career. I really hope you read the positive comments left for you on this blog because I’ve read alot of great advise to you. It’s amazing to see the love that so many fans and even those who may not particular care that much for you still show some love for you. Episode 3, made had me laughing, crying, and angry at the same time. I feel for you and wish you nothing but the best throughout your career. I can relate because I come from a close knit family but and have been in your shoes but I had a reality check that you can’t take care of your family and you can only help them if they help themselves first. I too, am a single mother and have a daughter like yourself. I’m a college graduate, a teacher and my main priority is investing in my daughter’s future and what’s best for us. It’s hard but you are on the right path but you have to stick with it and don’t waiver. I can understand that you got your mama’s back because when you are on the road she is looking after Zion. You just have to really let your ” No, mean No!” Family will always be there and when Teeny realizes it is not your responsibility to take care of him or any woman for that matter he will began to move in the right direction. No one can make anyone’s dreams come true but that person.Fantasia, Keep Your Head Up and Keep Moving Forward! Wishing you nothing but the best for 2010.

  48. Ashley says:

    The show is going good.

  49. domoique says:

    i think you and your brother should get along and stop the dramma. fantasia keep doing what you doing

  50. Carlisa says:

    im for fantasia…her bros are hatin cause they wanna be where she is they should praise her for getting them ALL to the place there in now

  51. lucy34 says:

    ricco is fine and i THINK he will do fine but i do think he needs to stay as background singer just until fantasia blow up again i also believe that fantasia should buy her mother a small home that she can take care herself dont be a mc hammer taken care of everybody going broke thats why alot of black talented people dont make it taken care of otheer people if u didnt hveit would they b asking wiseup girl

  52. felicia says:

    I think THAT EVERYONE WHOM LOVE FANTASIA AS I DO SHOULD CONTINUE SUPPORTING HER BY REPURCHASING HER 1ST 2ND CD WHEN HER THIRD ONE DROP. IF EVERYONE DOES THAT THROUGH OUT THE WORLD IT WOULD HELP HER GAIN THE RECOGNITION SHE DESERVE. THE GREAT ARTIST AND PERSON SHE REAALY IS AND MORE. LOOK HOW BEYOUNCE IS BEING RECOGNIZED. i KNOW IT’S ALL IN GOD’S TIMING BUT SHE DESERVE IT. I WOULD DEFINTELY LIKE THE SUPPORT.

  53. felicia says:

    I think THAT EVERYONE WHOM LOVE FANTASIA AS I DO SHOULD CONTINUE SUPPORTING HER BY REPURCHASING HER 1ST 2ND CD WHEN HER THIRD ONE DROP. IF EVERYONE DOES THAT THROUGH OUT THE WORLD, IT WOULD HELP HER GAIN THE RECOGNITION SHE DESERVES. FOR BE THE GREAT ARTIST AND PERSON SHE REALY IS AND MORE. LOOK HOW BEYOUNCE IS BEING RECOGNIZED. i KNOW IT’S ALL IN GOD’S TIMING BUT SHE DESERVE IT.

  54. Matrella says:

    I love the “Faces of Tasia.” This young woman is so passionate about her life I love it. She deserves to be much closer to the top in the entertainment industry than she is. Wake up people. This is an extremely talented young woman with so much to offer. The industry does not celebrate or support talent. They’d rather have the wannabe’s jumping around half clothed, lip synching or half singing. Real talent is here. Here in the form of Fantasia. FANTASIA!!!! Fans, lets help get her to the top…Where she belongs.

    By the way, I looooooove the show.

  55. Juno says:

    Fantasia Rocks!

  56. veronica says:

    i think that she is a wonderful r&b singer but she need to go back to gospel she has such a spirit over her when she sings gospel and you cant help but feeel it and feel what god has done for her when you see and hear her girl quit playing go back to gospel when your contract is up LOL

  57. marie says:

    such a loser.give it up. people get tired of hearing u scream..thats not singing..ur family r leeches n ur to stupid to figure it out. duh..this reality show sucks more than new yorks. cmon vh1 u can do better than this

  58. lynn says:

    marie if you or people are tried of her scream and not singing tell me why are you even watching fantasia show seem to me that your not tried enough byegirl flygirl……next

  59. tedieme says:

    Fantasia..I know what it is like to have a brother take, and take, and take….there will be nothing left. And why? Because you show weakness to him and he laughs behind your back..Your fans can see you do this, and it’s a turn off. You are going to lose money, fame, fans, and finally..everything..Teeny will destroy you!. Put him out, and keep him out..for good!

  60. Mike says:

    I def think that Teeny should get a job, no question. But he prolly feel left out. Fantasia and Ricco off trapsing the globe and he at home. Teeny ask her for stuff, I think he feels entitled in a sense. She didnt offer him a job after six years thats a long time. And he has talent. I think Fantasia has a good heart. But beyond the music a brother-sister bond can be strong, and when you feel like its breaking it can take its toll. But yeah Teeny you do need to get a job, thats just what it is. So yeah

  61. Lanita says:

    Hi,I would like to know the song of Fantasia’s playing in the backgroung when her brother Teeny was crying. It goes something like “even Angels cry”. Please email me at LanithaClark@aol.com Thank You. I love that song..

  62. Yvette says:

    Ok…I am just wondering am I the only one who thinks that this whole Teeny situation is getting out of hand???? He is a grown man that has an oppt. to take care of himself just like anyone else. Why does Fantasia feel responsible for her brothers failures? Ya I know Fantasia got lucky and won Idol and she worked hard for her dream to come true. Where does it say that her fbrother who is 100% capable of taking care of himself must live off of her dream? I don’t get that. Like there are such things as helping your family but she is past that she is enabling them. What I have witnessed over the last few episodes is that Teeny is 100% dependent on his sister to take care of him. That is sad, how can you call yourself a man when you can’t even take care of yourself and you don’t want to take care of yourself and be a REAL man. You look to your sister to baby you and take care of you. What are you doing for her? Where is his effort. We love you Fantasia…please stop letting your brother break up your joy. You are soooooooo blessed to have the blessing you have. Let your brother go and let him get his own blessings. :)

  63. Barbie Thompson says:

    I love teeny,and thinks she is actually to hard on him when it comes to the living situaton,he does need to work dont get me wrong but damn the crib is big as ever,can a brother live….. Not to mention he makes me laugh…. The show will not be the same without him[truestory]

  64. Gwendolyn Spears says:

    I ADMIRE YOU SO MUCH, BUT SOME FAMILY MEMBERS WILL BE THE MAIN ONE TO MAKE YOU FEEL YOU DID SOMETHING WRONG, ITS OK AND YOU KEEP THEM IN YOUR LIFE AND TALK WITH YOUR MOTHER ALWAYS,ASK HER TO GUIDE YOU HOW TO RELIEVE THE STRESS.(YOU DO NOT NEED)
    RESPONSIBILTY YOU REQUEST LIVING UNDER YOUR ROOF,IF THEY CAN NOT DO WHAT LITTLE YOU IS ASKING FROM THEM. DO WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO!!
    CONTINUE TO PRAY AND ASK GOD TO HELP YOU (TRUST AND BELEIVE YOU WILL NEED HIM). YOU HAVE A CHILD AND TRYING TO MAKE A BETTER LIFE FOR HER. PLEASE WORK WITH FANTASIA (FAMILY MEMBERS).!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DO NOT MAKE HER FEEL FAME WILL COME BETWEEN US NO WAY NO HOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  65. Gwendolyn Spears says:

    I ADMIRE YOU SO MUCH, SOME FAMILY MEMBERS WILL TRY TO MAKE YOU FEEL YOU DID SOMETHING WRONG, ITS OK KEEP YOUR FAMILY IN YOUR LIFE AND TALK WITH YOUR MOTHER ALWAYS,ASK HER TO GUIDE YOU HOW TO RELIEVE THE STRESS.(YOU DO NOT NEED)
    RESPONSIBILTY YOU REQUEST LIVING UNDER YOUR ROOF,IF THEY CAN NOT DO WHAT LITTLE YOU IS ASKING FROM THEM. DO WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO!!
    CONTINUE TO PRAY AND ASK GOD TO HELP YOU (TRUST AND BELEIVE YOU WILL NEED HIM). YOU HAVE A CHILD AND TRYING TO MAKE A BETTER LIFE FOR HER. PLEASE WORK WITH FANTASIA (FAMILY MEMBERS).!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DO NOT MAKE HER FEEL FAME WILL COME BETWEEN US NO WAY NO HOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  66. Mz. Toni says:

    Ok, Ok, Ok….Tasia I want to say that you are a Phenominal artist, I have a Respect, Understanding, & an Appreiciation for who you were, who you are, & who your trying to become!!!! Now with all of that being said GOD blessed you with a gift & an opportunity that U would be able to handle….& while I am ALL for FAMILY!!!!! U need to understand that you are not an ATM!!!! Your family needs to go & do something besides wait for a check (from you)!!!! Now I know ur mom probably helps A lot with her grand baby….that’s cool!!! Your other brother is a background singer…cool (he’s earning his check…at least)!!!!! NOW, let’s get to the REAL PROBLEM…Teeny!!!! He is sooooooo busy being jealous & hateful that he’s blocking his own blessings!!! You are ALLOWING him to be a Bum!!! He’s going to be 50 & still talking about AMERICAN IDOL!!! He’s not going to move becuz he’s a leech & a bum & he like being taken care of!!!! It is now time for TOUGH LOVE….ASAP!!! I luv you girl, & BELIEVE me….I know what I know!!! If you don’t solve the problem now….it will be a problem FOREVER!! Can’t wait for the CD!!!

  67. JUS ME says:

    Fantasia, clean house!! Your family is the worst. Everybody waits around to spend your money, and mom thinks you should. Put everybody out. Keep your mom if you want to because she take care of Zion when you’re on the road.

    Even your mom comes off as a user. She feels like you owe your brothers something. The only one with get up and go is the brother that sings background for you and he wants to do his own thing. Let him.

    Teeny is worthless. His girlfriend knows it, so why are you blind? What are you doing? Are you giving them an allowance, to leech off of you? Get a grip, these careers don’t last forever. Oprah told you the truth, why do you think that she is soooo successful? TAKE HEED.

  68. Denise says:

    Fantasia: You recently voiced on Oprah that you kicked your brother (Teeny) out of your home. I hope this is still the case. I watched your show today and was disturbed by your brother’s selfishness and sense of entitlement. If you continue to enable him you are doing yourself and him a disservice. He is 28/29 years old and has lofty expectations that you are required to support him (financially). He needs to be gainfully employed and/or enrolled in school. If you continue to spoon-feed him he will never be a man. Additionally, you will end up financially broke. A man doesn’t live in his sister’s home rent fee and not contribute. It appears he is envious of your success and is subconsciously and conscientiously trying to sabotage your success. Wake up! Your priority is to yourself, your daughter (and your mother?).

  69. thelma says:

    the show is so sad if i said all i wanted to say you guys would not post it butt with a big crack in it this should be called the teeney show i fill sorry for her but not in the way of tears just decussted thats rite yall take all her money in 15 teen years when it is time to send her child to college lets see whos going to pay lol may be this comment will give her some balls

  70. Rose says:

    Fantasia, first of all I want to tell you that I’m glad your back and doing great, I just love you…Your show is interesting what really upsets me and your fans as well is your brother (Teeny)girl you don’t owe him anything, the only people you need to take care of is your daughter and your momma, you need to stop already he is a grown man that needs to stop living off of you….You and Teeny really need to take the time and read your blogs and comments from your fans reguarding him, cause we all cannot be wrong..This is your blessing not his.

  71. Mz Thickens says:

    whats up tasia how are u doing.Is it true are you dating
    young dro and are u pregnant by him.what happen to your daughter father(ronnie) do he try to come around you and zion since you have became famous love you tasia

  72. me me says:

    Ilove u fantasia. 4Real,your very pretty person n side n out that i can feel from your show.I wish i can get 2 meet u some day.

  73. Celecia says:

    First and farmost i would like to say that since day one i could see how talented fantasia was and is. She has been a big inspiration in my life,and personally i can honestly say that i am somewhat in her shoes,no i may not have the money she has but i take care of my family the same way she does.But it’s one thing that i’ve learned about family is that they sometimes can be your worst enemies! I think that she should continue to support her family the way she does but at the same time be smart about.

    Sincerely, Fantasia’s #1 Fan!