Fantasia For Real 2 Recap – Episode 9 – Faces of Tasia


“Teeny’s got some crazy ideas!” Fantasia tells us at the top of this week’s episode of Fantasia for Real.


Sounds euphemistic to me!

Before we get to Teeny’s bright idea, let’s start with a face of Tasia:


Here she is receiving a call from her A&R guy Keith and, for a moment, worrying about the first-week numbers of her Back to Me album. That worry gives way to silent celebration…


…and then absolute shock…


(That rank, btw, refers to the R&B albums chart, though it did debut at a healthy No. 2 on the Billboard 200.)

Fantasia and Brian celebrate with a toast, but even better, Fantasia celebrates by joining Snoop Dogg onstage for a rousing rendition of Aretha Frankin’s “Rock Steady.”


And it seems that for a flickering moment, all is right in Tasia’s world.

Meanwhile, Teeny plies his bodyguard Tank with shots of Hennessy to convince him to don a diaper on the Las Vegas strip to drum up attention for music Teeny plans on handing out. Tank’s all…


…but Teeny’s all…


In the end, jaw-dropping enthusiasm trumps sheepishness and Tank ends up stripping down on the Strip:


I love that instead of giving Tank his space, Aunt Bunny is zeroed in on his crotch. This woman is getting her groove back, one young man at a time.


Shirtlessness really complements the diaper so well.


Tank’s kind of…fine? If you’re into thick guys? Seriously.


There’s more of him, for those who are into that.



And there are quite a few people who are into that. “People were really responding to the situation!” says Teeny. Can’t say I blame ‘em. Can’t say I get how a shirtless dude in a diaper makes sense as marketing for a hip-hop soul release, but I also can’t say I mind watching the reincarnation of Big Baby Jesus. Basically, there are a lot of things I can’t say.

Meanwhile, Fantasia hits the studio to rehearse “I’m Doin’ Me,” her next single, which she plans on performing on Regis & Kelly.


It all seems completely whatever and drama free until Brian gets a call from Antwaun, Fantasia’s ex whose alleged lies are the source of the legal woes we’re watching play out (and, apparently, are still playing out IRL). Since Fantasia has changed her number, Antwaun’s only hope for reaching her is through Brian. Brian says he’s been calling a lot and he finally is ready to reveal this to Fantasia. When he tells her, she responds with a terse, “Oh.” And then we get her … face:


She eventually comes around to admitting that she’s ready to talk to Antwaun, for closure if nothing else. More on that in a bit. But first:


Teeny is preparing for his “Space Age Riden” video shoot.


He seems not at all frustrated by its apparent lack of budget. Good for him! That would only get in the way of material the public clearly needs to hear. Teeny says what he learned in Vegas is that you can draw great attention with a great visual. I love that we’re on the same page regarding how great it was to see Tank virtually naked! Teeny also says the word “alienized” a lot in preparation for the shoot. If anything Teeny has ever said deserves to enter mainstream discourse, surely it is the word “alienized.”


Teeny’s co-star comments on her video ‘do by calling it “Christmas for a Mexican flag.” “I feel very ‘Feliz Navidad,’” she adds. Everyone’s saying great stuff! That’s the power of great art. It begets greatness.

To achieve that outer-space feel, Teeny shoots on a rooftop of a nearby Westin…



Wooo! Do you feel like you’re on an intergalactic trek or what? This scene leaves him speechless — he can’t even think of a word to describe it!


It is, in a word, remarkable.

In the process, Teeny scares the hell out of a child he’s shooting with…


This child, by the way, is supposed to be a member of Teeny’s crew.


To be alienized is to roll with toddlers, apparently. Who knew?


The kid, however, never warms up to the idea of being part of Teeny’s alienized posse.


Hopefully, the entire experience wasn’t so traumatic that he’ll be left with any lasting scars. If so, though, it will make for an interesting therapy session one day.

There’s a brief segue into the final scene via a discussion between Bunny and Diane regarding Antwaun’s persistent calls to Fantasia.


They talk about how hard it is to meet trustworthy people. “Baby you better run their doggone name through a computer and do a check. OK? That’s what I’m doin’. I’m relyin’ on technology, baby. Technology,” says Bunny. Welcome to the Information Age all over again!

Finally, showdown:


Fantasia’s in her hotel room and it’s about to storm. I love it when the weather is thematically appropriate! Antwaun shows up with a mission: “I’m not the monster that everybody thinks I am. Just want to clear the air.” Meanwhile, Fantasia is ready to hear what he has to say “and to either end that chapter or…I don’t know.” A face of indecision is nothing new for our hero.


Nor is a cliffhanger: the episode ends as Fantasia’s opening her door to let Antwaun in.


They must stop meeting like this — these interruptions are so frustrating!

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  1. Alex says:

    VH1 producer please take teeny out of the Fantasia for Real episodes. He is a joke and he is not for real. He is such a phony, con artist, and attention seeker. His appearances on the episode just spoils my enjoyment of following Fantasia’s success. Hopefully the producers, writers, or whomever is in charge will see he is killing the ratings for his sister.

  2. Natalie says:

    this show totally sux advertise i love money and get rid of these boring shows

  3. Drama Free says:

    fantasia….you are sooooo ig….nent!!!!!

    You said you want a “Beautiful lightskinned girl” to play a part in your movie!…So what are you saying about yourself! and your daughter! and all the Beautiful! Darker Skinned Girls/Woman….you really need to watch what you say….well maybe if you really want that type to play in your “Movie”…you can get your man’s Wife!!! to play the role!…

  4. Betty Sekuhc says:

    Fantasia got enough going on there, she could be there raising money. so another child will not lose their life like little Z Barker did this is what God people do. help someone I am on my way to Fantanis hometown to see what I can do so this will never happen again. my grandson died in 2005 with brain cancer he was loved. and this poor baby this baby I can not sleep until the person who did this to her.will pay for it the pain the baby had to suffer with cancer. she suffer with pain from cancer. Fantasis I can not feel sorry for you, what you been through, you fail inlove,it was your choice. this baby did not have a choice. I known what she went through. My grandson was 25 years old I would have to
    hold him until the pain would go away with the pain med. he was on. look at that baby and ask yourself, what if this were your little girl. get out and do something and your own home town not LA. Fantasia you have for got about God you claim you love so much, acting speak louding than words, and your acting ————————-