Fantasia Boycotted Grammys For Leaving Her Off Aretha Tribute

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Jay-Z hasn’t said whether he was “boycotting” the Grammys or not, but Fantasia Barrino definitely had beef. The singer told 106 & Park that she skipped the ceremony (where Fantasia won Best Female R&B Vocal Performance), because she wasn’t included in the Aretha Franklin tribute. “I’m going to be very honest with you. You know I wasn’t at the Grammys last night…Last night they were honoring someone who is my idol, Aretha Franklin, and there is no way I could have sat there and not got the happy feet and wanting to jump on the mic because she is my favorite so I felt like, you know, at the end of the day I should have been on that stage.” With Jennifer Hudson already on stage, did the producers feel that Fantasia was one America Idol veteran too many?

Not that Fantasia will be returning her trophy, though. “Actually, I scared my daughter because I just bust out and started crying, and she thought something was wrong with me…it’s been a long time coming for me and I have been through a lot of things so when [my manager] called me, I just bust out started crying because I felt like, man, I wasn’t gonna stop until I got one and I’m still not going to stop and you know this has just given me motivation to do my own thing. So, I just started crying and just thanking God that finally, eleven times nominated, finally I got one.”

[Originally posted on The Fab Life.]

  1. ras says:

    i dont blame her the grammys do not respect soul singer they didnt even televised the R&B category

  2. MIRACLE says:

    I WAS SHOCKED TO HEAR FANTASIA WAS NOMINATED 11 TIMES & THIS IS HER 1 GRAMMY. THIS IS TERRIBLE. ALL THIS TALENT & NOBODY WAS GIVING HER THE RECOGNITION THAT WAS DESERVED TO HER. I’M SO HAPPY SHE RECIEVED THIS GRAMMY. NOW IT IS TIME TO GET HER B E T AWARD NOW. IT IS TIME.

  3. Katt says:

    This is to Fantasia, Honey I think you are one of about five young ladies who really can sing today and I think they took too long to give you an grammy ! Now that’s said, listen to me closely this is written out of love for you ! You perform to ghetto, kicking those shoes off is unclassey and you have been told this before. I was glad to see that on AMERICAN IDOL, you kept your shoes on ! maybe you have realized that to do a tribute to legends you must appear as they did as “LADIES”