Some people were mad at me yesterday for calling Fantasia Barrino a selfish bitch. In my defense, it’s just my opinion, and I still stand by it. I’ll go even further – I don’t think Fantasia’s suicide attempt was a genuine cry of pain, or evidence of her desire to die. I think Fantasia downed a bottle of pills because she wanted sympathy and attention, and she made sure she contacted her manager when she overdosed, just so he could rescue her – he was downstairs in her home when she overdosed. So much of Fantasia’s suicide attempt makes me think that this whole thing was a public relations ploy: she has a child who depends on her and that she’s conveniently using as “inspiration” to change her life – when the kid didn’t seem to enter into her head before; the attempt came as Fantasia got called out publicly for being a home wrecker; and every public statement made by Fantasia or her manager is all about Fantasia’s career and Fantasia-as-victim. I don’t buy it. I think she’s a narcissistic, self-centered drama queen who is using the idea of “suicide” as a PR ploy to promote herself, her reality show and her music career. But maybe I’m wrong – maybe Fantasia was in genuine pain, and I just don’t get it because I’m a raging bitch. I accept that view as well.
Celebitchy wanted me to add this to this story: “It’s hard to judge this situation looking in because we’re not in Fantasia’s shoes and we don’t know or understand what kind of depression she was going through. As selfish as it seems to us for a woman with a child to attempt suicide, and as much of an attention ploy that it seems when taken with all her other actions, we just don’t know what her thoughts or feelings are. Suicide is a delicate issue and as much as I wish Fantasia would have handled everything differently after her suicide attempt, I do feel for her and hope she’s ok.”
Anyway, Fantasia did an interview on Good Morning America today, and if you didn’t know by now, everything is all about Fantasia, all of the time:
Some quotes from the interview:
“I was just overloaded, for six years I’ve been carrying so much… I always take a lickin’ and keep on tickin.’”
“Carrying six years of so much, I always take a licking and keep on ticking. Everyone thinks I’m so strong, it became so heavy for me. I wanted to be away from the noise. I just began to get tired of taking so many licks. The foreclosure, so many things I had to deal with, people just see the glitz and the glamour.”
On her life coach: “He’s been teaching me things. At first I wasn’t ready to come back. There’s hurt, there’s pain, there’s trust issues, there’s being lonely—all these things people don’t get to see. I think I’m gonna show both.”
“I was in the hospital and they gave me a different name. Nobody asked me anything about the press, they talked to me about my nails and hair. A nurse, Melanie, she would come in and make me walk around. She brought me Sister 2 Sister magazine, and I was in there. She told me ‘You gotta get outta here and you gotta go back to work.’ And for me there are people that love me and want to see me go back to work. There’s no perfect person. They didn’t treat me like Fantasia, they treated me like Tasia.”
[Transcribed from GMA interview]
Eh…sure. Whatever. If she’s doing better, good for her, if she feels stronger, good for her. I’m pretty much over it.
You know who isn’t over it? Fantasia’s married lover’s wife, Paula Cook. And guess who just got invited on Oprah? Yep, Oprah is not Team Tasia. Oprah invited Paula Cook on to talk about homewreckers and such. Paula has not confirmed, but I hope she does. It would be a good episode!
Update by Celebitchy After watching this video, I just realized that Fantasia did not mention her nine year old daughter, Zion, ONCE in this interview. You would think that her daughter would come to mind and serve as inspiration for getting better, but the story Fantasia told was about her fans, not her family. Read the quote that Kaiser transcribed, “And for me there are people that love me and want to see me go back to work.” Again, nothing about her daughter.