Fantasia Barrino is Getting Fatter! Singer Fantasia Barrino Shocks With 45 Pound Weight Gain During ‘American Idol’ Performance!


Friday, April 1, 2011

Fantasia BarrinoFANTASIA Barrino needs to ease off the pies!

The singer shocked the audience as she took to the stage on American Idol last night — because she looked so huge!

According to reports, the Idol alum — who returned to the stage to perform the song Collard Greens & Cornbread off of her Back to Me album — has gained 45 pounds!

Barrino recently revealed how she aborted her married lover’s baby.

Fantasia apparently piled on the pounds for a movie.

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  • T.F.

    What a GREAT & BEAUTIFUL talent! Fantasia is one of the best singers of my lifetime. Why look to anyone else to play Aretha Franklin? Fantasia is PERFECT!

    BTW, Fantasia is a little more voluptuous these days because she is playing Mahalia Jackson in a big-screen biopic.

    In conclusion, next time ShowbizSpy, do your research before you spout negativity. And, she does not look “huge”. She’s absolutely GORGEOUS!

    Fantasia, we love you! Keep doing what you do!

    T.F.

    • http://yahoo.com nick

      MOVIE ROLE ? SHE ATE TONS OF BREAD ROLLS ! AS A SINGER SHE IS REALLY BAD.

    • marbles

      You know the public always wants to know what is going on with the stars.There is nothing wrong with Fantasia weight.Mind your business.Do you pay her bills?No you don’t.Fantasia you have blessing that has been given to you sweet-heart.Do not worry about what people are saying.Just know that you are blessed and highly favored.You always going to have haters.People talked about JESUS CHRIST,so what are they saying.Shakem off baby.God Bless you and your family.Take them to the Lord in prayer.

    • Jill

      Did she really sit and think this through? Thats the song choice to sing in front of STEVEN TYLER AND JENNIFER LOPEZ! Let alone the rest of America! Save that song for your “fans”! I have NO idea what inspired her to sing THAT ! I honestly thought it was a joke! So reminded me of Chris Tucker in Fifth Element! I really thought American Idol was being “punked”!

      • chissy

        well JILL, not only did she perform it in front of Jennifer, Randy, and Steven, she also got a STANDING OVATION from all three judges. And from the youtube responses, the song has gotten ALOT of positive feedback. Her song is more for the r&b community, because she is afterall an r&b artist, so if that type of genre is not your type of music, then you can go back to listening to miley cyrus or justin beiber. Leave real music to the ones with musical taste. LOL @ save that song for your fans. GTFOHWTBS trick! You don’t have to worry or need an explanation on what inspired her to sing that song, lololol. These simple birds man.

    • http://dtv Dylethat

      YOU ARE VERY RIGHT BECAUSE SHE IS JUST LIKE JENNFIR HUDSON THEY BOTH ARE MY FAVORITE TOP R AND B SINGERS AROUND THEY HAVE A VOICE LIKE NOBODY ELESE.

  • Rand0528

    Only gained weight for Movie role…. Nobody purposely wants to get big. She will get that off.
    ANYWAYS, nice performance last night.
    Hair/Gown/performance all went together.
    “Collard Greens & Cornbread” Southern Old School.

  • Khandi

    She looks a mess, and I am not talking about weight. Her stylist need to be fired. Her voice didi not sound right.

  • Renee

    I read that she’s gaining weight for the movie that is about Mahalia Jackson, thank God because it would be a shame for her to gain so much weight but she had gained some weight before she got that role I believe. I can’t wait for the movie to come out because Mahalia Jackson is my personal all-time favorite gospel singer. Beside the weight I believe Fantasia looked nice, the dress looked nice on her, the makeup was nice, the hair style was a bit much in the front but I believe thats Fantasia.

  • Renee

    For those who do not know who Mahalia Jackson is, research her and listen to her music. She had such a strong and beautiful voice. Fantasia is probably going to kill this movie in a good way that is.

    • chopmommy

      Hater!!

  • Dusty

    Not only did she look huge she can’t sing either. Thats why her record company dropped her and she had to scramble to find another.She should have never won Idol.

    • http://yahoo Renee

      Kim your opinion only shows how envy you are of her. Never cut a person down because of where they came from or what they been through.I am certain your life is far from perfect thats why you need to put someone else down to make you feel better about yourself.No one is perfect only God is perfect and thats not my opinion thats a fact.

      • chopmommy

        Tell it girl!!!!

    • Randy

      @DUSTY

      Fantasia never got dropped from her label. She only left her management. And she has been very sucessful 1st album sold 1.8 million 2nd album sold 538,,000 gold status and her 3rd and recent album has so far sold 438,000 reaching gold status. she has headlined her own back2me tour she has won a grammy wrote a best seller book. had her own movie on lifetime, has her own reality showon VH1, and now she has the main role in a mahalia jackson movie. my point is you can talk about her all you want but she is making MONEY and she very sucessful and will be around forever. GO Fantasia!!

      • Jesse

        @Randy…Thanks for setting Dusty straight!! Fantasia is the best performer from American Idol. And her Back2Me Tour has been a huge success..selling out everywhere!! Thank you very much. Go Fantasia.

      • Tony

        Nigger bitch ass fucks. Quack like a duck…yes…she sounds like a duck.

    • to all u republican tea party fox haters!

      I new it had to be FOX … Fox is soooooooooo negatative…and one track…they where soo focused on Fantasia’s physical appearance…..Fox is sooooo shallow….she sounded great she delivered what she was supposed to deliver…listen …if you want to take news reporting seriousely dont listen to FOX….do not tune in to anything Fox is reporting…do not support any media with the FOX logo or tag on it…..Fox is sooo one sided and sinacle……and should I dare say the “R” word….Fantasia…you should not ever approve of any media of you distributed singularly through FOX… they do not have your best interest at hand……..

      • Tony

        I bet BET would have got it right. LMAO

        So when do “we” get our own channel? WET will do.

        Oh…and we should have our own awards show and not nominate black folk but expect them to do it for us. Im not really racist but…its getting old guys. Come on now…quit looking for hand outs.

    • chissy

      Dusty get your facts straight before you come running to post some BS. She is still with the same record company to this day, so where you getting your information from? Ha! Fantasia stay #winning, while her haters stay #hating.

  • Kim

    Fantasia is so tacky, even before American Idol performace. Her life is a mess, she is still ghetto no matter how famous she is. Her hairstylist sucks and it’s not about the weight so much, that dress looks like crap on her. You can be big and still look classy and nice, she looked like shit. Just goes to show, you can take the person out of the ghetto, but you can’t take the ghetto out of the person. And one more thing, she has a terrible voice and she talks so fast, she sounds like she is on drugs. But that’s just my opinion!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Tish

      REMEMBER HONEY U CAN TAKE THE PERSON OUT THE GHETTO BUT U CANT TAKE THE GHETTO OUT THE PERSON…FANTASIA IS WHO SHE IS NO MATTER WHAT…$$$ DIDNT CHANGE HER & THATS A GREAT THING! SHE HAS HER STRUGGLES BUT SO DO WE ALL…WE R ALL ONLY HUMAN…SHE GOT BACK UP AGAIN LIKE DONNY M. SAID & 4 THAT WE ARE PROUD 2 CALL HER OUR MOST FAMOUS AMERICAN IDOL! BTW THE WEIGHT LOOKS GREAT ON HER…SHE LOOKS HEALTHIER & MORE FULLFILLED…WHOEVER CHOSE HER 2 PLAY MAHALIA JACKSON MADE A GREAT & WISE CHOICE…

  • Gabby

    Dusty, you are WRONG.

    Fantasia has been with the SAME record label, J Records, since she won American Idol. She was never dropped.

  • Ask

    She looks great. Whoever came up with this headline should take a look in the mirror and let us know if they are perfect. If so, please provide us with a recent photo of themselves so that we can see what perfection looks like. I was expecting to see a significant weight gain which is not the case. The dress is fitting and everyone knows she has a large butt. If it was JLo, everyone would sing the praises, but a black girl with a naturally large butt gets ridiculed. Fantasia has come a long way, professionally as well as personally. She’s had to find her own way while supporting her family along the way. She needs positivity in her life. She’s proven to everyone that she is talented and has shown us that she’s more than just a singer which is something rare with the American Idol contestants. She’s acted on the small screen as well as on Broadway. Not many people has made this accomplishment. She’s also producing R&B charted albums as frequently, if not more often, than those who are singing artists only. I’m proud of her achievements and I look forward to her continued efforts. But, back to the title of this article…I don’t see Jenny Craig in Fantasia’s near future. She doesn’t need to go that route to revive her career like most of Jenny’s spokesmen. Jennifer Hudson was great in Dreamgirls and won the Oscar, but what has she really done since…poor album sales and Jenny Craig. But, I admire her because she’s gone through a lot as well. Bottom-line, let Fantasia keep blossoming as she has. She started out as an uneducated, single parent with no family support. The only thing that can bring her down is her family…even sued by her father. Her family is all about Fantasia’s money. I just hate to see her struggle when it comes to her feeling obligated to support them. She might have to follow the footsteps of Keisha Cole and break the ties for a while. The last episode of her reality show had her moving to CA. Hope that happened and not have her family follow her out there. It’s always good to have family around, but when family is only happy when you’re giving them money or a place to live, that’s not a good family and is something she can do without. If she fell on hard times, do you honestly think her family would help her…I can hear her brother coming up with a million and one excuses why he cannot help. Fantasia is under a lot of stress. She has to seek and create opportunities to make money. So you have the combined stress from career and family. With this kind of stress the average person will gain weight…amount more fitting for this headline. Apparently, Fantasia is finding a balance to keep herself fit under under such pressure. Fantasia really needs to listen to her own lyrics and “Do Me”. Concentrate on herself and her daughter and not worry about the rest. Articles like this is what causes people to adapt eating disorders which can end with her being too thin or significantly too heavy or even death. Right now, she’s perfect. Fantasia might be phat (curvy in the right places–without the plastic surgery!), but she is far from being fat.

    • D

      I agree how awful for someone to say that about her or anyone in general. who ever wrote this should get in trouble for fired or something (that wont happen) god i hate the media because they say stupid s%@# like that.

  • Nick

    she is fat and squeezed into that dress too tightly- give me a break- movie or no movie she is ghetto and the voice is strange- she is a has been idol and do we ever hear any of her songs being played? get real

    • chissy

      All that coming from a nobody, lol.

  • Claude Fisteress

    Fantasia Burrito!

    • uweirdo

      CLASSIC.

  • D.Rundel

    TF….You are playing an April Fool joke right? Fantasia is a far cry from Aretha. Her “singing” was like a bad dream!

    • Addie Miles

      I think she did a wonderful job. And she looked really beautiful. Hairdo was a bit much.But she change
      a negative to a positive. So be bless Fantasia in all you do

  • Steve

    I’m not nor have ever been a Fantasia fan but this was one of her best performances I’ve eve watched. Hopefully she has put all the drama and dumb decisions behind her and is moving forward with her career.

    • http://yahoo Renee

      D whoever explain to me how her actions are ghetto.

  • D.Rundel

    Ask…Blah,Blah,Blah. She’s FAT, and she can’t sing. Her actions are “ghetto”. How she ever became an American Idol is long gone. Only an uneducated child sounds like her.

    • Ask

      At least she’s working on trying to develop herself and she did attain her GED. How many of us have the guts to sing and win American Idol? How many of us are talented enough to act on Broadway (where there are no retake scenes) and produce successful performances each running of the show?

    • Amanda

      She’s not fat. Her actions are not “ghetto”. How she ever became an American Idol? Hmmm people voted for her. Those people are Americans. Only an uneducated fool begins a sentence with Ask ……Blah, Blah, Blah. YOU FAIL

    • chissy

      D. Rubbish,

      You must be all of which you are labeling Fantasia as. As I recall, AI is still on the air and is as popular as ever. Suffering from Alzheimers are we?

  • Luvlee

    OK HATERS, her voice was amazing as usual. If you dont like her music dont listen, if you dont like her look, dont look. Damn people are so judgemental, like you all are so damn perfect and never made mistakes in life, the only difference is she is in the public eye. Anyway even with the weight gain she looked alright. Stop worrying about other people’s business, and get a damn life.

  • MLB

    I understand that Fantasia gained the weight for a movie role and it does not come off over night. I thought she really sounded great and loved the old school feel of her new song; you do not hear beautiful R & B enough these days unless you bring out the old Motown. Whether you like or dislike Fantasia, she’s got talent albeit a little too much drama in her personal life. But she is a survivor so I respect her and wish her much success! I would definitely buy this song.

  • sylvie

    Fantasia has been through a lot. her weight gain does not take away from her talent. in life we all go through periods when we are not at our best, weight wise. This is a downtime for her. Do not let a little weight change your perception of who she is. Shes a very talented young woman that has issues. Who doesn’t? Her life will get better and her light will shine as bright as ever. Don’t count her out.

    • Jenny

      Wow, such passion. You must have a hard on for the chick who lost. What was her name again? Oh yeah, WHO KNOWS BECAUSE NO ONE’S HEARD FROM HER SINCE. Go Tasia! LOL Let the haters hate!

  • Charles

    If you ask me, and I have never seen this woman perform before, WAY to many collard greens and cornbread went between her big fat lips! Her little blond hairpiece (and I say hairpiece because I have never seen hair like that on any human being, was atrocious!!! When I found out she won idol I was absolutely shocked and blown away! I figured I need to sign up next time and I sound like a cross between a dieing whale and a huge fart when I sing!! If she won they I should be a shoe in!! AND, I might ask, “Collard Greens and Cornbread” who the hell EVER came up with that title?? Sounds way to -l–k!!! Even Jennifer Lopez’s look and head bob was lacking – could not find the tempo or beat!!! Taylor looked as though he was ready to hurl! The only one that even showed the slightest appreciation, imagine that, was Randy!! AND – they asked her to give these Idol contestants advice??!*%^_!!!?? Boy I would have plugged my ears tight on that one!! Ryan Seacrest looked like a pencile compared to her size!! I would have loved to see our Country Boy’s, “Idol” Scotty’s expression as she was singing that horrific song? I noticed they stayed away from putting the camera on them during the performance! Last but not least, I am so very happy that I missed the entire season of “Fantasia’s” Idol show! If she was the best then my T.V would have never stood up to the others!! Who gave her that rediculous name??? I had nightmares all night long after that performance and even my wife said she could NOT see anything from this supposed IDOL!!! TERRIBLE PERFORMANCE – ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE!

    • Jenny

      Sorry, this was meant for this idiot, Charles. lol This site setup sucks.

      Wow, such passion. You must have a hard on for the chick who lost. What was her name again? Oh yeah, WHO KNOWS BECAUSE NO ONE’S HEARD FROM HER SINCE. Go Tasia! LOL Let the haters hate!

    • Jennifer

      That’s the truth! Her voice is likened to a room full of cats’ tails under a giant rocking chair…except the cats would have better tone.

    • chissy

      Charles,

      You sound like a complete idiot. Your wife probably fat as hell, but you on here talking about someone else’s weight.

  • Carolyn

    Fantasia’s look was a bit questionable, however, she is uber vocally talented, so much so, that singing with radio music can be a challenge because of her unique sound. Unfortunately, her personal challenges come center stage at times. But that’s the price of celebrity too. Do you think you could handle being thrust into the spotlight? Dirty laundry and all?

    Commend her for being forthcoming with details of a not so perfect life. And still being able to perform in front of millions of (jealous) people.

  • Patricia

    Fantasia is fantastic no matter what size you are it’s what’s inside your heart that counts. She has one of the most unique voices I have ever heard. She will always be one of my favorite American Idol winners. Keep the faith and like you said it’s the music.

    Love, Faith, Hope. Will keep you going strong we all have had trials and tribulations in our life, it’s all about how you deal with it. Be strong and know you have many fans.

  • Randy

    Fantasia never got dropped from her label. She only left her management. And she has been very sucessful 1st album sold 1.8 million 2nd album sold 538,,000 gold status and her 3rd and recent album has so far sold 438,000 reaching gold status. she has headlined her own back2me tour she has won a grammy wrote a best seller book. had her own movie on lifetime, has her own reality showon VH1, and now she has the main role in a mahalia jackson movie. my point is you can talk about her all you want but she is making MONEY and she very sucessful and will be around forever. GO Fantasia!!

  • Lisa

    That is the most poorly written headline I’ve ever read. It makes it sound like she gained 45 pounds during the AI performance!

  • ranger

    What about the fiberglass hairdo..She did look gigundus.

  • Nic

    Fantasia looks great. What ever happened to real women have curves? She has been through a lot and doing a great job. It’s extremely hard to make it when all you have is yourself and come from a poor family. Don’t judge her for not being from a royal family.

    • magesticlasdy

      I think she has a unique talent, she does her style and not what others want her to do, as for the put downs on her personal life it is amazing how the media did not dog out aleskia keys and how she took herself into the home of her married lover and had a baby while he was still married. fantasia, your road has been hard trying to support your whole family clan and not fitting the image of the so called women of beauty. You strong girl I love your music and i love you.

  • Whatevs

    Oh please!! This article made it seem like she gained 100 pounds. She looks beautiful!!

  • dede

    Boy I tell ya, some people are so ignorant. For those complaining about her “voice”, is call being a SOUL singer, I know it seems odd because you have a bunch of no talent pop singers on the radio making the same records over and over again. Also, if you don’t like her voice, then both Jacob Lusk and Casey Abrams need to be booted off AI immediately.

    And I saw nothing ghetto about her actions on AI, in fact that’s the most articulate I’ve ever seen her speak, and she made perfect sense.

    And to ShowbizSpy the announcement of her landing the role for Mahalia Jackson was released MONTHS ago. I hate when a so called blog or news site, puts up a post without doing their homework first. Anyway, that is all.

  • http://www.myspace.com/eastcoastgospel Marion Shepherd

    Shocked? Fantasia looks great.You people need to just STOP.I know that you people in the media knows why she put on the weight.You all know that it was for a movie roll.And you know that she is not the only actor that has done this for her craft.SO LEAVE HER ALONE.YOU ARE TRING TO MAKE SOMETHING OUT OF NOTHING.

  • Rebecca

    Fantasia is gorgeous. If you are a mean person you don’t see the beauty in anything. She changes her style frequently, which is brilliant, it keeps her fresh and keeps the interest to always want to see her again. Her vocals speak for themselves, absolutely amazing. She will be an icon to remember by everyone. Fantasia makes you want to know her personally and I think everyone who loves her wants to see her at the top forever in the biggest way. I just hope mean people don’t try to ruin her the way they attempted to do to other “greats”. I just wish we could see her more often! Seeing her the last couple of nights on two different shows was a huge treat.

  • Wanda Leverette

    I like Fantasia’s voice. It’s her singing ability that won her the American Idol title, however, I thought the outfit was tacky, her hair was tacky and the song that compares Love to greens and cornbread was equally tacky. It wasn’t just the additional weight, it was the quality of the outfit she wore that left a lot to be desired, it was too tight and tasteless. If she wants to compete with Jennifer Hudson for the role of Aretha Franklin, well looking at this performance and her presentation, she will lose hands down.

  • Runata

    I wish there was a “kill” button for haters , having an opinion is one thing but venting your own emotional problems in the guise of critiquing someone else is pathetic . Fantasia wouldn’t get anywhere the level of abuse if she’d been white . America you may have a black president but your country is still racist at the core . On another note I enjoyed Fantasia’s performance enormously

  • DASHEEL

    FANTASIA ALWAYS LOOKS GREAT TO ME….SHE HAS A STYLE OF HER OWN. I LIKED THE WHOLE LOOK ON AI. I loved her new album. Fantasia will be be around for a long time. I THOUGHT SHE GAIN 1OOlbs …she looked and sound great to me.

  • A man

    looks good to me

  • Smith

    It is a shame that there are so many haters of the world.

  • Andara Babilsie

    Fantasia is bold and a surviver.You woudn’t gain anyting by hating her.

  • Deborah SMith

    Lemme tell you what…Ms Fantasia left that stage and left me wanting to hear the rest of her concert!!! Her voice, hair, make up–it was all phenomenal! She has grown sooo much as a performer. But the essence of her voice–that soul stirring church sound made me wanna get up and shout hallelujah! I was soo confused! lol! Wow! She has a strenght to her voice and talent that many other singers in her class lack. She can move the world. I pray she sticks around to see what the end will be.

  • http://rezilnt@yahoo.com Devera

    Fouantasia looks great!!! Haters keep on hating on her because YOU will be the ones to make her even more famous!!! So on her behalf, THANK YOU!!!

  • mason

    Looks wonderful!!

  • http://yahoo.com Jaquae

    Fantasia u look nice “Like u song said doing me do u

  • FANTASIA’S A BLACK WHORE’S NAME

    SO she’s FAT.And, she cannot SING.

    She’s got the job!

    • chissy

      Oh wow, what an original name you asshat.

  • Akaya Campbell

    Hello to all,First off judge yee not for we will all be judged inthe same manner we judge others.And it is just what it is Fantasia is a star and they feel as if with all she has had going on her presence or participation would have been bad press.But when we are speaking of someone like Aretha Franklin she at any point could have put her foot down and had her way.We are passing judgement on Fantasia for all she has been through,people let he who lives without sin cast the first stone.Silence I still have much love and respect for her and she will always be my Idol.Simply because they are constantly on stage and under the spot light.If I a nobody chose to live that way or made the same mistakes who would even care?You are willing to crucify Fantasia but Mel Gibson can be a wife beater and public drunk and racist and you all run out and buy or go to the movies to see him.Open your eyes

    • john j. rodz

      DUH…….MEL GIBSON NEVER EVER BEAT HIS WIFE……LEARN HOW TO READ BEFORE YOU MAKEUP YOUR OWN NEWS, DIM-WIT!!!!

  • Fantasia Fan

    Wow, this is to all the Haters, especially Charles, you all know who you are, Fantasia is amazing and full of Gods Grace. I Love you Haters and so should Fantasia, it just tells her she is everything that God Made her to be. Beautiful, Amazing, Talented, Wonderful, Fantastic, Blessed, Trend setting, Strong, Intellegent, Smart (received her GED and if you listen to her speak NOW she is definately taking college courses). Fantasia looked and sounded absolutely BEAUTIFUL on American Idol. I loved her hair, that dress was fitting every curve and that color just make her skin glow. Thank you Haters because if it wasn’t for the title (Fantasia need to lay of the pies) I would not have seen that wonderful clip and watch Fantasia just Beam on the stage. Love Fantasia’s No. 1 Fan (Besides her Mother).

  • catboyzee

    The mainstream media/public has always had a bias toward non-waif singers. Yes, Fantasia has gained weight…well duh. She still looked good in my opinion. I thought her gown was still tasteful and flattering. Much better than some of the minidresses and hoochie outfits I’ve seen her wear on TV. But when it comes to shows like AI, body image often overshadows talent. Shouldn’t be like that, but it is.

  • DJ

    All you racist rednecks that are making these comment about her weight, singing and the song she sung can get a grip. AMERICA voted for her and she won so get over it. To bad u cant hang us for be talented and if u tried these brothers now would put u on the rope and tie knots around your neck. Fantasia u were awesome and fly above he haters.

    • john j. rodz

      AMERICA VOTED FOR HER?? IF YOU BELEIVE THAT I HAVE A BRIDGE I WOULD LIKE TO SELL YOU………DIM-WITTED ONE!!

      • chissy

        John,

        You want to know what I believe? I believe you can’t spell. If you focus more time on learning to spell, rather than hating on someone you’d be better off. Loser!

  • Fantasia Fan

    She definitely gained weight for a movie role. Leave her alone. Its pathetic the way people bring down other people.

  • larkyn davies

    The CONFIDENCE this woman has to stand in front of millions of critics, haters, idiots and biggots knowing that they will have something stupid and ignorant to say about her YET she still gets up and sings despite it all says a great deal about her character and her integrity. I know that no one in this comment list including the person who wrote this is without flaw or hasn’t made a mistake. The celebrities we watch in movies are white washed and airbrushed because they aren’t perfect but the beauty of it all is that REAL get up and admit there mistakes and that is exactly what she did. As for the racism come guys its expected LOL ignorance is an infection that spreads. The woman is making a movie. How many Hollywood actresses are doint this???? All of them gain, lose whatever! I love her the “throw-back” to the Cotton Club era with the deep wave and the Collard Greens and Cornbread song all makes sense. As for the “GHETTO” term. Yeah she’s ghetto…ghetto fabulous. Its strange how many of you don’t live in the “ghetto” and refuse to understand that many of your favorite celebrities and athletes white, black, latino, asian…come from rough neighborhoods. LOVE them or HATE them they are used to the drama and madness because its where they came from. Your hate just fuels their confidence and keeps them rich! LOL Love you Steven Tyler yet another bold one stepping out despite his rough life of drugs and alcohol but he LIVES! Great job Fantasia! Oh P.S. I AM WHITE!!!

    • john j. rodz

      STEVEN TYLER LIVES………BUT HE IS BRAIN-DEAD FROM ALL THE DRUGS HE HAS DONE……….YOU HEAR BUT YOU DON”T LISTEN…………ANOTHER SHEEPLE…….

  • http://www.showbizpy.com beautyisbeauty

    Oh yeah they forgot to mention that Miss Fantasia Barrino is getting paid millions to get fat and play a famous gospel singer in a major movie.. Shoot give me some millions to get fat, man i wish i was her… I don’t get paid a dime for losing or gaining weight. DO you? PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEA get your facts right showbizpy..

  • larkyn davies

    LOL I am cracking up at how many people said fat, called the woman a whore, wow…. amazing how you..yes you right there about to comment yet again because of your low self-esteem and bad upbringing LOL Strange how you all call her “ghetto” but your comments negative and hateful LOL. Oh man. SO what you’re saying is “ghetto” is bad? Or good? What’s “ghetto” her hair? Her mistakes? Her clothing? What? So what would you call the mess of hair rockers wear? Well I wouldn’t call it trail park. It’s their style right? Grunge? One of you haters school me on what is “ghetto” what is ghetto. Tell me? Her race? What? You have no earthly idea. You only know what you THINK you learned from your Eminem albums or rap videos you watch and listen to! LOL. Have you been to the “ghetto”? Have you lived the life? What’s ghetto? LOL Really. Ghetto isn’t a hair style or makeup choice or outfit! It’s not a race either! Take a global look! Study the ghettos of caucasian, asian, latinos individual. Now take a closer look at Fantasia. IF she’s “ghetto” like you say and “ghetto” is bad. And her “life is a mess” and she’s “washed up idol” why is she successful? Why is she still making money off her music? Why is she standing there in all her glory singing to a crowd of 70% white people who stood and clapped because of her performance. Ghetto is not so bad after all is it?

    • john j. rodz

      YOU CAN TAKE THE GIRL OUT OF THE GHETTO……….BUT YOU CAN”T TAKE THE GHETTO OUT OF THE GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • chissy

        Just like you can take the boy out of the trailer park, but you can’t take the trailer park out of him. Sound familiar?

  • /www.showbizspy.com/article/229663/fantasia Bheki

    There are different genres of music and Fantasia is a very able performer of one. If you don’t understand her voice, music and the way she performs & talks, switch on to something you like (that’s what most people do). Criticizing only expose you of your ignorance. We, who like Soul Music, R&B, Jazz and some exotic music, feel Fantasia is one of the most prodigious talent America has ever had, in her genre of music. Her performance record bears witness, otherwise millions would not have voted her as the American Idol. Get a bit of education on the other music genres before you bring forward comments that smack of racial hatred.

  • http://Yahoo Kia

    Stunningly Beautiful, I am loving the tattoo cover-up, too. She looks so mature more womanly rather than girlish. Go, Tasia, I am loving the look and you look great even with the weigh gain!!!!

  • The Hater Checklist

    Lets see, we need to pull out our pads and pencils to go over the hater checklist:

    Fantasia – Singer, Actress, Grammy Winner, American Idol Winner, Broadway Singer/Actress, Author. (CHECK)

    Haters on this site: Ummm (Nothing)….(CHECK)

    • john j. rodz

      SHEEPLE……..CHECK!!!!!

      • chissy

        Ignoramus ass hater….CHECK

  • LaDeeDah

    Fantasia looked fabulous and sounded terrific. She did the damn thing. All y’all saying otherwise are obviously not the audience she caters to. Those of us that love her type of gut wrenching, soul stirring performances get her. And that’s all that matters. Get it Tasia!! I love you!! Keep doing you baby!!

  • Dorie48

    Fantasia is one of the few contestants on American Idol who actually deserved to win. She has proven time and time again, what a tremendously gifted vocalist she is. It’s unfortunate that much of today’s media has digressed into spewing a constant deluge of diatribe towards celebrities in order to boost their ratings. It’s sad that so much emphasis is placed on a singer’s body image these days. In the past, true talent was the main attraction; not age, size, and shape. I for one, enjoy Fantasia’s performances and hope to see much more of her in the future. I also feel that the attack of her appearance on American Idol was exaggerated, and grossly unjust.

  • Lady T

    Will someone please tell this woman that she does not have to tell the public ALL of her business? We know that you were illiterate. We know you had a baby out of wedlock. Now, we need to know that you were having unprotected sex and was pregnant by another man who you were not married to as well as you had an abortion? Does Fantasia not know that they have marketed her to every ghetto hood rat in America? With all of this talent, I hope that this woman can move pass that image and get with a record company, agent, and stylist that can bring out a classier version of her. Maybe, she should do her R&B history and check out the Mary J. Blige journey. Once Mary J. Blige classed herself up, she took her career to another level.

    • john j. rodz

      BIG DIFF. MARY J. COULD SING!!!!!1

    • chissy

      @Lady T

      Um excuse me, but the only thing Fantasia made public was her literacy issues.

      All those extra things were stories leaked to the internet. what sane person would give up personal information about her personal life? please get a clue.

      LOL @ making comparisons with MJB, when at one time MJB once was a hot mess her damn self. Everyone goes on their journey differently and fantasia’s past ain’t no different than many artist’s lives in the music business. Can’t noone live her life but her and its up to her to change it, to which she has taken huge strides and is working on.

      Next time you want to comment on her life, make sure you have your facts straight before you go talking about things you obvious aren’t clued in about. m’kay?

  • A.

    What a stupid and small-minded “article.”

    This is worth headline news? So what if she’s gaining some weight, why is there this need to poke fun at her and tear her apart??

    I am sure everyone criticizing her weight and looks is amazingly stunning, possesses a personality of steel that -never- gets their feelings hurt or -ever- feels vulnerable or weak to the criticism of others, is over-the-top gorgeous, able to defecate pure gold, and is absolutely fairy-tale perfect with to-die for characteristics, charms, and looks.

    Right.

  • mzg

    WHY U pEOPLE!!!!!

  • mzg

    HATERS HOLD ON, DON’T LET GO, HELP IS ON THE WAY!!

  • Jesse

    The other day, one of my co-workers and I were talking about all the hateful people out there who hide behind the internet tearing people down. Very sad that the only satisfaction these people get out of life is speaking negative about someone else. Very sad indeed.

    • john j. rodz

      YOU SHOULD MOVE TO IRAN OR NORTH KOREA WHERE EVERYONE HAS TO SAY THE SAME GOOD THINGS ABOUT EVERYONE……YOU AND YOUR CO-WORKERS WOULD FIT IN GREAT OVER THERE…….

  • PROUDMOM

    Yeah so much for GOD in her life…let’s abort a BABY!!! there are too many people out there who would like a baby! oh instead of using money on crap, she has enough to support another child, but no LET’s JUST KILL A BABY who is innocent and against God’s wishes. So hypocrite, but money is involved…TRASH!!!! BABY KILLER!!!

    • chissy

      @proudmom,

      STFU and go take care of your bastard children. Sounds like you should have been aborted.

  • Ms.fruitloops

    I am all for Fantasia, and she IS NOT HUGE! She is a girl that has hips and a butt. When you ARE NOT built like a STICK you have to be very careful in choosing what clothing and fabric looks good on you and what does not.

    I didn’t care for the dress that she had on because it was too tight for her body shape.

    I can speak on this because by Hollywood and all of the media as a whole I would be considered as “HUGE”.
    As a girl with meat on her bones I have to be very careful as to what I wear and to make sure that the clothing is not to tight, fitting to much here and/or there.
    What needs to happen in my opinion is the person that is Fantasia’s stylist needs to be schooled on what looks good on women with “meat on their bones” and what does not.
    Overall, what she had on DID NOT take away from her signing.
    Go ahead Fantasia and keep singing and if she’s happens to read this post…. Baby girl please speak up when it comes to how your stylist dresses you… If it’s something that you don’t like or you feel uncomfortable in…. say so. If the stylist doesn’t listen… tell them “YOUR FIRED” (in my Donald Trump voice)

    • john j. rodz

      JUST TELL YOURSELF YOUR BIG BONED…………RIGHT!!! THE MORE YOU EAT THE BIGGER YOU GET………MOST UNEDUCATED PEOPLE ARE OBESE BECAUSE THEY CANNOT COUNT CALORIES!!!!

  • http://yahoo.com Tina

    Fantasia looks great! People need to just leave this girl alone…

    • john j. rodz

      I BELEIVE YOU NEED AN EYE DOCTOR OR A NEW TV.

  • Tracy

    I had to go buy her CD after I herd her sing on American Idol. She is the Best R&B Female Vocalist Out there in my opinion. When she was on American Idol I couldn’t wait to hear what she was going to sing next. You go Girl!!!!

  • rachel

    seriously who cares about how big she is? i like her voice , what really matters is the music. appearance plays too much in today’s society! we’re all going to be old and wrinkled one day so who cares. Jesus loves everyone reguardless of how they look , or how much weight they may gain. (:

  • Love You Fantasia

    Saw you in Richmond, VA this past summer you put on a great performance. You go girl, keep up the good work, and for those who say you are ……won’t repeat it, you look great!!!!!

  • fantasia fan

    FANTASIA LOOKS BEAUTIFUL AND SOUND BEAUTIFUL.. TO THE HATERS, YOU WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO TAKE AWAY WHAT SHE HAS AND THAT IS TALENT…. WHO EVER WROTE THIS ARTICLE MESS… YOUR A MESS!!

  • vlj

    Not everyone is thin wow she still look good. What is standard of being overweight in Hollywood, I guess thats why lot of those models or actors suffer from anorexia or bulimia and end up to thin that you look at a skeleton or they end up dying, so sad. She look healthy and not fat at all. Look at bey once, JLo, and a few others that not real skinny.

  • fantasia fan

    IM GOING TO BUY THAT CD TOO!!

  • http://me@csp.edu sanni

    That’s okay. Ya’ll been so brainwashed as to how real women look, you don’t even know what to do when ya see pretty thighs and skin like that. Big? Pahaw! Please. I like how this site tried to make a big deal about it…and who talked about…only people who have something personal against Fantasia. That girl look good. Go Fanny!

  • tom

    The song should be renamed Helium and too much Cornbread!

  • traydee6

    Anyone who wrote a negative comment and the writer of the article for that matter must only weigh 95lbs. so clearly to yall she is huge…she looks great movie role or not…whatever she gained it went to all the right spots!

  • snyggast

    RIGGED! In season 3, AI had to be rigged to save the show. The votes for Trias was overwhelming. Everyone in Hawaii was voting just for Trias. From votes alone, she was poised to win even though she wasn’t the best singer. The show’s reputation was on the line. So yes, they had to rig the votes to rid of her. lol

    • chissy

      What is Jazmine’s career like now? lololol.

  • LAEYECANDY

    THE GURL LOOKS GOOD FEW EXTRA POUNDS OR NOT!!!!!! HER STYLE IS AND ALWAYS HAS BEEN A LITTLE TACKY OH WELL IT MATTERS NOT BECAUSE SHE IS KNOWN FOR HER VOICE NOT HER DRESS OR HER SIZE. SOME OF US SHOULD WISH TO BE HER. SHE AINT GOTTA PROVE NOTHING TO NOBODY. IF SHE WANNA EAT SHE SHOULD AS MUCH AS SHE WANTS JUST AS LONG AS SHE IS HAPPY. SHE IS NOT A UNHEALTHY FAT FLABBY MESS SHE IS WHAT WE IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY CALL FINE!!!!

  • Andyspete

    I love Fantasia and will always root for her to succeed. Seems like she’s a very polarizing character. People either love or hate her. I love her and think she’s amazing! I love her personality. What I can’t stand is mean spirited people. All you haters, I wish it right back on you. Don’t care if you’re not a fan but why be vile and hateful to this girl? She’s just like anybody else trying to find her place in this world. I just simply don’t understand why people are so damn hateful. Amazes me at how cruel people can be towards others. You rock Fantasia. I wish the very best for you and hope your success drives all these haters crazy!!

  • Dantrell

    They could have made a fat suit for her to wear if she is going to play Mahalia Jackson! What I worry about is her losing that weight after fliming the Mahalia Jackson movie. It may take her a while to lose it! However, eating all that junk food now may lead to serious health issues later in life. It’s okay to consume those desired items; but do it in moderation and work it off!

  • Sally

    I like Fantasia. I didn’t really like the song. Sure, she’s gained weight, but she’s still shapley, and I thought she looked nice. I thought she gave good advice to the contestants. She gave better advice than what the judges have given so far.

    You go girl!

  • Vanessa

    Fantasia is Fantastic!!!!

  • http://yahoo.com jb

    people who cant read or write will always have negative stuff to say about brilliant people. however if you all take the time to register yourselves into school and get an education, you all will see how wonderful it can be for you too.it’s ok, we the sensible people of this earth forgive you all.keep on trodding fantasia,you are the next wonder of this world.”haters get a life”.get up and find something constructive to do with your lives.may the good lord have mercy on you all.

  • CC

    larkyn davies, well said they need to do their research before judgeing and the one who said do we hear her music on the radio the answer is yes, but if you listen to hard metal rock and roll I guess you wont huh

  • Janet

    Fantasia definitely deserved to win American Idol, but her choice of songs since she won the show has not been the best. Collard Greens and Cornbread was the worst.
    I don’t know who comes up with some of these stupid songs.
    I was glad to hear she is just getting fat to play in a movie. I hope she can shed the weight after, because it is not attractive. It is also pretty degrading that she had to abort her married lover’s baby.
    She needs to not play in someone elses’s back yard.

  • http://Yahoo D.M.

    STUPID song!

  • stormie

    Fantasia should play Aretha Franklin’s life story because she is the only one that can hit the notes.

  • Lynn

    Beautiful! Simply Beautiful!

  • Tony

    Why don’t you mention her amazing performance rather than some extra pounds. No wonder women constantly try to starve themselves! Just another hater.

  • ras

    fantasia performance of “collard greens and cornbread” was super

  • karen

    does it matter! she looks very nice for her size, it ain’t like she got flabby fat hanging all over her, leave her alone about her weight, everybody don’t have to be skinny. healhty or not healthy you still gonna die.

  • vinny

    Its obvious that her IQ didnt get any higher. What a shame.

  • Justin

    Fantasia is gaining weight for a MOVIE ROLE!!!!!!!! she’s playing gospel legend Mahalia Jackson in a movie. thats why she’s gaining weight. wow ppl r sooooooo stupid nowadays

  • valencia

    as my child aunt will say she not fat she is fluffy

  • http://showbizspy.com Maria

    Fantasia is such an awesome singer! Love this song, and big or small…she’s awesome! You go girl!

  • BABY-BOI

    You people are joking right???? When I read the headline I thought I was gonna see a 250pounded Fantasia in a tight short skirt……I don’t see anything wrong with what she’s wearing…the only thing visable is one leg…….

    so whats the problem?

  • theresa

    It is typical of th the media to lie and manipulate a story to get attention. It has been common knowledge for a while now that Fantasia is playing the role of Mahalia Jackson. TELL THE TRUTH. I have a feeling the person who wrote the story is sitting on his/her fat a** in front of the tv sucking down a couple of big macs.

  • Jennifer

    Fantasia, like Taylor Hicks are the joke of American Idol. How either of them come close to the likes of Carrie Underwood or even non-winner, Daughtry…I’ll never know. They’re just a name…minus talent.

    She gained weight for a movie role? Please!…More than likely it’s the subconscious regret that she’ll carry for the rest of her life for murdering her baby and whoring around with a married man.

    It’s stupid to ‘gain weight’ for a tv role; you can always gain more fat cells, but they never go away. When a person loses weight, the only get smaller-they do not disappear. This is a biological/metabolic fact. This is why it is much more difficult to keep fat off than to put it on. So to all those actors who gain weight for their job, good luck in trying to stay thin afterwards. Your body will never be the same.

    • chissy

      @Jennifer,

      You’re an idiot and a true hater. Take your flat ass on over the the country message board then.

      Actors, yes ACTORS gain weight for movie roles all the damn time. Its call taking your craft seriously. who gives a flying frigg about fat cells? Fantasia will lose the weight once she finishes filming, She is naturally petite and will go right back to that. You probably throw up every ounce of food you eat you anorexic bimbo.

  • Jennifer

    @Lady T and @Proudmom: AMEN! You hit it right on the head, ladies.

    It’s all about the ‘victim’ mentality….they all love to play victims.

    It wasn’t so long ago that when a woman became pregnant outside of wedlock, they were living their lives in private because they were an embarrassment to their family and friends for the moronic choices they made. Now whoring around and murder are glorified thanks to shows like “Teen Mom” and American Idol, and the like. Pathetically sad, indeed.

    • chissy

      @Jennifer,

      Would you like to tell us how many abortions you’ve had?

  • Shon

    Who gives a sh*t!! So what she’s fat. Stop the damn press. The person who wrote this article probably looks like Jabba the hut. This from a 3rd rate tabloid magazine. Geez!!

  • Jennifer

    I love the fact that people who are cussing out the writer of the article because they were disappointed not to see a two-tonned Fantasia. Guess what? The jokes on you. While I can’t stand the sound of Fantasia in any form, the fact that she has a few more curves–big, hairy deal. The writer of the article did EXACTLY what he/she was intending to do–get you to read the article. That’s what journalism is all about.

  • http://yahoo Maxdgm

    She is what she is baby.

    At 246 that accounts for her left leg. Ribs chicken, collard greens cornbread, & grits.

    Even her shadow has stretch marks.

    Now goes by the name “PRECIOUS”.

  • http://yahoo Maxdgm

    Hah…aborted the baby of her married lover ????????

    She’s had more men in her than the trojan horse. Kraft named a spread after her.

  • http://yahoo Maxdgm

  • Yeah Right

    Wait a minute.

    I’m white, first of all, and when Fantasia won Idol I was there. Enough said. I know this woman a bit.

    But second of all, I’ve worked at EXTRA and Access Hollywood and find SICKENING these old crab producer’s obsession with tendon-ridden thin grotesque creatures that emerge on the runways of Hollywood to fill the rags and tabloid TV shows. They are all about celebrating the pregnant, exonerating the old hags, and pretending the young gals don’t dominate.

    But to hold a Gospel singer to the standards of Selena Gomez is … well… stupid.

    We’re not as dumb as you think, really. And your judgement of Fantasia smacks of the same late night bitty jealousy I’ve seen first hand for over a decade in the edit rooms of Hollywood. Let me look out the window. Yep, you’re still there,jealous and ridiculous, haters.

    Can you go report on the “war” or something. Make me a sandwich. Do something useful and leave this lady alone you damn fools.

  • Cynthia Neora

    Wow!!!fantasia…that was such a great performance..u ar so talented!!
    Keep shining girl…love you..

  • hopeflut

    WHAT THE HELL IS EVERONE TALKING ABOUT??????? Get a life. THERES A WAR GOING ON PEOPLE ARE LOSING THERE JOBS, HOMES,CARS ETC….. WHY NOT CARE ABOUT THEM???????? I LOVE FANTASIA MUSIC BUT, SHE NOT MY WORLD I COULDN’T DO WHAT SHE DOSE BECOUSE I CANT SANG SO TO EVERYONE OUT THERE LETS JUST LEAVE IT AT THAT

  • 2koool

    this is to ms jennifer you must be the only person on earth that has never made a mistake before. Can I ask you a personal question???? are you a virgan then you too must have been whoring around

  • lainie

    Fantasia is a beautiful women!

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  • chissy

    These internet sites really need to stop letting these interns writing their articles.

    What does fantasia’s personal business have to do with her idol performance? I mean was it that important to put that shit in there along with that half ass write up about her performance?

    I swear good journalism died a long ass time ago. Instead, we have half ass “journalism” from this site to turn to.

  • Alice

    I am so glad I recorded her performance. I just love the song and her hair. She is unique and there will always be haters out there. Fantasia is doing a lot more than most of us. I love her and have a lot of respect for her. Keep up the good work Fantasia and stay blessed – enjoy your gifts from God girl.

  • greg foster

    fantasia i still love you so keep doing what your doing and always keep your head held up high. god bless you!

  • Starryeyes

    So the video of her in the red dress is recent, right? Please- she is certainly not a skinny girl, but she doesn’t look bad by any means- she’s very shapely and the red dress it is flattering. The red dress look is much better than the other picture above in the white dress with the red haired wig. Women who are built like grown women, meaning womanly shouldn’t dress ridiculously like all the anorexic pop tarts. She should keep going with the old Hollywood look, it suits her.

  • http://GOGGLE REE

    FANTASIA.
    YOU HAVE REACH FOR THE STARS NOW THEY CROWN YOUR HEAD. YOU ARE IN A HIGH PLACE. I HAVE LOVED YOU FROM DAY ONE. YOU LOOK GREAT!UNDERSTAND THIS HONEY.YOU ARE SO BLESSED UNTILL PEOPLES FEAR YOU. MINDS ARE IN AN UPROAR AS TO WHAT GREAT THINGS SHE WILL DO NEXT. YOU ARE DOING IT RIGHT. THATS WHY THERE IS NEGATIVITY.

  • Martin

    She will stand the test of time as the only american idol winner with true talent and originality. The author of this article needs to be shot.

  • DEEY

    As usual, there are many people posting who are wearing invisible masks. They jump at every opportunity to tear an African American down. Fantasia has a beautiful voice, and she won Amnerican Idol fair and square. She actually blew the competition away, especially with “Summer Time.” When she recently appeared on Idol, I knew that there would be negative comments. Although she was gaining weight for her upcoming role as the late Legendary Mahalia Jackson, people would have negative comments, especially people who hate African Americans. I knew they would pick on her song choice as well. She received a standing ovasion, but they could care less. Fantasia should look to the Lord, and keep moving in a positive direction. There will always be hateful people in this world who will choose to discriminate against color, weight, etc. They are very insecure, and are filled with hate.

  • uweirdo

    WHY DO BLACK GIRL PUT KOOL AID IN THEIR HAIR?

  • LevelHeaded

    Some of you people are so hateful…I really hope you have it all together. As a music major and one who adores sould music,i must say that I truly believe she has one of the most extrordinary voices we’ve been blessed with. When a singer brings a crowd to their feel every single performance, you know that they are special.

    I wish people would stop talking about what Fantasia “can’t do”..actually, she hasnt failed agt anything shes tried yet.This speaks volumes as shes recorded 3 albums, wrote a best seller, won a grammy, couple image awards and the list goes on. So much hate inside you haters. But please Dont stop, you give me something to do at 4am

    Futhermore, It amazes me how people can say she looked bad. First off, shes making money to gain weight.Money talks bullshit walks.For those who suggest a fat suit, I see you clearly dont know Fantasia. Fantasia likes to make every performance real. I think Fantasia looked great as long as she felt she looked great. Why should she have to conform to what society sees a right? In fact, when did it become cool to be “normal”? People spend their whole lives learning what i think Fantasis has just started to learn- Just being yourslef will ensure that you are different… So while you all are on here talking trash about Fantasia, SHE’S MAKING MONEY. “I WILL NO LONGER LIVE MY LIFE TO PLEASE OTHER PEOPLE” -FANTASIA

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  • No1shekeeper

    WTF  YOU MUST BE A WHITE BOY CAUSE MOST BROTHERS SEE THAT SIZE AS FINE AS HELL.

    • Trollolz

      She’s enormous. Yo prolly both need a treadmill.

    • MVPG

      Do most “brothers” want women who have type two diabetes??

  • GERMANCHOC11

    SHES UGLY THAT SHOULD BE THE TOPIC!!!

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