In a new interview with Power 99 in Philadelphia, Fantasia explained that she didn’t think the “American Idol”-era photo they used of her for the cover looks bad, but she was upset that readers weren’t able to see how far she’s come since those days.
“It wasn’t for anyone but me. I worked so hard to get to where I am now. And I don’t want to take it back, I want to move forward,” said Fantasia.
The singer claims that she shot for several hours for a cover photo, but was disappointed to see that Jet still chose an old photo of her.
“It was almost like using me as the clown act. I’m not that girl anymore,” said Fantasia. “So I just wanted them to know, don’t take it back 10 years, when I’ve worked so hard and did a shoot for 10 hours, to show the new look with the new music, that’s all.”
However, what Fantasia is really angry about is the response from Jet’s editor-in-chief, who allegedly complained about writing an apology for someone who “can’t even read.”
“When I speak about my schooling, I was trying to reach out to all those young people who are going through some of the same situations that I went through,” Fantasia said. “I wasn’t saying I couldn’t read, but, I hate to read. But that has changed for me now, because one thing I do read is my contracts. Because I will not allow anybody to mess me up.”
Despite the scandal, Fantasia says she’s still open to doing another interview with Jet in the future.
“I’m not upset or angry with them,” Fanny explained. “I just feel like if we’re all trying to move forward, and they’re asking me questions about the new look and the new sound, then use it. If it was too much for a shoot then we should have done a shoot with them.”
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