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Fantasia says ‘Jet’ made her look like a ‘clown’

Fantasia is refusing to take her beef with Jet lightly and she recently revealed that she felt like the magazine made her look like “a clown act.”

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.”

This isn’t the first time an artist has cried foul against a publication. Check out some other artist-magazine beefs below. –nicholas robinson


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  1. Young Lisha on March 12, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    yeah fight back all those disgusting enemies Keri

  2. Young Lisha on March 12, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    this is nice

  3. fruityisarapper on March 12, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    the thing i dont get about it is y was cheif keif and my lil jojo fighting cuz jojo in gods eyes is like bro he inspired me to like exspress my skills

  4. Isaac Hamlin on March 13, 2013 at 11:30 am

    well its not an album yet but most anticipated artist has to be Trevor Jackson. He recently released a song on YouTube and its so catchy. It gives off a Neyo and Chris Brown vibe. He is only 16 and i forecast success for him.