Wednesday, February 16, 2011
"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 so, I kind of did my own little thing last night." - Fantasia Barrino, on BET's "106 & Park,"explaining why she wasn't at the Grammys. Are you f*cking kidding me? You boycotted the Grammys because they didn't ask you to sing in the opening number? Are you going to give back the "Best Female Vocal Performance" award they gave you? I'm not sure why Fantasia is so offended that she wasn't included in the Aretha Franklin tribute with Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson, Florence Welch, Yolanda Adams and Martina McBride; I mean, I can think of a few reasons to exclude her. Like, maybe they decided to shy away from almost-famous singers who have made a career out of faking suicide attempts. JUST SAYING.
Fantasia Boycotted Grammys Over Aretha Franklin Tribute Snub [The Hollywood Reporter]