A few weeks ago Fantasia Barrino vocalized her thoughts on being “snubbed” from the Aretha Frankli Tribute at the Grammys. Barrino felt as though she should have been a part of the tribute, especially since Franklin is one of her idols. Various media outlets said that Fantasia, who won her first Grammy that night, protested the grammys due to the snub. Upon hearing about Fantasia’s “hurt feelings” The Queen of Soul AKA Aretha, offered some words of encouragement and advice for the American Idol Winner. Check out what she said below.
“I was sorry to hear that Fantasia was upset because she did not get the opportunity to participate in my Grammy Tribute this year. I recall that in the past, Fantasia participated in both my MusicCares Person of the Year Tribute and my United Negro College Fund Tribute. Fantasia is still young in the business and although we all love and appreciate her she must understand that in this business of show business she will not always get to participate in everything she would like participate in. I’m sure it was not an intentional omission. I will see Fantasia over the summer here in Detroit.”
Aretha Franklin On Fantasia Barrino