Fantasia Barrino's world has been turned upside down and inside out, thanks to her less than elegant affair with Antwaun Cook, a married man from her homestate of North Carolina. The black blogosphere has been buzzing about Fantasia's un-kosher and unashamedly bird-like creep for months now, but things got hot and heavy this week when Mrs. Cook filed a lawsuit against the American Idol winner blaming her for the dissolution of her marriage to Mr. Cook. Mrs. Cook's most potent piece of evidence? A sex tape. WWSS? (What would Simon Say?)
Yeah, he doesn't think it's a good look either. As news of Mrs. Cook's lawsuit spread and the buzz about a Fantasia sex tape grew, the Idol winner began to lose it. In a reported suicide attempt, Fantasia mixed aspirin with a sleeping aid and ended up smack dab in a hospital. Way to draw even less attention to your self, Tasia.
Now depression and suicide aren't laughing matters, and hopefully Fantasia seeks professional help to assist her in processing and dealing with this whole incident. But that doesn't change the fact that this whole sordid mess is of her own doing. So for getting involved with a married T-Mobile salesman in a state where mistresses can be sued for home wrecking, Fantasia, here's your Jumento award.
In response to the brouhaha that Fantasia's hospital visit stirred up, her PR team sent out this statement in an attempt to clear the air:
Fantasia has always been an open book. Honesty, self-respect, and personal responsibility are values she wears proudly.
Fantasia believed Mr. Cook when he told her he was not happy in his marriage and his heart was not in it. She believed him when he told her he and Mrs. Cook separated in the late summer of 2009. She believed Mr. Cook when he told her he lived elsewhere. He even took her there. One of Mr. Cook’s most redeeming qualities was his complete devotion to his children. Fantasia fell in love with Mr. Cook and believed that he loved her.
Fantasia and Mr. Cook dated on and off for about eleven months. The pressure of the constant media attention was hard on their relationship. Fantasia gave inconsistent interviews about the status of her relationship with Mr. Cook because sometimes they were on and sometimes they were off. When they were on, they spent most of their time together when she was not traveling with work.
Fantasia read Mrs. Cook’s Complaint against Mr. Cook for the first time yesterday. She knows some of the allegations in Mrs. Cook's complaint are totally false. There are others she strongly doubts. There is plenty she does not know.
Fantasia is heartbroken and is sorry for any pain she may have caused. Yesterday, she was totally overwhelmed by the lawsuit and the media attention.
Last night, Fantasia was hospitalized. She took an overdose of aspirin and a sleep aid. Her injuries are not life threatening. She was dehydrated and exhausted at the time. Fantasia is stable now. She will be released from the hospital soon.
Fantasia is a fighter and a survivor. This is not the hardest thing Fantasia has endured. Fantasia will be stronger, smarter, and better for it. Her work has always inspired her and served as a source of strength. Her new album, “Back To Me,” will be released on August 24th.
So the reason Fantasia knowingly carried on with a married man is cause she believed him when he said he was unhappy in his marriage? An unhappily married husband does not a single man make. You can put lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig. And while Antwaun Cook may have been rocking a lovely shade of Covergirl, he was still very much a wedded swine. Actions speak louder than words, Tasia. You played yourself.
Even though Fantasia has been battling with illiteracy for years, she really needs to have somebody read to her about that whole "'til death do you part" bit when people exchange vows at the altar. Marriage is kinda, sorta supposed to be permanent. You can't wish away a marriage certificate and pretend it isn't real because its existence is cock-blocking your scallywag ways. And furthermore, it's probably a good idea to wait until the divorce is finalized before you run out and get your on-again, off-again boo's last name tattooed on your chest. Somebody save Fantasia from herself. She's supposed to be a winner.