Star Pulse caught up with singer/actress Fantasia Barrino for a one on one interview to address her recent marriage controversy and to set the record straight. While we had Fantasia’s ear, we got the inside scoop on her new single, her dream duet partner and future plans.
Star Pulse: Fantasia, tell us what you have been up to?
Fantasia: Lately I have been wrapping up my 4th studio album; which includes putting the finishing touches on songs, getting ready for photo shoots etc. Also, I’m at work being a full time mother of two, in addition to performing in concert!
Speaking of your upcoming album, tell us about your new single “Lose to Win”.
OMG I love my new single "Lose to Win", which will be available on ITunes and Amazon January 8th. It’s one of those great feel-good songs. The track is the Commodores song "Night Shift" that mature listeners will recognize instantly, while the younger generation will get an introduction to this great song.
How do you personally connect to the song?
It seems like 'Lose to Win" is my life story! My manager Brian and I loved the song from the beginning. The lyrics and word play (even though I didn't write any of the lyrics) seemed to tell my life story by simply saying, ‘sometimes you have to lose to win again', both personally and professionally.
There was some recent controversy over your comments in an Instagram post regarding gay marriage. Since you are known to have wide support in the gay community, can you clear up any misconceptions for us all over the post?
First of all, my words were taken out of context! After being personally attacked on my Instagram account, I was simply trying to respond and say we live in a world where things are becoming more acceptable…thank God! I was using gay marriage as an example of other matters by trying to say that people are becoming more accepting of gay marriage, of weed being legalized in some states etc. all as a comparison to the personal aspects of my life. However, my question really was ‘Why are people still judging me?’ It was not that I was trying to judge anyone. Anybody that knows anything about my history should know how I have been judged and talked about negatively from the first day that I hit the American Idol stage. However, I am not a judgmental person and never will be. I like to see people do what they enjoy and be with the person they enjoy being with. The LGBT community has been, and still are to date, my biggest supporters. Now...how you doin'?!