Fantasia Slams Her New JET Cover As “False”
Fantasia Barrino was suffering some serious side effects after seeing her latest cover for JET.
The 28-year-old singer, who is currently promoting her fourth studio album, The Side effects Of You, posted the above picture of her March cover on Instagram with the word “False” scribbled across it. Despite the publicity that the cover would clearly provide, the winner of the third season of American Idol was unhappy with the picture the editors chose, claiming that JET should have used the newer images Fantasia’s team provided.
“This saddens Me!!!” Fantasia wrote. “It is clear that this picture is 10 Years Old and JET Magazine puts it on the Cover!! After I send them the NEW LOOK AND DIRECTION. . SAD!!! I WANT A PUBLIC APOLOGY FROM JET. Now im not sure if the interview is correct. SEE!! America they and use me as they crash Dummy BUT NO MORE. IF I DONT STAND FOR SOMETHING ILL FALL FOR ANYTHING.”
JET Editor-in-Chief Mitzi Miller issued a statement this past weekend responding to Fantasia’s ill-written rant. “JET magazine is honored to have Fantasia grace the cover of its March issue,” Miller said. “It is unfortunate that Fantasia is displeased with the cover selection, however JET stands by its decision. As standard editorial practice, JET consulted with Fantasia’s team, but reserves the right to select the image we deem as most appropriate for JET‘s brand and reflective of the cover story sentiment. JET continues to root for Fantasia’s success and encourages her fans to pick up the new issue.”
Check out the images below from Fantasia’s team, which were deemed inappropriate by JET based on the fact that “the singer’s face obstructed and were very ornate—not clean, beauty profile shots as needed for a cover.”
Do you think JET made the right decision?