I lost everything twice: Fantasia talks about how Tyler helped her through it all!
Fantasia has had a long journey in this industry and every up and down that she has gone through has made her stronger than ever. She entered this place by holding a trophy in hand which she bagged at the third season of American Idol. Since then this star has gone on to receive Grammy Nominations (3 times) along with various platform opportunities where she did not just found satisfaction for her soul but also fame and recognition in big numbers.
Life, however, does not go that smooth all the time. In an interview this past weekend, the singer revealed details about her self and also spoke on how she is a regular person like anybody else.
"I don’t like the whole celebrity thing," "A lot of artists that you see, they look like they have it and we smile and we come out and we put on a good show, but in real life some of them are struggling and we don’t have it. I’m just now building myself back up. I lost everything twice. So, I cook my own food. I don’t need no chef, I’m from North Carolina, my grandma and my mama taught me how to cook. I cook my own food, I don’t have a chef. I go get my own groceries. I don’t have a driver, I drive my own car." "That’s fake,"
"I don’t want that life or else I quit. I don’t want it. It’s already a lot out here in the industry. I don’t want that life. I’m just like you, sis. I’m just like you. So no, I cook my own food. You’ve got to pay the trainers, but sometimes I get people to come in and just say, 'Yo, we just want to work with you. Post me.' I’m like cool, but I also tell them, too, God gave you gifts and talent and you can’t always give it for free. So I bless them for blessing me. So I cook my own food, I think you can do it yourself, and yeah, it’s not that for me. And I don’t want it to be that for me. If I had the money to do it, I still wouldn’t do it."
"Tyler Perry’s actually a good friend of mine. He would call and check up on me,""He was one of the ones, when I lost everything, he came and blessed me. And I thank him for that Everything he said last night is true. You look around and you could be working for 10 years, you’ve got all these people on your team, you’re paying this person, that person, and you look up, and you don’t have no money in the bank because you’ve given it to everybody else. That’s what I said about prostituting your gift. You have a gift and you’re allowing everybody else to profit off of the gift. So I love what he said.”
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