[pullquote quote="I should have been on that stage..." credit="Fantasia"]After 11 nominations, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Fantasia[/lastfm] finally won her first GRAMMY Sunday night for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for Bittersweet. But she wasn’t there to collect the award. Why? Turns out she felt slighted for not being included in the [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Aretha Franklin[/lastfm] tribute and decided to just skip the ceremonies all together.
Yesterday, Fantasia called in to BET’s 106 and Park and had this to say about not being included in the tribute to Aretha:
I’m going to be very honest with you. You know I wasn’t at the GRAMMYs last night. I’m kind of going through my own little thing… Last night they were honoring someone who is my idol, Aretha Franklin, and there is no way I could have sat there and not got the happy feet and wanting to jump on the mic because she is my favorite so I felt like, you know, at the end of the day I should have been on that stage so, I kind of did my own little thing last night.
And what did she do instead? She just stayed home with her daughter and did a little cooking while the awards were on the TV. And when she actually won?
Actually I scared my daughter because I just bust out and started crying, and she thought something was wrong with me. You know it’s been a long time coming… at the end of the day its been a long time coming for me and I have been through a lot of things so when Brian called me (my manager accepted the award for me), I just bust out started crying because I felt like, man, I wasn’t gonna stop until I got one and I’m still not going to stop and you know this has just given me motivation to do my own thing.
Instead of Fantasia, the Aretha Franklin tribute included [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Christina Aguilera[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Jennifer Hudson[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Yolanda Adams[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Martina McBride[/lastfm] and Florence Welch of [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Florence and the Machine[/lastfm].
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