After 11 nominations (which also happens to be the same number of checks Teeny has bounced so far this month) Fantasia finally struck Grammy gold with a win for Best Female Vocal Performance on Sunday but the win was, eh, bittersweet.
In a phone call to 106 & Porch on the day following the awards ceremony, Fantasia candidly explained her decision for not attending the show after being overlooked to participate in the tribute to her idol Aretha Franklin.
“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.
I watched Cee-lo’s performance, I love Cee lo, love Gaga, watched Gaga, and I love Rihanna’s performance, but I kind of cooked and did my own think last night and was in my own world and was hoping that I won. I have this feeling, like every year I go, I feel like they always look over some of the good singers that are still around and I’m not trying to be funny but that’s just the way I felt.”