American Idol Star Fantasia Barrino Says Overdose No Accident

Former American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino is speaking out about her suicide attempt two weeks ago. In an upcoming interview with VH1, Barrino confirms that her overdose on August 10 was no accident.

Fantasia Barrino
Fantasia Barrino (Photo: Jyle Dupuis, Source: Wikimedia Commons)

“I didn’t have any fight in me. I didn’t care about anything. I just wanted out,” 26-year-old Barrino says in an interview for VH1’s Behind The Music. “At that moment, I wanted out. I wanted it to be over with — all of it, all of that s**t.”

Fantasia Barrino was rushed to the hospital on August 10 after consuming sleep medication and a bottle of aspirin. Barrino has recently been blasted in the media over an affair with a married man named Antwaun Cook. She is also facing a lawsuit in relation to the affair.

Barrino says when she began seeing Antwaun Cook, he was separated from his wife and not living at home. “He didn’t want to be back with his wife — that is what I was told.”

Fantasia Barrino’s new album, Back To Me, hits shelves this week. The VH1 Behind The Music special airs Tuesday night.

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‘American Idol’ Winner Fantasia Barrino Steals Married Man

Former American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino is reportedly dating a married man! Fantasia reportedly met Antwaun Cook, a married father of two, at a T-mobile store in August. Not long after, Cook reportedly ditched his wife and kids to shack up with Barrino.


According to reports, 25-year-old Fantasia Barrino met 30-year-old Antwaun Cook, a former college football player, while he was working at a T-Mobile store in Charlotte, NC. The two reportedly had an instant connection. The problem was, Cook is married and has a 4-year-old and 1-year-old son with his wife.

That apparently didn’t put a stop to the romance, however. Cook has now allegedly dumped his wife and kids to move into Fantasia Barrino’s million dollar mansion in Charlotte. Even worse, Barrino has reportedly tattooed Antwaun’s last name on her shoulder. Talk about not classy!

Oh Fantasia, say it ain’t so!

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Fantasia Gets The Ax

Fantasia Barrino has had her fair share of music business shake-ups, surviving mergers and the recent repositioning of her mentor Clive Davis, who signed her to J Records. Now, Fantasia has been dropped from Idol arm 19 Management.

The reason for the split, according to sources, is that age-old saw “creative differences.” Fantasia’s albums HAVE done pretty well. Her debut, Free Yourself, sold almost 2 million copies. Still, Snarkista thinks it probably has something to do with THIS kind of creative difference.

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