Although Fantasia won her first Grammy for “Best Female Vocal Performance,” for her single Bittersweet, she didn’t attend because she wasn’t asked to participate in the tribute to Aretha Franklin! Everyone knows how much she praises Aretha and she wasn’t feeling that!
She called into 106 & Park and revealed how she felt about not being invited to tribute Aretha and this is what she said:
“I’m going to be very honest with you. You know I wasnt 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 Rihannas 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 thats just the way I felt, so I didnt go into it like I usually do, I wan’t there, so you know I caught some performances, Cee Lo was one of my favorites I love Love love .”
I’m riding with Fantasia on this one, she should have been one of the first singers asked to participate in this tribute!