In the November issue of Vibe magazine, ‘American Idol’ season three champ Fantasia Barrino complains that the media keeps trying to sanitize her image. “Why do I have to put my child on a front, change who I am, hide my child? With TV shows like ‘Idol,’ people want you to make life into a fairy tale,” she explained. “You go out on the streets and see how some people are living: homeless and not knowing where their next meal is coming from. That’s everyday life, that’s real struggle — and I’ve been through that. I wasn’t gonna fake the funk for nobody. I have to be true to myself.”
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