American Idol Alum Fantasia Barrino Is Thankful She Once Lost Everything As It Contributed Positively To Her Journey

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To the world, Fantasia Barrino might have been a winner on American Idol, but she once lost everything before her role in The Color Purple. Following her Grammy win and Oscar nomination, the entertainer talks about her past life and struggles.

Fantasia Feels Grateful For The Pain She Experienced After American Idol Victory

Fantasia Barrino, who landed the lead role in The Color Purple, may take home a Golden Globe award. Before that, she earned a Grammy after years of singing.

Despite not knowing too much, the songbird channeled her energy into her first love. She sang through the ups and downs, blessing the world with her voice and sharing her story. Surprisingly, this was a coping mechanism.

Looking back at her life, she obtained some scars from the unsavory experiences. But today, she stands tall because of them. In her words:

“I’m grateful for it. … If I did not go through that, I wouldn’t be the woman that I am today.”

Working on The Color Purple made Fantasia aware that her past could be anyone’s reality. The actress teamed up with Oprah Winfrey, executive producer, and actresses Taraji P. Henson and Danielle Brooks for the lead role — Celie. While speaking about the character that landed her a Golden Globe nomination, she said:

“Celie and I have a lot in common when it comes to family situations, losing things, and feeling ugly and unseen.”

Fantasia Barrino Lost Everything After Her Initiation To The Spotlight

As a young adult from a humble background, Fantasia Barrino was naive even after winning the American Idol. Unlike what many young celebrities are privy to know and enjoy today, there was nothing seemingly fantastic for Fantasia.

She found navigating her way through fame difficult and was hit by some personal woes. This included getting served a lawsuit by her father, who opposed her Life Is Not A Fairytale memoir. She overdosed on aspirin and a sleep aid.

In a recent chat with People, the singer shared:

“It wasn’t easy. I lost a lot. I lost everything.”

Fantasia’s naivety made her believe that trust and fondness were the cards to attaining success in the industry. Following her comeback, the American Idol winner knows that there must be agreements, and the industry is business-based.

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