Did Fantasia Boycott Grammys Over Aretha Franklin Tribute Snub?

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Because she felt slighted over not being asked to take part in the Aretha Franklin tribute, Fantasia boycotted the Grammy Awards last weekend. The singer has been nominated 11 times and finally won “Best Female Vocal Performance” for her single “Bittersweet,” but was not there to accept her award personally. Fantasia called into to 106 & Park yesterday and revealed how unhappy she was:

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.”

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