Shortly after ‘Bittersweet’ belter Fantasia took to The Wendy Williams Show to clear up rumors concerning her removal from the lead role of the forthcoming feature film ‘Mahalia’, producers of the show join the songstress in denying such claims.
Production on the film, based on an adaptation of the 1993 book ‘Got to Tell It: Mahalia Jackson, Queen of Gospel’, was allegedly halted due to news surfacing of Fantasia’s relationship with boyfriend Antwaun Cook (and the pregnancy announcement that followed).
Now, the movie’s production company – Double Dutch Productions – is slamming rumors they say were brought forth by an unauthorized party. See their statement after the jump:
Double Dutch Productions, LLC. (DDP) extends apologies to Fantasia Barrino for the inaccurate, non-factual and disparaging statements of Ms. Barrino’s reputation, character and image, that was stated in the October 7, 2011 article of the NY Post’s Page Six column.
The comments made in the article by financing broker Adrian Taylor, were not authorized, approved or condoned by the producers of DDP. The information and comments expressed within this article regarding the project were solely those of Adrian Taylor.
The Mahalia Jackson family has not made any negative comments non-what-so ever about Ms. Barrino and her participation in this film project.
We at DDP want to assure Ms. Barrino that in no way are we responsible for the information that was included in the article. ANY FUTURE COMMENTS FROM OUTSIDE PARTIES REGARDING THIS FILM THAT ARE NOT DIRECTLY PROVIDED BY DDP OR ITS PUBLICIST WILL BE DEEMED AS VOID, BOGUS AND INACCURATE.