‘Mahalia’ Producers Offer Fantasia Public Apology

Published: Wednesday 12th Oct 2011 by Rashad

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:

Statement:

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.

(Full statement here)

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  1. I’m Just Saying October 12, 2011

    That was really nice of them to clear that up

  2. tasian October 12, 2011

    What the enemy meant for bad God meant it for Tasia’s good. Thanks Grapejuice for reporting bcuz the very sites that rushed to print the rumors are ignoring the facts!

  3. Army Of Queen A (Aaliyah) & Queen Bee (Lil Kim) October 12, 2011

    As They Should Be Apologizing ! They Were Running At The MOUTH Spreading Rumors & Got They Asses EXPOSED !

  4. tyra October 12, 2011

    ATLEAST THEY APOLOGIZED SO FANTASIA WAS TELLING THE TRUTH AFTER ALL

  5. Rand0528 October 12, 2011

    Thanks DDP. My girl Fantasia needed that, enough negative things are said about her.

    Fantasia would be great for the role. Again, thanks DDP.

  6. Chillin October 12, 2011

    Yay tasia..actually watching her movie on lifetime right now lol..what a coincidence

  7. WTF October 12, 2011

    Glad, things are cleared up. This type stuff can ruin her acting career. I am sure she still need to work.

  8. Lax October 12, 2011

    See that is how mess get started, and thank goodness they cleared that up.
    FANNI Will be just fine. She looks great in that picture, hope she drops music
    soon.

  9. Theman October 12, 2011

    That was Wendy big dizzy clumsy a** always saying allegedyly but trying to speak as if it’s a fact.

  10. lifee October 12, 2011

    Props to Wendy for giving Tasia a chance to clear it up..

  11. char October 12, 2011

    glad to hear the apology that was the right thing to do. i truly hope she gets the roll.

  12. ras October 13, 2011

    its about time somebody apology for there mess

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