Fantasia: "Mariah Carey Is Music"

Published: Saturday 20th Apr 2013 by Sam

Fantasia“s showing on American Idol this week saw many catch the Holy Ghost. However, the ever-humble singer was full of praise for one of her own heroes – judge Mariah Carey.

Fresh from rocking the house with “Lose To Win”, the 2004 Idol champ chatted it up backstage about her performance, new album “Side Effects Of You”, and what Mimi means to music.

Peep the interview after the jump…

Sweet.

On a bit of a random note, are we the only ones who think a Fanny/Mimi collaboration would be hot tamale?! Ms. Carey-Cannon has spent of her latter career enlisting with rapper-after-rapper. We”d love to see her do away with the industry”s thirst for “political pairings” and simply serve up fresh fire…something a collabo with Ms. Barrino or any of the other “new breed” of vocalists would be (see: Jennifer Hudson, Beyonce, and the like).

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  1. BeyWhoUWanna April 20, 2013

    Triumphlop.

    • TaylorWins April 20, 2013

      Combo kii!

    • Common Sense April 20, 2013

      Has Bey released a single yet?

    • truth(icki released 1,726 singles and 80 videos for reFLOP and still caint go platinum! Yea b****** i said it NNN WIT!! pops tongue) April 20, 2013

      Fantasia will b on GMA on wednsday after her cd drops

  2. Omari April 20, 2013

    Erm she is the best technical singer but to say she ‘is’ music is a reach beyond all reaches.

    • HerNameIsSasha April 20, 2013

      Best technical? Is that she drank away most of her range hun. Please sit.

      • Common Sense April 20, 2013

        Just because you pull s*** out of your ass does not make it a fact.

  3. Diamond Navy April 20, 2013

    That fat flop music? Please just a load of soppy ballads and dated rnb.

    • Common Sense April 20, 2013

      As opposed to the microwave music that you regret listening to that Rihanna releases?

  4. Suicide Blonde April 20, 2013

    So was Freddie, Luther Vandross, Jim Morrison, Cobain, MJ, Elvis, John Lennon, Frank Sinatra, Whitney, Karen Carpenter, Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald, so is Aretha, Celine, Prince, Bowie, Madonna, Bono, Bruce, Jagger ect, ect, ect…they are all MUSIC.

  5. FentySoSnatched April 20, 2013

    Mariah WAS music twenty years ago but Slayline said it best when she said a new day has come.

    • FFF April 20, 2013

      YOU BETTER SAY IT Slayline >>>

    • Common Sense April 20, 2013

      Considering that Mariah’s catalog is constantly covered on every singing competition, it’s fair to say she IS, WAS, and ALWAYS will be music. Stay pressed.

    • irateninja April 20, 2013

      Slayline will always SLAY. Celine is amazing. and @Common Sense, they cover Celine on singing competitions too,try again.

      • lindsay April 25, 2013

        not like Mariah though. not even close.

  6. DOSSOME April 20, 2013

    #POW

    Side Effects of You is a MUST-HAVE…Get that record.TASIA put her heart and soul to it

    • JOHNVIDAL April 20, 2013

      Fantasia´s new album sounds amazing (well what I´ve heard so far)

      • DOSSOME April 20, 2013

        Fantasia is just an amazing artist…i feel her music is true,her passion is real

  7. Hur April 20, 2013

    y’all basic h*** stay hating on Mariah, but your favorite artist will never match her success!,point, blank, period!

    • HausMuthaAdele April 20, 2013

      Is that so.

      • Common Sense April 20, 2013

        Yes that IS so.

  8. Tisha April 20, 2013

    I’m just glad she made a turn around from that nonsense she was wrapping herself in, she seems to have her head on straight now and is actually focusing on her music.

  9. AguilerasHeart April 20, 2013

    Tryumfloppity.

    • Common Sense April 20, 2013

      Has Floptus gone plastic yet?

  10. THEY SAY April 20, 2013

    MARY is Music.

    Can’t wait for the album fanny !!!!!!!!!!!

  11. JOHNVIDAL April 20, 2013

    Of course Daahhling!
    Can´t f****** wait for the new Mariah´s album
    Fantasia´s sounds like a win too

  12. RoyalNavi April 20, 2013

    I used to use Mariah until she was mean to Onika.

  13. Navy Nick April 20, 2013

    she is just killin it, real talent here baby!!!!

  14. POP ROYALTY ( RUDE BOY) April 20, 2013

    what that supposed to mean ?

    Love her album Tho , Get it Right >>

  15. HoneychildPlease April 20, 2013

    Yes durrrrling…..

  16. HOTSTUFF April 20, 2013

    OH YES HONEY YOU BETTER PREACH THAT TRUTH TEA ! (IVE BEEN LISTENING TO MC ALL THIS WEEK NON-STOP)…IM ACTUALLY CRYING WHILE WRITING THIS COMMENT, CAUSE ITS UNBELIEVABLE FOR SOMEONE TO BE THAT EPIC?. MARIAH HELPS ME GO THROUGH SO MUCH IN MY LIFE, HER MUSIC IS EVERYTHING…..

    • DOSSOME April 20, 2013

      It’s weird in a great way that there’s alwayr a mariah song for whatever mood you’re in…i think that’s one of the many reasons i love her

      • HOTSTUFF April 20, 2013

        YES, i know EXACTLY what you mean!!!….her voice just takes you on a journey out of this world…

      • Suicide Blonde April 20, 2013

        DOSSOME
        April 20, 2013 at 4:15 pm
        [b] It’s weird in a great way that there’s alwayr a mariah song for whatever mood you’re in…i think that’s one of the many reasons i love her [/b]

        That’s exactly the same way i feel about Madonna, you see, the so called non-singers can give you emotions too.

      • DOSSOME April 20, 2013

        @SUICIDE
        Unlike other non-singers,madonna was keen on vocal lessons and Ray Of Light>>>>>>>>…QUEEN MADONNA took the art seriously that’s why she has the kind of legacy she has…

      • Suicide Blonde April 20, 2013

        I know, i just want to mess with you, lol.

      • HOTSTUFF April 20, 2013

        @suicideblonde

        madonna’s YOU’LL SEE gives me life !

      • Suicide Blonde April 20, 2013

        @HOTSTUFF
        Glad you like the song.

      • HOTSTUFF April 20, 2013

        @suicideblond

        Actually Madonna’s ‘something to remember’ album is just epic, shes an awesome song-writer and she knows how to use her voice!

      • DOSSOME April 20, 2013

        @SUICIDE lol,why would you want to mess with me…you know i stan for all legends

      • Suicide Blonde April 20, 2013

        @DOSSOME
        Because you are among the few smart people in this site so i can have a discussion with you.

      • POP ROYALTY ( RUDE BOY) April 20, 2013

        @Suicide :

        you already now it , Madonna is my 2nd most played artist and mariah is my third , their discographies >>>>>>>>

        also I Began to explore Janet’s too from a music lover perspective , she’s good.

      • Suicide Blonde April 20, 2013

        @Pop
        Janet is cool, i like her, Madge and Debbie Harry are my Divas tho.

      • DOSSOME April 20, 2013

        You people should try my chocolate faves toni,sade and brandy…

      • Suicide Blonde April 20, 2013

        I love Sade and Toni.

  17. Pour it Up April 20, 2013

    Nooo way!

  18. DOSSOME April 20, 2013

    I agree Sam,MC needs to do away with rappers already.A collaboration with Fantasia???Maybe on a Gospel sound like FLY LIKE A BIRD,then that would be epic…MIMI & JHUD is no no for me…However i would love MC to work with male vocalists more,another duet with John Legend would be great.

    • POP ROYALTY ( RUDE BOY) April 20, 2013

      I want a duet with Maxwell. [1]

      • DOSSOME April 20, 2013

        OMG..yaaaaaas,that would be a classic..Maxwell’s falsetto>>>>>>>>>

      • MC April 20, 2013

        @Dossome

        Yes! Fly Like a Bird was everything, one of the best on TEOM

        @Pop

        I agree, I want a duet with either Maxwell/Brian McKnight or Prince/Stevie

        Whenever you call on Butterfly type of collab. >>>

      • DOSSOME April 20, 2013

        Whenever you Call was one of the best duets i’ve heard…Her label really slept on the masterpiece that was her BUTTERFLY album..i can’t believe only 2 singles from the album were given full release

      • POP ROYALTY ( RUDE BOY) April 20, 2013

        @MC :

        anything with a “mariah” on it is liked by me , that’s a given , i even like “glitter” and think it is not that bad 🙂

      • DOSSOME April 20, 2013

        Thanx @Suicide,i’m happy you feel that way
        @Pop…I’m glad you like Janet’s stuff too.

      • DOSSOME April 20, 2013

        Oops,posted on the wrong box,lol

  19. Dev April 20, 2013

    No matter if Mariah can sing as well as she could previously or not she has her place in history.
    People want to call Fantasia hood, ghetto and various other negative names but she can give a decent interview and string various sentences together. The other artists that people on here worship cant string a sentence together without cursing, or cant string one together full stop.

    • POP ROYALTY ( RUDE BOY) April 20, 2013

      I detected Sprinkles of Shade towards some Uneducated JLO-wannabe h**.

      I see no lies tho.

    • Suicide Blonde April 20, 2013

      Oh…..LOL.

    • jrsells April 22, 2013

      You are RIGHT! Fantasia speaks very well in interviews and she slays! People sleep on her because they hate themselves… If you’re smart enough to read into that sentence you’ll know what i mean! I can’t say that for your most popular singers! Fantasia is simply the truth!

  20. HOTSTUFF April 20, 2013

    why are h*** stuck on triumphant ? she has 18 #1 , countless top 10 hits, top 20 #LEGENDARIAH….

    => _/ _/ _/ _/

  21. Kent April 20, 2013

    That fanny’s opinion cos mariah has her place in music history so does luther vandross,whitney,diana ross,mj,bey,enimem and so will she,ledisi etc. I hate when people place talent artsit over one another esp using d old ones to discredit the current ones.

    • jrsells April 22, 2013

      WHAT!? Shut up! You sound dumb! Fantasia never said ANYTHING about the other artist because she wasn’t asked about the other artist.. and giving praise to Mariah and her artistry is not a diss to other artist UNLESS she says it out her mouth! You people are utterly ignorant to say she is trying to discredit anyone! what an idiot! Education is fundamental btw!

  22. Kisses Down Low April 20, 2013

    What a stupid thing to say.

  23. BZ April 20, 2013

    It has NOT been 10 years, why do people keep saying that? She won in 2004, 9 years ago. Ruben won 10 years ago. Facts people!

    • jrsells April 22, 2013

      You get your facts str8! She started idol in 2003, she won in 2004…In additional, they are talking about her years in the music industry.. Lets remember she and her family had a gospel album out prior to idol that did well and she sounded simply amazing on! YES, it has been 10 + years….FACTS!

  24. MC April 20, 2013

    That’s nice of Fanny to say. I must say she looked and sounded amazing. This album has been sounding really good, I hope it does well for her. Much luck.

    Meanwhile in the realm of stans, y’all are stuck hating on someone who doesn’t know you exist, y’all are stuck on hating someone who is constantly showered with compliments by your faves.

    • DOSSOME April 20, 2013

      LOL,like are they 4real???they always beat us to comment first on every MIMI post

  25. tyler April 20, 2013

    considering the fact that she is the most successful female artist EVER. And that she has plenty of classic songs, and that she’s the most influential singer of all time…. Fantasia’s comment is valid. I love how Rhianna fans and beyonce fans try bashing Mariah Carey, when Mariah had already sold twice the amount of their current album sales during like the first 8 years of her career.

    • tyler April 20, 2013

      Especially Aguilera fans. Nobody, i mean NOBODY gives two shits about christina Aguilera anymore. At least people who think Mariah’s time is done still consider her a legend. Xtina will be known forever more as the national anthem screw up blowfish troll lady.

      • DOSSOME April 20, 2013

        Buddy,they aren’t worth it…let’s not give them the time of day…all their faves stan for mariah.that’s enough.

    • POP ROYALTY ( RUDE BOY) April 20, 2013

      one word : M A D O N N A.

      and now i got you together.

      • Suicide Blonde April 20, 2013

        Messy b****, why do you have to do it, you see, i was like I DIDN’T SEE THAT, lol.

      • SLAYRIAH CAREY (#1 DIVA) April 20, 2013

        Come on GURL, did you really have to go there? SMH… LMAO

        We all know Madonna is more successful than Mariah.. Blah Blah blah

        BUT, Even though I will most likely be alone on this one, I’ve always thought that Mariah has had more influence in terms of the impact that she has made on todays artist.

        But that’s just me. Feel free to disagree, but no matter what you say, I WILL NOT change my mind.

        <3 <3 love u

  26. HoneychildPlease April 20, 2013

    Yall hear about beyfraud getting slapped?? LOL

    • Kisses Down Low April 20, 2013

      She didn’t lmao the REACH. Fans throwing hands out in the crowd. Why are you copying and pasting comments though its not even big news.

  27. And What?!?! April 20, 2013

    Legends will always be music, and Mariah is a legend, thats a fact. NO ONE is touching Mariah vocally and on her flattest and lowest note no singing b**** is close to her.

    • irateninja April 20, 2013

      Celine>>>>

      • jrsells April 22, 2013

        Celine Is NOT better than Mariah! I’m tired of you pulling that one out of your ***!

    • LaurieBlue. April 25, 2013

      Celine??? Gurl bye!!

  28. DOSSOME April 20, 2013

    Thanx @Suicide,i’m happy you feel that way
    @Pop..i’m glad you like Janet’s stuff too

  29. Fifi April 20, 2013

    Preach!!! MC is music life !!!!

  30. SLAYRIAH CAREY (#1 DIVA) April 20, 2013

    I just love how everyone coming on this show is praising Mariah (I wonder how the other judges feel).

  31. pause April 20, 2013

    Music is personified as Mariah Carey. Hardly seems fair that Rihanna, the true definition of music gets lumped under a cereal box.

  32. SLAYRIAH CAREY (#1 DIVA) April 20, 2013

    I’m confused…. I don’t understand why all the Lambs are PRAYING that Mariah performs on idol. Personally, I don’t want her to perform on the show because it won’t be a good look for her. Majority of the contestants and people such as Kelly Clarkson and Hollie Cavanagh ( contestant from last year who I really loved, also 3rd runner up) who have returned to the show have been praising her. Even her fellow judges Randy and surprisingly Nicki have been praising her too. Her performance on the show will clearly have HIGH expectations. Keith Urban came and COMPLETELY SLAYED his performance and all. It would just be TERRIBLE AND AWKWARD if she came on the show and lipped or just sounded bad. I love Mimi but she just won’t bring it. I just don’t think she has it in her to deliver those belts and Vision of love/ Vanishing vocal runs that give me everlasting life. And I know some of the lambs might mention Australian show/ Gotham hall performances but to be honest, they were just ok, not all that. But don’t get me wrong because I do understand that she is older now and really didn’t get that much vocal rest in her prime.

    IN MY OPINION, she should just do what Britney did on the Xfactor and NOT perform and have a clip from the Music video shown on the show, you know when ‘Scream and Shout’ came out.

    • Common Sense April 20, 2013

      I disagree. I LOVE Mariah, but the last thing I want is for her to become complacent. I want her to remind people why she demands so much respect and actually give an amazing performance. If she ends up giving a bad performance, then it will serve as a reminder that she needs to work harder on her vocals.

      • SLAYRIAH CAREY (#1 DIVA) April 20, 2013

        “I want her to remind people why she demands so much respect”

        EXACTLY, I want that from her too but unfortunately, I don’t think she has it in her to do that. Her voice is just not there these days, the only thing i see that can do these days without sounding tired are the high notes and that was definitely shown in her triumphant performance at rockeller centre. It’s not like she can go on the stage and sing a song entirely in the whistle register (maybe she can. I don’t know, that would be amazing though, lol).

        I was pretty sure lambs would disagree but it’s okay I respect your opinion because you do make a good point.

    • Teflon Boy April 21, 2013

      I have to agree with Slayriah (can’t believe I just wrote Slayriah) actually…, I personally think Mariah still has IT in spades despite how some haters wanna throw her under the bus. She used to have a ‘Continent’ i.e. this is a vocal metaphor for the slow, now she possesses an ‘Island’ but it’s far from barren and devoid of flora and fauna (sorry, the theme ran away from me lol). She has a lot of textures and tones beyond belts and whistles that make her voice interesting.

      Anyway, back to business. I think with the right preparation she can totally ‘own’ each promo moment inc. if necessary a slot of Idol. Lots and I mean LOTS of rehearsal is necessary to make it a success as well as choreography. Let me be clear that I don’t mean steps when I say choreo, I mean a Mariah performance quite often comes across as unprepared or as though she hasn’t tested the variables such as high heel walk-ability etc. IMO Mariah can slay if every detail has been tested. Lastly, she should prepare some good backing tracks for her voice that she can sing to if her voice is not great on the day.., I don’t have a problem with freshly created BT’s, unless it is obvious they have been lifted from the studio version.., I agree that a poor performance on Idol will hurt her standing but I do think if her and her team address a few of these factors then she could easily draw a new audience and totally satisfy her existing audience. EVERYONE IMO is a closet MIMI fan as she has literally been serving good to great music since most of us were little so a resurgence of love for all things MariahCareyTM is only ever a great song/era away.

  33. Hassan April 20, 2013

    So Fantasia said something that any others singers hardly say :/ of course Mariah is much! 20+ years in the music industry Mariah is amazing! legend

  34. SLAYRIAH CAREY (#1 DIVA) April 20, 2013

    I need a song like fantasy in my life because I just need to feel that slayage again. That song just gives me all sorts of feels inside.

  35. SLAYRIAH CAREY (#1 DIVA) April 20, 2013

    OMG OMG OMG OMG. Maybe she should do like a ‘ HONEY/FANTASY MASH UP’. That would give me eternal life.

  36. SLAYRIAH CAREY (#1 DIVA) April 20, 2013

    I don’t care what anyone says. I love when Mimi does her thing with the rappers. I love triumphant and Honey bad boy remix is my s*** and mariah was so s*** in in that video. Every time I listen to that song I just want to dance.

    “All the money in the world couldn’t even amount, to a teaspoon of honey when it melts in your mouth.” 😀

  37. SLAYRIAH CAREY (#1 DIVA) April 20, 2013

    Sorry for all the comments guys, but the fact that a new mariah album is on the way gets me SO F****** EXCITED. It’s just hard for me to explain how difficult it is for me to contain such levels of excitement.

    I don’t care for Madonna, Whitney, Celine, Beyonce, Janet, or any other singer that way. I’ll listen to their music sometimes but I always go back to Mariah. My dedication is just to her and her only.

    I think I might just be the BIGGEST LAMB EVER. Sorry @MC, @Dossome, @CommonSense, @Mother Mariah, @ Adrian. Lol, but I love you all. #Mimi4Life

    • Suicide Blonde April 20, 2013

      Cute, i feel you pain, the same happen to me with Madonna today when i heard the news of a new album for 2014, i understand you.

    • jrsells April 22, 2013

      You BETTA let Whitney REST and leave her out of this! 🙂

    • lindsay April 25, 2013

      ha ha I f*cking love you slayriah!

  38. DOSSOME April 20, 2013

    I have a strong feeling that Mariah’s next album will be one of her best ever regardless of sales or hits…I also have a feeling in 2 weeks,the song title would have been revealed..OMG,part of me wants FANTASY,the other ABMB,While i’m seriously craving a Mariah ballad as lead single,all at the same time…I’m no psychic but i know lambs are gonna love this era

    *Plays DREAMLOVER*

    • Todd April 21, 2013

      Have u heard about the” her and Miguel shooting a video TODAY ” speculation?

  39. DOSSOME April 20, 2013

    LOL @SLAYRIAH CAREY is losing it,i love it…you see what our fave makes us go through…all lambs MC,JOHNVIDAL,SLAYRIAH,MOTHER MARIAH,MC THE PLACE TO BE,COMMON SENSE,THEMAN,YOUR FAVES,DEMBABIES even SUICIDE & POP,fasten your seatbelts we’re about to take off…LEGENDRIAH has never kept us this long since 1990..#LEGEND #MUSIC #MC2013 #IDOL #EPIC #SLAYAGE

  40. Rosie April 20, 2013

    Moo is slaying when she and Nicki are the main reasons Idol ratings are at a record low? LOL.

    • Todd April 21, 2013

      Go to sleep Lana

      • Likica April 21, 2013

        Yes, slaying comparted to sales of Lana’s debut album.

  41. HOWYOULIKEIT April 20, 2013

    Next single is without me. Hope it will slay. the song is so hot

  42. irateninja April 20, 2013

    Mariah is a part of music.

  43. Nichole April 21, 2013

    Godriah.

  44. JER April 21, 2013

    Giving me Nippy T’s with this interview and she looks AMAZING.

  45. jrsells April 22, 2013

    I love Fantasia! She is one of the BEST and most artist can’t touch her talents! She’s giving MC and Nikki M praise today but she WILL reap the same praise because she’s headed toward LEGEND status herself!

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