Fantasia Eyes Return to Broadway, Portraying Patti LaBelle in a Biopic, & More [Video]

Published: Monday 16th Sep 2019 by Rashad

Fantasia is hot on the promo trail to ensure her October 11th-due new album, ‘Sketchbook,’ sees her name penciled atop R&B charts upon its release.

Most recently taking to New York to visit The Breakfast Club to dish on it being her first effort as an independent artist and so much more (click here if you missed it), Fannie preceded the appearance with a slew of interviews to discuss the LP and what fans can expect from it.  Already letting them down with news Jazmine Sullivan and Brandy will not appear (as we previously reported), the 35-year-old is opting to focus on the upside by sharing the positive aspects of this era of her musical journey.

She also spoke about her career at large which includes a desire to return to acting.  Once touted as a name on the shortlist of actresses set to portray Aretha Franklin in her biopic (alongside Halle Berry and others), Fannie was later selected to bring the life story of Mahalia Jackson to screens before that opportunity fell apart as well.

Now, the ‘Free Yourself’ singer is looking to free her schedule for a call that may see her flexing her acting chops in Patti Labelle‘s biopic or even a revisit to the Broadway stage.  Hear her dish on this and much more inside:


Interview Highlights

4:02 – Patti Labelle

14:17 – Broadway


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  1. PussyPop$tress September 16, 2019

    i love fannie but please don’t let her anywhere near patti’s biopic. fantasia failed at portraying herself in her own biopic, so why would anyone let her touch Miss Patti Patti’s?

    • TheDefinition September 17, 2019

      Fantasia may or may not have the acting chops but she certainly has the vocal talent. Patti herself didn’t crown her “Baby Patti” for nothing. Also, if JHud can take acting lessons and win an Oscar for her first film, then I don’t see why Fantasia can’t play Patti.

    • Music Lover September 17, 2019

      How did she fail when her biopic was the 2nd most-watched movie in lifetime television history?

    • ttete September 17, 2019

      wait can u tell someone that they didnt portray themself right make it make sense

  2. ? Jasmine’s Grape Juice ? ? September 17, 2019

    I Hope she works with Missy Elliott again. Fantasia singing on a Missy produced song is Hood FIRE. Even some of her unreleased recordings with Missy were fire like ‘No Stoppin’ (on youtube). Fantasia has a unique voice and when you find the right producers one should stick with them. Her & Missy all the way.

  3. AJ September 17, 2019

    I love Fannie to death but she cannot play parties. She’s too distinctive of a person herself and would be a distraction from the roles she’s playing. You paid tribute to her numerous times. Let’s leave it at that my queen

  4. Music Lover September 17, 2019

    She would slay playing Patti or Tina!

  5. ThiccRedbone September 17, 2019

    This bird does not possess the talent that Jennifer Hudson has and that’s why she’s a flop

    • My Plan September 17, 2019

      smh……….She has a billboard 1 one song and album. She is grammy award winner. Her biopic is highly successful but yet youve accomplished more in your lifetime. Well go ahead with your overachieving a$$!

  6. Jj September 17, 2019

    Jennifer Hudson should play Patti labelle

    • RicoNastee September 17, 2019

      Jennifer Hudson is already playing Aretha.

      • Elizabeth R Drummond August 2, 2020

        So what she’s playing Aretha that doesn’t mean she can’t play Pattie.

      • Elizabeth August 2, 2020

        So what she’s playing Aretha that doesn’t mean she can’t play Pattie.

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