From The BVX — It’s no secret that between Alicia Keys’ pregnancy and recent marriage to Swizz Beatz and Fantasia’s reported suicide attempt over Antwaun Cook, home wreckers are a hot topic. The weird thing is, Fantasia is losing the battle of public opinion. How’d that happen?

The Root recently wrote about the disparity between the fury rained down upon both singers, and I must agree. While the black community rumbles about A.Keys’ three-year relationship with recent divorcee Swizz Beatz (read: calling her a home wrecker) the mainstream press declared her ceremony “wedded bliss.” On the other hand, Fantasia, who clearly isn’t having an easy time handling the drama surrounding her married beau Antwaun Cook (read: she almost committed suicide, people), is being upbraided and lambasted by the mainstream media — which didn’t really cover her before — and the urban media for her choice to date the married man/T-Mobile employee.

Is there a color complex at play in this infidelity circle?

Now, I saw this quote surrounding ‘Tasia’s future marriage to Cook on RadarOnline.com (notice the source; since when do they cover Tasia outside of her mortgage issues?):
“Fantasia and Antwaun are back together again and they have even talked about marriage once his divorce is finalized with Paula. She knows that her family will only fully accept her relationship with him when he is no longer married.

Antwaun has finally committed to Fantasia and his wife knows that their relationship is definitely over now. They want the divorce pushed through as soon as possible and Fantasia is determined to marry him and she wants to start a family with him, too.”

Sounds like A. Keys conveniently announcing her pregnancy and engagement weeks after Swizz and ex, Mashonda, were officially divorced, right?

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  • Jason

    Don’t even put Alicia and Gabby in the Fantasia /LeAnn category. Their cases are completely different.

  • Love

    Alicia most certainly got a pass in mainstream, but honestly, I think Fantasia could have if she wasn’t named in Antuan’s divorce case and try to kill her damn self. She created the media circus after that foolishness and now she’s milking it on the morning shows to get her album sold. These women are all a hot mess for allowing a dude to come in and have you make an ass out of yourself. People can say these women don’t owe the wives anything…but how about they owe it to themselves to get with a man who doesn’t have a freakin wife! Who needs the drama?!

  • Amina

    How can skin color possibly be a factor in this argument? One considers a color complex when all other facets of whatever is being compared are even. Had someone like Ciara been in Alicia’s shoes, and someone like Kelly Rowland been in Fantasia’s then we could wonder if society’s bias against darker skin played a role.

    However, Alicia Keys and Fantasia Barino are by no means on the same level in terms of celebrity. Fantasia is a “hood chick” and man stealing is something one would probably expect from a girl like her. That aside, Alicia’s always had a squeaky clean image, so people are more likely to be in denial about her committing any wrongdoing.

    • So the corporate world & none hood women aren’t homewreckers??? Lls please just shut ^ w/the foolishness oh & whats a girls like her? As if u know her personally smh

  • It all boils down to rank & looks in comparsion to the wife… Ak shouldn’t be getting a pass but she is if u want to admit it or not! She did it for me when she got pregnant while the damn girl was still his wife meaning he was only partically ur man smh come on Alicia have some respect for urself, Gabrielle nailed it because Wifey’s homegirl snitched & said she was cheating on Dwyane Wade the entire time also taking care of her mistress bills w/Wade’s money o_O oh lets not forget the fact that she filed the lawsuits but failed to show up so not only does she have her man but Wade has the kids now as well & Angelina aka white worlds sex symbol certainly got a pass!

    Lets be honest Fantasia wasn’t getting a pass b4 the suicide attempt she isn’t such a looker/dresser & not so much as successful… but from what she & the guy is saying he was separated now whether he lied and told her that we’re not sure of but men do lie about being married! All the men somehow gotten passes though smh the world will be forever a double standard

    • Amina

      “Wikked says:
      August 25, 2010 at 8:44 am

      So the corporate world & none hood women aren’t homewreckers??? Lls please just shut ^ w/the foolishness oh & whats a girls like her? As if u know her personally smh”

      By “girls like her”, I mean street rats or no good, ghetto tricks…kinda like you.