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Fantasia -- Foreclosure's Just a Fantasy!

12/9/2008 4:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Fantasia Barrino says reports she's about to lose a house are hogwash.

Reports say the "AI" winner is about to lose one of her homes in Charlotte, NC: She bought the 6-bed, 6,000-sq. ft. mansion back in 2007 for $1.3 mil (not a misprint) but couldn't keep up on payments. So the county will be auctioning off the house on January 12, 2009 unless she ponies up. She's also got another house nearby.

A relative of the singer tells the New York Post the whole thing is just a misunderstanding and she couldn't make a court hearing to address the issue, and her lawyer didn't immediately comment.

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sHELL    

OK COURT HEARING YET IT'S NOT TRUE...FROM EXPERIENCE DUE TO MY WORKING IN THE BANK WORLD THAT MEANS LITTLE MS. FANTASIA IS IN TROUBLE AND PROBABLY NOT MAKING THE PAYMENTS! NO EXCUSES SORRY FANTIPANTI

2042 days ago
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Barfalufugus    

I agree, #1.... a court hearing yet everything is fine? I doubt it.

2042 days ago
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Linda    

A court hearing means someone is trying to sue her and put a lien on her property, but she didn't make the court appearance. If she has another house nearby obviously she isn't doing too bad, while #1  are probably in their mom's basement using her computer while she is working.

2042 days ago
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rlduhon    

I don't understand how these people make all this money, and go out and buy these big houses with a huge monthly payment. You would think someone who has never had money would be smart and buy themself a nice home and don't have a monthly payment. (What is wrong with a two-three hundred thousand dollar house).

2042 days ago
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joe the dic giver    

what a country we live in. when porch monkey's like her, who could read if you remember, can win a tv show & afford to buy a 1.3 mil $ home, wow. maybe if she had went to school & learned the basic's including READING, she would of know what kind of home loan she was signing and would of know when it say "payments due on..." she would of know that ment giving money to the bank. ahahahah what a dumbass

2042 days ago
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Taunya    

I hope that this is not true. But, I do think that some of these newly found celebs go and blow through their money like it is going to last them a life time. That might want to take some classes from people like Jay-Z and Luda, etc... Make investments people. You never what can happen when you least expect.

2041 days ago
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leeng    

Why do people always open their mouth when other people business is not theirs it can be you if you wasnt renting or staying at home with mom or grandmom so dont be quick to point cause the one you are pointing their is three pointing back at yahhh.. dont worry about Fantasia GOD is GOOD and she will prevail so all you haters get on your knees and Thank Him that its not you right now........????????????? the world is getting worse so stop bashing people you will need help soon enough........................

2041 days ago
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milostea    

Illiterate and uneducated is no way to go thru life, Fantasia!

I am not surprised at all. Most lottery winners file bankruptcy within 10 years. Fantasia's situation is similar to those poor & uneducated lottery winners. Soon it will all be over...Too bad.

2041 days ago
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Sick&Tired    

#1,5,and 6 I agree. It's a shame to think how many other homes could have been built with that money where HARD working HONEST people would have paid their mortgage!

2041 days ago
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godschild    

Ok Fantasia sweety It was nice of you to take care your family, but sometimes you have to think about yourself darling, when people come into alot of money they want to take care of family and friends and forget about their future..Just make another r&b album, learn from your mistake, and move on. Sometimes you have to go through the bad to get to the good, as my 102 grandma would say, (how will you ever learn if one doesn't make any mistakes) just stay strong and my prayers are with you.

2041 days ago
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Mika    

She'll be bankrupt within the year.

2040 days ago
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LOLOLOLOL    

LOL she is the Typical NC Single Poverty Stricken MOM, That got a break and Forgot How she " was living " before american idol! You will do and say whatever it takes to get feedback from someone that MIGHT feel sorry for you! Thing is during all the glory, money, and PAYING BILLS, ask yourself this ( when was the last or have you every seen her with her daughter?" shes trash!!!

2039 days ago
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lovenu    

When people are going through tough times pray for them, When someone is fortunate to achieve money be glad for that individual, don't talk about them because you sound like a (jealous person) Sometimes people that come into money make mistakes and they will learn from their own mistakes you don't have to bashed them (HATER) .....Fantasia is extremely talented!!!!! so what if she could not read God gave her a gift to sing and she has used that to make a better life for her and her family.

2029 days ago
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Marc    

Did you see Fantasia on MTV's Celebrity Cribs a few weeks back? I've never seen so much tacky, new-money flash. The driveway was full of flashy cars and the house full of flat screens and a giant swimming pool. It looked like someone who just inherited the lottery and tried to spend all of the money at once. I remember telling my wife that I hope she bankrupts.

2024 days ago
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just_don't_understand    

It is amazing the comments that are on this page...if individuals would simply read the truth and not simply the rumors that are out there, they would know that Fantasia is not in foreclosure! The media reportss that a lien has been filed against her property, not for missed mortgage payments, but for money she owed to a Fl. company. And to #5, before you go and call anyone out of their name, please do a spell check and make sure all of your words are spelled correctly and used in the appropriate context.
Fantasia has made money from American Idol, she has INVESTED money into opening her own company in Charlotte, she starred in Oprah's stage play of the "Color Purple" and she has produced several albums, so money is not the issue for Fantasia...just having the wrong person to manage it for her!

2023 days ago
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