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JET to Fantasia Barrino

We Just Didn't

Like Your Photos

2/22/2013 11:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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If Fantasia Barrino wanted a better picture of herself on the cover of JET Magazine, she should've given the magazine better pictures ... this according to JET magazine.

JET is defending its decision to use a 10 year old photo of Fantasia on the cover of this month's mag ... after Barrino TRASHED the cover on social media this week.

In her social media rant, Barrino says she's trying to separate herself from her old image and create a new look for herself ... and expected JET to work with her. After seeing the cover, Fantasia felt deceived ...and demanded a public apology.

But a rep for JET tells TMZ the mag has NOTHING to apologize for ... claiming the photo it used was deemed "most appropriate for JET's brand and reflective of the cover story sentiment. "

The rep says Fantasia's rep had sent over a series of pics she had hoped the mag would use, but editors felt Barrino's face was too obstructed and didn't meet the standards of a JET cover.

JET magazine says despite Fantasia's comments, it has no hard feelings toward the singer ... adding, "JET continues to root for Fantasia's success and encourages her fans to pick up the new issue."

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KKay4now    

The fact is she looked better in the 10 year old photo. The more current ones look rediculous. I think Jet made the right decision.

521 days ago
17.

martyjones100    

Before reading this article I didn't know who Fantasia was. Now, I understand she is a singer. Still, never heard of her. In other words, GTFOH. You're no more famous than me, fantasia.

521 days ago
18.

RoadRig    

it's all about the $$$. people can't recognize her in the new pics. the mag used the old pic because people can recognize her and will be more inclined to buy the magazine to see what she's up to now a day.

521 days ago
19.

hummm    

there was not too much to work with from the beginning...

521 days ago
20.

TonTeezy    

I agree with Jet's decision. The picture they picked was a lot better than her submissions.

521 days ago
21.

wrx7182    

Doesn't matter what picture you use, she is still super fugly

521 days ago
22.

Drew Hall    

Not to dig or be mean to draq queens but she looks like one in her new photos. She looks like one of the next contesants on Rupaul's Drag race

521 days ago
23.

tver    

The cover shot is beautiful. I don't like the rejected photo's though.

521 days ago
24.

CLINT    

I find it funny how TMZ shows the picture of her on JET Magazine and calls it BREAKING NEWS. Please, if this is breaking news, then anything is breaking news to them, including a Kardashing farting, Bieber sprouted a new pubic hair, or Oprah losing two pounds. Breaking news indeed.

521 days ago
25.

Blue Lake    

Jet made the right call, that's a beautiful pix. And this reminds everyone why Fantasia is a jerk and can't work with anyone.

521 days ago
26.

ACE DEUCEY    

So, did Fantasia draw inspiration for her new look from Moe of The Three Stooges?

521 days ago
27.

TimP    

I'm amazed she made the cover. She should be grateful for that. She is so yesterdays news. Maybe she thinks complaining we'll get her more PR. So that is obviously working. But now magazines won't go near her. Shot threw the foot.

521 days ago
28.

deedeed    

who is she and why is TMZ doing a story on her?

521 days ago
29.

Honeydip    

LMAO! I wouldn't have her busted looking a** on the cover of anything unless the story is about how her and "boyfriend/baby daddy" who is still married to his wife.

521 days ago
30.

grammaj    

JET made a mistake . Those rejected photos are really nice. I like her new look !

521 days ago
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