TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

JET to Fantasia Barrino

We Just Didn't

Like Your Photos

2/22/2013 11:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0222-Fantasia-jet
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."

0222_fantasia_01

141 COMMENTS

No Avatar
31.

Rusty Shackleford    

if my face were that ugly, i'd try to hide it too

587 days ago
32.

Cincinnati Sugar    

Looks like her skin is lighter in the recent pics, she must have lightened it bacause the magazine cover w/old pic....she is D A R K.

587 days ago
33.

Cincinnati Sugar    

And, for all you that say she is ugly....she may have a really nice personality...jus sayin.

587 days ago
34.

Karen    

I for one think the "rejected" picture is really pretty, and should have been used.

587 days ago
35.

Celeb Gossip Addict    

All of the pictures are bad. What kind of low rent magazine is Jet that they don't arrange a photo shoot for their covers?

587 days ago
36.

Cincinnati Sugar    

All your nasty comments about her looks are the reason everyone gets surgeries these days. I bet a lot of you are uglier then her and it makes you feel better about yourself if you bash others, smh.

587 days ago
37.

Googie    

I actually like the photo on the cover. I think it is beautiful. The other photos may change her image, but she is not recognizable & changing image comes from actions rather than pictures.

587 days ago
38.

DaveT    

I think she looks better without the makeup, but then I think most women look better without makeup, though they look good with makeup too, one thing that makes women fun is their love of playing dress-up with the colorful clothes, hairstyles and makeup styles

587 days ago
39.

SeeSomethingSaySomething    

Wow. I had not idea this magazine was still in circulation.

587 days ago
40.

charlotte mcdaniel    

If she didnt like the photo, she has a rite to express her feelings.....i am happy she is on the cover...for those of u who talk negative about her, i dont c u on the cover of a magazine....keep ur head up fanny u r an amazing talent....

587 days ago
41.

foxymegan    

Jet magazine couldn't have arranged for a cover shoot? Why use a 10-year old pic or have your subject send in their own pics?

587 days ago
42.

Ginger    

What am I missing? I see nothing wrong with the photos.

587 days ago
43.

taz    

I side with Jet on this one. Her pictures are really bad. She appears to be smelling her nails in one, and the other two she's hiding a zit or something.

587 days ago
44.

Feisty Kitty    

The pics she sent in do not look like her. She has too much makeup on and looks like she s trying too hard.

587 days ago
45.

Mayu    

the Rejected pics were hideous!! I can't believe her publicist didn't even let her know how awful they are. Is she even relevant anymore?

587 days ago
Previous 15 Comments | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web