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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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46.

Mayu    

I'm sorry, I keep looking at these photos and she looks like a man in drag. These are not cover photos... these aren't even good "behind the scenes" blooper photos. JET did the right thing.

546 days ago
47.

nikki6    

She looks like Oprah in drag in the pics she sent them. She should be thanking them, what a joke

546 days ago
48.

Parker    

Please she needs to be grateful a magazine would want her ugly azz on its cover...she's just nasty looking

546 days ago
49.

RaisingStar    

I want to see the rejects. Go Jets.

546 days ago
50.

Blackie Darkins    

I should be Hollywood ROYALTY if this tar lookin mess is famous. "train wreck! party of one! your table is now available!'

546 days ago
51.

anonymous    

sorry to be so rude, but, she looks like a man in drag.

546 days ago
52.

SDnRnRoll    

Eww.

546 days ago
53.

Rob    

Got news for you Fantasia......you better stick with the picture they made for you. You NEVER looked that good. You had your chance and blew it. Take a good look at Jennifer Hudson. You could have done as well as she has but you made some incredibly bad choices. Ask Jennifer for some voice lessons!

546 days ago
54.

J-Ro    

Fantasia, that cover photo looks great. The "rejected pics" do not look like you, more like LIz Taylor. You're on the cover, be happy!

546 days ago
55.

Scary    

Yeah, hello, they can't use a photo where she looks like she's smelling her hand.

546 days ago
56.

marie    

Bubba Gump with make up...she better tuck that thing in, before she trips!

546 days ago
57.

Dennis    

You gotta wonder... Alica Keys was allowed to "obstuct" her face. But Fantasia's pics did look very "canned". http://hiphop-n-more.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/alicia-keys-jet-dec_2009_cover.jpg

546 days ago
58.

jared phillips    

She looks like a younger Wesley Snipes.

546 days ago
59.

Sabrina    

It looks like her skin has gotten lighter as part of her image change

546 days ago
60.

Inconceivable!    

I'm shocked at some of the nasty, racist posts on this thread. Why be so cruel and inappropriate?

546 days ago
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