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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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76.

Mrugowsky    

Everybody is so quick to get hurt feelings.

572 days ago
77.

ZombieKristen    

This may sound awful but..I forgot she even existed! She should be grateful for getting a cover because lets be honest..when was the last time she did something music-wise?

As for the photo Jet used, it is, in my opinion, a better look for her. I applaud her for trying to change her image. But, frankly, she's looking like a drag queen.

572 days ago
78.

Spicy mag    

How bootleg, why couldn't they shoot her for the cover instead of using an old ass pic. Lazy and cheap. She's right to be mad.

572 days ago
79.

w    

It's funny, she's related to K-Cee and Jo Jo, the two guys from Jodeci.., I love those guys and think shes a great singer..I like her new pictures I think she looks very pretty

572 days ago
80.

Pete    

that one ugly nobody

572 days ago
81.

notalawyer    

Fantasia Barrino reveals she's illiterate
NEW YORK (AP) — American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino reveals in her memoirs that she is functionally illiterate and had to fake her way through some scripted portions of the televised talent show, which she won in 2004.

572 days ago
82.

ohreally    

She look like a tranny in them new pics.

572 days ago
83.

Nicoleasm    

I thought all magazines gave you a photo shoot first before they interviewed you? Then they would use those photos for the cover and spread. GQ does for all their men and women who get on the cover, and Cosmo, Vanity Fair , Marie Claire all do that for their girls.

572 days ago
84.

Dr Samuel Weiscrak    

She's an idiot, no magazine would ever use those sh*tty pics for a cover.

571 days ago
85.

Dr Samuel Weiscrak    

BWHAHAHA!!! Imagine how upset the illiterate bitch would be if she could actually readthe article they wrote about her too!

571 days ago
86.

mwen    

Her face is obstructed in the photos. Why would you submitted photos with your hands in your face for a cover anyways. How dumb.

571 days ago
87.

Carla628    

Lol I'm not a fan, but the phoyos aren't that bad. she looks better than she used to.

571 days ago
88.

TMZFan84    

She should be happy any magazine wants to put her on the cover.

571 days ago
89.

Edward    

*Smh* These recent pics make Fantasia look older than her actual age. Doesn't she see that? JET is doing her a favor by using an old pic, actually. She's put on weight. And it looks like she's wearing a wig to cover up a bald head. Not a good look.

571 days ago
90.

Joe Btfsplk    

I think the photo they used looks fine, but if she really wanted them to use one of her new shots, maybe she shouldn't have had her hand over her face in every single one of them.

571 days ago
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