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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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joker316    

Wow lol

616 days ago
2.

Simone    

Is it really a surprise that JET magazine prefers to use a cover pic depictingan angry black woman............

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isn't that their reader audience, angry black woman?

616 days ago
3.

Mikey    

Sometimes you just can't fix ugly.

616 days ago
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mrharrybawls2012    

Oh Dear, is this one of those american idol rejects reaching for her 15 minutes? Hey honey you have a lifetime of rejection facing you -just call it a day and go back to work at Taco Bell. When I was a kid there was something like american idol on tv , but no-one took it seriously-it was called THE GONG SHOW (((((__)))))) @------

616 days ago
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lynkel    

This girl is still around???? Take what you can get Fantasia because you are now a Non factor. And an idol, aaot you cant be an idol, didnt you try to kill yourself??? What kind of example are you setting

616 days ago
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Phishie from Philly    

Who the what cares!
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Phishie from Philly

616 days ago
7.

ash    

its obviously because of that no country for old men haircut

616 days ago
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royalredus    

I never understood why people purposely drew "beauty marks" on their skin. It's a MOLE, and if you have one, then fine, but if not then why on earth would add one on purpose?!?! People pay big money to have spots removed, for gosh sakes.

616 days ago
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XOR    

Only being honest, she should be grateful she was offered the cover of any magazine. She is an amazing talent (I was at the taping of Idol when she won and she was great) BUT, she hasn't been heard from in a long time. I guess this "controversy" is getting her some attention so....

616 days ago
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KicksandGiggles    

For those of you who are slamming this woman's looks, I don't think the Beauty Fairy hung around most of you folks either!! She is a talented woman who made lots of stupid personal mistakes that took her off track from the music. Kudos for trying to come back. She, just like every other star, should have some say in a covershot.

616 days ago
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Ashley    

I love Fantasia but you are right, she is out of the spotlight and has been for years, she should take whatever she can get right now.

616 days ago
12.

Inconceivable!    

She should be beyond thrilled she even got a cover!

616 days ago
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Inconceivable!    

And I bet it's her very last Jet cover ever!!

616 days ago
14.

Grimes    

Can't sing like MC.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=NnSjnMAo_TA

616 days ago
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beautifulMya    

They should of use her sonogram... because no picture of this woman comes out right... she's just ugly

616 days ago
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