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Aretha responds to fantasia boycott

Aretha has finally got wind of why fantasia was not in attendance at the Grammys. Here is what she had to say about it

I was sorry to hear that Fantasia was upset because she did not get the opportunity to participate in my GRAMMY Tribute this year. I recall that in the past, Fantasia participated in both my MusicCares Person of the Year Tribute and my United Negro College Fund Tribute. Fantasia is still young in the business and although we all love and appreciate her she must understand that in this business of show business she will not always get to participate in everything she would like to participate in. I’m sure it was not an intentional omission. I will see Fantasia over the summer here in Detroit.

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