Fantasia Barrino called into the The Wendy Williams Show this morning to clear up the rumors about Mahalia Jackson’s estate no longer wanting her to play the legendary gospel singer because of her being pregnant by a married man. The 27-year-old bed-rest mother-to-be informed Wendy that no official contracts were signed and that she almost went into labor when she heard the rumor:
I haven’t heard anything from the producers. They called us back in January and said the investors had backed out. so they were waiting on investors you know to find investors to kind of put money into the movie. I was a little disappointed when they called and said that. But I still listened to a lot of her music and still gaining the weight because I was believing that God was going to bring it back around and were going to be able to do this movie, because a lot of people need to know about this great woman. And we never heard anything from them.
After Barrino explained the situation with the biopic, Wendy went in and asked the singer if she’s still seeing Antwaun Cook, even though he’s still married…Fantasia laughed it off and eventually dodged the question altogether saying, “I’m really not focusing on that today” and that she’ll come and answer Wendy’s question after the baby is born. Mmmhmm… Peep the full clip BELOW.