R&B singer Fantasia recently organized an “All Lives Matter” concert, much to the disappointment of many of her fans.
The concert, which was supposed to take place yesterday (September 25) in Charlotte, was reportedly canceled due to logistical reasons, but her fans heavily weighing in on the matter could have also been a factor.
Taking to Facebook Live to announce that the concert wouldn’t be happening, Fantasia and her husband shared more details about why she was working on organizing such a gathering, which is now being pushed back to next week. Anthony Hamilton and a few others were also originally scheduled to perform alongside Fantasia.
While her intentions may have been in the right place with the singer hoping to unite people through music, once word got out that the event was in conjunction with the “All Lives Matter” stance, her fans really let her have it on Twitter.
Take a look at Fantasia explaining her event in the video below, as well as some reactions from fans on Twitter.
Important message regarding tonight's event. Please join us next week. Thank you to the city of Charlotte. pic.twitter.com/jw9dKSvsWO— Fantasia Barrino (@TasiasWord) September 25, 2016
If Fantasia having an All Lives Matter concert, what white people are going? Last time I checked only black people support her.— OG Stretch (@JetLifeLidz) September 26, 2016
Lord! They are dragging Fantasia for headlining this "All Lives Matter" event in Charlotte! 😭— Antonio C. Simmons (@toniotheone) September 25, 2016
Y'all are packing up Fantasia and Anthony's things? Y'all said to hell with the quotations! "All Lives Matter" shouldn't even be on there.— ᴅᴏʟʟᴀʀ (@callmedollar) September 25, 2016
We basically taught Fantasia how to read & she wanna betray us for All Lives Matter? Bet— ❄️❄️❄️❄️ (@GottaLuvLexci_) September 25, 2016
Maybe Fantasia doesn't understand what "All Lives Matter" means ... *chortles while I hold back illiteracy joke*— Tee (@somewherealwys) September 25, 2016
all lives matter took fantasia & anthony hamilton from us 😭— #NoDAPL#PrisonStrike (@SamGriot) September 25, 2016
How the hell Fantasia trying to throw an " All lives matter" concert when only black people gone be there?— Big Daddy K (@5thofKay) September 26, 2016
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