7:39 pm - 08/03/2013

Fantasia wrote and sang theme for "Lee Daniels' THE BUTLER" & wrote song for Candice Glover's album

Rumor is that Fantasia's song will play during the closing scene of "Lee Daniels' THE BUTLER", which stars Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey.

On her Instagram today, Fantasia thanked Oscar-nominated director Lee Daniels for giving her the opportunity:

Mr. LEE Daniels I am So Very Proud of This Amazing Movie you've given us. Im Blessed to be apart of it thru Music!! Thank You for Believing in me and letting @riccobarrino, Keith Mack, Able and Myself write our Very First Movie soundtack. THIS MOVIE IS A MUST SEE!! NO IM SOOOOOO SERIOUS...

Fantasia also co-wrote a song for American Idol Season 12 winner Candice Glover's debut album.

Candice Glover, “In the Middle”

“It’s not my new single but it is going to be on my album,” Glover explains. “I knew I could do a new song on tour and I chose ‘In the Middle’ because it’s fun and reminds me of summertime and being in love and having these good feelings when you’re with this guy. I love singing about being in love and this is the perfect song about that. It reminds you of going to the beach with your friends.” Then Glover makes the big reveal: the song was written by Rob Kleiner, Reg Styles and a name very familiar to Idol viewers: Fantasia. Glover was sent a demo version with Fantasia’s vocals. “It was fun listening to her version and learning from it,” says the Idol winner.

Sources: http://statigr.am/p/514597309761535871_187928406; http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/idol-worship/american-idol-live-tour-season-593321; http://youtu.be/Vc1v2wvR9A0

headswillroll88 4th-Aug-2013 12:02 am (UTC)
i didn't know yaya was in this. get it.
lr489 4th-Aug-2013 12:03 am (UTC)
Yeah, I saw the clip Letterman played and I'm like OH HAI YAYA.
microlamb 4th-Aug-2013 12:15 am (UTC)
mte i love her she is so gorgeous
i'm happy she's getting high profile acting roles but idk if i'll be seeing this one tbh. precious was a bit much for me
peddlestools 4th-Aug-2013 12:18 am (UTC)
lori22 4th-Aug-2013 12:19 am (UTC)
I just found out that Yaya had a role in this due to comments on Fantasia's instagram.

Yaya is pregnant now.
lr489 4th-Aug-2013 12:04 am (UTC)
I love Tasia. Side Effects of You is the best R&B album of this year.
lori22 4th-Aug-2013 12:18 am (UTC)
vector_pole 4th-Aug-2013 12:11 am (UTC)
my homophobic kween
dynamite_guy 4th-Aug-2013 12:12 am (UTC)
when it says 'wrote'...
ilouboutin 4th-Aug-2013 12:44 am (UTC)
Yaya? No thanks.
shepherds 4th-Aug-2013 02:51 am (UTC)
there are definitely still organized black radicals out there, especially in muslim communities. black panthers and NOI had too many internal problems
longlivemcqueen 4th-Aug-2013 02:45 am (UTC)
holy shit! its yaya
divaty 4th-Aug-2013 03:26 am (UTC)
Wait. The Idols still go on tour?!
callonme_84 4th-Aug-2013 03:30 am (UTC)
who is the girl? she's gawgeous!!!!!!!!!!! really stunning.
callonme_84 4th-Aug-2013 03:31 am (UTC)
oh never mind. I guess she's Candice Gloveer????
pantless_deacon 4th-Aug-2013 03:43 am (UTC)
In the photo?

It's Yaya DeCosta, former contestant on ANTM.

She's been acting for a while now.
pantless_deacon 4th-Aug-2013 03:35 am (UTC)
Yaya DaCosta is SO fine.
leperheart 4th-Aug-2013 04:30 am (UTC)
Well, I for one admit to never believing the day would come when I'd see the words 'Fantasia' and 'write' in the same sentence.
prophecypro 4th-Aug-2013 06:31 am (UTC)
This pic reminds me that the movie Panther was so dope and someone needs to quit hating and release it on DVD and stop pretending like it didnt exist
queenmvh 4th-Aug-2013 05:00 pm (UTC)
Eh, I'm not here for people being snarky about Fantasia's illiteracy. I want to see this movie but it'll probably make me emotional.

Candice Glover lives 30 minutes away from me, just throwing that out there.
floetcist 5th-Aug-2013 12:10 am (UTC)
omg gorgeous
yeezus_christ 5th-Aug-2013 12:23 am (UTC)
i had no idea yaya was in this.
i'm so happy for her, she's been so successful and without tyra.

Edited at 2013-08-05 12:25 am (UTC)
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