Back in April, Fantasia had the internet buzzing when she announced a collaboration between herself, Brandy and Jazmine Sullivan would appear on her Sketchbook album.
For many fans, this vocal trinity naturally began to put them in the mindset of Whitney Houston’s “Heartbreak Hotel” featuring Faith Evans and Kelly Price.
Unfortunately, the highly-anticipated track did not make the cut on Sketchbook, reportedly due to label politics.
During a press run for Sketchbook and her supporting fall tour, the Grammy winner confirmed the devastating news about the now-shelved song with Cheddar’s Hope King and Brad Smith.
“Unfortunately, it did not go through,” said Fantasia. “It’s politics to this, and when you’re doing something independent and you’re stepping out against the grain, sometimes storms and tests will come; but I’m used to the rain, so I’m okay.”
While the all-female collaboration won’t appear on Fantasia’s first indie album, she’s optimistic about the future. She still considers Brandy and Sullivan her favorites, stating, “They give me chill bumps.”
Fantasia, who is belting the theme song for the Tamron Hall Show, will kick off her Sketchbook Tour on October 17. Robin Thicke, Tank, and The Bonfyre are on the tour bill as special guests. Tickets for the U.S. trek are on sale now.
— FantasiaDaily (@fantasia_daily) September 11, 2019
Sketchbook will arrive on October 11.