Fanny’s Got A Psycho! Former American Idol Fantasia Barrino has been frightened into seclusion after being presented with a racist, threatening letter while going through fan mail in her dressing room this week.
According to celebrity-themed website TMZ.com, the singing single mom had just wrapped up her performance in the stage production of The Color Purple at Pantages Theater in Los Angeles on Friday when she opened up a letter peppered with threats of violence and racial slurs — including the N-word.
The phantom who penned the frightening note claims he used to work as a security guard for FOX during Fantasia’s reign on Idol in 2004. An alarmed Barrino immediately contacted theater security and the Los Angeles Police Department, who are investigating the incident.
“I will not be defeated by one isolated person’s hatred,” Barrino told TMZ in a statement.