Black News, Entertainment, Style and Culture - HuffPost Black Voices
iOS app Android app More
September 22, 2014

Woman Accused Of Prostitution At NYC Hotel Speaks Out

Tara Tan Standard

Black University Student Leaders Push New Effort For Racial Equality

Black Ivy Coalition
Black Ivy Coalition Facebook

NY Times Public Editor's Scathing Take On Shonda Rhimes Piece

Shonda Rhimes
Frederick M. Brown via Getty Images

Obama's Mixed Record On Immigration

Obama
Pablo Martinez Monsivais/ASSOCIATED PRESS

Mentally Ill And Locked Up Alone For Months

Mentally Ill
AP Photo/Morry Gash

WATCH
High School Player Gives Stunning Inspirational Speech

Apollo
YouTube

Over 400,000 Turn Out For People's Climate March

Peoples Climate March
TIMOTHY A. CLARY via Getty Images

Why Darren Wilson Isn't in Cuffs

Michael Brown Funeral
Pool via Getty Images

Democrats Sink Controversial Obama Nominee Michael Boggs

Michael Boggs Abortion
CSPAN

REPORT: NFL Star Fined For Using N-Word On The Field

Colin Kaepernick
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Program That Gives Military Gear To Local Police Has Serious Flaw

Ferguson Police
ASSOCIATED PRESS

NY Times Columnist Opens Up About Childhood Sexual Assault

Charles Blow New York Times
David S. Holloway via Getty Images

Seahawks' DeShawn Shead Proposes On The Field

Proposal
Alex Flanagan via Twitter

This 11-Year-Old Perfectly Sums Up The Problems In Ferguson

Ferguson
CBS

Activists Killed In Spate Of Assassinations In Libya

Libya
ABDULLAH DOMA via Getty Images

How HBCUs Respond to a Call for Inclusion of LGBT Students

Black College Student
Jack Hollingsworth via Getty Images

What The Black Community Has To Say About Corporal Punishment

Adrian Peterson
Ronald C. Modra/Sports Imagery via Getty Images

The High Moral and Economic Cost of Child Poverty in America

Child Poverty
olesiabilkei via Getty Images

Tennis Coach Hopes New Center Will Become A Hub For Minority Players

Kamau
XS Tennis/Facebook

Huh? Jameis Winston Puts On Pads, Helmet Despite Being Suspended

Jameis Winston
ESPN

Mall Security Guards Who Killed Unarmed Black Man Won't Be Charged

Mckenzie Cochran
YouTube: RadioOne Vidoes

Life Just Got A Whole Lot Better For This Vet, Cancer Survivor

Home Depot Vet
Fox10

Queen Latifah: Domestic Violence Is A Problem In 'Every Part Of Society'

Queen Latifah
The Queen Latifah Show

REPORT: Ravens Knew Details Of Ray Rice Elevator All Along

Ray Rice
ASSOCIATED PRESS

In Georgia, Politics Moves Past Just Black And White

Atlanta Georgia
Comstock via Getty Images

As Ebola Outbreak Spreads, Here's How You Can Help

Ebola Aid
SIA KAMBOU via Getty Images

Archbishop Tutu Calls For 'End Of Fossil Fuels Era'

Desmond Tutu
Didier Baverel via Getty Images

Cory Booker Has A Great Take On NFL Firestorm

Goodell Booker
Getty

Liberian Boy Who Had Ebola Does Delightful Dance During Treatment, Has Since Recovered

Mamadee
YouTube/Doctors Without Borders

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Admits Failure 'Starts With Me'

Roger Goodell
Elsa via Getty Images

This Guy Is Running For The Senate Just To Make The World More Anti-Semitic, Racist

Ransdell
Ransdell campaign ad/YouTube

Cops Shoot And Kill Suspect 5 Miles From Ferguson Scene

Crime Scene
JaysonPhotography via Getty Images

Conflicted Congress Passes Obama's New War Funding

Capitol
Michael McAuliff

Former NFL Player Retires So He Could Donate Kidney To Brother

Kemoeatu
Jamie Squire via Getty Images

Follow HuffPost

    1. HuffPost
    1. HuffPost
    1. Most Popular on HuffPost
    2. Latest News
    3. View all RSS feeds

Chris Brown Ready To Stop Getting In His Own Way

Chris Brown
Omar Vega/Invision/AP

'Red Band Society' Ads Calling Octavia Spencer 'Scary Bitch' Pulled After Outcry

Red Band Society
Fox

PHOTOS: Doug E Fresh Highlights BET Hip-Hop Awards

Doug E Fresh
Dan Harr/Invision/AP

Alicia Keys Hopes To 'Make The World A Better Place' With Nude Photo

Alicia Keys
FADEL SENNA via Getty Images

Lauryn Hill Fans Were Very Displeased This Weekend

Lauryn Hill
David Wolff - Patrick via Getty Images

Sir Mix-A-Lot Says He Is Glad Nicki Minaj Used 'Baby Got Back'

Sir Mix A Lot
Suzi Pratt via Getty Images

15-Year-Old's Striking Photographs Are Pure Magic

Eyem
David Uzochukwu

Kim Kardashian Nude Photos Leaked?

Kim Kardashian Nude Photo
Lisa Maree Williams via Getty Images

Orlando Jones Fights 'Apathy' On Race Issues With 'Bullet Bucket Challenge'

Actor Orlando Jones
Alberto E. Rodriguez via Getty Images

R&B Star Keyshia Cole Arrested On Suspicion Of Battery

Keyshia Cole
ASSOCIATED PRESS

'Love & Basketball' Director Explains Hollywood's Excuse For Not Casting Black Actors

Gina Princebythewood
HuffPost Live

Gospel Stars Go On Tour After Recent Operations

Fred Hammond Donnie Mcclurkin
AP

Listen To Michael Jackson And Freddie Mercury's Unearthed Duet

Freddie Michael
YouTube

Shonda Rhimes Takes Down NY Times Critic Over Offensive Article

Shonda Rhimes
Todd Wawrychuk via Getty Images

Trouble For Revolt TV?

Pdiddy
Manny Hernandez via Getty Images

Andre Leon Talley: 'There Are Ceilings That I Have Not Broken That I Should Have Broken'

Andre
Getty Images

Why Television Needs A New Cosby Show

The Cosby Show
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Antwaun Cook: A Closer Look at Fantasia's Alleged Adulterous Lover

Comments (160)

In the midst of Fantasia Barrino's much talked about scandal with Antwaun Cook, many questions remain unanswered regarding the mysterious man in the center of the controversy.

Well, new details were uncovered about the proud member of the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity, who is also the father of two young boys.

Prior to the season three 'American Idol' winner meeting him at a Charlotte-area T-Mobile store, where he was reportedly employed, Cook held a career in real estate in which he pursued in 2003.

"I grew an interest in real estate originally from the investing side, and have continued in real estate from many different angles for the last seven years," the East Carolina University graduate allegedly wrote to potential clients on his Keller Williams Realty website. "I attained my real estate license in 2006, which allows me to share the knowledge from my own 'good' and 'interesting' experiences of the home buying and selling process."

"Being that I have researched and purchased my own investment properties it makes me knowledgeable in the many facets of the process," Cook continued.

"Allow me to help you with selling your home and finding your dream home," he offered.

Cook's self-proclaimed "high integrity" and customer service expertise may have translated well to helping Fantasia fulfill her mobile communication needs.

But despite the platinum-selling singer admitting to having a romantic affair with Cook since 2009, she also maintains in believing he was separated from his estranged wife, Paula Cook.

Unfortunately, he wasn't being as transparent as Barrino, 26, had initially thought. On Aug. 4, the missus filed for divorce, detailing in court documents that the singer engaged in an lurid affair with her husband and even "recorded" several of their sexual encounters.

The wife is seeking child custody, alimony and other monetary support, according to court documents filed in Mecklenburg County District Court in the Charlotte area.

The whirlwind of events not only reportedly came as a shock to Fantasia but also "overwhelmed" her, according to her manager Brian Dickens.

The scandalous ordeal, which became a top story in the mainstream media, eventually landed 'The Color Purple' star in hospital Aug. 10 due to an overdose of aspirin and a sleep aid.

She was released from a North Carolina hospital on Aug. 12.

"She has been lifted up by the outpouring of love and support from her fans," Dickens -- a former Washington Court Hotel front desk attendant -- said in a statement. "She is more committed than ever to her daughter and her work because they are her heart, her soul and inspiration."

Though Fantasia and Cook have apparently called their affair off, it appears that they staged a reunion of sorts. Photos of the two surfaced online Aug. 13 showing the couple outside of Barrino's North Carolina home the day before -- with a camera crew in tow. Though a VH1 insider denies that the crew was there filming the finale of the reality show 'Fantasia For Real,' some believe that it was staged to boost ratings.

"Their relationship has been really off and on in recent times so we will just have to wait and see how things will pan out," a source told the website Radar Online. "Fantasia has plenty of people looking after her right now, and the most important thing is that she does not have too much pressure or stress."

Comments: (160)

Add a comment

Page 2 of 16

Add a Comment

Please keep your comments relevant to this blog entry. Email addresses are never displayed but they are required to confirm your comments. When you enter your name and email address, you'll be sent a link to confirm your comment, and a password. To leave another comment, just use that password."