By Jasmine Washington
Another day, another celebrity catching flack for their stance on the ongoing #BlackLivesMatter vs. #AllLivesMatter debate.
Fantasia is the latest celeb to get caught up in the drama after a flyer for the scheduled “Hear Me Now” concert that she is set to headline featured the phrase, “All Lives Matter.”
Originally scheduled to take place in Charlotte, North Carolina on September 25, Fantasia took to social media to explain why the show had been postponed and why she’s repping team “All Lives Matter.”
Joined by her husband Kendall Taylor, Fantasia released a Facebook video where she explained, “I understand that our people are still in poverty and we’re not getting certain things that we deserve. I understand that, but the only way we’re going to get it is not through tearing up buildings.”
The Definition Of songstress continued, “Two thousand years ago, Jesus ended the debate on which lives matter. He died for all us. All of us. Martin Luther King stood for love and unity for all people. United we stand, divided we fall. Let’s all stand together. So Black lives matter, yes they do. All lives matter.”
Anthony Hamilton, who was also scheduled to perform during the “Hear Me Now” concert, took to social media claiming he was completely unaware that “All Lives Matter” would be featured on the flyer and that he’s team “Black Lives Matter.”
Fantasia, a native of North Carolina, is moving forward with the concert in an effort to help heal her city which has been the latest city to face heated protests over a deadly police shooting of a Black man.