This was definitely one of the most EPIC moments here in NYC! Love Jones NYC held an ‘Side Effects of You’ official Album Release, Album Listening and Allstar Tribute for the incomparable Fantasia.
Held at NYC’s hotspot Club XL, a slew of Fantasia’s friends, supporters and fans came out to support the ‘American Idol’ alum. Pictured above with Tasia is the creator & host of Love Jones NYC, J-Harris.
Singer and R&B Diva’s star Monifah
Singer/Songwriter and DTP‘s Rudy Currence
Singer/Songwriter/Lyricist and ‘Platinum Hit’ Winner, Sonyae Elise.
Joe stopped by and even sung a short rendition of his classic hit ‘I Wanna Know’. #Dopeness
Missy Elliot’s new protege Sharaya J. was in the building.
Kenny Lattimore surprised Fantasia and gave a smashing performance.
Singer/Songwriter Yummy Bingham also hit the stage and blew the crowd completely away. Awesome performance!
And let’s just say….Yummy took it straight to church, as she made her way down to Fantasia for a 1 on 1 – singing a gospel medley which took Fantasia back to her roots.
Vashawn Mitchell also surprised Fantasia and took the stage by storm with his current gospel hit ‘Nobody Greater’.
Monifah also took the stage for a bit with her rendition of ‘Nobody Greater’.
DTP’s Rudy Currence also performed a few bars for to his friend and NC Native, Fantasia.
Gabriel Williams (SFPL) was asked to share a few words with Fantasia. This was definitely the highlight of the night!
Gary from Singersroom.com also took the time out to speak to one of his favorite performers, Fantasia of course.
‘The Ultimate Vocalist Fan Contest’ winner, Rob Hatcher hit the stage and devoted his performance strictly to Fantasia, whose been a huge inspiration in his life. We’re very happy for Rob – he did an excellent job!
Missy Elliot was also in the building to support her bud Fantasia.
And last but not least, the honoree of the evening, Fantasia hits the stage and it was lights out after her performance of ‘Lose To Win’. Simply freakin’ amazing!
Congrats to Fantasia on all of her hard work, dedication and strive to be the best. SFPL feels that she is one of the BEST performances that has ever landed on this earth. We thank God for her and the God-given talent that she possesses.
Photos by SFPL’s own; Bernard Smalls
More pics of the event below…