Some disturbing mail is causing Fantasia to work under tight security at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles, California. Tasia received a threatening letter in a stack of fan mail just days ago. The letter contained racial epithets, including the n-word. It even read, quote, “go back where you came from and die.” The writer of the letter claims to have worked as a Fox security guard during Fantasia’s run on “American Idol” in 2004. Her manager says she immediately contacted Pantages security, who in turn contacted the Los Angeles Police Department over the letter. Fantasia is currently performing in “The Color Purple” at the theater. Security has been heightened there to the point where anything sent to the star’s dressing room will be pre-screened by security. Fantasia says, quote, “I will not be defeated by one isolated person’s hatred.”.
This isn’t the first problem Fantasia has had since beginning her run in “The Color Purple” at Pantages Theater. The singer plays in the starring role of “Celie,” in this play, presented by Oprah Winfrey. According to the Los Angeles Times, Fantasia had only performed two nights since the play opened on February 10th due to inflamed vocal chords. She recovered in time to return to the stage on the night of the 16th. Her last run in “The Color Purple” on Broadway resulted in a loss of a million-dollars worth of ticket sales after a sick Fantasia missed shows in 2007. Tumors were removed from her throat in 2008. “The L.A. Times” reports that her opening night performance this month at Pantages Theater was “raspy and hoarse.”