Fantasia Barrino, who wowed audiences with her American Idol victory in 2004, is about to give up one of her homes in Charlotte, North Carolina. According to court papers, the $1.1 million property will be auctioned in January in a messy matter involving taxes.
The documents say that a group known as Broward Energy Partners of Florida paid some $68,000 in taxes in 2006. Fantasia paid back $10,000 of that but a judge declared the firm is entitled to recover the full amount.
Though Fantasia has been busy with two successful albums, a stint on Broadway and on the road in The Color Purple and an autobiography, revenues have apparently not been all she expected.