Fantasia Shows Sexy Side on New Records

Fantasia’s trials and tribulations have been well documented, but the enduring R&B vocalist is showing the public a different side with her new music.

Hitmaker Rico Love spent time in the studio with the “American Idol” champ recording her third album. “Fantasia and I did four records together,” he tells Rap-Up.com. “I wanted to make sexy records for Fantasia. I wanted to show people her seductive side. I think we did some really, really strong records.”

The “Hey Daddy” songwriter, who’s worked with everyone from Beyoncé to Shakira, says Fantasia was on his wish list of collaborators. “It was my dream. Fantasia is a great vocalist, one of the greatest I’ve ever worked with.”

The recording process was a breeze. “Literally we were cutting songs in 45 minutes ’cause she would just nail the vibe,” he explains. “Anything I wanted her to sing, she sings it.”

Fantasia will return to the small screen this fall in her VH1 reality show “Fantasia for Real,” which has been renewed for a second season.