'American Idol' Fantasia Barrino opens up tonight on VH1

fantasia-for-real-Vh1-320.jpgWinning " American Idol" can get pretty complicated after the confetti has dropped. Season three winner Fantasia Barrino knows that firsthand.

Since her win, Barrino has been barraged with bad press surrounding her finances, her illiteracy, family rifts and whether she'll fulfill the promise of her A.I. win.

Tonight, " Fantasia For Real" premieres on VH1 and the diva wants the reality series to clear up some rumors.

"I've always been an open book ever since I was on 'Idol,'" she tells MTV. "But I kind of wanted everyone to hear it from the horse's mouth, how things kind of went down, what the truth is, and kind of watch me as I rebuild my dynasty and kind of grow up from some of the things that were hindering me."

One of the rumors she hopes to clear up: Did Simon Cowell save her home from foreclosure?

The house that I'm in now is just one of my dream homes," the diva says. "So up until the very last day, we began to pack things up, and I paid out of my pocket. No, Simon Cowell did not help me with anything!"

In the show, Fantasia addresses her 2005 admission that she's functionally illiterate. She lets the cameras follow her as she studies to get her GED and says that she wants viewers to learn something from watching her. Viewers will also get a behind the scenes look at Fantasia recording an upcoming album.

Check out VH1's video about the show below:



"Fantasia For Real" premieres tonight, Monday, January 11 at 10 PM E/P on VH1.

Are you looking forward to the diva's comeback?

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