Fantasia Says Her Career Is Her 'First Love'

The 'American Idol' alum talks to us about her split from Young Dro for Hip-Hop and R&B Week.

It was a classic tale of famous boy meets famous girl -- they fell in love only to have the music industry come between them. Fantasia said her two-year relationship with Young Dro dissolved because she couldn't focus on her career and be in a relationship simultaneously.

"I manly just focus on my career right now," the singer said. "When love comes to me, it has to be right this time. Everybody wants love -- right now it's not my main focus. When I let it be my main focus, it interfered with everything else I had going on. I kinda stopped performing. I became kinda like a housewife. People were like, 'What are you doing? You married, you have kids?' I'm a cancer woman -- I love very hard. I feel right now I had to make [my career] my first love because I fought so hard for it -- this is my boo right now."

'Tasia said she remains good friends with her ex.

"Dro is hilarious," she offered. "He will keep you laughing. He's very fun. He reminded me of my father -- that's why I fell in love with him. He's a good man. Shout-outs to Dro."

"We spent a lot of time running around from state to state," Dro explained. "The time came for us to separate. I guess she was trying to do more of her music and I was getting on my gritty with my music. There was a little more to that though -- we'll discuss that at a later time. She's cool though. We just broke up last year. There was a lot of rumors before then, but we broke up last year, 2009."

Dro says he and Fantasia still speak often.

"She's cool," he reiterated. "She reaches to me when she wants to talk. I reach out to her when I want to talk. I talked to her when she was on the set of Oprah."

Fantasia has a new single out ("Even Angels"), a new reality show ([article id="1629175"]"Fantasia for Real"[/article]) and a new album due later this year. Meanwhile, Dro is working on a new mixtape with DJ Holiday to drop within the next week or so, and a new EP Lo Life due in the next few months.

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