Fantasia Claims Being Racially Profiled, Kicked Out Of Lake House Rented For Son’s Birthday; Airbnb Responds

BY Edwin Lamptey December 18, 2023 5:43 PM EDT
Photo Source: Instagram/@tasiasword

Fantasia Barrino, following the success of her Colour Purple press and nomination for her first Golden Globe, is currently embroiled in a back-and-forth with Airbnb after allegedly being racially profiled by the company. 

The information available suggests that she was also kicked out of a North Carolina lake house she rented for her son’s birthday.

The 39-year-old singer, on Sunday, December 17, 2023, called out her Airbnb host and the company in totality, after the alleged racial incident during her son’s birthday celebrations.

Taking to her official account on X, Fantasia wrote, “My stomach is so uneasy this morning as I’m riding back to my home in the cold and rain. I don’t say much when people do me wrong, but I can’t stay quiet on how my family and I were just treated from a host with @Airbnb @airbnbhelp trying to kick my kids and I out at 12:00 midnight.”

She went on to add that “the host accused us of having a party with loud noises outdoors because they saw balloons being dropped off and a game truck with no generator in the early part of the day. The amount of guests we reserved for are the amount of guest who stayed the night. They never said we weren’t allowed to have any company over!!”

She continued to explain that she and her family could have stayed at their own home rather than be racially profiled and kicked out. She detailed, “They made us get up at 6 in the morning and told us to get all these kids up and get out. They told us to get out last night. My stomach literally hurts.”

In response to Fantasia’s post, a representative on the Airbnb Help page on X noted, “Hi Fantasia, Airbnb does not condone discrimination in any way. You can view our Nondiscrimination Policy here: Please send us a DM with the email address connected to your booking, so our team can follow up. Thank you.”