After much speculation, rumor and Internet innuendo, Fantasia recently announced that she was pregnant with her second child.

The announcement came as the former American Idol singer was performing at the opening of the Riverview Apartments in Jacksonville, FL (Why she was there? I have no idea).

Last month, the blogs lit up with speculation about Fantasia’s weight gain and her vacation with former beau, Antwaun Cook. Last year, Fantasia and Cook were involved in a very public relationship that left her in the middle of Cook’s nasty divorce scandal, and so depressed she attempted suicide. After kicking Cook to the curb (or so it seemed), many of Fantasia’s fans were shocked to see the two of them frolicking on the beach in Barbados.

As she started to perform over the weekend, Fantasia told the crowd she was pregnant, and she didn’t have to hide it anymore.

“I share this with you, because I can relate to you. For a while I walked around figuring out what will they say, and what will they think of me. But now I tell you I don’t live my life for folk. So, this child that I carry…God has given me this child, and I don’t have to hide it from none of y’all,” she said.

Although I wish her the very best, part of me wishes Fantasia would get it together. I’d hate for her to jeopardize her career, squander her amazing voice, and end up on an episode of “Unsung,” because her personal drama brought her down.

I’m rooting for you, Fanny!

  • yoli

    I hate to say this but…she is so embarrassing. What kind of “statement” is that? I’d be so embarrassed if I learned my mom announced her pregnancy by saying, “I don’t gotta hide it from NONE OF Y’ALL.”

    Ugh…

  • memphiskatieJ

    Wow… the way Fantasia’s life has been blasted in the media makes me wonder why she never stepped back and reconsidered her actions. While we shouldn’t pass judgement, her life as a public figure has opened her up to scrutiny and I’m sure this pregnancy will make for plenty of gossip. All of us go through storms and make questionable decisions, but at the end of the day her child’s health and well-being should be the main concern. Hopefully, the birth of this child will put things into perspective for Fantasia.

  • http://twitter.com/CherrellRene Cherrell Rene

    its true…ignorance IS bliss. God bless her heart smh

  • Ashley

    What kind of statement is that?? God may have allowed all your equipment to be working but it was you who became involved with a married man separated or not that brought you that child. So be embarrassed, be very embarrassed. Yes I think Alicia, Angelina and anyone else who had a relationship with a separated person should be embarrassed, Look what happen to Britney, lol, Fanny don’t let that be you.

  • Isis

    A mess!! She has severe self esteem issues. Lawd :(

  • Stephanie

    Something is mentally wrong with her.

    A few months ago she was pregnant and announced her abortion and now all of a sudden she is pregnant again and possibly by the same person that made her question herself?

    Ok. Clearly, she is not living for her daughter that she already has.

  • Magister Veritatis (RNI)

    I thought she was pregnant a few months ago? I remember reading something about her being pregnant by a married man. What happen to that child? Either way, Fantasia is a hot mess. I’m sure the baby father is a dead beat loser. Just the way her type likes them. Women like her play right into my new article about black families in America.

  • KingJason

    Could it have been…a simple case of the sex was too good?

  • starr

    We got to do better

  • Mimi

    I can’t stand when people try to portray themselves as holy and God fearing, but they live their lives in a completely different way. I watched her show on VH1 (mainly because her brother was HILARIOUS) and she’s going on and on about how she’s not breaking up a marriage and how she’s not involved with a married man and how she knows what the bible says and blah, blah, blah. First, separated is still married. Second, if you’re so religious why not get married and then have your child born in wedlock? But when you think about it, it really isn’t her fautt because it appears that she wasn’t taught the things that a strong-minded woman have been taught. Her mother and aunt both appear to be a tad bit dim so we probably shouldn’t expect much from Fantasia. Messy, messy, messy!

  • ShuShuMama

    Who are we to judge?

  • Shannon

    i love fantasia i really do i loved her even more after seeing her perform live last year just days before her shocking suicide attempt and I know its wrong to judge but with all that being said Fantasia is a HOT mess she really needs to take some time out & get her house in order! wish her all the best with the birth of her baby still love u FAN!

  • Anon

    She is an absolute mess. She really needs to get a clue. Self-sabotaging and self-destructive.

  • Persephone

    Magister Veritatis (RNI), I read your blog and I completely agree. I am an educated black woman who knows the difference between a one-night-stand and a potential life partner. I’ve messed with a thug before (while on birth control and using condoms), because he was cute. Did I expect him to change for me? No. Did I take him home to meet my family? No. Did I let the fool impregnate me? HELL NO! Black ladies, if you can afford weaves, blackberries, and to get your nails done every 2 weeks you should be able to afford birth control and condoms, which if you took the time to look into you could actually get for free anyway. Yes, if a man knocks someone up he SHOULD take responsibility, but if he wasn’t responsible to begin with why would you expect him to be just because you’re carrying his seed? Get it together ladies!

  • rkj

    I feel bad for her daughter and the baby that will be born into this messy situation. If only Fantasia could live her life without collateral damage. But that’s not how it works.

    I’m perplexed about why she would be performing at the opening of an apartment complex. She’s a top selling R&B artist. Maybe not A-list..but she’s a definite B. I’d love to know what that’s about. Is she hard up for money? Inked a bad record deal?

  • edub

    I read your blog as well and agree 100%. I want to know, from black women, what percentage of the responsibility we need to own up to.

  • guest

    aww the video gone!

  • cherbear

    As they say, “You can take the girl outta the ghetto but you can’t take the ghetto outta the girl.”

  • Magister Veritatis (RNI)

    Thank you, I appreciate the feedback..

  • Ms. ToYou

    I can understand what she’s saying..She is trying to move on with her life n prove her love for the man she loves by bearing his baby.Maybe they let under less admirable circumstances but that part is over the man is divorced..so she kinda felt uncomfy about it & so she hid it..now she’s like to hell with it…yall ain gotta carry her baby clothe it feed it so what the hell aré you talking about it for u know the baby ain going on welfare so it aint coming out your pocket.n under what circumstances was your baby brought into the world? Im just happy shes gonna actually go through with it cuz its no way in hell i would’ve even aborted the first one would’ve aborted the first especially for people i dont events.know…no i dont have kids but i teach them #prolife…. u all should be able to relate to whats going on hell its not the first time you’ve heard of this ish #aliciakeys & it won’t be the last.. now lets get back to our own realities that involve our own problems..good day :-)

  • Kelita

    Performing at the opening of a new apartment complex? WTF? What’s next, a whirlwind tour of new muffler shops?

    OK, whatever, that’s for another day.

    Concerning the pregnancy: Look, it’s obvious that this woman needs a lot of therapy and a lot of help from trustworthy (NOT her family or friends) people regarding her life decisions until the therapy is finally successful. She is simply not able to navigate her way through life with any kind of skill.

  • JaeBee

    True dat! I actually used to like Fanny back when she was on American Idol, but once she started to have more media presence, and all the messy details of her life started to come out, I quickly tired of her nonsense. She acts too silly and irresponsible to be a mother. I know she struggled when her daughter was first born, and I think it’s amazing that she has come as far as she has–but let it be known that Fantasia is her own worse enemy. A lot of the problems that she currently has in her life come from poor decision making–something you can’t be careless about as a parent.

    Fanny needs to go sit down someplace!

  • Andrea

    Did you call her Fanny? Bwahahahahahas. The rest of this is unworthy of my commentary. She needs real friends in her life.

  • Tara

    I am a big fan of Fantasia. Although, I wish she could’ve met someone that have so much baggage and drama! I wish only the best for Fantasia and, I pray that all of this won’t hurt her career in any shape or form.

  • Lynn Allen

    I do not know what Bible Fanny is reading but God does not uphold Adultrey…he will of course love this innocent baby….but Fanny read the Bible that has what happened to David after his affair with Batheshba

  • cupcakes and shiraz

    ghetto.

  • http://sodivinemagazine.com/blog/ Shenelle

    @ Lyn Allen, Word.

  • Felicia

    Remember Judge or be Judged!!!!

  • hehe

    Wow talk about self esteem issues. She had unprotected sex with a man she claimed deceived her about his marital status, then she had an abortion and was sued by his ex-wife. After all that she tried to commit suicide but still went back to him and had unprotected sex with him? This isn’t just stupidity this is not knowing your worth.

  • LurkerG

    ^^^Yes. @hehe

  • J Crucial

    Fantasia and R.Kelly going on tour together. R. Kelly’s Love Letter Cruise on October 1st

    http://www.concertscruise.com. Check it out I am trying to get hear some real RnB

Latest Stories

Maya Rudolph Scores Her Own Variety Show! Janelle Monae, Craig Robinson & Raphael Saadiq to Appear

by

Dating Don’ts: Love In The Age Of Instagram

by

New Study: Young Women View Incidents of Sexual Assault as Normal

by

Pew Center: Only a Quarter of Americans Consider Pres. Obama ‘Black’

by
Read previous post:
The Assault on Welfare
Musings On Accepting and Loving Others
Close