Monday, August 1, 2011
Fantasia Announces Pregnancy to the Wold On Stage (video)
"Singer Fantasia Barrino revealed during a concert Sunday what has been rumored for months -- she is pregnant.
"God has given me this child and I don't have to hide it from none of y'all," Barrino told fans at the outdoor show in Jacksonville, Florida.
The 2004 "American Idol" winner did not say when the baby is due or who is the father. Her manager did not immediately respond to CNN requests for information.
"You are the first person that I share this news with, and I share this with you because I can relate to you," Barrino told fans. "And for a while I walked around figuring out 'What will they say and what will they think about me?' But now I tell you I don't live my life for folk."
Barrino's weight gain fueled online rumors seven months ago that the R&B singer was expecting a child, but her manager said she was gaining 45 pounds in preparation to play legendary gospel singer Mahalia Jackson in a movie." read more - via CNN