Fantasia Is Pregnant & She Doesn't Care What You Think

Fantasia pregnancy rumorsGood for Fantasia Barrino for being pregnant with Baby No. 2. The former American Idol seemed super proud when she announced the news to fans at a concert over the weekend, even though it was probably a little difficult for her to finally spill the beans. "I don't have to go hiding it from y'all" is the phrase she used, which means that's exactly what she was doing up to this point. Hiding it. Her words.

People pretty much guessed it a month ago during a concert in Barbados (at left). Maybe she was waiting to pass the three-month mark. Maybe she wanted to tell her family first. Maybe she was just waiting for a good time.

Or maybe it's just damn hard to break news like this when the story leading up to it is anything but a fairytale.

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A concert in Jacksonville, Florida at the opening of an apartment complex seems like a pretty weird time if you ask me, so my guess is she was probably sick of 'hiding' it, sick of the judgement for her somewhat shaky past, and sick of worrying about what people think of her.

Of course we are judging her. She messed around with a married guy (whose wife actually sued her over it), she tried to commit suicide when the news leaked and she couldn't take the heat, and she continued to try keeping the relationship with Antwaun Cook (presumably the baby daddy) under wraps when we all knew they were totally still a couple.

Here's what she told her fans:

You are the first person that I share this news with. And I share this with you because I can relate to you. 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.

This child that I carry ... God has given me this child. And I don’t have to hide it from none of y’all.

If Fantasia learned anything from the whole Antwaun Cook debacle, it's that hiding something can often backfire in your face once the whole rumor mill kicks in, so better to seize upon a particular body of knowledge and make it your own before someone else beats you to it. Now if only she would reveal Cook is the father and we can all say congrats and just move on. But small steps. It's been a rough couple of years for Fanny, but it looks like she's learning and growing -- in more ways than one.

What do you think of Fantasia's pregnancy?


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