After much controversy surrounding her pregnancy, singer Fantasia Barrino has given birth to a baby boy on Tuesday.
The singer, 27, gave birth in the Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, N.C, according to her Facebook page. However, Barrino has remained absent from social media websites like Facebook and Twitter after many questioned the union with the father of her child.
Antwuan Cook, the alleged father of Barrino’s baby, became romantically involved with the singer while legally married. The incident caused many to react negatively on social media networks after receiving the news of her pregnancy.
“Is the father of (Fantasia’s) baby the same married man she has been sleeping with or some other man whose home she is going to wreck,” one person tweeted after news of her pregnancy surfaced.
Barrino told fans at her concert over the summer that she had been apprehensive about sharing her pregnancy news because of negative backlash she would receive.
“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,” the singer shared with her audience Sunday. “This child that I carry, God has given me this child. And I don't have to hide it from none of y'all."
However, she later decided to fall out of the public eye during the majority of her pregnancy. Barrino sent a farewell tweet to her supporters over the summer, stating that the negativity was too much for her to handle.
“This will be my last time on here..sorry you guys,” Barrino tweeted. “Bye my people! Learn how to uplift your people, pray for them and not be so quick to judge and put them down."
Despite her decision to distance herself from the social networking website, fans of Barrino took to Twitter to wish her congratulations on the new addition to her family. While some reacted with a “whoah” and statements that included the words “sin” and “home wrecker,” most comments made in reference to the former American Idol winner seemed positive.
"Congratulations Fantasia on the birth of your son this morning,” a fan wrote on Facebook. “I'm sure you're overjoyed and proud as can be. Blessings to you and your family."