The NY Post recently reported that the former star of “The Color Purple" had missed nearly 50 performances. And this fact seemed to fuel the speculation that Fantasia was about to be a baby mama again. The NY Post even published a follow up story, 'Purple Parent'. In the article the newspaper cites the blogs as "reliable sources" and addresses the blog rumors. Here's an excerpt:
"Does Fantasia Barrino have a bun in the oven? Yes, say several reliable bloggers including MediaTakeOut.com and celebrity writer Jonathan Jaxson, who credit Atlanta rapper Young Dro with being the father. Barrino's flack didn't get back to us, but an upcoming visit from the stork might explain the star's numerous absences from the Broadway smash "The Color Purple," which she's just left."
A rep from her Broadway show, The Color Purple, tells Usmagazine.com. "Fantasia is not pregnant and the Internet rumors are entirely untrue. Barrino's rep confirms to Us. "It is true that she has missed some performances because she has gotten sick from time to time over the nine months, but doing eight shows a week is a lot so she missed a few."
So, that's it. Fantasia Barrino is not pregnant. She's not preggers, knocked up, getting a new baby daddy or in for a whole lotta baby mama drama. Whew. That's a mouthful. But you get the point.
In other related American Idol news, former Finalist Jessica Sierra is pregnant. According to TMZ, sources confirmed that Jessica Sierra, is in fact knocked up in jail. The 22-year-old is currently in the infirmary of the Falkenburg Road Jail in Florida on a "pregnancy diet" after her unborn child was conceived with a "rapper", reports website TMZ.com.
Earlier this month, Sierra pleaded not guilty to charges of disorderly intoxication, resisting arrest and violating conditions of her parole on earlier felony battery and possession charges, following a drunken bar brawl. Local officials claim Sierra begged police officers not to arrest her in return for oral sex.
She was also charged with cocaine possession after cops found a small amount of the illegal substance on her as she was taken to jail. And Sierra recently became the latest celebrity to star in a leaked sex tape, which a major porn distributor is planning to release. The footage shows the disgraced 22-year-old in a variety of sexual poses in what looks like a motel room.
Jessica Sierra didn't win American Idol. But we think Jessica should definitely be nominated for most "Baby Mama Drama of the Year". What do you think? Remember Fantasia's song "Baby Mama"?
We sure do.
Click Here to Watch Her Sing the "Baby Mama Anthem." Fantasia - Baby Mama