"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 told the crowd who'd gathered to see her perform Sunday in Jacksonville, Fla., in a show to benefit the city's newly opened Riverview Apartments.
Absent from Barrino's announcement was the identity of her child's father. Barrino went through personal and legal turmoil in 2010 as a result of a relationship she had with married T-Mobile worker Antwaun Cook.
The child will be the 27-year-old Barrino's second. Her daughter Zion is 9.
Watch Fantasia's announcement: