“I Rise ABOVE IT ALL!!! THE WORLD IS GONE MAD. KIDS, THE GOVERNMENT THE church House… Everybody Trying!!!!!!! Its a lot that going on that the Bible speaks about we should Not be doing. Weed legal in some places, Gay Marriage Legal BUT YET IM JUDGED!!! I’m not doing Nothing for you… My Life!!!!”
Christopher Boston PR, an entertainment public relations firm, released a statement on behalf of Fantasia and her manager.
“Comments made by Ms. Barrino through her Intragram account were recently taken far out of context, and the purpose of this release is to set the record straight. Ms. Barrino is not now, nor has she ever been an opponent of the LGBT community. She has supported and performed at numerous events that are sponsored by the LGBT community. Whether it’s through a live performance or placement on social media, Ms. Barrino uses every opportunity to reach out and connect with her fans, all of her fans.”
What is unclear is the “judgement” part Barrino refers to on her post. She hasn’t been in the spotlight since winning a Grammy last year. Though she has had issues with dealing with criticism from the public before.
Barrino attempted to commit suicide in 2010 after she was accused of having an affair with a married man.
The singer told “Good Morning America” in 2010 that she feels “overloaded.”
“I always take a licking and keep on ticking… It just became heavy for me to the point that I just wanted to be away from the noise… There’s so much that people don’t understand. They just see the glitz and the glamour, and they feel like life is so perfect, but we’re human and we go through things.”
Barrino is scheduled to perform at the 2013 Super Bowl Gospel Celebration in New Orleans in February.