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R&B songstress Fantasia Barrino (pictured) is hopping mad about the damage she feels the media is doing to her good name. Barrino is accusing the tabloids of making her out to be anti-gay marriage as a result of a comment she made via her Instagram account on Thursday, according to Billboard.

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The homophobic brouhaha first got its legs when Barrino posted the following message on Instagram:

I Rise ABOVE IT ALL!!! THE WORLD IS GONE MAD. KIDS, THE GOVERMENT, THE church House… Everybody Trying!!!!!!! It’s 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!!! Im not doing Nothing for you… My Life!!!!

The singer says the media ran with the statement and painted her out to be a homophobe when she says she is not one at all.  Barrino claims that she was merely venting about how unfairly she was being judged and that her words were misconstrued.

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Barrino sought the help of her management team who then spun their damage control magic by releasing a statement in her defense:

Comments made by Ms. Barrino through her Instagram account were recently taken far out of context, and the purpose of this release is to set the record straight, read the statement.

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.

Barrino then made the decision to post yet another Instagram message late Thursday about the incident:

Photo by tasiaswordNow im VERY UPSET!!!! BUT ITS COOL!! IM NOT THE SAME GIRL I USE TO BE. IVE BEEN HURT ENOUGH. IM A Grown Women thats been Hurt Enough now. FOOLISHNESS!!!! I APOLOGIZE TO ALL MY LOVES, ALLLL MY GAYS, QUEENS AND FAB FRIENDS WHO’S SEEING THIS NONSENSE RIGHT NOW. HAVE YOU FORGOTTEN THAT THEY HAVE TRASHED ME SINCE THE DAY I STEPPED ON THE IDOL STAGE? HAVEN’T YOU ALSO NOTICED THAT I STILL HAVE NOT STOPPED. TO MY GAY MANAGER( IM OVER SEEING YOU WORK SO HARD) THOSE WHO NO ME NO I DONT JUDGE ANY 1 AND THAT I JUST WANT THEM TO STOP TRYING TO JUDGE ME. TO ALL THE BLOGGERS AND NEWS STATIONS GOD BLESS YOU TOO!! CAUSE YOU NEVER SUPPORT MY GOOD YOU JUST REPORT THE BAD. I DONT CARE WHO GETS MARRIED OR WHO YOU LAY WITH, HANG WITH OR WANT TO BE LIKE. ITS YOUR LIFE LIVE IT. NOW GO AHEAD TAKE THIS AND TURN IT AROUND BUT IM STILL HERE CAUSE GOD PUT ME HERE. CHECK MY SPELLING AND MY GRAMMER* whatever you need to do* This is sad and im done with all this Media stuff .
 
 
 
 
What probably fueled the singer to go on her Instagram rant were all of the developments that led her to this point. Fantasia entered in to an affair with a married man, Antwaun Cook who also fathered her out-of-wedlock child.  A few months later, she attempted suicide by overdosing on pills, after getting wind that Cook’s miffed wife was gunning to sue her over her alleged husband-stealing ways.  Barrino’s illicit affair became fodder for the press and the tabloids and has not simmered down since.
 
 

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