Fantasia Barrino’s Baby Daddy Pulls Shocking Move

Photo Credit: Instagram
Photo Credit: Instagram

By: Amanda Anderson-Niles

R&B singer Fantasia Barrino may be happy with her current love life, but an old love has decided to blindside her in the North Carolina court system. According to Rumor Fix, the father of Fanny’s daughter Zion has filed for custody and she’s shocked because he allegedly hasn’t been involved in Zion’s life for many years.

Rumor Fix writes:

We have been provided an official statement via the former American Idol winner’s rep that reads, “Fantasia Barrino is currently involved in a Child Custody, Visitation, and Child Support legal proceeding filed in Mecklenburg, North Carolina. The lawsuit was filed by Me. Brandel J. Shouse, the father of Fantasia’s 13-year-old daughter Zion. Despite living in North Carolina, Mr. Shouse had very little personal contact with Zion and has provided no financial support for her. The case will not be heard until 2015. Fantasia is confident that legal process will move forward smoothly and that the Court will make a decision that is in the best interest of Zion.”

Despite the baby daddy drama, the R&B artist is keeping her head up high, her rep tells RumorFix in a statement, “Fantasia hopes that her fans understand the sensitive nature of these matters and that she cannot share with them all of the details at this time. Fantasia also knows that all of her ‘Baby Mama’ fans know exactly what she is going though and will support her as she continues to take wonderful and complete care of her daughter.”


  1. So basically he just wants to get Fanny to pay him child support for a child he never gave a damn about to begin with.

  2. Wow. He’s never been involved in the child’s life but now he’s filing for custody? His intentions don’t seem pure.

  3. Another dead beat alert. He’s clearly trying to get custody so he can demand child support from Fantasia. He is truly pathetic especially because he hasn’t played a role in his daughter’s life.

  4. He’s a bum. But Fanny will prevail. The court will see he’s just trying to get child support and shut him down.

  5. Really….Unbelievable!! We were part of the same church family & they didn’t even claim this child until she was crowned American Idol…what a load of crap!

  6. SMDH. Trifling muthaf*ckas like him always wanna claim custody for one reason and one reason only, to get out of paying child support. Been there, done that got the T-shirt. I hope that judge sticks it to his a$$

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