The R&B singer, who’s responsible for hits like “Love” and “I Should Have Cheated,” told fans last week that she was expecting.
“PreggoInMyFashionNovaFit #CongratulationsAreInOrder,” she captioned an Instagram snap posing in a snakeskin number.
Days later, the 36-year-old posted an apology for intentionally misleading fans. Her post made many fans question if she was begging for attention.
telling y’all I was #preggo,” she explained in a follow-up Instagram post. “Buuuuuuut y’all need to stop body shamming me and saying I’m pregnant every other day.”
She claims the constant speculation “hurts my feelings,” adding, “thought it was sweet that you all were excited about the news tho.”
Some fans took her supposed prank to heart. One wrote in the comments, “I had a miscarriage and I’m upset at this myself. People body shamed her, but I wouldn’t post saying I was pregnant. She shouldn’t just ignored the haters. I’m praying for her though.”
Another person simply barked at Cole, “What a fkn stupid joke to make.”
Cole has one son, Daniel Hiram Gibson Jr., with ex-husband and former NBA star Daniel Gibson.