Baby Mama (song)

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"Baby Mama"
Single by Fantasia
from the album Free Yourself
Released May 3, 2005
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2004
Genre R&B, soul
Length 4:15
Label J Records
Writer(s) Barbara Acklin, Vito Colapietro, Neely Dinkins, Harold Lilly, Eugene Record
Producer(s) Co-Stars, Harold Lilly
Fantasia singles chronology
"Truth Is"
"Baby Mama"
"Free Yourself"

"Baby Mama" is a song by American singer Fantasia from her debut studio album, Free Yourself (2004). The song was released on May 3, 2005, as the third single from the album.[1] It was written by Barbara Acklin, Vito Colapietro, Neely Dinkins, Harold Lilly, and Eugene Record and produced by Co-Stars and Harold Lilly.[2] The single was a moderate commercial success in the United States, peaking at number sixteen on the U.S Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop and number sixty on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 charts.

Critical reception[edit]

The song is very meaningful to Fantasia because it was written as an anthem to inspire single mothers across the United States to follow their dreams. Fantasia has stated that "Baby Mama" is dedicated to "all of those single moms out there who tough it out to take care of the kids and work two jobs, go to school".[3] Critics have accused the song sending the wrong message about sexual activity and pregnancy to teens.[4] The song takes its title from the slang term baby mama. A parody of the song was made by comedian Rickey Smiley.

Sample credits[edit]

The song contains a sample of "There'll Never Be Any Peace (Until God Is Seated at the Conference Table)" by the Chi-Lites.


Chart Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 60
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 16


  1. ^ "Fantasia – Truth Is/Baby Mama." (n.d.) Yahoo! Shopping. Retrieved December 12, 2006.
  2. ^ "Fantasia (4) – Free Yourself (CD) at Discogs". 2004-11-23. Retrieved 2012-01-15. 
  3. ^ Cobb, Suzanne. (n.d.) "The True Idol: Motherhood." Los Angeles Family Magazine. Retrieved December 12, 2006.
  4. ^ Blair, Elizabeth. (May 24, 2005). "'Baby Mama' Spurs Debate over Teen Motherhood." NPR: Morning Edition. Retrieved December 12, 2006.

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