On Tuesday (Nov. 29), Fantasia revealed that she is now an honorary member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
"Y’all have no idea how long I been waiting to share this news!! I’ve officially been inducted as an Honorary #SigmaGammaRho #D9 #sorority #prettypoodle THANK YOU… I am overjoyed," the R&B singer shared on her Instagram account alongside a video of her at the exclusive induction ceremony during the sorority’s Centennial Founders’ Month.
“I had to be quiet, it was hard but I am now apart of the best sisterhood there is and I just want to thank them, I want to thank y’all and yeah I love y’all,” Fantasia said in the video. “I’ve always wanted to be a part of a sisterhood. I love what you support, I love what you do and I won’t disappoint you. I promise I won’t! I will rep you EE-YIPP!"
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. is a historically African American sorority, international collegiate, and non-profit community service organization that was founded in 1922, by seven educators on the Irvington campus of Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. According to Sigma Gamma Rho's website, the sorority welcomed over 100,000 collegiate and professional women from different professions. They also have more than 500 chapters in the United States, Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, Germany, South Korea, U.S. Virgin Islands, and the United Arab Emirates.
Fantasia’s husband, Kendall Taylor, was in attendance to support his wife during the special moment. Other inductees included actress Alexis Jones, event producer Yvonne McNair, and Shawn Smith, who is the global head of communications at Osmo. The honorary title is awarded to individuals based off their amazing accomplishments.
She rose to fame when she became "American Idol" season three winner in 2004. She released her debut album, Free Yourself, that same year and it went platinum, selling over two million copies worldwide.