Actress Kyla Pratt has come under intense scrutiny after introducing her daughter, Lyric, to the world. Although most fans embrace new mothers, Kyla was criticized for waiting a year to tell the public about her bundle of joy. Frustrated with the negativity, Pratt decided to set the record straight about her child and baby’s father.

PHOTO: Lyric KirkPatrick celebrates her first birthday

On the delayed announcement and accusations of shame.

“I announced a little over a month ago that i have a one year old daughter named Lyric. Ever since then there has been mostly negativity thrown our way. This is something that i knew would happen so THAT is why i delayed the process of sharing my happiness with this lovely world. I did not HIDE. I was out doing everything i normally do. Please believe i was not in the house looking at the wall waiting for time to pass. Just because i didn’t publicize my pregnancy or try to make money off of it doesn’t mean i am not proud of my daughter or her father.”

The baby’s father.

“His image was and is Compton, Hood. My man/daughter’s father is a song writer, hiphop artist and a well-known tattoo artist. And has been doing these things for years. And is making money to take care of his Son & his Daughter the legal way so he can be here to raise them. When he releases his music and art work [that] he has been doing, i guarantee u i wont have to say anything else.”

In conclusion…

“I don’t owe anyone an explanation about My life. Just decided to set the record straight so people who think i CARE about their opinions will MAYBE give it a rest. The past is the past & the future is the future, and its Here. i love my daughter & i love her father. And would not change ANYTHING for ANYBODY. Thanks for listening.”

Read the full response here.

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  3. She does not owe anybody an explanation. People should learn to respect her privacy. Just because she is the limelight, doesn’t mean that the public owns her. Let her protect her family as she sees fit.

  4. I don’t even know why you waste your time trying to explain anything to anybody.girl you’re grown and you make your own money. and I know not 1 person that criticize you or had anything negative to say ever put one dime in your pocket or ever paid 1 of your bills. girl you do your thang and have a your business. and don’t worry about these jealous ass busters cuz I grew up in compton is there is a whole lot of good people there. the last thing I have to say to you is congratulations

  5. Kyla please! Who are you addressing this to? Do you personally know the folks that’s saying the negative things? If you do, then you could have said it to their face. Because as far as the public goes, you could have continued to keep this a secret cause I doubt anyone was following you around to get pics of you pregnant. And I seriously doubt they would be trying to snaps pics of the baby. You C & D list actors need to get over yourselves. Folks don’t care as much as you “wish” they would.

  6. why does the public think that celebrities owe them anything if i was her it would still be a secret …..

  7. Perhaps Kyla wanted to enjoy the first year of her daughter’s life without being under scrutiny? I don’t see anything wrong with her choices. God bless her and her family.

    • You have a “relationship” with her? REALLY? I wonder if SHE knows this? LMAO! That sounds kind of STALKISH…do you know her PERSONALLY? Since you feel so entitled to know her business would you also like to what day her period starts and stops or is that too much for you? She don’t owe us anything. Her life! Her business!

  8. People are not being ignorant! We as her fans love her and want to know almost everything about her. Unfortunately this also gives her the responsibility to share her life with us. This is the con-side of being a star. Stars cannot just enjoy the pro,s and not the cons.When she was a miss nobody, we her fans made her famous. Now she is rich and famous and acts like she do not need her public anymore. Be carefull missy! If it was something like having a nose job or liposuction, I would said ok. But a baby is way to big a thing to hide, for what ever reason! We as the fans have a relationship with the stars, no matter how crazy it sounds, and this was a huge betrayal to us, or ME.

    • @ Heaven- You sound REAL STUPID!! “Unfortunately this also gives her the responsibility to share her life with us”…WTF??? ARE YOU SERIOUS?? She has a responsibility to her DAUGHTER not YOU!! Just because you WANT to know doesn’t give you a RIGHT to know. Yes she is a celebrity but she is also entitled to a PRIVATE life. Whether she told it today, 2 years or 5 years from now ppl would still NOT be happy…SO THE HELL WHAT!

  9. Congrats Kyla! I admit I was very surprised when I saw her interview on 106 n park BUT I am happy for her…She is a beautiful baby.

  10. Well I’m glad she ddn’t get on mags like Jamie lynn and all these other young stars just 2 make money off of the baby.I’d rather her wait and tell people then to glamorize unwed pregnancies.We have enough of that as it is.

  11. Well its one thing for her to want to keep her life private but why wait until now to say that she is a mother? Everyone else wants to say “oh yes she just wants to keep her life private” That’s a big load of bull crap. If you want to keep your life private you should have been doing the same thing you’ve been doing for the past 21 months. And its crazy how she plugged her baby daddy by talking about how he does music and art work. Come on Kyla…… you cant be serious. Your star has been starting to fade and its amazing that you held on to something this “juicy” to get back in the limelight.

    Hate if you want I’m keeping it real.

    • Kyla Pratt is a star. She is well known and famous. She dont have to be on Cameron Diaz level to be considered a star.

    • @ Heaven- You sound REAL STUPID!! “Unfortunately this also gives her the responsibility to share her life with us”…WTF??? ARE YOU SERIOUS?? She has a responsibility to her DAUGHTER not YOU!! Just because you WANT to know doesn’t give you a RIGHT to know. Yes she is a celebrity but she is also entitled to a PRIVATE life. Whether she told it today, 2 years or 5 years from now ppl would still NOT be happy…SO THE HELL WHAT!

  12. I remember a little while ago, this girl made a status on facebook saying “teamnobabies” & saying how its sad how all these girls are having babies out of wedlock. Then someone commented on it & said “I believe you are sexually active which is something that is not suppose to be done before marriage.” Then the person went on to say “How many abortions did you have in high school again?” The girl didn’t respond, she just deleted the status which means she knew she had no right to judge no one. People need to get off their high horse & realize they have no room to judge NO one on their personal choices.

    Kyla’s reason for not putting her pregnancy out there is a good one. People were getting on her about her boyfriend choice & not being married. Its none of your business, he’s taking care of his family, like she said the legal way. People say the same mean things about Lauren London, which is probably why she won’t share pics of her baby.

  13. Kyla is right, it’s her life and she does not have to explain herself to no one. It kills me how the public thinks they have the right to know everything about an entertainers life.

  14. Wow people can be so ignorant. She does not not owe anyone any type of explanation about her personal business, just like we don’t. If her man is a stipper, then so what!!! Strippers have families too. I know now she is hating that she ever said anything..

  15. I don’t care if she’s a celebrity or not. It’s HER life. No one has to live it nor answer to GOD about it but HER! Whether she hid it, sold her pregnancy, was in the limelight, has a baby daddy, he’s a stripper or a wall street man, it’s HER life. She has her daughter & she’s happy being a mother to her. PERIOD!

    What she eats doesn’t make me sh*t, so do you Kyla.

  16. I like Kyla, but do people really care or is this for publicity? After the Proud Family (or One on One…whichever ended last), no one thought about her. It seems that now she’s trying to bring attention to herself, possibly because of her new show.

  17. lol.. she def doesnt care what ppl thinks. i love the part where she wrote his image was and still is COMPTON.. lol…. cute baby looks jus like her.

  18. Hello She does not to tell anyone or anyone any explanation. Famous or not

    Maybe she is feeling somewhat ashamed because the guy is just a
    “baby daddy” and not a husband and he may not be totally committed to her. We don’t know the real story

    Why else would she seem to be hesitant. She is in her 20’s, grown !!and not a teen mom.

    • True! I think she did feel ashamed bcuz he is not that big and I guess he saw that and after a few years he got things together and started making enough 2 support her and the two kids.She didn’t have to tell us about the other kid though because that infers that there is another baby momma which is not good.

  19. I read this whole article and if BCK is going to post it on their website, they need to post the whole story. Her blog was addressing the fact that her baby’s daddy is or isn’t a stripper. She hid it because baby’s read emotion and she didn’t want to ride an emotional rollercoaster while pregnant and now she has what she calls “very happy” baby.

    S/N/Stab: She wasn’t trying to sell her pregnancy..her words not mine like others..

  20. I am proud of Kyla to stand up to the negitivity and proud that she’s working for her money in stead of showing off her baby or man to the world for money. You Go Girl!

  21. It seems as if people give child stars a hard time when it comes to growing up. I wish everyone would leave this girl alone and let her live her life. Good luck to her and her family!

  22. Lyric is so cute! She is her mother’s TWIN! My goodness! Kyla, why do you have to explain yourself to people? You really don’t. Your daughter is healthy and happy. You are healthy, happy and living your life. That’s all that matters. I tell you.. This universe is so twisted. People love negativity. Too damn judgmental. A lot of people today do not like seeing people happy.

    Peace and Happiness Everyone! Have a blessed Wednesday! Namaste! ✌

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