R&B singer Fantasia Barrino‘s “Behind the Music” TV special aired Tuesday night (Aug 24) on VH1, and in the documentary, the 26-year-old entertainer talks about a number of topics, including becoming a single mother at 17 years old, winning “American Idol,” getting her G.E.D. and her recent suicide attempt where she OD’d on aspirin and sleeping pills.

To get a closer glimpse into Fantasia’s rise to fame (and the good and bad surrounding it), check out the video footage from her VH1 “Behind the Music” television special below…