NEW YORK (AFP) - Former Spice Girl Melanie Brown says she is in no doubt that Eddie Murphy is the father of her unborn child, days after the actor and comedian said he wasn't too sure.

"I am obviously upset and distressed at some of the comments made by Eddie Murphy to the media," the artist formerly known as Scary Spice said in a statement released by her publicist.

"I was astonished what Eddie said -- there is absolutely no question that Eddie is the father," the statement added.

"I have no idea why anybody would want to conduct themselves in this kind of manner about such a personal matter in such a public way," she explained.

"My main concern is to concentrate on the wellbeing of my daughter and baby."

Murphy recently said in an interview that he and Brown had split up and that he wasn't sure who the father of the child was, indicating that a paternity test would be the only way to be sure.

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