NEW YORK — Ashanti says she was “disgusted” and “absolutely scared” when she learned in July 2013 that a fan who had been convicted of stalking her had since been tweeting her X-rated messages and posed for a photo with her sister.

The Grammy-winning R&B singer testified Tuesday at Devar Hurd’s trial. She says she was at a birthday dinner for her mother when another fan pointed out via Twitter that Hurd was the man in a photo with her sister from a 2012 event. Hurd was convicted in 2009 of stalking and served about two years in jail.

– From news service reports