Erykah Badu Blogs About Her Baby Girl
Singer Erykah Badu whose birth name is Erica Abi Wright gave birth to a baby girl on Sunday and has taken to the Internet to share the experience with her fans. According to reports she used the social networking site, Twitter to offer details on the birth. The baby’s father is her boyfriend, rapper Jay Electronica.
Badu revealed in her blog that she decided to have the baby at home. Based on details given by Badu, she was in labor for five hours. The singer also mentioned that she took no painkillers to help her with the delivery.
Badu has two children from a previous relationship. Her son Seven Sirius with Andre 3000 of OutKast was born in 1997, while daughter Puma Rose was born in 2004. Puma Rose’s father is West Coast rapper The D.O.C. One is left to wonder if the new addition’s name will be as interesting as her siblings.
She has won a number of Grammy awards for her work. Badu played an integral role in the development of neo soul, with some referring to her as the “First Lady” of the genre. When most people think of Erykah Badu large multi colored head wraps probably come to mind. As for her musical style, it often gets her compared to Billie Holiday.
Badu has also appered in films, most notably, The Cider House Rules and House of D. For anyone wondering if her name change holds any significance, it does. According to the Wikipedia website, ‘kah’ refers to the inner self. Badu is an African name, but according to her father, in Arabic it means truth and light.
More celebrities will probably follow suit and write about their birthing experiences in their blogs. Lets face it, it’s just one more way to get info to their adoring fans. Aside from the information on painkillers, not much information was found on the birth itself. But no doubt the whole thing is probably inspiring her next hit.
Congratulations to this enormously talented singer on the birth of her third child. I’m sure the baby will enjoy every nighttime lullaby as much as Badu’s fans enjoy her music.