Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Erykah Badu Twitters Birth of Third Child

Badu and Electronica chose to forgo delivery in a hospital and instead opted for a home birth with a midwife. According to updates, it looked like the midwife may have been running a bit late.

"Labor has begun," Electronica wrote. "Everybody stand back. No hospitals. No doctors. No medicine. We're waiting for the midwife to show."

While waiting for the midwife, Electronica described the vibe and sent messages to rapper Talib Kweli ("I'm build for this sh--") and producer Just Blaze ("You should be here").

Electronica also compared the atmosphere to a scene from "The Color Purple." He wrote that only a few family members were present in Badu's Brooklyn home, including her daughter Puma. The rapper told followers he was sending the tweets between watching contractions and rubbing Badu's feet. He even blogged about Badu's water breaking, how far along she was dilated and when she started pushing.

"I see the head, full of hair," he wrote. Just over 20 minutes later, Badu gave birth.

"Feb. 1 2009 my first child, my daughter born at 130 PM exactly," the new father wrote. "It's the happiest day of my life."

Later, Badu, who has two children from previous relationships with rappers Andre 3000 and the D.O.C., popped back online with a message to fans.

"I can't believe it's over," she wrote. "Home birth, no painkillers, about five hours, she was a little past due date, but I didn't mind waiting. Breath."

They named their new daughter Mars Merkaba. Hey, I guess she’s doing her thing.

Read Erykah’s earlier defense of her 3rd pregnancy HERE.

Throw back clip of Erykah at Def Poetry Jam:


  1. chile, I LOVE Erykah Badu...she is my favorite artist next to Brandy. She can do no wrong in my eyes. So what she named her daughter Mars...I'm going to name my future child j/k.

  2. God, I love me some Erykah Badu! I wish she'd come out with somthing GREEEEAT!


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