Update: In a new update via Twitter, it seems that the couple have reportedly named their daughter Mars Merkaba. Erykah adds, “Her eyes are looking right into mine. she struggles to focus. I wonder where she just came from. I mean…her spirit…”
Originally posted February 1st: Singer/songwriter Erykah Badu and her boyfriend Jay Electronica have welcomed their first child together! The couple’s baby girl was born today, February 1st, at “1:30 p.m. exactly,” according to the proud papa who, along with Erykah, provided updates throughout the day via Twitter. Sharing that their daughter had arrived, Jay writes,
While no other details — including a name — have been released, per Jay’s updates, Erykah, 37, delivered her third child naturally. “My daughter is ready. Labor has begun. Everybody stand back. No hospitals. No doctors. No medicine. We’re waiting on midwife to show up,” revealed the excited dad earlier today.
From the sound of things, Jay, along with Erykah’s 4 ½-year-old daughter Puma Sabti had things under control! “I’m doing foot squeezes and foot rubs when the contractions hit. Puma is rubbing her hands.”
A few hours after the delivery, Erylah tweeted, “I can’t believe it’s over. Home birth, no painkillers, about five hours, she was a little past due date, but I didn’t mind waiting. Breath.”
The new baby joins Puma, Erykah’s daughter with rapper D.O.C and Seven Sirius, 11, Erykah’s son with Outkast’s Andre ‘Andre 3000’ Benjamin. The pregnancy was revealed at the Austin City Limits festival in September when Erykah took the stage in a smiley-face tee and showed off a growing belly.
Source: Jay Electronica
Thanks to CBB readers Tan and Fay.