Is Erykah Badu married? No, she isn’t. However, she has been in multiple relationships which we shall discuss here. Previously, she was in the relationship with rapper André 3000 (born on May 27, 1975) with whom she became a mother to a son named Seven Sirius Benjamin (born on November 18, 1997). The couple ended their relationship sometime near 1999 and their love life is still noted because André 3000’s song Ms. Jackson is inspired from their relationship.
She also dated Hip Hop luminary Common from 2000. The couple encountered a problem within them which made them separated in 2002. She became the mother to her second child born as a daughter named Puma Sabti Curry on July 5, 2004, with West Coast rapper The D.O.C. In 2004, she initiated her love life with rapper Jay Electronica (born on September 19, 1976). Her third child was born as a daughter named Mars Merkaba Thedford on February 1, 2009, with him. The same year, the duo got separated. Scroll down to explore more interesting personal facts and biography of Badu:
Who is Erykah Badu?
Born as Erica Abi Wright (real name), she landed the planet on February 26, 1971, which makes the age of Erykah Badu be 49 years old as of 2020. By profession, she is a singer-songwriter who started her professional career since 1994. Her performance in Fort Worth made her receive her contract deal with Kedar Entertainment.
In February 1997, she released her first studio album which was entitled Baduizm which includes singles like Next Lifetime, Otherside of the Game and On & On. The debut album successfully earned triple Platinum certification by the RIAA. In November 1997, she released her first live album which was certified double Platinum. She continued her musical journey releasing further studio albums like Mama’s Gun (2000), Worldwide Underground (2003), New Amerykah Part One (2008) and much more.
Early Life and Education
Erica Abi Wright was born in 1971 and her place of birth is in Dallas, Texas, the United States of America. She was raised up alongside her sister Nayrok under the custody of her mother after the divorce. Her father’s name is William Wright Jr. As a child, she was also financially supported by her maternal and paternal grandmothers. Her uncle TBAAL founder Curtis King and godmother named Gwen Hargrove guided her to perform at the TBAAL and Dallas Theater Center. At the age of four, she developed a deep interest in singing and dancing. She was freestyling for a local radio when she was 14 years old and later decided to modify her name from Erica to Erykah.
Talking about her education and academic achievements, she was enrolled at Booker T. Washington High School and later went to Grambling State University where she studied theatre as her major subject. She dropped her University education in 1993 in order to give her full-time to the music career.
Career and Professional Life
Previously, Badu used to work for the South Dallas Cultural Center where she was serving as the drama and dance teacher. She started touring with her cousin Robert “Free” Bradford and was able to impress Kedar Massenburg through her Country Cousins, a 19-song demo. Massenburg brought the opportunity for Badu to record a duet with D’Angelo which was named Your Precious Love. After that, she was able to secure a record deal with Universal Records.
Through Kedar Records, she released her debut album named Baduizm on February 11, 1997. On November 21, 2000, she released her second studio album named Mama’s Gun which was recorded between 1999 and 2000. Her third studio album was titled Worldwide Underground which was recorded Motown Records on September 16, 2003. Her fourth studio album was released on February 26, 2008, and was entitled New Amerykah Part One. The sequel of this album was released through Universal Motown on March 30, 2010.
Moving to her personal life, Badu isn’t married yet. She mostly lives in Dallas and also splits her time in Fort Greene, New York. Looking at her relationship history, she has dated rapper André 3000, Common, The D.O.C. and Jay Electronica. She is the mother of three children including two daughters and a son. Carl Jones who was supposed to be Buda’s husband separated in 2018. Holding an American nationality, Badu is from a mixed ethnic background.
Regarding her body measurements, the American singer has a height of 5 feet. She weighs about 45 kilograms which makes her physically balanced. Badu has a perfect appealing body measurement of 30-26-36 inches where she needs a dress size of 4 and her feet size is 6 as per the United States measurement. Talking more about her physical appearances, she has been blessed with a Hazel colored eye whereas her hair is of black color. Badu is highly conscious of her diet and is also a vegan.
Salary and Net worth
American singer and songwriter, Erica Abi Wright has an estimated net worth of 12 million USD. To date, she has released five studio albums that have proven to become commercially and critically successful. Alongside her jaw-dropping amount of net worth, she has received multiple BET Awards and has secured over 59 nominations.
Wiki and Facts
One can easily explore Erykah Badu’s biography on most of the demanded wiki sites including Wikipedia and IMDb. Her Instagram profile is reachable @erykahbadu where she has retained more than 3.4 million followers. You can also find her on Twitter @fatbellybella available with more than 2.6 million followers. Her Facebook profile is reachable @erykahbadu.