Soul singer Erykah Badu has embraced technology to share the news of her childbirth with fans. Badu and her third baby daddy Jay Electronica sent messages via the social networking site Twitter while she was in labor. Badu's daughter was named Mars Merkaba. Congrats to Erykah and Jay Electronica!
Erykah Badu welcomed her third child Sunday, her rep confirms to Usmagazine.com.
"Erykah gave birth to a baby girl at her home on February 1, 2009 at 1:30 p.m.," the rep tells Us. "The baby's father, [rapper] Jay Electronica, and her two children were in attendance."
The Grammy-winning singer and Electronica sent Twitter messages throughout their daughter's birth, MTV News reports.
"Morning, I'm in labor," Badu announced to her 4,500 followers on Sunday.
The couple chose to deliver at her Brooklyn, New York home with the help of a midwife -- who was apparently running late.
"Labor has begun," Electronica wrote. "Everybody stand back. No hospitals. No doctors. No medicine. We're waiting for the midwife to show."
He also announced that Badu's daughter Puma, 7, with rapper D.O.C., and Seven, 10, her son with Andre 3000, were present, and that he was writing updates while rubbing his girlfriend's feet.
Shortly after delivery, Electronica posted: "Feb. 1 2009 my first child, my daughter born at 130 PM exactly. It's the happiest day of my life."
Badu added: "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." source