Erykah Badu's official website is reporting that the recording artist welcomed a baby daughter into the world yesterday (Sunday, February 1) with a midwife-attended home birth in Brooklyn.
Badu and her boyfriend, Jay Electronica took turns twittering the news as the birth unfolded.
To start things off, Badu tweeted, "Morning, I'm in labor."
At one point, the excited papa tweeted, “My daughter is ready. Labor has begun. Everybody stand back. No hospitals. No doctors. No medicine. We’re waiting on midwife to show up.”
Erykah’s 4 ½-year-old daughter Puma Rose was also present, as Jay went on to tweet, “I’m doing foot squeezes and foot rubs when the contractions hit. Puma is rubbing her hands.” According to MTV.com, Electronica even typed updates 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.
This is Badu's third child, and Electronica's first.