It's a Girl, Twitters Erykah Badu

Singer and partner keep world updated during labor, delivery
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 2, 2009 1:52 PM CST
Singer Erykah Badu performs in Lucerne, Switzerland, on July 18, 2008.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Erykah Badu delivered a baby girl yesterday sans doctors and medicine—and captured the experience 140 characters at a time, with Badu and partner Jay Electronica Twittering their way through childbirth, reports New York. “Labor has begun,” Electronica wrote. “The midwife is here. Feels like a scene from the color purple. She’s dialated to 8½ centimeters. Getting closer.”

Badu has two previous children, from relationships with rappers Andre 3000 and the DOC.