Singer Erykah Badu Welcomes Baby Girl

Singer Erykah Badu Welcomes Baby Girl
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updated 07/22/2004 at 06:00 PM EDT

originally published 07/22/2004 06:00PM

Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Erykah Badu is a proud mother for the second time, having given birth to a baby girl on July 5, her publicist confirmed to PEOPLE.

Badu (formerly Erica Wright), 33, had the baby at her home in Dallas, with friends and family present. Badu has declined to name the father. The baby girl, named Puma, joins brother Seven, 6, whose father is Andre Benjamin (Andre 3000 of the hip-hop group OutKast).

"She is a big baby," Badu's rep said, denying that Puma is named for the athletic shoe. "Erykah is more down to earth than that. It's more likely that the name has meaning, that it's something natural."

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