Andre3K Tells Why He& Badu Considered Aborting Now GROWN SON,See Him Now Tho

Posted On : December 29, 2016

When Erykah Badu was dating Andre 3000 and infamously sang “Call Tyrone” in her 1997 video with their growing unborn son, Seven Sirius Benjamin, in her belly, it was official- they were like the new Ashford & Simpson of hip hop and R&B. But there was something we didn’t know back then, and there are also a few interesting things that many may not know about their adult son now. See what they revealed below…


Screen Shot 2016-12-29 at 5.35.15 PM In an interview with The New Yorker, Erykah and Andre 3K confirmed that although they were crazy in love in 1996/1997 and we, the fans, were thinking everything was all good for them, but they came this close to almost aborting their now 18 year old pride and joy, Seven.. Screen Shot 2016-12-29 at 5.38.26 PM They're clearly grateful they didn't go through with the abortion, but at the time, they considered it because Seven was conceived just weeks after Badu's very first album, "Baduizm," released and she hadn't even fully developed a true fan base yet, nor solidified her career. Andre 3K's career with Outkast and the Dungeon Family was steadily growing and they were traveling to different parts of the country nonstop. But somehow, some way, they made it work and kept their baby. Here's what was reported:

[Badu] was reminiscing about 1997, the year of her triumphant début. “You know how you get to pick groupies out of the audience, and stuff like that?” she said. “I didn’t get to do any of that.” She had met André Benjamin at a club in New York, and their son, Seven, was conceived in the chaotic weeks after “Baduizm” was released. “Me and Erykah actually had to sit down and figure if we were going to keep this child,” [Andre 3000] Benjamin says. The couple toured through the pregnancy. “She would hit the stage, I would hit the stage, then we would go back to the hotel and I would be putting shea butter on her stomach,” he says.
screen-shot-2016-12-29-at-5-43-05-pm Andre later rapped about their past relationship and their decision not to abort their son on one of his songs when he said “We’re young, in love—in short, we had fun / No regrets, no abortion, had a son.” They're both extremely close to their adult son, who looks so much like his Pops during his Outkast "Southernplayalistic" days, it's scary.


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