Seven Sirius Benjamin is the son of Erykah Badu and her former boyfriend André 3000. Seven, who has an uncanny resemblance to his father, is doing incredibly well on his own and at times, spawns quite a bit of curiosity among his parents’ followers. In addition to being an occasional musician, he is also a college student.
While Badu and 3000’s relationship didn’t last long, the exes have still remained close friends and have also built a strong co-parenting relationship to give their son, Seven a healthy growing environment. Benjamin’s biological parents, who belong to the same fraternity, were in a relationship for about four years before their split in the late 1990s.
Know more about their first child, Benjamin in the headings below; how was his life growing as a star kid, is he also into music, does he have a girlfriend and others.
Seven Sirius Benjamin Is The Son Of Erykah Badu
Seven Sirius Benjamin who was born on November 18, 1997, is now a 24-year-old about to graduate college.
Interestingly the Dallas, Texas native was born the same day, his singer mother, Badu released her second LP, Live in the United States. The album reached number one on the US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.
In an interview, she said the reason she named her son Seven was because to her it was “a divine number which cannot be divided.”
Seven Sirius Benjamin Parents Were Not Sure Having Him
When Badu got pregnant With Andre’s kid, the former couple had to think about whether to have a kid or not as both of them were at the height of their careers. 3000 once admitted to The New Yorker,
“Me and Erykah actually had to sit down and figure if we were going to keep this child.”
The then couple, nonetheless, decided to welcome their first child and keep going on a musical tour.
Seven Has A Great Relationship With His Mother, Erykah, And His Father
The young adult, Sirius is incredibly close with both of his parents. In like manner, his mom and dad are also doing a fantastic job when it comes to their parenting roles for their first-ever child.
While talking to Majic 107.5, Badu said,
“[We’re] very dedicated parents. From the day I got pregnant, we decided we would make this human being that we brought into this world together.
She added that neither her former partner, Sunny Bridges nor she took the existence of their son for granted.
What Is Seven Sirius Benjamin Doing Now?
Unlike his famous mother, Seven relatively prefers to live a life behind the camera.
What’s more, he is also not that active on any social media handles. He though can be seen occasionally on his mother’s socials.
His Parents, Erykah Badu And Andre 3000 Relationship
Benjamin’s parents, Badu and 3000 first met sometime back in 1995 at a New York City nightclub. Shortly after seeing the Mama’s Gun singer, Andre played her song On and On at the club.
Then, the two started going on dates and around two years later Badu got pregnant with Benjamin and gave birth to him on 11th Feb 1997. Erykah and Andre’s relationship, however, started to fall apart in 1999.
Badu, in an interview, revealed she and Benjamin’s father decided to end their togetherness simply because it didn’t work out for them. She added there was no infidelity or cheating behind their separation.
Many Have Commented About Seven Sirius Benjamin Looking Just Like His Father
Benjamin indeed, to a considerable extent, looks like his father. Whenever his mother features herself with him on her social media handles, fans can’t help but point out and talk about the striking resemblance her son shares with his father.
Back in May 2019, the mother-son duo was on a road trip to Hawaii and Seven’s double platinum-certified songstress mother posted a short video of her son from their trip on her Insta.
Soon after, in the comment section, one fan wrote,
“Wow! Seven is Andre’s twin!”
By the same token, another commented,
“Andre and his son look like twins.”
Not only do the fans talk about Seven and his father’s physical similarity, but they also often mention their common sense of fashion and very-alike voice.
Benjamin Has Two Half-Siblings
After breaking up with Andre, Badu went on to have a relationship with Texas-based rapper The D.O.C (Tracy Lynn Curry). When Curry and Erykah were together, they welcomed a daughter named Puma Sabti Curry (Seven Benjamin’s half-sister) on 5th July 2004.
After The D.O.C, Seven’s mother started dating another rapper and record producer, Jay Electronica with whom she gave birth to her third child/second daughter, Mars Merkaba Thedford on 1st Feb 2009.
Per some reports, Seven is quite close with both of his half-sisters. He often catches up with them to have some family time, again shown by his multiple times’ Billboard chart-topper mother’s Instagram handle.
In July 2019, Badu aired a picture, featuring all of her kids on one frame. The imaging included a caption that read,
“The HipHop Incredibles… don’t change the channel.”
Seven Sirius Benjamin Was Homeschooled
Erykah Badu homeschooled her first child, Seven from kindergarten to first grade. His mother explained she did so because she “wanted to give [him] special attention academically, to give him an advantage.”
The Grammy winner explained – because Seven Sirius had teachers at home, “He developed an edge in his schoolwork.”
In an interview with Babble, his mother said, he was a highly disciplined student. and a topper in class. She also revealed how her son, Seven never desired to skip school or be late or be untidy or not have his things in order because that was a big part of how she raised him.
When asked if her son was going to follow in her footsteps, the Baduizm singer said she didn’t have any idea what he was going to do. But, she added, her son would discipline himself and never stop learning.
He Studies At The University Of Colorado
As of 2022, Seven is a student at The University of Colorado-Boulder. In April 2016, his mother Erykah, herself announced her son getting acceptance letters from four universities of his choice on Twitter.
While sharing the news, she also shared a throwback photo of her holding her son with her ex-boyfriend. Alongside the tweet, the Queen of neo-soul wrote,
“Our son Seven got his 4 college choice acceptance letters. Makes parents feel good. Dream worked.”
Badu at the time also disclosed her boy was about to pursue psychology, art, and science at college.
Seven Sirius Benjamin Has Food Allergies
The On and On singer once revealed her son Sirius Benjamin has food allergies to some nuts, legumes, and melons. After learning that about her son, the singer decided to change his diet to macrobiotic.
In fact, she also transitioned her daughter, Mars Merkaba’s diet to a macrobiotic.
Does He Think About Pursuing Music As A Career?
Although Bridges Dookieblossumgame III and the Cider’s House Rules actress’ son, Benjamin are yet to reveal his passion, his parents occasionally talk about him.
While sitting for a Q and A with Kid Kraddick In The Morning, his father, Andre said that his oldest son has a lyrical talent. He said,
“He can actually rap. But he don’t want people to know he can rap. He’s actually good,”
Someone who himself is a famed rapper, Andre also gave his son some suggestions about rhyming with words. He said he advised his son to just put it out and to reveal it at any time he wants.
Does Seven Sirius Benjamin Have A Girlfriend?
As mentioned, the 24-year-old son of Badu and her former partner is quite silent about his personal life. In fact, so far, he hasn’t even sat up for even a simple converse much less let his private affair out in the open.
Considering his age, however, the chances are that Benjamin to a good amount has experienced some form of human partnership.
Though it’s completely up to a matter of time to know who Seven’s girlfriend or wife is/will be.
What Is Seven Benjamin’s Net Worth?
Both Seven’s parents, Badu and Andre are overtly millionaires with the latter’s net worth sitting around $10 million and the former’s over $35 million.
It, however, is only a hypothesis and arrays of opinions when it comes to decoding Benjamin’s wealth. In any case, it may be quite early to go on and pursue details with respect to his financial worth especially given that he is an absolute mystery about his profession.