As a single mother of three, singer Erykah Badu knows the hardships that come with raising children alone.
Though the fathers of her children are “are present a lot,” Erykah says, “No one chooses to raise children alone. When you’re in a relationship you want it to work. My parents did, I did. But we are not taught how to make it work. We don’t know how to perform in relationships. I did maths, science, English but we weren’t taught about human interaction, about relations with the opposite sex.”
Is Erykah suggesting schools give advice on relationships? “No, compassion lessons.”
Ms. Badu still lives in Texas where she works diligently on her music and raises her son Seven,13,(dad is rapper Andre 3000); daughter Puma,5,(dad is rapper D.O.C); and her youngest daughter Mars,1(dad is musician Jay Electronica).
“I’m a woman who has gone through many heartaches, enough to dedicate my whole life to trying to figure them out. Being honest is my job. That’s what music is for me.”