Seven Sirius Benjamin rose to fame as the son of Erykah Badu and her former boyfriend André 3000. His parents who belong to the same fraternity were in a romantic relationship for about four years before their amicable split in the late 1990s. Although their relationship didn’t go so long, the exes have still remained close friends and have also built a strong co-parenting relationship to give their son a peaceful environment.
Well, Seven who has an uncanny resemblance to his father is also doing incredibly well in his own way. But, Seven seems to have an interest in something other than music. He is also an elite student at college.
Here are many more unknown facts you should know about Erykah Badu’s oldest son. Let’s get started!
How old is Erykah Badu son Seven? The Meaning Behind His Name “Seven”
Seven Sirius Benjamin’s age is 24 as of 2022. He was born on 18th November 1997, in Dallas, Texas. His mother Badu gave birth to her first-born child, the same day her second LP, Live was released in the United States. The album also reached number one on the US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.
Besides, his mother Erykah took her son’s first name, “Seven,” because it is “…a divine number which cannot be divided.”
His Parents Were in Dilemma Before Giving Birth to Him
When Badu got pregnant With Andre’s kid, the duo had to think about whether to have a kid or not because both of them were at the height of their careers. 3000 once told The New Yorker,
“Me and Erykah actually had to sit down and figure if we were going to keep this child.”
Ultimately, the then-romantic-duo decided to welcome their first child and kept going on a musical tour. The artist told the magazine,
“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.”
Seven Benjamin Has a Great Relationship With His Mom and Dad
The 24-year old celebrity kid is incredibly close with both of his parents. Much like him, his mom and dad are also doing a fantastic job when it comes to their parenting roles.
Once, Badu told Majic 107.5,
“[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. It’s really natural for him to be here [in Dallas]. I think it’s somewhat of a sacrifice for him. We don’t take it for granted.”
Besides, Seven relatively prefers to live a life behind the camera. He is also not active on any social media handles. But, we occasionally get to see him featuring on his mother’s social media handles.
How did Seven Sirius Benjamin Parents break up?
Seven’s mother and father first met sometime back in 1995 at a New York City nightclub. Andre played her song “On and On” at the club. Soon after their encounter, the two started going on dates. And around two years later they started dating, Badu also got pregnant with their child on 11th Feb 1997.
Sources say, when the duo met for the first time, Andre was still trying to find his true self. And his then-girlfriend Erykah was the one who helped him to make his initial transition in the hip hop space.
Unfortunately, their relationship hit the rough patch in 1999. Badu said there was no infidelity or cheating behind their separation. It just happened because things didn’t work out between the two,
“No. Infidelity is not a deal-breaker for me. We’re all born sexual beings. I myself am not someone with a very high libido. I don’t require sex for happiness – I need companionship. I need a partner I can depend on, that I can love and grow with.”
Does Seven Look Like His Father?
Yes, Benjamin much looks like his father. Whenever his mother appears on her social media handles with her son, most of her fans comment about the striking resemblance her son shares with her father.
Back in May 2019, the mother-and-son duo was on a road trip to Hawaii and Seven’s mom posted a short video of her son from their trip on her Insta. In the comment section, one fan wrote,
“Wow! Seven is Andre’s twin!”
“Andre and his son look like twins.”
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In addition to their physical similarity, fans also said that the father-and-son duo has the same fashion style and very-alike voice.
Benjamin has two half-siblings from Her Mother’s Two Different Relationships
After Badu’s break-up with Andre, the singer went on to involve in a romantic relationship with Texas-based rapper The D.O.C. The then-couple welcomed their first child, a daughter named Puma Sabti Curry (Seven Benjamin’s half-sister) on 5th July 2004.
Erykah gave birth to her second daughter Mars Merkaba Thedford on 1st Feb 2009 with her then-beau Jay Electronica.
As for Seven’s bonding with his half-sisters, the young boy is too close with his half-sisters. Also, their doting mother often shares her kids’ photos on her social media feed. Back in July 2019, Badu uploaded a photo, featuring all of her kids on one frame. And the Dallas-born singer wrote on the family photo,
“The HipHop Incredibles… don’t change the channel.”
Seven Was Homeschooled
Erykah Badu’s oldest son was homeschooled from kindergarten to first grade. His mother homeschooled him because the singer, “wanted to give [him] special attention academically, to give him an advantage.”
Seven Sirius then went on to study at a traditional school, where, “He developed an edge in his schoolwork.”
His mother said in an interview with Babble that her son as a highly disciplined student, “does not want to miss school or be late or be untidy or not have his things in order because that was a big part of how he was brought up.”
“I don’t have any idea what Seven is going to choose to do, but he knows how to be disciplined and how to learn, and because of that he’s one of the top students in his school, and one of the top students in Dallas.”
As for his college, Seven is now a student at The University of Colorado-Boulder. Back in April 2016, his mother Erykah announced that her son got acceptance letters from four universities of his choice on Twitter. On the occasion, the artist shared a throwback photo of her holding her son with her ex-boyfriend. Her caption read,
“Our son Seven got his 4 college choice acceptance letters. Makes parents feel good. Dream worked.”
Badu also disclosed that her young boy soon will study psychology, art, and science at college.
He has a Food Allergies
Erykah once revealed that her son Seven has food allergies to some nuts, legumes, and melons. After learning that about her son, the singer decided to turn onto macrobiotic. Similarly, her daughter Mars Merkaba is also following a macrobiotic diet.
Does Seven Benjamin Have an Interest in Music?
Although Seven himself has nothing revealed about his life, his parents occasionally talk about their son. In a talk with Kid Kraddick In The Morning, his dad 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,”
Sometimes, being a famed rapper, Andre also gave his son some suggestions about rapping. He explained,
“Just put it out. If people like it then people like it and you can reveal at anytime you want.”
What about Seven Sirius Benjamin Dating Life?
The 24-year-old Seven is quite silent about his personal life. Over the years, neither Seven has yet come with his relationship nor ever talked about his girlfriend. Furthermore, the star kid also doesn’t indulge in being active on social media handles.
So, because of his ultra-secretive tendency, we can’t confirm if Seven is in a relationship with someone or not.
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Net Worth Details
Seven’s fortune is $300,000 as of 2022. On the other hand, his father Andre has an estimated net worth of $35 million, whereas, his mother’s wealth no stands at $10 million. Both of her parents’ major source of income is their music career.