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Report: Erykah Badu has baby girl

Singer Erykah Badu has given birth to a girl, whom she named Puma.
/ Source: The Associated Press

Grammy-winning singer Erykah Badu gave birth to a daughter, Puma, earlier this month at her home in Dallas, with friends and family present, People magazine reported Thursday.

The baby was born on July 5, Badu’s publicist confirmed to the magazine. Badu, 33, has declined to name the father. “She is a big baby,” Badu’s representative was quoted as saying.

Puma joins brother, Seven, 6, whose father is Andre Benjamin (Andre 3000 of the hip-hop group OutKast).

Badu’s publicist told People that Puma isn’t 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.”

The singer’s latest album, “Worldwide Underground,” was released in 2003.