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Seven Sirius Benjamin: Get to Know Erykah’s and Andre 3000’s Son

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Erykah Badduh and Andre 3000 son Seven Sirius Benjamin

While some celebrities prefer to keep their children away from public view, others do not mind if their children share their spotlight. Over the years, Black celebrities have had children that went on to become just as famous and successful as their parents. Seven Sirius Benjamin seems to be on the path that avoided the spotlight even though he has two famous parents.

Seven Sirius Benjamin Biography

Seven Sirius Benjamin is the child of two legends, Erykah Badu and Andre 3000. He is the only child of both his parents but he has two step-siblings.

Seven Sirius Benjamin was born and raised in Texas. He was born on November 18th, 1997.

Erykah got pregnant at the peak of both her and Andre’s careers, which made the decision to have the baby a not so easy one. It’s something that Andre mentioned in an interview with The New YorkerHe said, “Me and Erykah actually had to sit down and figure if we were going to keep this child.”

Eventually, Erykah and Andre decided to have Seven Sirius Benjamin and raise him in a strong partnership even when they were no longer a couple. 

Parents

Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu was born as Erica Abi Wright. This 51-year-old star is the mother of 24-year-old Seven Sirius Benjamin. She is a singer, songwriter, producer, and actress. 

Erykah Badu is sometimes called the “Queen of Neo Soul’’. Her career began after shoe opened for D’Angelo in 1994 in Texas. Her first album, Baduizm, was released in 1997 and was certified triple Platinum.  She is of course known for her unique voice and eccentric, iconic style. 

Erykah started dating Andre 3000 in 1995. After having Seven in 1997, the couple parted ways in 1999. However, they still have an amicable relationship with each other. As a matter of fact, in an interview, she described Andre 3000 as one of her best friends.

Erykah Badu traced her ancestry in 2014. She discovered that her maternal ancestry is a mix of West and Central Africa. Aside from Seven Sirius Benjamin, she has two other children.

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Andre 3000

Popular rapper Andre Lauren Benjamin a.k.a Andre 3000 is Seven Sirius Benjamin’s father. He is not only a rapper but also a singer, songwriter, producer, and actor. 

It is evident that he and Erykah Badu have similar career interests. Another thing they share in common is that they are both vegans and are known for being animal rights activists for a long time. However, Andre revealed in 2014 that he is no longer a vegan. He said, “I was a hardcore vegan for 15 years. I’ve even done raw. but socially it became horrible. I was kind of just sitting at home eating a salad. you become mean. That’s not good for you.”

Andre was born on May 27, 1975.  He was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. His father was a collections agent while his mother was a real estate agent. Andre 3000 seems to have a close relationship with his son, who many have described as his carbon copy. 

Andre 3000 is best known for being a part of the hip hop due Outkast alongside rapper Big Boi. The two met while in high school and formed Outkast. They were signed to LaFace label and released their debut album, Southernplayalisticadillacumzik, in 1994. The album went platinum and Outkast was named Best New Rap Group of the Year at the 1995 Source Awards.

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Siblings

Seven Sirius Benjamin is the only child of Andre 3000. However, he has two younger step-siblings from his mother’s relationship with two other men. 

Puma Sabti Curry is Erykah Badu’s second child.  She was born almost six years after Seven Sirius Benjamin. The two seem to have a close bond from the small number of social media posts we are able to see. 

In 2019, Erykah shared a short video of Puma singing at a school talent show. The video was so good that Alicia Keys reposted it on her TikTok. I guess it’s safe to say that talent runs in the family.

Seven Sirius Benjamin has a second step sibling named Mars. Mars was born in 2009. She is not as well known as her two older siblings. However, we have seen a few pictures of Mars on her mother’s Instagram.

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Seven Sirius Benjamin’s Private Life

Steven was homeschooled up until the first grade. When he was 19 years old, his mother proudly tweeted that he got accepted into four colleges. 

No one knows the name of the colleges that accepted the young man. However, Erykah has revealed that he studied Botany in an unnamed American college.  This is the most we know about his educational background.

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Seven Sirius Benjamin does not have much of a social media presence. However, we still get to see bits and pieces of him on social media because his parents share posts of him from time to time. 

One of such times was when his mother shared a video of him driving next to her as they listened to a Lil Yatchy song.  Another time was when his mother shared a father’s day picture of herself, Andre 3000, and Seven. 

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Seven Sirius Benjamin Following His Parents Footsteps?

In 2016, Erykah proudly tweeted that Seven Benjamin got accepted into 4 colleges. In another tweet in 2019 from Erykah, it was reveled that Seven is studying Psychology and Botany. This might surprise a lot of people for two reasons.

For one, Seven Benjamin comes from two legendary musicians. Both Erykah Badu and Andre 3000 are celebrated R&B and Hip Hop artists. And secondly, Andre 3000 once praised Seven’s musical skills, saying his son was a great rapper and lyricist. So the public might have assumed that Seven would definitely follow in his parents footsteps. Just because Seven is studying other fields in college for now does not mean he won’t eventually enter the music industry.

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Regardless of his son’s interest in pursuing music professionally, Andre once said this as his advice: “Just put it out. If people like it then people like it and you can reveal at anytime you want. He might already have songs out that y’all listen to that you don’t even know about.” We can assume from that statement that perhaps Seven is interested in the music industry but might be reluctant to put any of his music out into the world and be judged for it.

Seven Sirius Benjamin Net Worth

Being the child of two iconic entertainers, one can’t help but wonder what Seven Benjamin’s net worth is. Well, not much is known about Seven’s net worth. What we do know is his parent’s net worth. 

Andre 3000’s net worth is about $35 million while Erykah Badu’s net worth is over $10 million.  Coming from a family with that type of net worth, it is safe to say Seven Benjamin will not be without a substantial net worth once his parents likely pass their wealth to him. 

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