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Erykah Badu ‘Feels Good’ After Son with Andre 3000 Accepted into All Four Colleges of His Choice

Erykah Badu announced on Twitter yesterday that her son with Andre 3000 was accepted into four colleges. The singer posted an old photo of her holding a young Seven Sirius Benjamin next to her then-beau.

“Makes parents feel good. Dream worked,” she said in the tweet.

She added that her 18-year-old son is interested in majoring in psychology, arts and science.

Chixo Gibbs, who The Urban Buzz reports is a former DJ and music industry professional, told Badu he was “happy and proud” of Seven. He added he thought of the “Cain’t Use My Phone” singer when he saw her and the teen at a school fundraiser in Texas years ago.

The news comes just one week after Badu’s ex, whose real name is Andre Benjamin, opened up about deciding to go through with the pregnancy back in 1997.

Andre told The New Yorker that the couple was at a high point in their careers. They were also young.

“Me and Erykah actually had to sit down and figure if we were going to keep this child,” he said to the publication.

Ultimately, they decided to continue with the pregnancy and toured for the remainder of her term.

“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,” he told the magazine.

Though The Fader reports the pair split up years after Seven’s birth, Badu maintains Andre has always been instrumental in their son’s upbringing. She shared that the OutKast member has since moved to Dallas permanently – where Badu and Seven reside – after traveling back and forth from Atlanta before Seven’s high school years.

Badu clapped back at a Twitter user who took aim at her tweet about Andre’s involvement with raising his son.

Badu, who has two other children – daughter Puma Sabti Curry with rapper The D.O.C. and another named Mars Merkaba Thedford with rapper Jay Electronica, according to The Jasmine Brand – has never seen herself as a typical single mother.

In the same interview with The New Yorker, the singer says, “I have an interesting life. I couldn’t have planned it this way — who would? I’m nowhere near a single mom. I mean, I am, but the fathers are always here.”

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