Erykah Badu is a woman of many talents known to wear many stylish hats, both on and off the stage.
The influential music and style icon is a four-time Grammy Award winner, wellness guru and host. But in addition to performing, writing songs and deejaying, the singer-songwriter is also a licensed doula, having helped to deliver more than 40 babies. Or what will soon be 41 babies, thanks to the recent revela that 21-year-old model Simone Thompson a.k.a. Slick Woods chose Badu to be her spiritual guide through her upcoming birth.
“She’s [Badu] a mommy role model,” Woods said during her interview with Elle UK. “A mother I look up to, who kills her shit and is a boss-ass bitch.”
In fact, when Badu appeared on the Desus & Mero show back in November 2017, she told the hilarious duo that she’s always been fascinated by childbirth.
“I was studying and very interested in childbirth and it’s a natural thing we’ve been doing for thousands of years,” said Badu. “My job as a doula is to be like water. You’re helpful to the mother, you’re helpful to the father. You’re helpful to the midwife…”
Woods also revealed during the interview that she’s having a boy and his name will be Saphir. The name is a play on the September birthstone, which is the month she’s expected to give birth.
“My son’s going to be gorgeousss,” she proudly exclaimed.