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And her daughter Puma (Badu's twin) is all grown up and twirling in circles. 

Sydney Scott
Dec, 14, 2016

If you've ever wondered what Erykah Badu was like before she became the neo-soul singer we know today, this throwback of her at the age of 19 will give you a glimpse at her natural flawlessness.

Hey 19

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The 45-year-old has been on a throwback spree recently, sharing a photo of herself at 23 and another from 2001. 

23

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Throw back Thur. 2001

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It seems Badu has always had a very chill, down to earth vibe and a free spirit, which she has passed down to daughter Puma. In a video, Badu's 12-year-old daughter spins upside down surrounded by paints and canvases.

"Birds born in cages think flying is an illness," Badu captioned the photo, using a quote from French-Chilean film director and renaissance man Alejandro Jodorowsky.

"Birds born in cages think flying is an illness. " -Jodorowski Puma Eme Ya

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Badu is raising one very cool and carefree daughter.