Guinea Pig and Bird
Erykah Badu’s kids have a pet bird and a guinea pig named Young Tonya. She told Vogue Magazine she doesn’t like animals living in cages, but they were both gifts to her children. When Vogue Magazine asked her “what keeps you up at night?”, Badu answered. “The pig! I wake up in the middle of the night wondering whether I fed her. Does she need anything? Is she having a good life in the cage? The day they got her I was like, “No ma’am, No ma’am.” And then Mars goes ahead and names her Young Tonya. If she didn’t have that name, I wouldn’t have been attached to her like that. But it’s such a good rap name.”
February 26, 1971 (52)
Erykah Badu is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. She is often referred to as the “Queen of Neo Soul” and is considered one of the most influential female R&B singers of all time. Badu’s music incorporates elements of soul, hip-hop, and jazz, and her lyrics are often thought-provoking and socially conscious. She is known for her unique fashion sense and ability to mix different styles and textures. Badu has released five studio albums, all of which have been certified gold or higher. She has won four Grammy Awards, including Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for her hit single “On & On” and Best Urban/Alternative Performance for the single “Honey”. Badu has also collaborated with numerous other artists, including Common, The Roots, Andre 3000, and Questlove.