Erykah Badu Twitters the Birth of New Baby Mars Merkaba

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Singer Erykah Badu and rapper SO Jay Electronica welcomed a new baby over the weekend, daughter Mars Merkaba. The baby is Badu's third child, and her first with Electronica -- they sent frequent updates during the birth via Twitter, the blogging site.


Badu delivered drug-free with a midwife at her home in Brooklyn, with Electronica and her two other children -- son Seven, 10, and daughter Puma, 4 -- at her side.

"Morning, I'm in labor," she announced Sunday to her followers on Twitter. The couple Tweeted more details throughout the day, and announced their daughter's name a few days later via Twitter, too.

So, what do you think about Mars Merkaba? Another wacky celeb baby name?

And what do you think about sending out online updates to friends and fam while in labor? Would you do it?

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