Erykah Badu’s Daughter Puma Matches Her Mother in Looks and Voice: Video

Host Erykah Badu with her children Mars Merkaba Thedford and Puma Sabti Curry at the 2017 Soul Train Awards, presented by BET, at the Orleans Arena on Nov. 5, 2017, in Las Vegas
Photo: Leon Bennett (Getty Images for BET)

When your mother is Erykah Badu, you can’t help growing up with talents in your own right (or Wright, as it were).

We’ve already seen plenty of videos with the now 13-year-old Puma flexing her tremendous vocal skills. It is evident that she has been getting vocal lessons since the womb.


Puma repaid her mother for her precious gift by serenading her for her 47th birthday over the weekend at a star-studded party attended by the likes of Dead Prez, Jada Pinkett Smith, Dave Chappelle, Willow Smith, Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def), Anderson .Paak and many others.

The song was captured on video by singer Raheem DeVaughn, who was also in attendance. Badu shared it via her own Instagram page with a cute caption thanking her daughter.

In case that happy-birthday song is just too much of a tease for you, here is a video from nearly four years ago of Puma singing along with her mother and her younger sister, Mars.

Here’s another video from a little over a year ago, and young Puma is showing out once again:

And then, of course, there’s this video from last summer with all three of Badu’s children (including Seven Sirius Benjamin) swinging in a hammock and singing Sunshine Anderson’s “Heard It All Before”:

Finally, there’s this BET video in which Badu, Puma and Mars show us their keen harmonizing skills:

These kids have got talent. Can’t wait to see what they do in the future.

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