- Seven Sirus Benjamin shares a lot of similarities with his father Andre 3000 and it’s not just about their physical features
- He is the only son of the rap artist but he is the first of the three kids his mother has
- The young man is a very private person who mostly makes it to the media when his family posts about him
When Andre 3000 and Erykah Badu started a relationship at the peak of their careers, they never envisioned sharing more than just love and entertainment. However, Seven Sirus Benjamin happened to them and they cannot stop gushing over him.
Seven Sirus who is the firstborn son of the entertainers is one who shies away from media. Unlike his parents who are regulars in headlines, Sirus is more low-key. It isn’t even certain if he is ever going to follow in his parent’s footsteps in entertainment.
He is so private that his relationship status is unknown and there is no detail of him being in any relationship. He also only makes media appearances when he features in posts from members of his family.
You Should Know these Interesting Facts about Seven Sirus Benjamin
1. Brief Info about the 26 year-old
The young celebrity kid was born on November 18, 1997. His parents, as already stated, are renowned entertainers in Hollywood. His father is known as Andre Lauren Benjamin AKA Andre 3000.
Andre is an American rapper who is the co-founder and part of the musical duo ‘Outkast’. In addition to his rapping skills, Benjamin is a songwriter, record producer, and actor.
Erica Abi Wright popularly referred to as Erykah Badu is also an American singer and songwriter as well as a record producer and actress. She is associated with pioneering the ‘Neo-soul’ subgenre of music and became active in the scene in the 1990s.
Back to Seven though, the young lad was said to have been home-schooled till he got to the level of attending college. In an interview with his mother, Erykah stated that she preferred to have her son school at home so she could monitor him and his progress closely.
He eventually enrolled in one of the 4 universities he applied to, in 2019 and went on to read Botany.
2. Seven Sirus Benjamin’s Parents Were Not Sure about Having Him
Andre and Erica’s relationship started in 1995 when they first met at a nightclub. The rapper then went on to play Erykah songs over and over again and this won her heart. Eventually, they met and went on a couple of dates before officially starting a relationship.
Two years into their love story and at the peak of their careers, Erykah revealed she was pregnant for her lover. Unsure of what to do, they had to make a decision if to have the baby or not.
Eventually, they decided to have Seven but his birth did not deter them from keeping up with work and going on tours. Upon his birth, he was named ‘Seven’ because according to his mother he is as divine as the number 7 which is undividable.
3. Seven Sirus’ Parent’s Other Relationships
Erykah Badu, after her relationship with Andre which ended in 1999 went on to date a Texas-based rapper. The name of the rapper is Tracy Lynn Curry AKA The D.O.C. The relationship did not last long though.
After this, she moved on with another rapper and record producer known as Jay Electronica. She shared this relationship with the record producer for 5 years. However, she also dated Common from 2000 to 2002 and Carl Jones from 2013 to 2018.
The one part of the OutKast duo, Andre 3000 has also been linked with a couple of women but like Erykah, he remains unmarried. Benjamin has been linked to Keisha Spivey whom he dated in the early 90s. It was when this relationship ended that his relationship with the mother of his son.
The rapper also has been reported to have dated the following women; Tiffany Limos, Melyssa Ford, Sky Nellor, Karrine Steffans, Rozonda Thomas, and Shannyn Sossamon.
4. He Has Half-Siblings
Though he is the first and only child of Andre Benjamin, Sirus isn’t the only child of his mother. He has younger siblings whom his mother bore for two other men she was in relationships with after Benjamin.
With The D.O.C, Wright had a daughter born on July 5, 2004, named Puma Sabti Curry. Mars Merkaba Thedford born on February 1, 2009, is the son of her relationship with Jay Electronica.
Seven Sirus Benjamin has a great relationship with his siblings as he has featured in a couple of their Tik Tok videos. He has also been captured in photographs spending time with his younger sister and brother.
5. Does Seven Sirus Benjamin Share any Similarity with Andre 3000?
Oftentimes, fans and followers of the celebrity parents of Seven mistake him for his father. Father and son share so much semblance that many people wonder if they share more than physical looks.
Well, apparently they do. The Atlanta-born rapper stated that his son is quite great at writing lyrics and can rap as well. However, his 26 year-old son doesn’t like that information out in public.
Andre stated that he has encouraged his first child to just put out his music even without his identity. Seven has probably taken the advice and put out his music but we just don’t know he owns it.
Also, he shares a great relationship with his dad as well as his mother. He spends a lot of time with them and although he is a private person, his parents love to talk about and flaunt him on their social media platforms.
Because of Sirus Benjamin, his parents also share a cordial relationship as they are still friends years after going their separate ways.