Recreational Centers musical production of Really Rosie, directed by her godmother Gwen Hargrove, that Badu realized she was a natural performer.
I played Alligator, Badu says, and at 6 years old, I got my first standing ovation.
The year yielded more blessings as Badu gave birth to her first child, Seven Sirius, whose father is the legendary Andre Benjamin of Out Kast on the same day that her second LP, 1997s Live, was released in the U. Live rode the wave of Baduizms success, going double-platinum.
On the album, Badu showed that she could not be categorized, as the improvised Tyrone became a megahit, peaking at No. In addition to reinforcing her reputation as a dynamic live performer, Badus big screen debut as Rose Rose in the 1999 film The Cider House Rules added another credit to her brown bag of artistic miscellany.
Washington High School for the Performing Arts in the late 80s.