Working and touring with her cousin, Robert "Free" Bradford, she recorded a 19-song demo, Country Cousins, which attracted the attention of Kedar Massenburg.
He set Badu up to record a duet with D'Angelo, "Your Precious Love", and eventually signed her to a record deal with Universal Records.
In 2016, Jones shared a sweet black and white selfie of the couple on Twitter and listed all of the many things Badu is to him.
), is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, disc jockey, activist, and actress.
She taught drama and dance to children at the South Dallas Cultural Center.Baduizm, Badu's debut album, was released in early 1997.The album met with critical and commercial success, debuting at number two on the Billboard charts and number one on the US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.Badu previously dated Out Kast rapper Andre 3000 from 1995 to 1999.The couple shares son Seven Sirius Benjamin, who was born in 1997. The 46-year-old also has daughter Mars Merkaba Thedford with rapper Jay Electronica, who she dated for five years.