NEW YORK – Grammy-winning singer Erykah Badu (search) gave birth to a daughter, Puma, earlier this month at her home in Dallas, with friends and family present, People magazine reported Thursday.
The baby was born on July 5, Badu's publicist confirmed to the magazine. Badu, 33, has declined to name the father. "She is a big baby," Badu's representative was quoted as saying.
Badu's publicist told People that Puma isn't named for the athletic shoe: "Erykah is more down to earth than that. It's more likely that the name has meaning, that it's something natural."
The singer's latest album, "Worldwide Underground," (search) was released in 2003.