Who Is Mars Merkaba Thedford? Daughter Of Erykah Badu

by Manisha Tue Dec 27 2022 Updated On Mon Aug 07 2023
Who Is Mars Merkaba Thedford? Daughter Of Erykah Badu

Mars Merkaba Thedford is the daughter of singer, songwriter, and rapper Erykah Badu. She was born in Texas in 2009

Her father is Jay Electronica. He has a half-sister Puma Sabti Curry and half-brother Seven Sirius Benjamin.

Her grandparents are Kolleen Maria Gipson and William Wright Jr.

Mars Merkaba Thedford with her parents.
Mars Merkaba Thedford with her parents. Source: Facebook

Is Erykah Dating Anyone?

In 2021, Erykah publicly announced that she was dating a 23-year-old musician JaRon Adkison. She posted a photo of them and appreciated her man. 

She is engaged to him and is ready to walk down the aisle. 

Mars Merkaba Thedford's mom, Erykah Badu.
Mars Merkaba Thedford's mom, Erykah Badu. Source: Instagram

Erykah's Dating History

Erykah's mother said that her daughter mesmerized many people with her beauty. 

She added she has got a beautiful hazel eye from her dad. 

Erykah further added that when she meets a person for the first time, she looks into their eyes and connects with their spirit and struggle. 

Erykah met Andre 300 in New York at a nightclub. She got pregnant with his baby and gave birth to her first baby in 1997

But the two parted ways on an amicable decision. They are co-parenting their son together. 

They are still friends with each other to date. In 2000 she met the rapper Common.

Common said that Erykah made him a better version of himself. He said that his relationship with her was sacred. 

But Erykah didn’t feel the same and she wanted a space for herself and tried to break up with him many times. 

They finally broke up in 2002. Her ex-partner had to go to therapy to deal with the breakup. 

Then she started dating rapper The D.O.C. They have a daughter together. There are no details on when they met and when they got separated. 

In 2006 she started seeing rapper Jay Electronica. The couple has a daughter together. 

Mars Merkaba Thedford's dad, Jay Electronica.
Mars Merkaba Thedford's dad, Jay Electronica. Source: Complex

The couple parted ways a year before she gave birth to her daughter. 

She was secretly dating Karl jones, the producer of Black Dynamite. Karl was a married man, but he left his wife for her. 

However, her romance with him also came to an end. 


Mars was born in 2009, and her current age is nine.

Net Worth

Mars's mom's net worth is estimated to be $10 million.

Erykah's Character As Fortune Teller

Erykah was part of the 2019 comedy/romantic movie What Men Want

In the movie, she played a character's sister, a fortune teller. She said he gave an audition at home. 

She put the audition tape from her home and went wild with her character. 

She said she got a chance to mold her character and add an extra touch. She added that her co-star was very encouraging, and they made her very comfortable on the set. 

She further added that the show makers made the right decision to offer her the role of fortune teller as she has a psychic ability. 

She mentioned she is the one when it comes to psychic ability. 

Erykah Talked About Giving Her Phone Number To Fans

Erykah thought people loved discovering something new, so she gave her number to them. 

She didn’t want to give that easily, so she hid her number in her artwork. 

She gave some clues in her artwork, with a number in the background and people started calling her non-stop. 

She said talking to them makes her feel good. She talked to most of her fans. She loved interacting with her fans. They make her feel special. 

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