She dated Common from 2000 to 2002, around the same time, the Chicago rapper's eclectic style began to show on his albums, ... she called me and was like, 'Hey, I don't wanna be in this relationship no more. "That was my first love and my first heartbreak." Badu, who dated and had her first child with Outkast's Andre 3000 before Common, went on to have a second child with rapper the D. Despite the way things ended, Common says the former couple are good friends today.
in 2004, and a third child in 2009, with rapper Jay Electronica.
With a handful of high-profile relationships under his belt, Chicago rapper Common took some time to speak on the various relationships he’s had with celebrities, during an interview with Vlad TV.
Among Common’s most talked about relationships was one the lyricist had with fellow musician Erykah Badu.
“But man, I’m definitely like—I do have I think a little bias towards—I’d rather just date a teacher or a journalist or something.
Who knows.” Prior to speaking on his relationship with Erykah Badu, Common revealed that dating a fellow celebrity and being in the public eye doesn’t become a problem until the relationship turns sour and the negative energy from the outside becomes more apparent.
But when things is a little shaky, that negative energy and negative talk kind of affects the relationship too.” In addition to his relationship with Erykah Badu, Common has also reportedly dated actress Taraji P. And in a previously-published interview with Vlad TV, he confirmed that his beef with Drake was sparked by his relationship with Williams.
This week, an episode of the Wendy Williams Show aired, featuring rapper Common where he discussed his past relationships with songstress Erykah Badu and tennis champ Serena Williams.
“It’s like when everything’s good you kind of know how to protect it.Badu was his first love, and while he joked about the power of the “Badu box,” he admits that she was a big inspiration to him.“Yeah, the ‘Badu Box’ is real.Man, it could take you to another universe [laughs]. That’s when you meet somebody that’s real special and you’re like, ‘Man, this woman’s got…she got something else, man. It’s just something that’s kind of like spirit-wise where you’re like, ‘This woman got something else.’ And that’s all it is.But overall I think it ain’t nothing to, you know, you just live for the public.You shouldn’t—You can’t live your relationship for the public. “If I meet a girl and she just cool as hell and we really connect and she’s a celebrity, I’m still gonna keep connecting with her,” he added.