July 19th, 2011 8:37 pm ET
I just found out that she is Minne Rippleton’s daughter.
6. Close but not quite
July 19th, 2011 9:05 pm ET
* Riperton. Minnie Riperton.
July 19th, 2011 11:28 pm ET
Congrats to Maya & the family. Babies are so much fun! And ,yes Mayas mama was the illustrious Minnie Riperton of the high note fame(also an idol of Mariah Careys). She sang the song “Loving You (Is Easy Cause You’re Beautiful)” & in it she pays homage to baby Maya by singing her name! Her dad is music producer Richard Rudolph! Minnie sadly died of breast cancer at the pinnacle of her career! This is a happy event, I wish them all lots of love & joy with little Jack!!
July 19th, 2011 11:32 pm ET
I have the Midnght Special DVD set and Minnie Ripperton ad-libbed, “Maya Maya Maya Maya” in the middle of “Loving You.” It was so cool…gave me chills knowing it must’ve been cool for Maya who would’ve been a small child…but sad knowing she probably died shortly after.