Bayje (pronounced ƒ??Beigeƒ?) is a 19-year-old singer/songwriter from Syracuse, NY. The child of a Caucasian mother and African-American father, Bayje was commonly taunted and teased for her tanned skin and curly Afro. ƒ??A lot of kids would pick on me because of my race, so my mother gave me the nickname ƒ??Beigeƒ?? to ease racial tension, even though that was a little over my head at the time,ƒ? she remembers.