It’s the people around who are repeating it, retweeting and retweeting. Yee: How protective are you because he worked on your album and he worked with Gwen Stefani but are you really protective of him as your son in this industry? I didn’t even know she was going to read it…That’s the way it is. Source: You Tube/The Breakfast Club It’s not every day that Erykah Badu sits down for an interview. Envy: It’s hard to break up with a light skinned person, man.
But the sold-out crowd during the tandem’s headline-making stand was shocked to witness funk-soul priestess Erykah Badu join ‘Kast’s André 3000 and partner Big Boi on the underrated cut “Humble Mumble.” As the charismatic Badu hugged her former significant other Three Stacks she hilariously mused, “That’s my baby daddy!” It was a clear nod to the now legendary union that produced their son Seven.Anyway, during her sit down she spoke about everything from her son Seven to her clash with Azealia Banks. But I didn’t know it was going to turn into “Tyrone.” So the background vocals were prepared because they kind of know the joke. But what I found most interesting was that she cleared the record and told her side of the story when it came to her breakup with rapper Common. He’s talented by default and he has exquisite taste. "André 3000 drew this," she says, pointing to an Afroed angel sketched directly onto one wall in pink and blue pastels, next to the word "Seven" — the name of her 18-year-old son with the Outkast musician, whom she dated in the late Nineties.
"All of my babies have toddled through here over the years. "Sometimes I can't." Sitting cross-legged on a purple-and-gold floor pillow, her famous olive-green eyes glittering from beneath the brim of a gray felt fedora, Badu appears completely at home.
Influenced by R&B, 1970s soul, and 1980s hip hop, Early in her career, Badu was recognizable for her eccentric style, which often included wearing very large and colorful headwraps. As an actress, she has played a wide range of supporting roles in movies including Blues Brothers 2000, The Cider House Rules and House of D.
She also speaks at length in the documentaries Before the Music Dies and The Black Power Mixtapes.
On a quiet side street in Brooklyn's Fort Greene neighborhood — a few short blocks from the Barclays Center, and right above a natural-hair salon — is the low-rise red-brick building where Erykah Badu has lived on and off since the mid-Nineties.
Walk up to the second floor and follow the vintage funk beats down a narrow carpeted corridor, and you'll find her place: a cozy two-bedroom artist's pad that radiates warmth and soul.
Erykah Badu was born Erica Abi Wright in Dallas, Texas on February 26, 1971.