Erykah Badu Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


28th November 2016

Quote: "She bought herself a Ms. Jackson license plate. She had the mug. She had the ink pen. She had the headband - everything." Erykah Badu admits her mum was a big fan of her ex-boyfriend Andre 3000's break-up song Ms. Jackson, in which he apologised for breaking her daughter's heart.


18th January 2016

Quote: "I could start a cult if I wanted to. But I'd rather remind people that they are who they are, and their thoughts are their thoughts." Soul star Erykah Badu has no doubt her most devoted fans would follow her anywhere.


22nd December 2014

Fact: Rapper Tyler, the Creator and Erykah Badu have added their vocal talents to a controversial upcoming hour-long episode of adult cartoon series Black Dynamite, which tackles police brutality. The Wizard of Watts episode will air in America on 10 January (15) and O Brother, Where Art Thou star Tim Blake Nelson will also appear.


16th October 2014

Fact: R&B star Erykah Badu's ego took a hit on Friday (10Oct14) when she hit the streets of New York undercover to busk and made just $3.60 (Gbp2.25). No one recognised Badu.


29th June 2012

Fact: The Flaming Lips are considering replacing Erykah Badu with Amanda Palmer on their new cover of The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face after the R&B star objected to the video she shot with the band for the song. In the controversial promo, Badu and her sister appear naked.


2nd April 2010

Quote: "I can see what she was going for... If you go to the (Paris art gallery) Louvre, all of art is based on naked women. I mean, I don't think it's anything new to see a naked woman." Shock rocker Alice Cooper defends Erykah Badu's right to strip in public for her provocative new video Window Seat.


2nd April 2010

Tweet: "There were children there. I prayed they wouldnt b traumatized. (People were) yelling, THIS IS A PUBLIC PLACE : YOU OUGHTA BE ASHAMED : PUT YOUR CLOTHES ON : DAMN GIRL! etc..." Erykah Badu on her controversial new Window Seat video, in which she strips off while walking along the Dallas, Texas street where President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.


4th November 2008

Fact: Pregnant soul star Erykah Badu has signed on as the new face of designer Tom Ford's fragrance White Patchouli.


26th March 2008

Fact: Soul star Erykah Badu and rapper Q-TIP have posed semi-naked together for the cover of American magazine Trace.


28th February 2008

Fact: Soul star Erykah Badu is the latest face of Tom Ford's new women's fragrance.


22nd February 2008

Quote: "Don't believe the tabloids. It is true what they say about me and men - (I) make them wear crocheted pants and shin guards!" Soul legend Erykah Badu perpetuates her reputation with the opposite sex.


27th September 2006

Fact: Erykah Badu will play country music newcomer MIKO MARKS' mother in the singer's new video MAMA.


27th September 2006

Fact: Erykah Badu will play country music newcomer MIKO MARKS' mother in the singer's new video MAMA.


24th July 2006

Fact: Justin Timberlake, Black Eyed Peas star WILL.I.AM and Erykah Badu are among the members of the board of directors at singer Macy Gray's M Gray Music Academy in North Hollywood, California.


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