R&B singer Erykah Badu is giving credit where it’s due. After seeing a tweet asking fans who’d win in a hits battle against the iconic Lauryn Hill, Badu dished back a response to somebody saying The Fugees legend would come out victorious.
Erykah Badu Puts Respect On L-Boogie’s Name
Badu acknowledged Hill’s greatness and says it’d be no contest for her.
“I’ll be pulverized…” – Erykah Badu Twitter
The Future Of Concerts Is Digital
Badu has been looking into the future. The veteran crooner has shared her interest and intent to move forward with pursuing paid online concerts for musicians to connect with fans. Last week, she dished on her recent successful string of quarantine performances she put on. In addition to putting respect on her own name, Badu also acknowledged how her creation could encourage peers to come up with their own paid, online concerts.
“Here we are, proof of concept,” she said. “It can be done and it can be done by an artist, who can erase the invisible lines between myself and fans, or in this case, the user. Instead of going through streaming services, who handle the payments from customers and pay me, the artist, 30 cents or 10 cents, I could directly do business with the people I am serving. It’s a magnificent feeling. … I learned that I don’t mind taking the weight or the loss, because if it encourages other artists to use this new platform to sustain themselves and their ecostystem, then it’s worth it. My mom said, ‘If you don’t know what you’re doing, it’s because it has not been done.” (Forbes)
Wait, There’s More
In early April 2020, Badu put on a must-see performance. She recently shared a highlight clip from her “Apocalypse 2: The Experimental Room” concert.
“4/5 APOCALYPSE 2 : THE EXPERIMENTAL ROOM / window seat : Featuring Badu and her electronic band THE CANNABINOIDS (( @robfree @picnictyme @dja1 @djbigtexas ))ON HER OWN PLATFORM BADUWORLDMARKET. . . Live from BADUBOTRON From THE QUARINTINE CONCERT SERIES . YOU witnessed an interactive Livestream experience that allowed the user to choose which room / world each song was performed inside of . The three rooms the user chose between were BEDROOM , BASA NOVA , and EXPERIMENTAL.” -Erkyah Badu’s Instagram
Before You Go
Back in February 2020, Badu announced plans to put out her own line of vagina-smelling incense. Rap entertainers Trippie Redd and Tierra Whack didn’t hold back their reactions. The hip-hop pair hit up Badu’s Instagram comments section to weigh-in on the huge announcement. Clearly everybody was a fan of the product, as it sold out in twenty minutes.