Erykah Badu Makes An Iconic Cameo In Neelam’s ‘I’ll Be The King’ Video

Neelam Hakeem just dropped the visuals for her empowerment track, “I’ll Be The King,” and she made sure to include a special guest at the end of the song.

In the newly released video, the hijabi emcee brings out a regal Erykah Badu in a special cameo at the end of the song. In the scene, Badu sits on in a literal throne with Hakeem nestled by her knees.

At one point, the Los Angeles-based rapper lays her head on the “Next Lifetime” singer’s lap. The image appears to be an acknowledgment that Neelam is sitting at the knees of other female hip-hop greats, like Badu, who have come before her.

Although Badu has shared video clips of Neelam’s talent to her fans before, the duo first shared a stage during the female cypher at the 2018 BET Hip Hop Awards, which aired earlier this month.

With Badu at the turntables, Hakeem freestyled to the beat alongside the likes of Bri Steves, Sharaya J, and Chika.

Check out the video for “I’ll Be The King” below.

via Essence

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Erykah Badu To Deliver Model Slick Woods’ Baby

Is there anything Erykah Badu cant do? Fenty Model Slick Woods has chosen Erykah Badu to be Her birth doula … Now Thats Dope AF

Via PEOPLE.COM

Slick Woods will soon be welcoming her first child with some surprising musical help.

The 21-year-old, who is expecting a baby boy with fellow model Adonis Bosso in September, revealed during an interview with Elle UK that singer Erykah Badu will serve as her doula.

“She’s a mommy role model. A mother I look up to, who kills her s— and is a boss-a— bitch,” Woods, whose real name is Simone Thompson, told the magazine’s September issue.

The style icon also revealed that she will be breastfeeding her son and plans to name him Saphir, a nod to the birthstone of his expected arrival month.

While most know Badu as a singer, the 47-year-old mother of three also moonlights as a birthing coach and has helped deliver more than 40 babies, according to Essence.

“It just kind of happens. I don’t plan how many people I work with. I don’t charge anything. It’s for my own learning, and I just enjoy being the welcoming committee,” she previously told Pitchfork.

“I became a doula by default. I had [son] Seven naturally, at home, and a couple of years later I was traveling through Europe, and one of my best friends, Afya, who is the wife of stic.man from dead prez, went into labor,” Badu explained to the outlet.

“I naturally knew what to do, and it was then that I figured out that this was something I can do that makes me so fulfilled,” she continued.

Erykah Badu Responds To Janelle Monae : ‘I Guess I’m Not Your Type’

Erykah Badu  is very soul yet a hot mess at times lol!

She took to Instagram on Sunday night to gives us her two cents about dear friend, Janelle Monáe, who recently confirmed she’s team LGBT.

Janelle hit the red carpet of the 2018 BET Awards wearing a beautiful rainbow gown.

Erykah posted this hilarious video in response to Janelle’s pride :

Afrocentric Prom Dress Praises Erykah Badu, Angela Davis, and Lauryn Hill

Aishamanne Williams wore a one of kind
gown to prom that praised those who inspire her to be who she is: Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu, and Angela Davis.

The 17-year-old high school senior collaborated with her friend’s mother, Donna Weekes, and schoolmate, Nyiesha Mallett, to create her vision. The white gown with illustrations of Hill, Badu, and Davis won Williams, “Best Dressed” at prom. Williams told Teen Vogue, “Honoring inspirational, radical, unapologetically honest black women was important to me.”

Prom is a major part of senior year in high school, the pictures last forever, and there isn’t a better moment to celebrate who you’ve became and salute those that you look up too — which is exactly what Williams did. And her ability to do so in a creative way is inspiring.

Williams is definitely pushing the envelope when it comes to the views of a traditional prom dress. This also guarantees that no one else will show up to the dance with the same dress. 

Why Did Erykah Badu Gets Pulled Over By The Police?!

Erykah Badu recently had an awkward encounter with the boys in blue, but not because she did anything wrong.

The singer took to Instagram with a video recorded while she was pulled over by police in Dallas, Texas.

According to Erykah, the only reason she got pulled over was so the officer could say hello.

“OK, it’s New Year’s Eve. I just got pulled over,” she said in the video.

“And why are you pulling me over?” she asked two cops, at which point one of the officers bends down with a giant smile.

“Because I wanted to say hi!” he said.

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WTF BABYLON !! HAPPY NEW YEAERZZZZ!

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Ummm abuse of power much??!!

Erykah Badu’s Bold And Unapologetic Red Carpet Look to the Soul Train Music Awards 2017

The Queen of Neosoul, singer Erykah Badu, who was a host at the Soul Train awards for the third consecutive year, stepped out on the red carpet in this white ensemble. The event took place , Nov. 5 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.

The outfit was from avant garde designer Thom Browne’s SS18 collection.

More photos below:

Wellness Goddess : Erykah Badu Gives Us Tips To A Great Holistic Life

Erykah Badu wears many hats. There’s the Neo-Soul Queen hat, the Doula hat, and the DJ hats, but there’s also the wellness hat. Back in the day around 2003, she appeared in the documentary Holistic Wellness for the Hip Hop Generation to share her take on what it means to be healthy. Spoiler: It involves lots of chlorophyll. Badu has alot of health and wellness wisdom. Below are her 18 greatest tips.

1. Wellness means more than just a yearly physical.
“There are actually five doctors I go by: Doctor sleep, doctor diet, doctor sun, doctor nutrition, and doctor spirit.”

2. Don’t eat animals.
“I’ve been vegan-vegetarian [from] about the time my first album came out, so it was 1997.”

3. Treat your vagina like a mixed drink.
“Ladies .. For a SWEET vagina I drink raw cranberries often. Now the secrets out. [sic] (Reluctantly) Also promotes healthy, strong WOMB & bladder.”

4. But, uh, don’t expect your vagina to actually smell like cranberries.
“My vagina smells like strawberries.”

5. Give yourself a grown-up time-out.
“I have a teepee where I put myself in time-out.”

6. Use a rock-crystal deodorant to communicate with your brain. 
“That shit works. You have to stroke under the arm one hundred times on each side. Then you don’t have to put no more on for like three days … It neutralizes the skin. It has to send a signal to the midbrain so neurologically you can stop being musty. It just doesn’t work like regular deodorant.”

7. The best sex is boring sex.
“Missionary is good for your organs.
It’s good for your intestines, the gallbladder, and the liver, and the spleen.”

8. But no sex is also fine.
“I don’t require sex for happiness — I need companionship.”

9. Real friends becomes doulas for each other. 
“It was 9/11, actually. Around that time [I decided to become a doula]. One of my girlfriends was in labor, she happened to be the wife of stic.man from Dead Prez.”

10. Buy some expensive rocks.

“Crystals are our friends. Crystals hold the memory of this planet. They’re like computers.”

11. Start each morning with a shot.
“I do the same thing every day. I get up. Drink a lot of water. Have a wheatgrass shot. Drink some green juice. Eat as healthy as I can. I’m not trying to win an award for being the best vegetarian, just want to be healthy.”

12. Be drama-free.
“I don’t drink, smoke or have any vices.”

13. Share your anger schedule with everyone.
“Make sure every body is in the know about which days U can be smooth fucked with. Know your emotional cycle/ pattern. It lessens the blow.”

14. Sitting meditation? Yawn. Try walking meditation.
“I practice walking meditation, meaning the breath — honing my breath at any moment. When I feel it getting shallow, that means I’m anxious about something and then I consciously slow it down and do some deep breathing.”

15. Stretch to remember yourself.
“I love the connection I have with myself every time I take a yoga class. It’s a very nice remembering, remembering the parts of me. You know what I mean?”

16. Drink fancy water.
“Coconut water [is my post-workout drink of choice] because it really hydrates the body.”

17. Treat your body like the luxury vehicle it is.
“If your body was a Lamborghini, you wouldn’t put no bullshit gas in it. It’s important that you put the right thing for the right kind of machine in your body. It needs the right kind of nutrients, and that’s high alkaline foods.”

18. Forget about the dumb past!
“I’m at peace because I’m right here in the moment. This is here, we are here, this is now. And staying in the here gives me peace. When I am worried about the past or concerned about the future, you know, there’s a little anxiety there. But ain’t nothing here right now but you, me, the phone, the room, the doll … everything else is something we’re making up in our mind. I stay outta my mind.”