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Erykah Badu didn’t make any profit on her first livestream from her Quarantine Concert Series. After most of the world went into lockdown last month due to the global health pandemic, Badu was worried about how canceling all of her shows would affect her band and crew, so she worked with a company to set…

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Legendary R&B singer Erykah Badu is bringing a new meaning to the frequently-used phrase “up close and personal.” The “Bag Lady” and “Tyrone” singer, 48, is getting extremely personal. The woman born Erica Abi Wright plans to sell incenses that she claims smells like her vagina in her new online store, Badu World Market. In…

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Hardcore Erykah Badu fans began riddling the eccentric soul singer with hate in Chicago after she went on a long soliloquy defending R. Kelly during her concert. The Independent reports that a person tweeted that Badu “tried to justify and defend R. Kelly’s actions and reputation during her set.” Another fan tweeted that Badu “said…

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Minneapolis’ Soundset Music Festival is the place to be this Memorial weekend. There is a myriad of reasons to head North for Soundset 2018. The number one reason: spring in Minneapolis is awesome. Sunny days, blooming flowers, fun in the park and, of course, music at the Soundset Music Festival. Soundset Music Festival, which is…

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The New School honored Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter and visual artist Solange Knowles, as well as Marco Bizzarri, CEO of Gucci, and José Neves, CEO and founder of Farfetch at the 70th Annual Parsons Benefit on Monday, May 21, 2018. The event recognizes individuals who embody the university’s commitment to creativity and innovation. The program featured special…

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Erykah Badu says her praise of Adolf Hitler has been “misconstrued.” The 46-year-old singer-songwriter attracted widespread criticism after she claimed she could see some “good” in the Nazi dictator, but Badu has now taken to Twitter to clarify her comments, admitting she used one of the “worst examples possible” when she was defending herself against…

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For those who have known neo-soul singer Erykah Badu since she shot to superstardom in the 1990s, we know that the Dallas diva is blatantly and unabashedly blunt, and is honest to a fault — and that includes not having a filter on her tongue. She needed several filters in her interview with New York’s…

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Chadwick “Niles” Phillips was born and raised in Lansing, Michigan. He is the CEO and founder of The Avant Garde LLC, which is a music, arts, and entertainment company. He is also a hip-hop artist, director, producer, actor, host, songwriter, motivational speaker and teacher of his own curriculum titled Hip-Hop, History and The Arts. He graduated from…

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Toni Braxton, Tamar Braxton and Erykah Badu stunned on the 2017 Soul Train Awards red carpet. Hosted by Erykah Badu, the 2017 Soul Train Awards featured performances by Tamar Braxton, Method Man, Keyshia Cole, Daniel Caesar, DVSN, Le’Andria Johnson, Demetria McKinney, Ledisi, Luke James, Major and Ro James. Toni Braxton was honored with the Lady of…

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The Soul Train Awards has always represented the essence of Black culture. This year’s ceremony will carry on tradition by featuring artists who have made a great impact on Black music. Hosted by Erykah Badu, the 2017 Soul Train Awards will feature performances by Method Man, Keyshia Cole, Daniel Caesar, DVSN, Le’Andria Johnson, Demetria McKinney, Ledisi,…

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The Lincoln Motor Company returned this year as exclusive automotive sponsor for ESSENCE’s eighth annual Black Women in Music event held last night in Los Angeles. 2017 marks the eighth consecutive year Lincoln has been exclusive automotive sponsor for the event. This year’s event celebrated nominees from the biggest night in music, along with singer/songwriter…

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