Skip to content

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…

Read More

The Soul Train Awards always highlight the best of R&B and soul music. This year’s awards ceremony, filmed at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, continues with tradition as Erykah Badu served as host in a ceremony that featured special performances by Teddy Riley, Brandy, Bobby Brown, BBD and Eric Benét. Here are the top…

Read More

The 2016 ONE Musicfest will be remembered as one of the music festivals in Atlanta history. In one day, festivalgoers witnessed the rise of new age R&B/Soul, the youthful energy of A$AP Ferg, the mesmerizing sounds of Erykah Badu, the West Coast gangsta movement of Ice Cube, and historic reunion of the Dungeon Family. Here…

Read More

Erykah Badu has long been considered one of the most alluring and sought after women in hip-hop, having already romanced and inspired the likes of hip-hop heavyweights such as Common, Andre 3000 and Jay Electronica. So it came as no surprise that when hip-hop giant Kendrick Lamar first hit superstardom years ago, he and Badu…

Read More

André 3000 and Erykah Badu are undoubtedly among the most famous celebrity exes in show business and the pair have always done what seems to be the impossible these days — properly co-parent their son, Seven Sirius Benjamin, without any tabloid or legal drama. Although Seven is clearly their pride and joy, André recently revealed their life as…

Read More

Erykah Badu has no problem asserting her position. Much respect to the artist who keeps fans intrigued and thinking critically. On Tuesday, April 12, the first clip of Badu’s surprise visit and impromptu performance for students from The Future Project at Malcolm X Shabazz High School in Newark, NJ swept the internet. In this second segment…

Read More

Erykah Badu is on the hot seat after voicing support of a New Zealand school that recently launched a dress code requiring girls to lower their skirt hems to knee level so as not to “distract” male students and teachers. Stretching over 11 tweets, the 45-year-old singer-songwriter explained how it’s only “natural” for men to be attracted to girls…

Read More

Has Erykah Badu found love with former “Boondocks” executive producer Carl Jones? This week, the brains behind “Adult Swim’s Black Dynamite” posted the above snap featuring the “Phone Down” singer, alongside a juicy, heartfelt message. “When she’s your love, your best friend, your creative partner, your n—a, your… @fatbellybella.” If you ask us, someone has…

Read More

A Southern Dallas, Texas dance teacher has been arrested after accusations that he used his fatherly influence over his students to sexually assault them. Vann Gilbert, 53, was arrested after a 90-minute standoff with police Tuesday afternoon. The SWAT team was called after he refused to leave his home, but he eventually surrendered. Gilbert was…

Read More

Known as the “King of Jazz Funk Vibes” and the “Godfather of Neo Soul,” Ayers’ extensive discography has him ranked him among the most sampled African American artists admired by “new school” performers like Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Mary J. Blige, D’Angelo, Tribe Called Quest, Pete Rock/CL Smooth, and so many others.

Read More

I received a text from a friend Friday demanding that I get to NY immediately because Erykah Badu, aka Lo Down Loretta Brown, was having a listening party somewhere in Brooklyn and said friend needed to meet the songstress. Being the supportive friend I am, I hopped on the first thing smoking to NY to figure…

Read More