Erykah Badu Attends Essence ‘Black Women in Music’ Event


Erykah Badu Wows in Ashi Studio Black Velvet Gown

Essence magazine’s 8th Annual Black Women in Music event was held last night at the NeueHouse in Hollywood, California. This year’s ceremony honored singer Erykah Badu, who per usual, showed up and showed out. Erykah was literally drooling jewelry as she graced the red carpet in a black velvet gown from Ashi Studio’s 2016 Fall Couture Collection.
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Erykah Badu’s Hotline Bling Remix

ERYKAH BADU HOTLINE BLING REMIXWe hope you’re ready for another remix of Drake’s summer hit Hotline Bling, because singer Erykah Badu is the third artist to put her personal stamp on the popular tune.

Rapper Jadakiss released a remix of the song a few weeks ago titled Thotline Bling, which was quickly proceeded by singer Keyshia Cole and her more girl friendly version of the tune.

Erykah’s interpretation, however, takes things up a bit thanks to the addition of some hilarious lyrics and production help from her son Seven Benjamin.
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Erykah Badu for Essence Magazine

Erykah Badu Stuns in Latest Photoshoot for Essence

Essence magazine’s first ever Global Edition is being covered by the incomparable Erykah Badu.
The High Priestess of Neo-Soul was was photographed by South African photographer Warwick Saint, who took the singer back to the Motherland for stops in Kenya, Zanzibar, Tanzania and Nairobi.

Erykah was photographed at several famous locals, including the grounds of Giraffe Manor, the Serengeti National Park and the Residence Hotel in Kamikaze Beach.
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Erykah Badu & Ricardo Tisci Channel the 70s


Eclectic soul singer Erykah Badu was recently lensed for the inside pages of InStyle’s 20th Anniversary issue.

The September edition of the magazine, which features actress Julia Roberts on the cover, was creatively helmed by photographer Ricardo Tisci, who calls himself a Badu “super fan.”

Tisci personally called on Erykah for her 70s-inspired photo shoot, just as he did earlier this year when he hand-picked the singer to represent Givenchy in their Spring 2014 campaign.
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Erykah Badu’s Full Givenchy Campaign


Though her musical career isn’t as hot as it used to be, soul diva Erykah Badu still manages to snag lucrative endorsement campaigns her more popular contemporaries wish they could.

From Tom Ford to Givenchy, Miss Badu is definitely on the fashion elite’s radar thanks to her undeniable beauty and presence.

Givenchy in-house photographer Ricardo Tiscsi, who touts himself a longtime Badu fan, recently tapped the singer to front the design house’s Spring 2014 collection, which features a mash-up of various African and Japanese influences.
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Janelle Monáe to Team Up with Erykah Badu

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Singer Janelle Monáe is finally ready to release the follow-up to her 2010 album ‘The ArchAndroid.’

The Grammy winning Cover Girl spokesmodel took to her Twitter page recently to announce the April 22nd release of her new single Q.U.E.E.N. which will feature fellow eclectic diva Erykah Badu.

The singer’s new album, ‘Electric Lady’ is due later this year and will reportedly feature production work from Rock icon Prince.

In the meantime, you can catch Janelle at a slew of summer concert festivals including the Essence Festival which will for the first time be streamed live online.

Erykah Badu’s New Movie Role

The trailer for Erykah Badu’s latest film ‘They Die by Dawn’ has just been released. Erykah stars as a bounty hunter out to capture four outlaws, each with a price on their head. This modern western co-stars Isaiah Washington, Rosario Dawson, Giancarlo Espisito and Jesse Williams.

Unfortunately, because this is a short film and not feature length, it will not be released in theatres and has no official release date.

Erykah Badu Does it Again…

Singer Erykah Badu once again courts controversy, this time with her extremely not safe for work video for her remake of Roberta Flack’s 1972 classic “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face.”

Erykah teams up with the Flaming Lips and her sister Nayrok, who is actually the person who makes this video NSFW.

Though Erykah is clearly nude during her bathtub scene, it is Nayrok who gives us the full monty… and then some.

If music videos were given ratings, and after this one they just might be, the visuals for The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face would get an NC-17.