Has Erykah Badu and rapper D.O.C. rekindled their relationship? According to DOC… yes. According to Erykah- absolutely not!
In an interview with The Dallas Observer, D.O.C. says he has recently been living part-time with Erykah and their 7-year daughter Puma- and that he hopes to incorporate the pair’s blended family into his upcoming reality series “I Got My Voice Back.” (Badu has a son by rapper Andre 3000 and another daughter by rapper Jay Electronica). In fact, D.O.C. says he wants the show to culminate in the two stars getting married.
Those words quickly got back to Erykah, who dispatched her people to release a statement cleaning up D.O.C.’s comments.
“Erykah has no plans to marry or have any sort of courtship with the D.O.C. Ms. Badu has no plans to allow a reality show to be filmed in her private Dallas residence or to include any of her children in the filming. Ms. Badu has no concrete plans further than a guest appearance in his reality show. The D.O.C.’s comments were either taken out of context, improperly interpreted, or reflective of his now, not-so-secret desires. Whatever the case, Erykah wishes D.O.C. well both spiritually and professionally.”
And in a bit of not so salacious news, Erykah is scheduled to attend and speak at the first ever Natural Hair Parade & Festival. The event will be held September 3rd in Erykah’s hometown of Dallas, Texas.
The event is the brainchild of Dallas based natural hairstylist Isis Brantley. “We’re calling for sponsors, schools, churches, community organizations, bands, clubs, parents, and children of all ages to join us as we celebrate and share knowledge,” she said in a press release.
Her good friend Badu has challenged her to get four hundred people to march in the parade! To help reach her goal, Isis is asking natural ladies to send out the following tweet: “Natural Hair Parade & Festival by @Naturallyisis Sept. 3, 2011 Dallas, TX #Naturalhair #Laboroflove FREE RSVP.”