Erykah Badu’s Vibe Interview

Soul diva, Erykah Badu, is featured in the May 2008 edition of Vibe Magazine. Erykah gives an in depth interview to writer Angleo Ragaza, and touches on everything from home schooling her children, to her hopes and dreams for the future, as well as what it’s like having captured the hearts of some of the famous men in the music industry.

Erykah on her intense relationship with Andre 3000:

“We Were So Much In Love…We just knew that we were gonna be together forever and ever. But things happen.”

Read more of Erykah’s interview in the May edition of Vibe which hits newststand April12th.


  1. I didn’t know she home schooled. It is something I have wanted to try but was too scared to and just didn’t know where to start. I wonder where she finds the time being so busy and all, especially now that she is out promoting her new music.

  2. Andre 3000 and Common are not of my taste but back in the day I loved me some DOC.

    On another note, why does it seem like Erykah is trying to use her past relationships to garner attention?

  3. I don’t think she is “using her past relationships to garner attention”, I think that people who interview her probably always ask about her past relationships.

  4. I like erika the singer not erika the person i dont care for her
    Its like i love rihanna the person not rihanna the singer dont care for her …

  5. I love Erykah. I think people want to know about her relationships because she really hasnt been forthcoming before. I dont really care. I love her music. If she wants to share fine if not thats fine too. Thanks for the snippet. 🙂

  6. I love the homeschooling idea. Because of the poor level of public schools but mostly because I wouldn’t want my (future) kids to learn bullcrap from school, they’re surrounded with some kids raised by some ig’nant parents, sometimes even the teachers are ignorant. It has more to do with the environment in which they’re gonna evolve. They say the first six years of your child’s life are the most important humanly speaking, it affects the way they shape their concept of reality and love of self. Being surrounded with children of racist people who integrated their beliefs, or from any other kinds of extreme families, isn’t healthy so early. I still have horrible memories of school as a child, having to deal with some evil ADULTS who made me hate myself, and some stupid kids saying stuff that with time you realize only grown folks could have told them. Also, there’s no competition like those “s/he’s smarter than you”, which could damage your baby’s self-image, it’s too early for that. Your value system, and work habits can be taught and instilled more easily. This is something that I consider for my children when I have them.

  7. Now back to Erykah herself LOL, I have yet to completely hear her album, I didn’t like Honey but I loved the video, I’m feeling “The Healer”. Why did she title the album the 4th world war? When was the 3rd one according to her? I’ve been waiting for the answers to these questions for a while now, interviewers never asked her that. Or maybe I missed the interview with the answers?

  8. @ Lola,

    Maybe the answers to your questions lie ‘within’ the album? 😆

    Her record is…….whew! I tell you, it’s on some ‘other’ levels. I get it, but I feel like I’m missing something. I should probably listen to it more. I recall her GIANT magazine interview…they didn’t really talk much about the record there either. Least not the concepts, etc. Maybe her web page/myspace explains? But then again, maybe not. There was a myspace video where she quasi-spoke about the album… And just fyi, “Honey” on the playlist sounds ‘out of place’ with the rest of the LP. It’s like you can tell that they kinda just ‘threw’ it in there……it’s more ‘appealing’ than the rest of the artistic fanfare that is “New AmErykah”.


  9. I get the feeling that “Honey” is the bridge to the next album. We won’t know til it comes out of course.
    But she does say New Amerykah: Return of the Ankh is on the way before “Honey” starts.
    It’s not a single-friendly CD — I guess “Honey” serves that purpose, too. I think “Soldier” is going to be the next single.

    It’s more of a bonus track than anything else.

    “4th world war” tackles some heavy topics. I really like it after some repeated hard listens.

  10. Repeated hard listens, indeed. LOL 🙂 Overall I like it too…it just took a minute to get to that point.

  11. I would like to see Badu and Jill Scott putting down some work together. Now that would be profound for the mind.

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