By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
Erykah Badu and Andre 3000 were a pretty epic couple. Both are talented with loyal fan bases, so when the two artists got together, it just seemed like it was supposed to work. Unfortunately, Erykah Badu and Andre 3000 didn’t work, and the pair split a little before their son Seven was born. Rumors suggested that the couple couldn’t overcome Andre 3000’s “commitment issues,” but neither artist let the split come in between their friendship. And over the years, the two have remained close friends and continue to raise their son Seven in a peaceful environment. Although Erykah Badu has dated others and been happy with other men besides Andre 3000, like Common, D.O.C. and Jay Electronica; it just always seemed like Erykah never really got over Andre 3000. Even Common recalls that fact as he reveals in his book that Erykah keeps an unusual amount of pictures of 3 Stacks in her house. So unusual it made him uncomfortable while they dated.
But now it all makes sense as Erykah Badu reveals in a recent interview, she got real in a few words about how she feels about Andre 3000 and even admitted that Janelle Monae intimidates her:
When asked about a work of art she would most like to own, a Basquiat painting or Van Gogh piece would be more of a likely answer than the surprise response she came up with. “Andre ,” Badu stated
A reasonable wish, right? Andre – besides being the father of her 14-year-old son, Seven- is a talented man who is arguably one of the best rappers in the industry, who is also quite skilled at singing and acting. He is a piece of art indeed.
She also said Monae is one of those women in the industry she admires and even called her “best friend.” But the new artist may not even know that the two share that connection.
“My heroes are Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, Stevie Wonder, Earth, Wind and Fire, the Emotions, Chaka Khan and the Doobie Brothers,” she admitted. “And Janelle Monae is keeping me on my A-game — secretly, I feel that I have to go out and crush her. We’re best friends, though: she’ll only find that out by reading this.”
I’m not even mad at Erykah for being so candid about Andre 3000. It definitely did seem like the two had genuine feelings for each other although things didn’t work out. But I have a feeling that Erykah isn’t the only woman who thinks Andre 3000 is a piece of art. Hence, the many groupie tales of praise of his bedroom skills on the Internet.
LOL I don’t even blame her. Andre is a piece of art and he can come to my gallery anytime. 🙂
Girl you made me yelp in my little cubicle. Stop! Lmao
Ha! You have got to love Erykah. Her swag is beyond dope. I love that she says how she feels and no f-cks are given.
Hell you been?
LMAO and she called him a piece of art too. He is fine though. Real fine. I think it doesn’t hurt that he’s like the best rapper alive either. #shrugs
I definitely heard that Andre has mad game and he knows how to make women fall in love with his little bony azz. I think Erykah met her match in him because folks in the business say she has mad game too. No wonder she can’t seem to get over 3 Stacks. They are the same damn person and it’s the challenge that she likes.
I don’t blame her…
This is what good sex can do to a woman. Have you calling that thang art and ish. LMBO!!!!
Women like Erykah frustrate me. I actually think Erykah is the one with commitment issues.
Erykah knows she needs to have a seat. Does she consider her other rapper baby daddies pieces of art too? And I like how Erykah and Lauren Hill get h-e passes. Now yall know if a normal female had multiple baby daddies like these two, you’d call them everything but a child of God. But because they make self righteous music, no one wants to call them out. Bullsh-t.
Oh stop. People call Erykah and Lauryn h-es all the time. Have you been hiding under a rock? Come on now.
Actually, no they are not called hoes all the time. The majority of you all praise them and ignore their flaws, but are quick to call out others for less trashy behavior because they wear weaves and have lighter skin. As long as you record self righteous music and rock natural hair with a brown complexion, you can be as ratchet as you want because people like to ignore the obvious. Just look at all these responses. The proof is in the pudding.
But what does that have to do with this post?
Peace and Blessings to you all,
I am long time reader, first time post-er. This woman I love dearly due to her “self-righteous” music. Oddly enough you call yourself “truth” but behind that keyboard you pecked on I am sure that you are a liar and a person full of negative energy. Who cares about her baby fathers? If you feel freely enough to call her a hoe she is accessible through twitter. Leave your opinion where she is able to view it. But being the proletariat that you are I’m sure she will not respond. This interview is the TRUTH. She spoke from her heart. She puts on her pants one leg at a time so I’m assured she receives the same scrutiny just like any other human being. Now “TRUTH” how about you take a trip to Rome, visit the Colosseum, and take an ancient seat.
My name is the truth because I speak MY truth. Don’t agree with what I said? You don’t have to. But it won’t change my views. Miss Badu is a fraud and always will be.
im trying to understand what was wrong with her saying he was a piece of art? it was not a question of all of her baby daddies nor about him she spoke from her heart.instead of having a one track mind maybe read the statement as it was intended next time.you took it left field for no reason. both her and 3000 are very much alike so why not give him credit the way she did?
The last time I checked, I was entitled to read an article and form my own opinions. When did that change? Get out of your feelings. Just because you have fallen for Erykah’s well crafted fraudulent image doesn’t mean everyone else has.
SMH I’m not surprised one bit. Erykah loved her some Andre 3000. They were cute together and I never really liked her with anyone else. Not even Common. But Erykah be putting voodoo on men because Andre didn’t start dressing crazy until he started dating her. He hasn’t been the same since. She has a way with men that intrigues me. LOL
So she’s still in love with the guy with commitment issues? Women stay losing.
that baby is gonna be a musical genius… hmmmmmmm
So, that’s her problem….the man she’s been in love with, infatuated by, and adores isn’t available to her. Erykah Badu is still ratchet. Plain and simple. Any other regular woman that we know with more than 3 baby daddies is considered ratchet as well. Quit fronting. Ain’t nothing cute or normal about having multiple baby fathers and mothers. Just because men do it, doesn’t mean women should or that it should be socially acceptable. And people do call Lil Wayne, and other rappers with all these baby mamas, ho-s too. I was looking at a picture of Puff Daddy and his baby mamas and their kids by different men, and I thought that this can’t be normal and is crazy. I won’t demonize Erykah Badu because I knew there had to be a reason for her behavior. But, let me tell you I saw Andre 3000 in that movie with Robin Thicke’s wife, and ever since I have had a crush on him. I could definitely see the infatuation with him after watching that movie.
Anyone who have had sex unmarried with more than one man (guy) is a hoe. Funny, the perspective self righteous hoes have concerning other women just because they aborted their pregnancies or were better protected. Just because the world doesn’t see the evidence of your whoredom does not make you not a whore. Point here is, if you are bedding a man or have bedded any number of men outside marriage, please do not think of yourselves as being any better than one who became pregnant and gave life. One such as Erika Badu just like you can turn away from this sin and become acceptable in the eyes of our Heavenly Father. Children do not have to suffer the sins of their mother or father, thanks be given to God Almighty for our Savior Jesus Christ.