Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu Crashes Live Newscast, Tries to Kiss Reporter

Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu is on the loose. The unpredictable singer crashed a live newscast, and the video has gone viral.

New York PIX 11 anchor Mario Diaz was reporting on Shia LaBeouf’s arrest when he was interrupted by a woman in a large hat. She made a lewd gesture with her hands and then attempted to kiss Diaz, who responded by pushing her away.

Badu denied it was her at first, but later apologized. “sorry Mario. :-))))),” she tweeted.

While Diaz didn’t immediately recognize her, he later acknowledged Badu’s prank. “I get it because… ‘Ain’t no particular sign I’m more compatible with I just want your extra time and your….. kiss,’” he tweeted.

See the hilarious video below.

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Met Gala 2014: Beyoncé & Jay Z, Rihanna, Kanye West & Kim Kardashian, Frank Ocean, Rita Ora, Solange

Jay Z and Beyoncé

From Frank Ocean to Rihanna, the stars dressed up and showed out at the 2014 Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York on Monday. This year’s dress code was white tie, inspired by British fashion designer Charles James known as “America’s First Couturier.”

Before they walk down the aisle this month, Vogue cover stars Kanye West and Kim Kardashian walked the red carpet in Lanvin.

“On the Run” couple Jay Z and Beyoncé got decked out in Givenchy and held hands as they made their royal entrance.

Rihanna wowed in a white midriff-baring Stella McCartney show-stopper with her hair pinned up.

Performer Frank Ocean was dapper in a white tuxedo, Solange traded her natural hair for a short bob and a 3.1 Phillip Lim dress, Rita Ora was a golden goddess in Donna Karan Atelier, and Janelle Monáe electrified in Tadashi Shoji.

Givenchy muse Erykah Badu rocked the carpet in a top hat and white coat, while fashion killas A$AP Rocky and Chanel Iman cozied up in couture.

See all the glamorous looks from fashion’s biggest night below.

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Solange, Erykah Badu, & Ledisi Cover Essence’s Beauty Issue


Solange, Erykah Badu, and Ledisi are a portrait of beauty on the cover of Essence. The R&B divas exude confidence and style while gracing the magazine’s May Beauty Issue.

“I always knew that being 100% wholeheartedly me was going to pay off,” says Solange, who rocks her natural hair.

Erykah Badu shines in a sequined dress and yellow nail polish. “Beauty looks like encouragement, patience, acceptance, forgiveness, carefulness, and compassion. Beauty is spiritual and physical,” says the Dallas soulstress, who is currently working on the follow-up to 2010′s New Amerykah Part Two.

Grammy-nominated singer Ledisi reveals that she feels like the “sexiest thing in the world” when she’s on stage. “I started feeling beautiful because I came from beauty,” she says.

Check out the rest of the radiant covers below.

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Rick Ross, Erykah Badu, & JoJo Invade Fader Fort at SXSW


After nearly a week of back-to-back shows from everyone from Gaga to Gunplay, South by Southwest came to a close on Saturday. Festivalgoers downed beer and BBQ before flocking to The FADER FORT to check out a diverse lineup that included Travi$ Scott, SZA, JoJo, Erykah Badu, Bun B, and Rick Ross.

JoJo hit the stage early in the afternoon. The singer, who signed a new deal with Atlantic Records this year, treated the Austin crowd to her hits “Too Little, Too Late” and “Leave (Get Out)” as well as covers of Phil Collins’ “Take Me Home” and Anita Baker’s “Caught Up in the Rapture” off her latest EP #LoveJo.

Following Travi$ Scott and SZA, Erykah Badu spread peace and love during her soulful set. Givenchy’s latest muse opened with “On & On” before going into “The Healer.” Backed by her band, she played the MPC while pulling from her expansive catalog.

“You come to Texas, you come with some shit, or you stay at your fu**ing house,” said the Dallas soulstress before performing a little of “Deep in the Heart of Texas.”

MMG was also in the building. Rick Ross closed out Saturday’s festivities with a nearly hour-long set, opening with “Devil Is a Lie” and serving up some of his latest material including “Blk & Wht” off the No. 1 album in the country, Mastermind.

If you were not in Austin, you can catch highlights from Saturday’s bill below.

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Janelle Monáe and Erykah Badu Perform at BET Awards

Erykah Badu and Janelle Monáe

Janelle Monáe closed out the BET Awards with a bang. The singer graced the stage in stilettos to perform “Q.U.E.E.N.” at Sunday’s show. She was joined by an Afro-sporting Erykah Badu, who walked on stage with a poodle to duet on their empowering anthem.

Janelle’s new album The Electric Lady is due September 10.

See the ladies funky and fabulous set below.

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Kendrick Lamar Performs with Erykah Badu at BET Awards

Erykah Badu and Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar missed accepting his award for Best New Artist so he could hit the stage to perform at the BET Awards. He opened with “M.A.A.D. City” and then brought out Erykah Badu to duet on his hit “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe.” The two walked hand-in-hand off stage after their soulful set.

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Erykah Badu Interviews Kendrick Lamar

Erykah Badu and Kendrick Lamar

Erykah Badu wears many hats, but this time she played reporter for Interview magazine. Her assignment was to interview the hottest MC in the game, Kendrick Lamar.

While the Compton rapper waited for a flight at the airport in Denver, Ms. Badu asked him all sorts of questions ranging from his favorite cereal to whether he would let a girl paint his toenails.

He also shared his top 10 MCs (Jay-Z, Nas, Tupac, Snoop, B.I.G., Eminem, André 3000, Rakim, Kurupt, and DMX) and learned the definition of an “asshole-checker.”

Check out some of the highlights from their enlightening conversation below.

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