Erykah Badu was honored at Essence’s eighth yearly “Black Gals in Music” event, which this year commemorates the 20th anniversary of her debut album, Baduizm. To introduce her, Solange stepped up to study a celebratory speech from her cell phone, “because she is a digital female in a digital environment.” Watch Solange’s speech, alongside with performance clips, below, and scroll down to witness Badu’s untouchable red-carpet game.
“She is mom, she is sister, she is mate, she is auntie, she is chief, she is warrior of numerous tribes,” Solange said. “Empress of the mystic ladies, ruler of the free. … And she has been that for twenty yrs.” She extra, “She is a attractive reminder that you can not place us in the box,” ahead of quoting Badu: “Look, I opt for peace but say, ‘Don’t walk up on me improper, simply because this tea and incense can change into a Colt 45 and Newports if want be.”
Badu has also curated a playlist for two Chainz’ “Pretty Girls Like Entice Music” sequence. Hear to that at the base of the webpage, via Spotify.