Erykah Badu Wiki – Erykah Badu Bio
Erykah Badu: Her Real Name is Erica Abi Wright and she was born February 26, 1971, she known professionally as Erykah Badu, she is an American singer and songwriter. Erykah Badu‘s career began after opening a show for D’Angelo in 1994 in Fort Worth; record label executive Kedar Massenburg was highly impressed with her performance and signed her to Kedar Entertainment. Erykah Badu’s first album, Baduizm, was released in February 1997. It spawned three singles: “On & On”, “Next Lifetime” and “Otherside of the Game”. The album was certified triple Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America(RIAA). Erykah Badu first live album, Live, was released in November 1997 and was certified double Platinum by the RIAA. More info about Erykah Badu wiki and Erykah Badu bio may be updated shortly
Erykah Badu Bio
She was born Erica Abi Wright in Dallas, Texas. Her mother raised her, her brother Kevin, and her sister Nayrok alone after separating from their father, William Wright Jr. To provide for her family, the children’s maternal and paternal grandmothers often helped look after them. Erykah Badu had her first taste of show business at the age of four, singing and dancing at the Dallas Theater Center and The Black Academy of Arts and Letters (TBAAL) under the guidance of her godmother, Gwen Hargrove, and uncle TBAAL founder Curtis King.
By the age of 14, Erykah Badu was freestyling for a local radio station alongside such talent as Roy Hargrove. In her youth, Erykah Badu had decided to change the spelling of her first name from Erica to Erykah, as she believed her original name was a “slave name”. The term “kah” signifies the inner self. She adopted the surname “Erykah Badu” because it is her favorite jazz scat sound; also, among the Akan people in Ghana, it is the term for the 10th-born child.
Erykah Badu R Kelly
After the release of Lifetime’s damning R. Kelly docuseries, as well as new criminal investigations lodged against the musician, Erykah Badu has offered somewhat of a defensive stance about his complex legal situation. Specifically, during a Saturday evening concert in Chicago, the songstress told her audience to show Kelly some peace and understanding. “I dunno how everybody else feels about it but I’m putting up a prayer right now for R,” she said, per The Guardian. “I hope he sees the light of day if he did all those things that we’ve seen on TV and heard those ladies talk about. I hope he sees the light of day and comes forward.” When fans booed in response, Erykah Badu expounded a bit further, clarifying that she’s not asking for forgiveness per se:
What y’all say, fu*k him? That’s not love. That’s not unconditional love. But what if one of the people that was assaulted by R Kelly grows up to be an offender, we gonna crucify them?
They ’bout to R Kelly me to death on the internet, I’m like goddamn. I just want peace and light for everybody and healing for those who are hurt because everyone involved has been hurt, victimised in some kinda way. Love for everybody.”
As Erykah Badu predicted, Internet backlash about her comments was swift, and she offered a follow-up tweet that seemingly addressed Kelly. “I love you. Unconditionally,” she wrote. “That doesn’t mean I support your choices.”