It generated three singles: "Love of My Life (An Ode to Hip-Hop)", "Danger" and "Back in the Day (Puff)" with 'Love' becoming her second song to reach the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #9. It contained the album's lead single "Window Seat", which led to controversy.
Influenced by R&B, 1970s soul, and 1980s hip hop, Early in her career, Badu was recognizable for her eccentric style, which often included wearing very large and colorful headwraps. As an actress, she has played a wide range of supporting roles in movies including Blues Brothers 2000, The Cider House Rules and House of D.
Her mother raised her, her brother Eevin, and her sister Nayrok alone after their father, William Wright Jr., deserted the family early in their lives.
To provide for her family, the children's paternal grandmother often helped to look after them while Badu's mother, Kolleen Maria Wright (née Gipson), worked as an actress in theatrical productions.
She also speaks at length in the documentaries Before the Music Dies and The Black Power Mixtapes.
I was in my hotel room on tour and …she called me and was like, ‘Hey, I don’t wanna be in this relationship no more. And then in 2009 she gave birth to her third child, a daughter, with rapper Jay Electronica.
“She was supposed to come out to Coachella but the dates did not work out. The first thing people would think about us is, ‘Oh, they don’t get along.’ But there are always feelings when people grow apart. But man, we are cool.” Stay tuned for VIBE’s full André 3000 Q&A.
So we already know that we wanted to find the time to bring out people that we knew during the tour, and I think the Atlanta show worked out.” As for the “baby-daddy” talk, 3000 suggests that people are making too much of a big deal over Badu’s irreverent quip. She calls me her baby daddy and I call her my baby mama.
But the sold-out crowd during the tandem’s headline-making stand was shocked to witness funk-soul priestess Erykah Badu join ‘Kast’s André 3000 and partner Big Boi on the underrated cut “Humble Mumble.” As the charismatic Badu hugged her former significant other Three Stacks she hilariously mused, “That’s my baby daddy!
” It was a clear nod to the now legendary union that produced their son Seven.