The queen has spoken and when she speaks we pay attention because we know only Erykah Badu can tell it like it needs to be told! We love her twist of Drakes ‘Hotline Bling’ which as we know is his own twist on D.R.A.M’s ‘Cha Cha’ – I mean it just goes on and one doesn’t it.
So when Erykah Badu has something to sing, that can only mean one thing – she’s about to keep it real and throw it down for the ladies. If you remember a classic moment, when Erykah Badu told him to go call ‘Tyrone‘ she wasn’t messing “And tell him come on, Help you get your shit. You need to call Tyrone (Call Him) “Hold On”. But ya can’t use my phone“.
Erykah Badu famously made up ‘Tyrone’ song on stage in London in 1997 and it became an instant phenomena, “It was a spontaneous thing. Later, I looked around and saw they were having debates about it on TV and radio. They said I was male bashing. I had no idea that it would have such an impact. I was just making it up as I was going along. As the song blew up, I realized that I had to take some kind of stance. I began to challenge all the ‘Tyrones’ to do better. The song ‘Tyrone’ did its job musically and socially. Women loved it because that’s how they felt and men hated it because that’s how they were. As a result, it became an anthem. I’m not apologetic for ‘Tyrone.’ It’s the jam and I love it. It’s one of my favorite songs to perform on stage and it’s still hilarious to me.”
So ladies, if you needed a little bit of an Erykah Badu Jam to send out to the brothers, then here’s her message to ‘Hotline Bling’, and that could only mean one thing! ‘boy you got me doubting, got me stressed out, cos ever since I left the city you, started getting dressed and going out more‘. We can’t wait for the forthcoming mixtape from the legendary queen Erykah Badu – bring it on!