Erykah Badu VIBE Cover Photo
Erykah Badu VIBE Cover Photo – Erykah Badu who is a magnet to controversy goes bald, nude and is tattooed from head to (almost) toe for one of June/July’s cover of VIBE (the other cover is taken by Miss Barbie Nicki Minaj).
During her interview with the mag Erykah spoke about the wave of controversies surrounding her latest video for the song “Window Seat” where she went completely nude to prove a valid point, to her children and her exes.
On “Window Seat”:
“I look at some other videos. i’m not naming names, because I don’t want that to be mentioned. There is the thing with sexuality. I’m naked for 13 seconds, and these people are naked the whole time and gyrating and saying come “lick on my lollipop,” and “suck on my cinnamon roll,” and, you know, suggesting sex. People are uncomfortable with sexuality that’s not for male consumption. could be ‘cause I did it in public too. Do you think people would have been complaining if I had on high-heel shoes?”
On her relationship with Jay Electronica:
“I am a big fan and a supporter of [Jay Electronica's] evolution and growth as an artist. I write all his rhymes. I’m joking. [laughs.] I’m always amazed and impressed with the things he comes up with. He definitely does what a partner is supposed to do, that is, evolve you.”
On her children and former lovers:
“I was 27 when I had seven. I was already a vegetarian. I had been for 10 years. I had started making choices that would shape me for the rest of my life. I never thought to measure by each child. My children are six years apart. It wasn’t planned, just how the relationships rolled out. I’ve had three unorthodox marriages of sorts. I’ve had the benefit of having substantial amount of time with people, mind-building time.”