Erykah Badu Announces New Mixtape, Discusses Drake and Meek Mill Beef
Erykah Badu is a busy woman. The "On & On" singer is set to host the Soul Train Awards next month, but before she graces the stage, fans can expect to hear her new mixtape, But You Caint Use My Phone, and experience her one-woman show in Texas in the coming weeks.
The singer's fans got a taste of what's to come from her mixtape (the title is inspired by her 1997 single “Tyrone”) when she dropped a cover of Drake's "Hotline Bling."
As for her upcoming improv show, titled Erykah Badu: Live Nudity -- Meditate on Deez, the songbird told Noisey that she'll likely share something "really honest." Although it's up in the air since the carefree Badu hasn't stressed the particulars.
"I have a format, kind of, but I haven’t really had time to write a 60-minute show, so we just have to see what happens," she said.
But when she's not creating new experiences for fans or giving Drake relationship advice, the "You Got Me" singer is paying attention to the landscape of hip hop -- like the famous beef between Drizzy and Meek Mill that ensued over the summer.
"Loved it. That’s what hip-hop is about to me. I liked that. That’s the way we’re supposed to handle it! I encourage it." she said before adding that the Toronto rhymer, Young Thug and Odd Future are definitely on her radar, labeled under "awesome."
The Mama's Gun creator is set to channel Don Cornelius on Nov. 29 as the Soul Train Awards host -- and she's most certainly excited for it. "I grew up living Soul Train. So it’s an amazing thing, and I’m looking forward to seeing how it turns out. I had an opportunity to become an associate producer for the show, so that means I’m getting a chance to help develop some of the ideas for the show, and I’m writing the comedy for it," she shared before hinting that there may be some skits too. Afterwards, she may take her show on the road.
Check out the full interview here.
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