Erykah Badu Pulled Over By Police Because They Wanted to Say Hello
As a person of color, getting pulled over by police can be a frightful experience, so when Erykah Badu was stopped by Dallas police on New Year's Eve, there's no doubt the singer was in for a shock when her reason for being stopped was revealed.
On Sunday night, Badu took to Instagram to post a video of her being pulled over. In the video, Badu turns to the two officers and asks them, "And why are you pulling me over?" One of the officers then looks at the camera and laughingly says, "Because I wanted to say hi."
Doing her best to keep her composure, Badu tells the officer "hi" and gives off an awkward laugh. "WTF BABYLON !! HAPPY NEW YEAERZZZZ!" she wrote in the video's caption.
In related Badu news, recently curated a Fela Kuti collection of music, containing music from the Afrobeat pioneer's career. A 3,000 copy run was released on Dec. 15 and features Fela’s 1980 effort Coffin For Head of State, the 1979 LP V.I.P. and his 1984 effort, Army Arrangement.
The box set also comes with liner notes penned by Badu for each of the seven albums, essays from music journalist Chris May, a lyrics sheet and never before published photos of Fela Kuti.
Check out Erykah Badu's Instagram post below.