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Erykah Badu, Ledisi, and Solange Cover May ESSENCE

Erykah Badu, Ledisi, and Solange Cover May ESSENCE

galleryESSENCE magazine celebrates individual beauty with three women covering its May issue: Ledisi, Solange, and Erykah Badu. All three are recognized not only for their music, but also for their trend-setting hair and clothing choices.

“Although I’m known for my long, colorful locs, I still don’t take my hair too seriously,” says Ledisi. “I experiment a lot, dyeing it and constantly switching styles…

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Givenchy Picks Erykah Badu As The Face Of Their New Campaign And Schools Everyone On How To Incorporate Diversity Into FashionWe spend a lot of time around here facepalming when certain fashion brands make their disinterest…View Post

Givenchy Picks Erykah Badu As The Face Of Their New Campaign And Schools Everyone On How To Incorporate Diversity Into Fashion

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Listen Fellas, Your Failings Are Your Fault (Or I Wish People Would Stop Comparing Erykah Badu to Kryptonite)
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Listen Fellas, Your Failings Are Your Fault (Or I Wish People Would Stop Comparing Erykah Badu to Kryptonite)

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Video: Janelle Monáe - Q.U.E.E.N. feat. Erykah BaduAll the Queens in the house stand up!
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Video: Janelle Monáe - Q.U.E.E.N. feat. Erykah Badu

All the Queens in the house stand up!

Our favorite quirky songstress, Janelle Monáe is back with a…

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New Music: Janelle Monae featuring Erykah Badu “Q.U.E.E.N.” —- Are You Feeling It?
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New Music: Janelle Monae featuring Erykah Badu “Q.U.E.E.N.” —- Are You Feeling It?

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I figured out that the reason I couldn’t get through the day as well as I can now is because I had too many things on my mind, on my plate, you know, for one person to have. So I started to eliminate some of the things that were too heavy to carry and unnecessary. - Ms. Badu
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THROWBACK Post: Evoking: Erykah Badu

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Didn’t cha know, didn’t cha know … that Erykah Badu is one of the flyest chicks in the game right now?! And probably without even knowing it. Badu seems to inspire effortlessly; her true sense of style and undeniable beauty radiate in even an untamed fro and pair of sweats—-or singing barefoot on stage, wrapped only in the finest cloths from the Motherland. She shows us that we are just as feminine and sexy as the next woman when fully clad with great conversation and higher purpose as our statement accessories—-no high heels or skintight threads necessary. These days, Badu’s look can loosely be described as an eccentric fusion of collegiate-cool practicality, worldly sensibility, and a hint of military edge. How else would you begin to sum-up a vintage varsity jacket paired with combat boots and a full forearm metal bracelet?! Oh, Erykah. Only youcan make perfect sense of it all …

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