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Style Icon Erykah Badu Is The New Face Of Givenchy

Erykah Badu has long been one of my favorite neo soul artists, not to mention one of the most fashionable people, um, anywhere (putting aside that her influence may have led to then-boyfriend Common embracing crochet pants, but I digress). So it’s awesome to learn that Badu has been named the face of Givenchy’s latest ad campaign, in part because having a Black woman be the muse for such a high fashion brand, in an industry where they are generally wholly underrepresented, is a breath of fresh air. In fact, all of the female models used in Givenchy’s latest campaign are women of color. Givenchy designer Ricardo Tisschi told Style.com of the homogeniety in fashion:

“It’s 2013. Everybody’s being so cool about Instagram, about Facebook, any media — everybody’s being so open. At the end of the day, why are not so many black girls or Latin girls in shows? When you have an American president who is black! When I see this happening, it’s quite sad, I think. People can be so avant-garde, so advanced, but actually not, because people are still making differences between skin color.”

As for his selection of Badu, apparently he had the singer in mind for awhile, saying, “Erykah, she’s an icon—come on! … “She’s one of the most stylish women I’ve met in my life. She’s got such a good sense of proportion, of colors.” Truth. Click on through for just a small handful of Badu’s amazing fashion statements over the years… [Style.com]

Erykah Badu Has Major Beef With The Flaming Lips

Are you familiar with The Flaming Lips? Then maybe you heard about their newest video, “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face,” a collaboration with singer Erykah Badu and her sister Nayrok. The video was leaked to Pitchfork a couple of weeks back, and featured vocals from Erykah, plus images of a naked Nayrok careening through the streets. When it first appeared on the web, it made a big splash — inciting controversy for its blatant nudity — and garnering major publicity for The Flaming Lips.

But a few people weren’t very happy with it — namely Ms. Badu, who claims that the band’s singer Wayne Coyne took advantage of her and misrepresented her image. The video includes imagery of Nayrok splattered with blood, glitter and what looks like semen. And it also features images of a naked Erykah in a tub — images she says Coyne coerced her into doing. Keep reading »

The Surprising Reason Erykah Badu Stopped Wearing Her Head Wrap

“I’m always evolving. I visited Cuba to get a santería reading in 2000 and I didn’t know exactly what to expect. I went there, sat on the curb and waited for my reading. I had on this white head wrap and this white long dress and all of my jewelry, because it was part of me. It was who I was. I was overdressed because everybody else had on T-shirts and baggy tights …”

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Quickies: Erykah Badu Gets Probation & The Vagina Is A Deadly Puffer Fish

  • Erykah Badu has been sentenced to six months probation for stripping while filming a music video in Dallas. [The Root]
  • Is “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World” misogynist? [Cinematical]
  • From Lauren Conrad to Stephanie Pratt to Paris Hilton to … Kristin Cavallari? Yep, Doug Reinhardt was spotted making out with Kristin. [RadarOnline.com]
  • You can buy the toilet belonging to the late The Catcher In The Rye author J.D. Salinger on eBay. That is all. [FlavorWire]

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Erykah Badu Takes It All Off In “Window Seat”

Over at Boing Boing, Xeni posted this wild new video from Erykah Badu, “Window Seat.” The video was shot without a permit in one take on the streets of downtown Dallas, Texas, and is all the more impressive for what the queen of Baduizm does in it. To wit, she takes off all her clothes in public. Beforehand, Badu tweets, “I was afraid.” Afterward, she notes, they “ran like hell.” Like I said the other day, it’s nice to see women with bodies that aren’t reed thin showing off their shapes. Say what you will, but I think this video took some serious cojones. What do you think? Keep reading »

Only Erykah Badu Could Get Away With This ‘Do

I’m really hoping Erykah Badu‘s Rick James-inspired, braided and beaded hairdo is a wig because, if not, then it could have taken upwards of 12 hours to complete. And an entertainer like Erykah has better things to do, like promote her latest album, New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh). Though, I gotta say I really love the look! [NYC, 3/25/10] Keep reading »

New Erykah Badu Track Trips The Light Fantastic


Ah, Erykah Badu. So … unique. Never one to keep it simple, in her latest video, featuring the enchanting Lil’ Wayne, Miss Baduizm gets all trippy and psychedelic in “Jump Up in the Air (Stay There).” How I am supposed to jump up in the air and stay there, I haven’t figured out yet. The track is from Badu’s upcoming New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh), slated for a March release. Do you dig it or would you rather diss it? Tell us what you think of it in the comments. Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Is This Erykah Badu Or A Cyber Mad Hatter?

Only Erykah Badu can pull off a top hat, reflective sunglasses, a trench coat, and a hoodie while performing at a jazz festival. [Nice, France, 7/21/09] Keep reading »

Quickies!: Mars Is The New Celeb Kid On The Block, Stay Youthful Like Demi Moore

  • Bronx Mogli has been dethroned. Mars Merkaba, Erykah Badu’s newborn, now has the strangest celebrity baby name. [Dlisted]
  • Lynne from “The Real Housewives of Orange County” is dumb as a box of white rice. Not only is she not sure there’s air conditioning in her home, but she also thinks horseradish comes from little ponies. Now my dreams of Lynne putting Vicki’s million dollar ass in its trailer park place have been crushed. [Dlisted]
  • Michelle Obama’s hairstylist will train D.C.-area stylists to do the first lady’s hair because he doesn’t want to move, and flying back and forth isn’t practical in this economic climate. How do I get an application for this apprenticeship program? [Perez Hilton]
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    Star Couplings: Britney Spears Is Going To Set The Record Straight, Y’All

  • Eek! In an upcoming 90-minute special, Britney Spears is going to SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT about the last few years of her life. Sneak preview above! [Us Weekly]
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