Queen Badula on Hot 97 a couple of weeks ago, generally speaking truths in her calm/purposeful way.
An always example of the kind of power I most respect. Unaffected by the energy around her, at ease in her self, un phased by opinions on her opinions.
Without demanding, Badu controls the room.
- 5m27 Rosenberg: Were you always (pause) Ery... Erykah (cuts): Always. Rosenberg: I was gonna... I'm assuming that's gonna be your answer... Erykah (cuts): Yes.
- 23m35 Erkyah: When you fall in love and you really respect someone, and you have a great chemical connection with them... you expect it to be something that lasts... forever... ever ever... One of them other people there: ...ever ever?!
- 40m00 Erykah: I never knew the rules. I learned them... after I became pregnant, or in love, and people started judging those things. I didn't even know that was a thing. My family didn't do that. We didn't have that kind of... umm, unit. How to deal with that pressure is... you just DON'T. deal with it. Rosenberg: Mmmm. Guru talk 👉 Ebro: No no no, BADU talk. Erykah: It doesn't matter. You have to follow your heart. What your heart tells you to do and you have to believe that. Trust it. Trust it.
- 42m36 Erykah: We're educated to formulate a leader, formulate an example, something like that. I don't think there's a certain way. I mean if there's a mentor you look up to and it helps you become, you know, a good human being, then that's OK. If you choose your own path and it helps you be a good human being, then that's OK. And when I say GOOD I don't mean perfect, I mean that you... you're aware. Ebro: And when you say good, you mean POSITIVE? Erykah: I mean AWARE. Right. It's no good if you're not aware. Even if you're positive. You can be emulating something positive... that's no good, you know? It's good when you're aware. I'm aware that I'm bad, I'm aware that I'm happy, I'm aware that I'm sad, you know, I'm aware that I'm old, I'm aware that I'm new... When you're aware that's good. That can take you... everywhere.