30 Remarkable Erykah Badu Quotes

30 Remarkable Erykah Badu Quotes

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Erykah Wright, better known by her stage name Erykah Badu, is a singer and actress from Dallas, Texas. She gained fame with the release of her first studio album, Baduizum, which came out in 1997. On that album she had three hit singles including On & On and Next Lifetime. She still continues to produce music and has appeared in multiple film and television roles.

“Art is the absence of fear.”

“Being honest is my job. That’s what music is for me. ”

“He definitely does what a partner is supposed to do, that is, evolve you.”

“He’s taking control of his own image. And he’s not put in a box in any way. He’s getting a chance to represent

“I believed in myself, and I’ve always worked very, very hard as an artist, and I am an artist in every sense of
the word.”

“I consider my musical ability to be a gift from the Creator. It’s not that I try to work hard or nothing like
that, it’s a gift, it was given to me, and I appreciate it.”

“I don’t read music or anything, so when I produce, I go basically by ear.”

“I encourage the use of intelligence in ever decision. I encourage creating.”

“I grew up listening to old soul.”

“I knew it would happen. I knew I’d be No. 1. I’m a new artist; I don’t know the rules. Nobody told me it
wouldn’t happen.”

“I love putting the music together. It’s like art.”

“I planned my success. I knew it was going to happen.”

“I started performing at two or three on a tape recorder, one of those little flat recorders where you just push

“I was born to make mistakes, I ain’t scared to take the weight. ”

“I was given a tremendous gift and a platform, and it is my responsibility to use my platform to do the work of
the Most High.”

“I’d rather see a person with a natural mind and processed mind than a processed mind and a natural head.”

“I’ll dabble here and there in different forms of the art, but the label has me locked down like a slave so, of
course, I’ll be doing albums during this time.”

“I’m free. I just what what I want, say what I want, say how I feel and I don’t try to hurt nobody.”

“I’m not going to be punching nobody’s clock. I will work as an artist to survive in this world. ”

“I’m not satisfied with the explanations I get from tv or from school.”

“In the morning, instead of saying to yourself, ‘I got to wake up,’ and say, ‘I get to wake up!’”

“Marvin Gaye is one of my favorite revolutionaries. He spoke from his heart, his mind. That’s what I want to do.”

“Never knew what a friendship was, Never knew how to really love, You can’t be what I need you to, & I don’t know
why I fuck with you.”

“The light always shows on the outside if youa re striving to good inside. ”

“The music business is motivated by money. Music is motivated by energy and feelings.”

“The wise healer endures the pain. Cry. Tears bring joy.”

“We enjoy each other’s company. It was just a really tribal meeting.”

“We literally just finished making this gown 20 minutes ago. I love it. It’s my favorite color.”

“What I work hard at doing is staying on a path of being kind and showing and proving that I’m a good person to
society. That’s hard. The talent, that’s a gift. I just came here like that.”

“Who gave you permission to rearrange me? Certainly not me.”