“We joke a lot,” André says of his relationship with the unpredictable siren. It’s funny to us now because it’s such a talked-down type term. It’s totally a punch line.” One person that finds the pair’s relationship off-the-wall is Seven.
“Our son is about to be 17 and he tells us, ‘You guys are nuts,’” André laughs.
“I struggle with the verses,” he told The New York Times in 2014. I just don’t.” But there are exceptions to the rule: “Now the only time I’m really inspired to write raps is if an artist I enjoy invites me to their party.” Badu extended an invitation, and André showed up on “Hello,” one of the highlights of But You Cain’t Use My Phone. (The Isleys' version appeared in 1974.) I seem to wanna talk more and more 'bout what really matters, André raps.
Check out a history of Badu and André’s relationship below, and revisit FADER's interviews with each artist. “It was 1997,” she said during a Red Bull Music Academy talk in 2013. Two years earlier I met André at the club and they played the song ‘On and On.’ Two years later, Februrary 7th, ‘On and On’ came out on the radio. She calls me her baby daddy and I call her my baby mama… Our son is about to be 17 and he tells us, ‘You guys are nuts.’ Erykah and I are cool friends, man. I've seen my aura hop out my torso and hit a backwards.
), is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, disc jockey, activist, and actress.
Badu's career began after opening a show for D'Angelo in 1994 in Fort Worth; record label executive Kedar Massenburg was highly impressed with her performance and signed her to Kedar Entertainment. New Amerykah Part Two was released in 2010 and fared well both critically and commercially.
I wake up every morning, take him to school, pick him up from school, going to soccer games, going to wrestling matches.
But André tells VIBE that Badu’s jaw-dropping showing was long in the making.
“[Badu] knew of the tour already,” said the celebrated MC and budding actor born André Benjamin, who is currently making media rounds to promote his portrayal of guitar god Jimi Hendrix in the independent film .
“She was supposed to come out to Coachella but the dates did not work out. The first thing people would think about us is, ‘Oh, they don’t get along.’ But there are always feelings when people grow apart. But man, we are cool.” Stay tuned for VIBE’s full André 3000 Q&A.
So we already know that we wanted to find the time to bring out people that we knew during the tour, and I think the Atlanta show worked out.” As for the “baby-daddy” talk, 3000 suggests that people are making too much of a big deal over Badu’s irreverent quip. She calls me her baby daddy and I call her my baby mama.