Key Takeaways From Erykah Badu's 5-Hour Reddit AMA Session
Erykah Badu has been busy of late, releasing a new mixtape, But You Caint Use My Phone, and hosting the 2015 Soul Train Awards, but she still managed to take time out of her day to engage fans in a 5-hour Reddit AMA session earlier this week.
The AMA touched on her personal life, musical influences from the worlds of both jazz and hip-hop and life advice for fans.
Early on, the drama started to surface when one user asked "If you could delete one person from the music world (excluding Iggy) who would it be?" She simply responded that the initials are "K.M." but didn't elaborate beyond that. Some people speculated Killer Mike, but it could easily be any number of people behind the scene.
Since confirming that Drake and Badu did in fact have tea and talk about the Toronto rapper's girl problems, a lot of Reddit users were wondering what kind of tea it was, and now they have an answer.
"I made Drake my cinnamon / lime surprise ... stirred it in the direction of the planet's rotation," Badu commented ominously.
When asked who her favorite new school rappers are she listed off a solid list of big and small-time players including Devine Council, Earl Sweatshirt, Thugger, John Poppy, Wiz Khalifa, Future, Kanye West and Gucci Mane. She also said she leaned a lot about jazz from her work with A Tribe Called Quest, which still shines through in her work today.
These sorts of sincere and authentic moments were contrasted by a lot of sexual jokes. When asked what she looks for in a man, she genuinely stated, "I look for sober-minded compassion in an intelligent thug type." However, she also admitted that mermen and mermaids are sexy, so who really know what her type is.
Listen to her remix of Dake's "Hotline Bling" below.