Black Music Month: Think You Know Erykah Badu? Let’s Find Out! was originally published on blackamericaweb.com

1. Black Music Month: How Well Do You Know Erykah Badu?

Black Music Month: How Well Do You Know Erykah Badu?

Her least favorite body part is her colon.

2. Black Music Month: How Well Do You Know Erykah Badu?

Black Music Month: How Well Do You Know Erykah Badu?

Badu’s last meal would be toast with margarine.

3. Black Music Month: How Well Do You Know Erykah Badu?

Black Music Month: How Well Do You Know Erykah Badu?

She owns 726 head wraps.

4. Black Music Month: How Well Do You Know Erykah Badu?

Black Music Month: How Well Do You Know Erykah Badu?

In 2014, Badu had her DNA tested and her lineage was traced to the West African country of Cameroon.

5. Black Music Month: How Well Do You Know Erykah Badu?

Black Music Month: How Well Do You Know Erykah Badu?

Her hit ‘Tyrone’ was a freestyle on stage in DC. Someone recorded it and sent to a radio station.

6. Black Music Month: How Well Do You Know Erykah Badu?

Black Music Month: How Well Do You Know Erykah Badu?

She attended Grambling University where she majored in theatre and minored in Quantum Physics.

7. Black Music Month: How Well Do You Know Erykah Badu?

Black Music Month: How Well Do You Know Erykah Badu?

She opened for Notorious B.I.G in 1994, performing “On and On” for the first time. She also opened up for rap acts like A Tribe Called Quest, Mobb Deep and the Wu-Tang Clan.

8. Black Music Month: How Well Do You Know Erykah Badu?

Black Music Month: How Well Do You Know Erykah Badu?

She starred opposite Charlize Theron in 1999’s The Cider House Rules.

9. Black Music Month: How Well Do You Know Erykah Badu?

Black Music Month: How Well Do You Know Erykah Badu?

Badu’s first stage name was ‘MC Apples.’

10. Black Music Month: How Well Do You Know Erykah Badu?

Black Music Month: How Well Do You Know Erykah Badu?

In 2005, she launched her own label Control FreaQ with the goal of freeing “the slaves and the slave masters”.

11. Black Music Month: How Well Do You Know Erykah Badu?

Black Music Month: How Well Do You Know Erykah Badu?

Her celebrity crush is Billy Dee Williams.

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