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Erykah Badu Shares Her Secrets for Success in the Music Biz

Erykah Badu: How to Make It Big in the Music Biz

Erykah Badu offers up some insider tips and tricks for budding musicians who want to make it big in the biz. It all starts with a little plastic surgery. Or a lot. French kiss a chick (Madonna maybe?) in front of a world audience. Overdo it on the body glitter. Don't forget the stilettos and leave the whining at the door. Even if you're a 12-year-old Disney hotshot with a fan club, your tootsies ain't allowed to hurt in those heels. Cuz at the end of the day, it's not about the vocals; it's about them heels. Who knew Badu — my new fave person — had a sarcastic streak? I think she's telling us to get over ourselves and get on with the music already.

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Stella-Stylist Stella-Stylist 8 years
LOL!! That's mah girl!! She is so crazy!!! I love her!!
loveyoulots loveyoulots 9 years
If you like her make sure you listen to any of her cd's her soulful words will make you think about yourself in a new light. Inspirational : )
loveyoulots loveyoulots 9 years
If you know her from anything you know she's sarcastic and real. She's great and has so much talent.
ana-isabel ana-isabel 9 years
So funny and so true. Loved the part about being naked with glitter and a beeper. HAHA!
nina_e nina_e 9 years
'you have to do some ho sh@!' she's my fav
acyl acyl 9 years
Hahaha that's great! "Get a new scalp!" I want to see that movie now Ginger. I wonder if it's on netflix...
Ginger Ginger 9 years
This is an old clip from the film Before the Music Dies, which is a great film that came out a couple of years ago. She does a LOT more talking in the movie. Brandord Marsalis is very articulate in the film too. You can see some clips on the film's website. Beforethemusicdies(dot)com. The How to Create a Sexy Popstar clip is even funnier, where they show how people like Ashlee Simpson and Paris Hilton have a recording career.
Beauty Beauty 9 years
Oh man, Erykah Badu is so funny. And sadly, she's right.
oh-cecilia-baby oh-cecilia-baby 9 years
she's tooo cool maaaan
tiabia tiabia 9 years
She is HILARIOUS!!! And so AMAZING in concert. I am always amazed at the words and vocals that come out of such a tiny person!!!
bealotus bealotus 9 years
hahahaha butt naked with glitter and a beeper!!! hahahhaa
nancita nancita 9 years
Ha! I love it. I haven't really heard her interviewed before; who knew she was so funny? I love her recommendation to get a new scalp.
radarkitty radarkitty 9 years
I've always liked her.
Francoisehardly Francoisehardly 9 years
Sadly this is kind of true.
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