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24 Reasons Erykah Badu Is The Reason For All Things

The list goes on and on...and on and on.

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1. Because you never looked at $3.60 the same way again after "On and On."

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2. And the way she sang about baggage in "Bag Lady" made us all want to drop everything.

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Her video was inspired by Ntozake Shange's For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Was Enuf.

3. Because when she sang "Love of My Life" about hip hop, we wished it was about us.

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4. She stunned the internet with one of the best video concepts in "Windowseat."

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... and one of the best asses.

5. Because Ricardo Tisci realized the glory that is Badu, and then put her in Givenchy.

SINGER ERYKAH BADU IN #GIVENCHY BY RICCARDO TISCI IN THE NEW ISSUE OF @purplediary

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SINGER ERYKAH BADU IN #GIVENCHY BY RICCARDO TISCI IN THE NEW ISSUE OF @purplediary

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6. She's either the artist that held down head wraps for countless years...

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7. ...or pulled off every hair style with ABSOLUTE,

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8. AWE-INSPIRING,

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9. PERFECTION.

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10. Her face is flawless... Simply put, SHE DOESN'T AGE.

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11. She's always been our healthy, holistic role model.

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12. Because she DJs as Lo Down Loretta Brown...

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13. ...daps with Janelle Monae as Badoula Oblangata...

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14. ...serves realness through tweets...

Look.. I choose peace but , say... Don't walk up on me wrong.. This Tea and Incense can turn into Colt 45 and Newports if NEED be.. OK?

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Look.. I choose peace but , say...

Don't walk up on me wrong..

This Tea and Incense can turn into

Colt 45 and Newports if NEED be.. OK?

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15. ...and fools around on Vine.

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16. Because Drake had the privilege of having tea and getting love advice from her in "Days in the East."

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From 3:00- 3:20.

17. Because she started from the bottom, and gives everyone hope because of that.

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18. Because of the time she pranked a news reporter.

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19. She might actually channel superpowers during her performances, because LOOK AT HER!

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20. It only makes sense that a few of her former flames are some of the best rappers period.

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21. She's willing to share wisdom with anyone willing to learn.

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22. Her discography is so expansive, that it's overwhelming to name her hits...

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To name just a few you might already know..."Danger, (Worldwide Underground, 2003)", "The Healer" (New Amerykah, Pt. 1, 2008)," and "Out My Mind, Just In Time" (New Amerykah, Pt 2, 2010).

23. ...but the lyricism in each song conveys situations that everyone can relate to.

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ah, dilemmas.

24. Because she is a beautiful woman inside and out, and her being inspires all!

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