The Forever Cool of Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu
Collage: Emily Wraith

One of the first concerts I ever went to was Erykah Badu at the Amphitheatre in Toronto. It was summer, and we had lawn seats so I was far away, but I could still see her towering head wrap from the distance, could still hear her soulful and powerful voice from where I sat. It’s been over twenty years since she blew my mind with her Baduizm, and she’ll be touring this year to mark the anniversary of the album. Besides being an accomplished singer, an actress and mother of three, did you know she’s a legit reiki healer and certified doula, too? I read that in the article for her recent Vogue shoot in the January issue, which I was so happy to see because I had been following her on Instagram for months and was already growing obsessed with how the 46-year-old is hitting her mid-years like a freak’n CHAMP. You can check out the recent release of her curated Fela Kuti box set here, but before you do, check out these posts from her feed that prove Erykah Badu is still style superior.

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Wearing her signature head wrap back in ‘97
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Today: Badu is often wearing sick sunglasses like these on her feed
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Boots matching sofa post-concert in Japan
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Rockin’ the Cons with a little J.W. Anderson
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Flight suit for days
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Just chillin’ in an overblown newsboy cap and you know, shower slides
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Athleisure at its finest