Queen Erykah Badu appeared on the Breakfast Club and was transparent about her life, specifically with having three “baby daddies” and not being married. Despite it all, she didn’t let labels define her.
“I think if you’re transparent, people shouldn’t do that,” Badu said, referring to people labeling others. “No one would expect to have three baby daddies. Who plans that? But when those things start to happen, you don’t stop living. You continue to grow and live and learn and make the best out of those situations and things. Who wouldn’t want to do that?”
The “Tyrone” singer transitioned the conversation to how culture drives many people’s decisions regarding life and love.
“I think God makes us fall in love just long enough to get pregnant so that we could go ahead and procreate, keep the race going,” she said. “And then that dies down, and then everything else is on you, depending on your culture. Next step is marriage or the next step is another mate. The next step is whatever. In our culture, the next step is supposed to be marriage.”
Badu said marriage didn’t fit her and called marriage a culture. The “Love Of My Life” singer remarked that not everyone was built to be in a relationship and admitted she wasn’t fit to be in the marriage type of relationship.
“I noticed I didn’t have relationship skills when…the rules of those engaging skils is the man is the giver and the woman is the receiver,” she explained. “My body is not built that way. I like to polyurethane and climb trees and have cars and work and I’m ambitious for my family. I am the breadwinner of my entire clan, my family.”
While the songstress’ views on relationships and marriage don’t align with today’s culture, she’s still making millions and taking care of her three children: Her oldest, Seven (Andre 3000 is the father), her middle child Puma (Bade had with rapper The D.O.C.) and her youngest Mars Merkaba Thedford (Jay Electronica).