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quote by Erykah Badu: I love being an entertainer -- not really fond of being a celebrity. with background image: photo of author Erykah Badu with quote

I love being an entertainer -- not really fond of being a celebrity.

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quote by Erykah Badu: I can be Erykah the human being more than the celebrity. with background image: photo of author Erykah Badu with quote

I can be Erykah the human being more than the celebrity.

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quote by Erykah Badu: I'm a Pisces, so I'm a very closed-book kind of person. with background image: photo of author Erykah Badu with quote

I'm a Pisces, so I'm a very closed-book kind of person.

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quote by Erykah Badu: I've had two children. I've had three boyfriends. I've had a lot of things happen that can change your opinions and values and philosophies. with background image: photo of author Erykah Badu with quote

I've had two children. I've had three boyfriends. I've had a lot of things happen that can change your opinions and values and philosophies.

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quote by Erykah Badu: I'm a performance artist first; I'm a recording artist second. with background image: photo of author Erykah Badu with quote

I'm a performance artist first; I'm a recording artist second.

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quote by Erykah Badu: Honey isn't really that good for you. with background image: photo of author Erykah Badu with quote

Honey isn't really that good for you.

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quote by Erykah Badu: No one chooses to raise children alone. with background image: photo of author Erykah Badu with quote

No one chooses to raise children alone.

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quote by Erykah Badu: When you're in a relationship you want it to work. My parents did, I did. But we are not taught how to make it work. with background image: photo of author Erykah Badu with quote

When you're in a relationship you want it to work. My parents did, I did. But we are not taught how to make it work.

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quote by Erykah Badu: Music and the music business are two different things. with background image: photo of author Erykah Badu with quote

Music and the music business are two different things.

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quote by Erykah Badu: Marvin Gaye is one of my favorite revolutionaries. He spoke from his heart, his mind. That's what I want to do. with background image: photo of author Erykah Badu with quote

Marvin Gaye is one of my favorite revolutionaries. He spoke from his heart, his mind. That's what I want to do.

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quote by Erykah Badu: Man, I don't want to have nothing to do with computers. I don't want the government in my business. with background image: photo of author Erykah Badu with quote

Man, I don't want to have nothing to do with computers. I don't want the government in my business.

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quote by Erykah Badu: I'll dabble here and there in different forms of the art, but the label has me locked down like a slave so, of course, I'll be doing albums during this time. with background image: photo of author Erykah Badu with quote

I'll dabble here and there in different forms of the art, but the label has me locked down like a slave so, of course, I'll be doing albums during this time.

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quote by Erykah Badu: I started performing at two or three on a tape recorder, one of those little flat recorders where you just push play and record. with background image: photo of author Erykah Badu with quote

I started performing at two or three on a tape recorder, one of those little flat recorders where you just push play and record.

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quote by Erykah Badu: I love to leave the interpretation of my music up to the listener. It's fun to see what they'll say it is. with background image: photo of author Erykah Badu with quote

I love to leave the interpretation of my music up to the listener. It's fun to see what they'll say it is.

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quote by Erykah Badu: I knew it would happen. I knew I'd be No. 1. I'm a new artist; I don't know the rules. Nobody told me it wouldn't happen. with background image: photo of author Erykah Badu with quote

I knew it would happen. I knew I'd be No. 1. I'm a new artist; I don't know the rules. Nobody told me it wouldn't happen.

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quote by Erykah Badu: I have a master plan as an artist. I've always said I'm not going to be punching nobody's clock. I will work as an artist to survive in this world. with background image: photo of author Erykah Badu with quote

I have a master plan as an artist. I've always said I'm not going to be punching nobody's clock. I will work as an artist to survive in this world.

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quote by Erykah Badu: I grew up listening to old soul. with background image: photo of author Erykah Badu with quote

I grew up listening to old soul.

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quote by Erykah Badu: I believed in myself, and I've always worked very, very hard as an artist, and I am an artist in every sense of the word. with background image: photo of author Erykah Badu with quote

I believed in myself, and I've always worked very, very hard as an artist, and I am an artist in every sense of the word.

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quote by Erykah Badu: I am not systematic at all when it comes to religion. I just love life. And I'm not judgmental. And I'm a vegetarian. with background image: photo of author Erykah Badu with quote

I am not systematic at all when it comes to religion. I just love life. And I'm not judgmental. And I'm a vegetarian.

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quote by Erykah Badu: From then on, I realized this is what I want to do, what I'm supposed to do: Giving energy and receiving it back through applause. I love it. That's my world. I love it. I enjoy it. I live for it. with background image: photo of author Erykah Badu with quote

From then on, I realized this is what I want to do, what I'm supposed to do: Giving energy and receiving it back through applause. I love it. That's my world. I love it. I enjoy it. I live for it.

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quote by Erykah Badu: But now I realize that this record business really needs me. No one else is trying to take a chance or do something different. with background image: photo of author Erykah Badu with quote

But now I realize that this record business really needs me. No one else is trying to take a chance or do something different.

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quote by Erykah Badu: Anything that had to do with art I been doing all my life. It was a gift. It's nothing I work real hard at doing. with background image: photo of author Erykah Badu with quote

Anything that had to do with art I been doing all my life. It was a gift. It's nothing I work real hard at doing.

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quote by Erykah Badu: The kind of music or the kind of arrangements that I do, the kind of musicians I choose, is just what I like to hear. with background image: photo of author Erykah Badu with quote

The kind of music or the kind of arrangements that I do, the kind of musicians I choose, is just what I like to hear.

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quote by Erykah Badu: What makes me furious, not just because we're in an interview, but I don't like when writers take your words and put them somewhere else, in the wrong context in their own article about you. with background image: photo of author Erykah Badu with quote

What makes me furious, not just because we're in an interview, but I don't like when writers take your words and put them somewhere else, in the wrong context in their own article about you.

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quote by Erykah Badu: I consider my musical ability to be a gift from the Creator. It's not that I try to work hard or nothing like that, it's a gift, it was given to me, and I appreciate it. with background image: photo of author Erykah Badu with quote

I consider my musical ability to be a gift from the Creator. It's not that I try to work hard or nothing like that, it's a gift, it was given to me, and I appreciate it.

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quote by Erykah Badu: I don't read music or anything, so when I produce, I go basically by ear. with background image: photo of author Erykah Badu with quote

I don't read music or anything, so when I produce, I go basically by ear.

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quote by Erykah Badu: I love putting the music together. It's like art. with background image: photo of author Erykah Badu with quote

I love putting the music together. It's like art.

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quote by Erykah Badu: Being honest is my job. That's what music is for me. with background image: photo of author Erykah Badu with quote

Being honest is my job. That's what music is for me.

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quote by Erykah Badu: Hopefully my music is medicine, some type of antidote for something or some kind of explanation or just to feel good. with background image: photo of author Erykah Badu with quote

Hopefully my music is medicine, some type of antidote for something or some kind of explanation or just to feel good.

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quote by Erykah Badu: I don't have any particular thing I do ritualistically. I do the same thing every day. I get up. Drink a lot of water. Have a wheatgrass shot. Drink some green juice. Eat as healthy as I can. with background image: photo of author Erykah Badu with quote

I don't have any particular thing I do ritualistically. I do the same thing every day. I get up. Drink a lot of water. Have a wheatgrass shot. Drink some green juice. Eat as healthy as I can.

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quote by Erykah Badu: The music business is motivated by money. Music is motivated by energy and feelings. with background image: photo of author Erykah Badu with quote

The music business is motivated by money. Music is motivated by energy and feelings.

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quote by Erykah Badu: I planned my success. I knew it was going to happen. with background image: photo of author Erykah Badu with quote

I planned my success. I knew it was going to happen.

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quote by Erykah Badu: I'm a woman who has gone through many heartaches, enough to dedicate my whole life to trying to figure them out. with background image: photo of author Erykah Badu with quote

I'm a woman who has gone through many heartaches, enough to dedicate my whole life to trying to figure them out.

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quote by Erykah Badu: I'm not satisfied with the explanations I get from tv or from school. with background image: photo of author Erykah Badu with quote

I'm not satisfied with the explanations I get from tv or from school.

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quote by Erykah Badu: What I work hard at doing is staying on a path of being kind and showing and proving that I'm a good person to society. That's hard. The talent, that's a gift. I just came here like that. with background image: photo of author Erykah Badu with quote

What I work hard at doing is staying on a path of being kind and showing and proving that I'm a good person to society. That's hard. The talent, that's a gift. I just came here like that.

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quote by Erykah Badu: I think a lot of people have lost respect for the individual, you know, the individual, the person who doesn't conform. with background image: photo of author Erykah Badu with quote

I think a lot of people have lost respect for the individual, you know, the individual, the person who doesn't conform.

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quote by Erykah Badu: Personally, I don't choose any particular religion or symbol or group of words or teachings to define me. That's between me and the most high. You know, my higher self. The Creator. with background image: photo of author Erykah Badu with quote

Personally, I don't choose any particular religion or symbol or group of words or teachings to define me. That's between me and the most high. You know, my higher self. The Creator.

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quote by Erykah Badu: I'm a complete human being. I'm very emotional and loving. I feel, I hurt, I give, I take, and also I think. I analyze. I'm a sociologist, anthropologist. with background image: photo of author Erykah Badu with quote

I'm a complete human being. I'm very emotional and loving. I feel, I hurt, I give, I take, and also I think. I analyze. I'm a sociologist, anthropologist.

--Erykah Badu

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