Erykah Badu continued her promo rounds for New Amerykah Part 2: Return Of The Ankh last night with an appearance on Chelsea Handler’s talk show, Chelsea Lately.
Chelsea asked Erykah for some advice on how to get a rapper boyfriend, which won’t surprise long time viewers of the show as she’s flirted pretty heavily with both T.I. and Ludacris when they were on her show.
Erykah’s response is pretty classic.
I think this is the *real* answer to Chelsea’s question:
The topic of Erykah’s otherworldly hold on men was also a topic in an interview with Time Out New York.
People have said that if someone looks you directly in the eye that they’re gonna wear crocheted pants. You know, like Common was with Erykah and he made Electric Circus and we don’t get Common anymore. That sort of thing.
That didn’t have anything to do with me. That was his creation
I didn’t say it did, but that was something people have said.
So who else did I change? Common and who else?
I think the reference is also to André.
I changed him, too?
I don’t know. But I think that’s what that rumor is referring to. Hasn’t he worn crocheted pants?
And the shoulder pads and the wig. Common wore those once in a photo shoot for Essence, and I styled the photo shoot. That one time. And he did that for me. I mean it’s an urban legend. I can’t explain. You gotta just let it be. We gotta stop the interview now because I see you’re falling in love, and I don’t want any more trouble. You don’t want to do that.
Aha, so it’s true!
Video spotted at NahRight.