“I struggle with the verses,” he told The New York Times in 2014. I just don’t.” But there are exceptions to the rule: “Now the only time I’m really inspired to write raps is if an artist I enjoy invites me to their party.” Badu extended an invitation, and André showed up on “Hello,” one of the highlights of But You Cain’t Use My Phone. (The Isleys' version appeared in 1974.) I seem to wanna talk more and more 'bout what really matters, André raps.
Check out a history of Badu and André’s relationship below, and revisit FADER's interviews with each artist. “It was 1997,” she said during a Red Bull Music Academy talk in 2013. Two years earlier I met André at the club and they played the song ‘On and On.’ Two years later, Februrary 7th, ‘On and On’ came out on the radio. She calls me her baby daddy and I call her my baby mama… Our son is about to be 17 and he tells us, ‘You guys are nuts.’ Erykah and I are cool friends, man. I've seen my aura hop out my torso and hit a backwards.
On the real, after I wrote it I didn’t read it too much. Sometimes you ask yourself if you should revise your thoughts. If you think wrong of me then that’s something I’d have to accept.
What I wrote were my first thoughts and that’s the way I wanted it to remain: authentic. In many ways, as young man, what I knew about most were women because my mom is a very important piece of my life.
He’s the most compassionate human being I’ve ever met.
Laura was dressed to the nines and showing off her pale and lean legs in a front-split black skirt and chic black ankle boots paired with a clingy black lace-accented top and tailored black leather jacket.
Common was captivated by Hall, and convinced her to go on a date with him, the source said.
‘Regina wasn’t interested in dating a fellow actor.
The story doesn't seem so far-fetched, as Common is no stranger to dating within the industry.
But Hall was adamant that she and Common couldn’t start dating until the film wrapped production that summer – she was concerned that their personal lives could compromise their work.
But after Barbershop finished filming, the pair quietly started dating and have been full steam ahead ever since.‘This is the happiest anyone has ever seen him.
He's been attached to Erykah Badu, Serena Williams and Taraji P.
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