Two words can describe Erykah Badu. These words may not rhyme or have a flow to them, but when I think of Erykah Badu “Deep Thought,” comes to mind. She is a soul who brings essence of music to you’re deepest parts of your body. Her Lyrics are thought provoking, witty and sultry. She doesn’t care about being popular; she cares about creating music from her womb.
Hearing that Erykah Badu is banned from Malaysia was astonishing. She is banned because she has the Arabic word of Allah tattooed on her shoulder, a heavy insult in the Muslim religion. If you listen to her music and pay attention to her lyrics, you know that she was in no way trying to disrespect Muslims in any kind of way. Music brings people from all walks of life together and now it’s banning people from doing that. Badu accepts being banned and holds no grudge against Malaysia.
Written by Jessica Viera