Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu, who is wise beyond her years, cautioned social media users not to rush to judgment before hearing the facts in Jussie Smollet's alleged racial and homophobic attack.

Smollett, 36, claimed two masked men beat him up, tied a "noose" around his neck and threw bleach in his face before fleeing on foot.

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Erykah Badu

R&B singer Erykah Badu finally took down her crazy looking plaits. Fans were concerned about the single mom's mental status after she posted a series of Instagram.com photos wearing her hair in wiry plaits.

"Today's meditation: Use the Funk, Star Children ......(((Just one regular degular Thursday somewhere in the Wombniverse))) #carpetmatchesthedrapes," she wrote in the photo caption of a new photo posted moments ago.

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Erykah Badu

Eccentric singer Erykah Badu wore her best Wiccan garb to the 8th Annual Essence Black Women In Music Event, held at NeueHouse in Los Angeles on Thursday. The 45-year-old mother-of-3 hosted the event.

Photos: FayesVision/WENN.com

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Dominique Maldonado

Rap mogul Andre 3000's latest squeeze, Dominique Maldonado, regularly went in on Dre's band member Big Boi on her social media accounts.

Apparently Dominique, whose Twitter handle is @SunshineDBaby, wasn't a fan of Outkast or Big Boi's lyrical skills back in the day.

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Eykah Badu and son Seven

Single mom Erykah Badu spent some quality time with her 18-year-old son Seven Sirius Benjamin. Seven's father is Outkast founder Andre 3000. Erykah, 44, also has 2 daughters by famous rappers: 6-year-old Mars Merkaba by rapper Jay Electronica; and Puma, 11, by The D.O.C.

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Erykah Badu

Singer Erykah Badu was rejected by a TV reporter who shoved her away when she tried to kiss him.

Pix11 reporter Mario Diaz was doing a live report on a public street when Badu walked by, doubled back, and then lunged at Diaz to kiss him. Diaz, who clearly didn't know who Badu was, continued his news report as if nothing happened.

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Janelle Monae covers UPTOWN magazine

The beautiful and enchanting Janelle Monáe covers the October/November 2013 issue of UPTOWN magazine.

In the cover story titled, "Janelle Monáe's Secret Agenda," written by UPTOWN Editor-in-Chief Isoul Harris, Janelle opens up about everything from her intergalactic and underwater meetings with Prince and Erykah Badu to whom Diddy slaps when they threaten to interfere with Janelle's rhythm. There's a lot we still don't know about the very private Ms. Monae.

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Erykah Badu vacations in Miami Beach

Singer Erykah Badu soaked up the sun rays while on vacation in Miami Beach with a mystery man on Thursday. The 42-year-old mother-of-3 wore a large African tribal necklace over a black bikini while being waited on hand and foot by her devoted cabana boy who was spotted fanning her and fetching her food and drinks. All that weave on her head must get hot under the blazing sun.

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Songstress Erykah Badu loves the attention she gets when she wears her huge afro wig. So I hear she bought 3 more in different flavors. Speaking of flavors, when I was a kid I had to cut my huge afro because it kept getting soaked in my corn flakes.

Erykah is currently in Barbados to perform at the Barbados Jazz Festival.

Photo: Jay e

Jay Electronica: Move over Jay Z. The who's who in Hip Hop say Jay e's the Second Coming. The hype for this talented rapper with a burgeoning underground cult following has swelled to mammoth proportions since he announced he would release new music on Christmas day.

Fiends anticipating the release of Jay's Act II: Patents of Nobility (The Turn) stayed up all night refreshing their browsers only to be disappointed when the free download never materialized.

The rapper is signed to Erykah Badu's boutique label and he has the stamp of approval from heads of state such as Nas, Just Blaze, Young Guru (Jay Z's engineer) and more.

He's a talented photographer too! Woot!

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