Erica Abi Wright, also known as Erykah Badu. This woman is known for her beautiful music, her beautiful voice, and her beautiful soul. She’s so eccentric, she brings light into everybody’s life that comes across her.
Everywhere she goes, everything she does follows art and spirituality. Not caring what people think of her, she does, says, and wears whatever she wants. She’s such a Queen.
When I was a little girl, about 7-9 years old, I saw her three times in Brooklyn, NY. She was just walking to her destinations. Spontaneously, I would see her. At the time, I didn’t really know who she was, but I knew, if that makes any sense. That one time I saw her in BK, I had just finished getting my hair done and she walked passed my mom and I. My mom was going to go get her so I could say hi, but I was so damn shy! Ugh, stupid me.
Let’s backtrack to when I was a little little girl. From what I can remember, my step mom, my mom, and my older sister loved listening to E.B. I just remember hearing E.B on the stereo and my little ears loved the sound of her music. As I got older, about 9-10 years old, I started exploring her music on my own, and like I said, I ALWAYS LOVED HER MUSIC! Y’all, it’s like I already knew who this lady was, I knew her music already, I knew her voice, I knew her melodies.
I grew to love her more and more as the years went on. I loved her big Afro hair, her fly girl style, and something else I loved about her, but I just didn’t know what it was at that moment. I also never knew what she was talking about in her songs, I just knew that I loved the beats and her voice.
I began understanding what her songs meant and the messages she was portraying literally about one year ago, 2018. Mind you, I’ve been listening to her music for about 11 years. But, that makes sense because I was a young girl, I didn’t know anything about self love, love, relationships, and spirituality.
Man, when I started to discover what her songs meant... I FELL MORE IN LOVE! Literally almost all her songs resonated with my life! "On and On," "Next Lifetime," "Window Seat," "Phone Down," "Green Eyes," "Bag Lady," etc. I resonated with all these songs! Right there, I knew this lady was put into my life for a reason: to help me through my own spiritual journey. I started my journey in 2018.
May 11, 2019 is when I saw her live for the first time. It was a birthday gift to myself. Let me tell y’all how I discovered this concert. I was on the train on my way to school in April and I started thinking about E.B. Something told me to search up her next concerts... Google said she’s coming to NY in MAY. Omggggg I jumped in that seat! I didn’t care how much money was in my bank account, I bought that ticket right then and there! I was filled with joy. I was going to have the best birthday year.
She was my first live experience. And she absolutely killed it! Of course. I swayed, sang, cried, did a lil’ dance to her music. It was all such a beautiful moment for me. At that time, I was going through some thangs (as per usual). So, being at that concert was truly divine for me. I left all my problems at the front door of Barclays Center.
I’m looking forward to seeing her live again, and hopefully just hopefully I meet her! I really don’t know how to go about meeting her but I’m going to manifest it! She’s a true star and she’s left a big impact on my whole entire life. Love you, E.B.
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