Erykah Badu, Mentor to the Stars-to-be
All you women out there with dreams of singing superstardom (Carly, Syesha, Kristy Lee, Brooke, you know who you are), listen carefully to the priceless advice from Erykah Badu about achieving success in the music business, in this excerpt from the IFC movie Before the Music Dies. She pulls no punches with her NSFW language — but few topics deserve strong language more than this one, if you ask me. You go, Erykah, with your potty mouth and your insightful observations about the Sisyphean challenge facing female artists in our society!
Want to guess which “tip” is my favorite? Hint: It has to do with a beeper. I’m not sure where you would put the beeper if you were wearing nothing but glitter, but what a great photo shoot that would be.
What do you think, PopWatchers, about Badu’s point of view? Is her sarcasm hitting the right note with you, or do you find it over the top?