Happy Birthday to the Queen Erykah Badu! The singer held her annual birthday jam in her hometown Dallas Texas last night (Feb. 23) featuring a star-studded guest list & surprise appearances! It was all captured on her Facebook live stream, which started with Badu hanging out with fellow musicians & celebs including Yasmin Bey (Mos Def), Dave Chapelle, Anderson .Paak, ‘Lady Bug’ Mecca, Stic & M1 from Dred Prez, D.R.A.M, and other friends, family & bandmembers sharing laughs & sending their birthdays wishes.
Later, Erykah hits the stage performing ‘Hello’ from her latest EP, her classic hits such as ‘Next Lifetime,’ ‘On & On,’ & more. During her performance of ‘The Healer,’ Yasmin Bey joins Badu on stage performing a freestyle and giving an incredible performance of his classic hit “Umi Says.” She also brings out Willow Smith to perform one of her songs in a solo performance. Digable Planets’ member ‘Lady Bug’ Mecca joins Badu on stage to perform her verse from her classic track “Cool Like Dat.”
At the end of the show, Erykah brings out her family, guests, & performers on the stage & they continue to show their birthday love by doing impromptu birthday sing-a-longs & performances. One of the touching highlights was Erykah’s daughter Puma singing happy birthday to her mom.
Watch the three-hour celebration below!