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7 Surprising Facts About Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu is one of music's irreplaceable gems. We love how with all the fame and living her life in the public eye, the proud Dallas native manages to stay mysterious. How much do you know about the green-eyed soul sista? From her days as an MC to how she really felt while filming the video for "Window Seat," we've pulled together 7 things you might not know about the ESSENCE Fest headliner.

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