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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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  1. @essencefest: Rush Hour Jam! Ready for the weekend. Who's walking it out like Jennifer Hudson? http://t.co/qYU88sAyn8
  2. @essencefest: Live on Stage: Jennifer Hudson at Radio City Music Hall during the finale of "America's Got Talent" season 9 in NYC. http://t.co/oMsni4rvq9
  3. @essencefest: Them, there EYES! Jesse Williams gave us the look at an event in West Hollywood, California. http://t.co/V1kFTOB8ZV
  4. @essencefest: Game Face: Jordin Sparks at the NFL Inaugural Hall of Fashion Launch Event at Pillars 37 in New York City. http://t.co/gT7wrW01nD
  5. @essencefest: More Whitney! A new CD of live performances will be on-sale in November. What's your fav? http://t.co/tiTAlaVTaM http://t.co/PTiUd49dV6
  6. @essencefest: Today's Montra: ?Let nothing dim the light that shines from within? - Maya Angelou #Empowerment http://t.co/otzLKhFM2Z
  7. @essencefest: Our condolences go out to Common for the loss of his father. http://t.co/qEPKxZAwSF http://t.co/ffC4xVDHtB
  8. @essencefest: Props to Denise Bidot, the first plus size Latina model on the runway of NYFashion Week! http://t.co/l7hlEKkaIx http://t.co/rgxiVGlNsy

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