In celebration of her 40th anniversary in music and entertainment, Chaka Khan was inducted into the Apollo Legends Hall of Fame on Monday (June 10) at the famed theater’s 8th Annual Spring Gala.
“I am honored that the Apollo is inducting me into the Apollo Legends Hall of Fame,” previously said the music icon. “The Apollo Theatre is an American institution and is world-renowned for developing, nurturing, and creating talent for decades. It has supported my career and now they are a part of honoring my legacy.”
Hosted by Wayne Brady, the program included special tribute performances by Patti LaBelle, Mary J. Blige and Deborah Cox. Carol’s Daughter Founder & President Lisa Price received the Percy E. Sutton Civic Leadership Award. Time Warner, Inc. accepted the Apollo’s 2013 Corporate Award, presented by actress Sarah Jessica Parker.
Check out more flicks from the event below.
Plucked straight from a lookbook highlighting perspective outfits to wear to a Dead Prez concert, Erykah Badu. The singer hit the stage at the BET Honors 2013 on Saturday (January 12) to serenade Musical Excellence honoree Chaka Khan.
After being presented with her award by Kelly Rowland, the 59-year-old diva reflected on her career and encourage everyone to help each other. Wayne Brady and Ledisi were also on hand to salute the the legendary singer with a soulful set.
BET Honors 2013 will air on February 11.
Over the weekend Andre 3000, D.O.C., and Jay Electronica’s baby mama performed in true glowstick carrier fashion at the Festival de Nice in France.
Dressed as a homeless bag lady who can still afford YSL booties (which is really a true talent if you think about it), Erykah Badu managed to perform her hits to a sold out crowd while secretly stealing their souls.
Passive aggressive shade is always the best. Read on to find out what Erykah Badu had to say to former lover Jay Electronica on being in the center of the break up between British socialite Kate Goldsmith, an heiress of the Rothschild banking family, and her husband Ben after she allegedly had an affair with the rapper.
This week, Flaming Lips lead singer Wayne Coyne tweeted pictures of Erykah Badu’s younger sister draped in the placenta of the most righteous earth-mother-three-twirls-in-a-circle on the music video set to their version of “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face.”
Prepare to do a double take as Lil’ Sister Badu (who bears a striking resemblance to the “Window Seat” singer) loses her top and inhibitions in a series of NSFW pictures below.
Erykah Badu turned the other cheek while posing for photographs at the Hennessy White Rabbit launch inside the Highline Stages on Thursday night (April 5) in New York City.
Before taking the stage to close out the evening with a jamming set of her own, Lowdown Loretta Brown introduced Timbaland who later reunited with friend and frequent collaborator Missy Elliott. Watch the creative duo debut a brand spankin’ new song and check out more flicks from the below.