Erykah Badu Shares Her Thoughts on Outkast’s ‘Ms. Jackson’

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Erykah Badu, Andre 3000

Erykah Badu, Andre 3000

If you want to make your apology count, just write a hit song. That’s what Andre 3000 did.

During a podcast interview for Rap Radar Erykah Badu revealed how she and her mother both felt about Outkast‘s song “Ms. Jackson.”  The song, which became a smash in 2000 was meant to be an apology from Andre to Badu and her mother after the couple broke up.

Badu admitted that she wasn’t a fan of the song at first “It hit kind of a sore spot,” Badu recalled. “I didn’t wanna hear that, especially when I heard Big Boi’s verse. When I heard Andre’s verse, I felt very good because his verse was really, really inspiring.”  She added, “He just said how he felt, and it was his honest feelings.  And I always respected that and listened to what he felt and appreciated it.”  When asked about her mother’s feelings towards the song she said, “Baby, she bought herself a ‘Ms. Jackson’ license plate. She had the mug, she had the ink pen, she had the headband, everything. That’s who loved it.”

Song lyrics recap: Me and your daughter got a special thing going on / You say it’s puppy love, we say it’s full-grown / Hope that we feel this, feel this way forever / You can plan a pretty picnic / But you can’t predict the weather, Ms. Jackson

Andre 3000, Seven Benjamin

Erykah and Andre dated for sometime in the late 90’s. During the duration of their relationship the pair conceived a child, Seven Sirius Benjamin, who is currently 19. The couple split in 1999 when Seven was still a toddler.

Watch the interview clip below…



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