Erykah Badu, Mentor to the Stars-to-be

All you women out there with dreams of singing superstardom (Carly, Syesha, Kristy Lee, Brooke, you know who you are), listen carefully to the priceless advice from Erykah Badu about achieving success in the music business, in this excerpt from the IFC movie Before the Music Dies. She pulls no punches with her NSFW language — but few topics deserve strong language more than this one, if you ask me. You go, Erykah, with your potty mouth and your insightful observations about the Sisyphean challenge facing female artists in our society!

Want to guess which "tip"  is my favorite? Hint: It has to do with a beeper. I’m not sure where you would put the beeper if you were wearing nothing but glitter, but what a great photo shoot that would be.

What do you think, PopWatchers, about Badu’s point of view? Is her sarcasm hitting the right note with you, or do you find it over the top?

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  • T

    I watched the complete documentary on IFC. It is something that every music fan should see.

  • Snarf

    Ha! That was good. The music industry is a ridiculous business to be in when you think about it.

  • paige

    right on!

  • Rhonda

    Right on X 2!!! Play this for the consumers, please…

  • Rhonda

    Right on X 2!!! Play this for the consumers, please…

  • 2Cents

    HOTNESS. I love it…but I don’t she’ll get much play for speaking the truth….

  • Emoney

    Looove her. She’s hilarious and smart and kooky.

  • Joybeau

    Nice job of showing how Hollywood exploits its women. I’ve always enjoyed Erykah for her forwardness. That’s true “Baduism”–potty mouth and all.

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