In case you didn’t know, Outkast mega hit song, which was released back in 2000, was inspired by Badu’s mother.
‘I’m sorry Ms. Jackson (oh), I am for real! Never meant to make your daughter cry. I apologize a trillion times.’
In a recent interview, Badu shared the history of the legendary track and also addresses how her mother felt about the song.
In an interview with Rap Radar, Badu revealed that she’s never spoken to her son Seven about the song, but for her, the track hit a “sore spot.” After initially thinking, “I don’t want to hear that” in response to Big Boi’s scathing verse.
But Badu, mother of André 3000’s 19-year-old son, says that it was Dre’s verse that brought her around, stating:
“Then when I heard André’s verse, I felt very good because his verse was really, really inspiring,” she explained.
“He just told how he felt, and it was his honest feelings. I’ve always respected that and listened to what he felt and appreciated it. So, I liked it.”
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“How did my mama feel? Baby, she bought herself a Ms. Jackson license plate,” Badu said.
“She had the mug, she had the ink pen, she had the headband, everything. That’s who loved it.”
Badu also discussed Seven, her son with Andre 3000.
“He’s a huge fan of his father. I’m not just mom, I’m Erykah. He’s not just dad, he’s Andre.
The things that we went through, that we go through, our opinions about things, our feelings, there’s a place for that. Seven has a look on his face all the time, it’s the same look. You don’t know if he’s smiling or nothing but the look, it’s almost as if he’s saying ‘I hope that’s working out for you.’”