Erykah Badu Reflects On Relationship With Andre 3000
By Stereo Williams
Erykah Badu and Andre 3000 had one of the most famous love affairs in 90s Hip-Hop. Badu, in a recent interview for Rolling Stone, revisited her bond with the OutKast rapper and talked to Summer Walker about their relationship -- then and now.
“He just left Dallas, actually,” Badu said when Walker asked about 3000. “He came down for my grandma’s memorial. He’s one of my best friends on the planet. When we became boyfriend and girlfriend in the Nineties, we didn’t become friends first. We were attracted to each other first."
Badu and Dre dated for about five years and they share a son, Seven.
“We had stuff in common, but we didn’t learn all of that until over the years. We have a 23-year-old son. Over these years, we’ve just become closer and closer as friends, as humans, as man, as woman.”
She revealed that she still has strong feelings for her ex-beau, even though now they're friends.
“I care for him so very much, about his livelihood, his art, his feelings, and I’m a super big fan of him. I’m assuming he’s also a fan of my music. We’re really close. We laugh all the time, talk about things. It’s brother and sister, it’s grandmother and grandson, it’s father and daughter. It’s so many different things depending on what the situation calls for.
"He’s one of the most caring people that I know. [Our son] Seven adopted this same energy from him. They both have this look on their face as if they’re saying, ‘I hope it works for you.’ No matter what it is. They’re nonjudgmental people. We respect each other’s art. We’re snobs when it comes to art and literature, but I never hear him putting people down at all. He gives everything the benefit of the doubt and consideration. He wants it to work out for people.”