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Erykah Badu Reviews

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Average customer review: 3.0 star rating (3.0 Stars)

Number of reviews: 16



5.0 star rating Tee from Lake Arbor, Maryland


Erykah badu s lyrics is food for my soul . FatbellyBella is creative, talented and original . She was everything I expected her to be charismatic and funny. I love her even more now and look forward to her future works

5.0 star rating Gale Foxx from Dallas, Texas


Erykah Badu is a poet of words and MUSIC! Ms Badu’s unique style is mesmerizing and transporting. Her words, spirit, talent and heart shine through in every aspect of her performance. That combined with her humor, Dallas Realness and Humble heart made for a phenomenal concert! Thank you for sharing yourself on your Birthday! More than a Fan, I am a lovin kindred spirit! peace

5.0 star rating Timothy Moore from Chicago, Illinois


Nas snapped. Did all my cuts except for Ether but I understand why-can't trip. Badu is the bomb and the African dance she did was nice. Whoever didn't like it doesn't understand Badu's true essence. Next time you come to Chicago Ms. Badu, please do "Back in the Day" Please!!!! On second thought if you did perform it I would have snapped, might have caught a case. Great time though

5.0 star rating Tiliksa from Seattle, Washington


Those who truly understand Badu and her music know that it was a blessing to be in her presence. Bamileke!

5.0 star rating Q from Nashville, Tennessee


The concert was EVERYTHING!!! FROM Tobe to Mos to E...She is a great performer.

3.0 star rating from Atlanta, Georgia


I assumed the show was for all ages since there was no indicator on the ticket and Badu is a thought-provoking individual that I listen to in front of my child. However, there was an unnecessary amount of foul language, lewd remarks from the performers, particularly the Atlanta DJ and Goodie Mob, and copious amounts of marijuana. I did not know who Goodie Mob was until this concert. I assumed because they replaced Common, they'd be a close alternative. More so now I am beyond disappointed Common didn't perform. Why can't music just be what it is and not a reason to be inappropriate because you think it's funny? When Badu came on stage around 10:40 it was amazing. However, by that time, the smoke was thick and Atlanta had sang and inappropriately danced to every disgusting song it could from the 90's and 2000's thanks to the DJ and Goodie Mob, who kept having to stall time. So we left early. Talib Kweli was good also, but his performance was overshadowed by the other raunchiness.

3.0 star rating Jacqueline Vega from Orlando, Florida


I was disappointed in the time it took for her to come out. Almost 3 hours . Then she didn’t sing 2 of my fav songs … Tyrone and Bag Lady. I saw ppl leaving early while she was still performing that was rude but deserving. I didn’t bc my fiancé was loving the show

3.0 star rating Robert Carter from Chicago, Illinois


Outside of being an hour late after opening act and the weather didn’t make it better. Erykah’s band came out first playing for 15 minutes REALLY! I was overall disappointed and will not pay to see her again. She finally comes and delivers a ok concert. What a waste not a fan anymore as far as paying to see. That will never happen again. Quite a large amount of guests left half way through her performance.

3.0 star rating C Carter from Atlanta, Georgia


Based on what I’ve read on the reviews Atlanta got a good concert but almost an hour late to stage not good! That’s about four songs to me! She did sing a lot of the songs I love! so I’m happy about that! Could you please spend some money on monitors so we can see you up close! I think the fans deserve that to see Badu up close! Badu said she’s in charge of this so bring the monitors spend some money on your fans! I hope the tour improves! Well she is a senior citizen now so she is giving all she got! I’m stay a fan at the house not at the arena! Peace and Blessings! If you come to the ATL for a concert read the reviews first then decide!

2.0 star rating Bob from Chicago, Illinois


Nas opening was awesome! Badu was trash. I paid good money for her to start the show after an hour intermission from the opening act. Then she came out and sang a bunch of songs that nobody ever heard before. Then she stopped singing for a while and flopped around the stage. Many people started leaving early and the remaining ones were uninterested in her poor performance. Was very disappointed with this show.

2.0 star rating Toomer from Greensboro, North Carolina


The show started late and we stood outside the coliseum from 6:30 until 7:30. Then they had technical sound issues throughout the show and Mystical Soulchild could not hear himself singing. After Jarule performed 10:30 pm, the audience waited for more than 30 minutes for Erikah to come to the stage while they worked on her sound. At 10:50 still no band. By this point there DJ had long stopped and playing music and everyone was getting restless!!! We had to leave because we have babysitting only until midnight and I was SURE the concert would be over by this point!!! What AN EXTREME DISAPPOINTMENT!!!! We had heard that Erikah puts on a great show. But this concert was an unorganized mess!!!! TRULY UNPROFESSIONAL!!! The artist that we did see tonight were great and thank you for your performance.

2.0 star rating Richard Rollison from New York, New York


One and hall hr late start . Spotty performance. Wont waste my money again

2.0 star rating S. Webb from Chicago, Illinois


I attended Badu's concert at Ravinia this past weekend and she was a huge disappointment. At first, I thought it was only me but as I watched people gradually trickle out the door, I quickly realized others shared my sentiment. She was frequently offbeat and for some odd reason she chose not to spend time singing her hits. Instead, she wasted time singing unpopular songs. Because she started nearly 1 hour late, it really mattered that she wasted time with these unpopular selections. Overall, she did a lot of prancing around the stage but never seemed to get into her own show. It was a waste of time and money, and sad to watch.

1.0 star rating Mrs. Morris from San Francisco, California

2 HOURS LATE!?!?!?!

Erykah was two hours late?! My husband and I left because we were tired of waiting and standing around. This is unacceptable behavior towards the fans...There were no flight delays or traffic in San Francisco at the time.... No excuse!!! We all don't have time to waste. Very disappointed.

1.0 star rating Kay from Dallas, Texas

NO ⭐️

Sadly, no rating. We didn’t see Badu. We left after waiting for 4 hours. I’m sure she was awesome. Just thought it was rude. And a waste of a fans money.

1.0 star rating Suzi Lane from New York, New York


Three hours and still no performers. I paid good money and never saw anything. I got sick in the heat and almost passed out. Very rude and disappointing


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