Erykah Badu Offers Props to Drake Following Apollo Theater Exhibits

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After his set of performances at Harlem’s Apollo Theater, Drake responded to reward from Erykah Badu on Instagram.

It was a lovefest between Drake and Erykah Badu on Instagram Tales on Monday (January 23). After Drake’s career-spanning performances at Harlem’s Apollo Theater over the weekend, Badu took to her Instagram Tales the place she reposted an Okayplayer evaluation of certainly one of Drake’s exhibits, which referred to as him “the voice of a era.”

Badu agreed with the assertion, writing, “Trigger he’s @champagnepapi” in her caption.

Having seen the repost, Drake responded in his personal Instagram Tales with “My everlasting spirit animal has spoken,” adopted by a set of emojis.

The Canada native threw two back-to-back Apollo Theater live shows on Saturday (January 21) and Sunday (January 22), which have been initially scheduled for final yr. Throughout the exhibits, Drake introduced out 21 Savage, Lil Uzi Vert and Harlem rap veterans Dipset, with DJ spots from Drake’s OVO Sound crew.

Drizzy has proven his love for Badu over time, name-dropping the R&B singer in his 2019 single “Days Within the East,” even shocking her son, Seven, with an look at his school.

On her 2015 mixtape However You Caint Use My Cellphone, Badu coated the rapper’s hit “Hotline Bling” on remake “Cel U Lar Machine,” additionally utilizing 6 God “soundalike” ItsRoutine, authorized identify Aubrey Davis, on the undertaking.

In the identical yr, Badu talked about her friendship with Drizzy in a Complex interview.

“He favored it… we’re associates,” she stated. “I don’t know outline that. Kinda like when you have got good chemistry with somebody. You want the identical sort of music. You want the identical sort of films… I feel our friendship is a sluggish burn. There’s loads of time to experiment with music and stuff.”

“I feel that after I did Drake’s tune, ‘Hotline Bling,’ I did it for somebody’s birthday, simply as a present,” Badu added. “And it got here out so nicely, my co-producer, Zach Witness and I, who’s on my label, we kinda simply messed round with it. And there’s no instrumental for the tune, so he needed to recreate and reconfigure all these items.”