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Common Reveals That Erykah Badu Broke Up With Him Over The Phone

Before dating and having a child with her current boyfriend Jay Electronica, singer Erykah Badu dated The D.O.C., Andre 3000 … and Common. She dated Common from 2000 to 2002, around the same time, the Chicago rapper’s eclectic style began to show on his albums, Like Water For Chocolate and Electric Circus… then, they split, and Common’s heart was left broken. In an interview with gossip queen Wendy Williams on her morning talk show on Tuesday (September 13), the rapper revealed details about his breakout with Badu … saying she broke up with him over the phone…
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Photos: 2011 Rock The Bells New York (Nas, Erykah Badu & Lauryn Hill)

The Rock The Bells Festival Series invaded New York’s Governor’s Island on Saturday (September 3), and it was quite a show. For the second year in a row, Guerilla Union enlisted some of hip-hop’s most classic names to perform full album sets … of their best known albums. From Nas performing Illmatic and Erykah Badu performing Baduizm, to Cypress Hill’s Bad Sunday and Lauryn Hill’s The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill; it definitely a day of classic hip-hop. As always, BallerStatus.com was on hand to catch the action … and witness history…
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Erykah Badu To Headline Tupac’s 40th B-Day Celebration In Atlanta

Afeni Shakur and the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation announce details, last week, for the 2PAC 40th Birthday Celebration Concert, set for Thursday (June 16) in Atlanta. Hosted by comedian/actor Mike Epps, the birthday celebration will be headlined by Erykah Badu, and include performances by the likes of Roy Ayers, Eric Roberson, Too $hort, Bun B, and 8 Ball & MJG. “I am deeply honored to have been invited by Afeni Shakur to celebrate her son’s…
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2011 Rock The Bells Headliners Announced: Lauryn Hill, Nas, Erykah Badu & Cypress Hill

Guerilla Union announced the line-up for their 2011 Rock The Bells Festival Series with their official launch party on Tuesday night (May 24) at Hollywood’s House of Blues on Sunset. While there’s an array of seminal and up-and-coming hip-hop artists on three stages, it was the headliners who got the attention, which include Ms. Lauryn Hill, Nas, Erykah Badu, and Cypress Hill. This year’s festival will make stops in four major North American markets…
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Erykah Badu, Others Added To Upcoming Cypress Hill Smokeout Festival

As announced earlier this month, Cypress Hill’s annual Smokeout Festival is set to return in October, and Guerilla Union (the production company behind the event) has just announced more additions to the line-up. While rockers Icubus are set to headline with their first North American appearance since 2007, new artist additions include Erykah Badu, Maldita Vecindad, Basement Jaxx, Collie Buddz and Los Rakas…
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Erykah Badu Gets Fine, Probation For ‘Window Seat’ Music Video

The publicity Erykah Badu received when she appeared nude in the music video “Window Seat,” which she release in March, definitely worked. But, it came with a price … one that was probably worth the buzz she created. Last week, a Dallas city spokesperson said Badu paid a $500 fine and agreed to serve six months probation for the stunt…
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