Outkast’s ‘Ms. Jackson’ Is About Erykah Badu’s Mum And She’s Obsessed With The Song

Written by Sam Murphy on 28th November, 2016

Outkast’s ‘Ms. Jackson’ Is About Erykah Badu’s Mum And She’s Obsessed With The Song

Erykah Badu has revealed how her Mum felt about Outkast‘s Ms. Jackson for the first time since it was released 16 years ago.

Ms. Jackson, taken from their Stankonia record, was written about Badu’s Mum after Andre 3000 and Badu split up after the birth of their son Seven.

During an interview with podcast Rap Radar (via NME) Badu spoke about how she felt the first time she heard the song.

“I still had a kind of sore spot, like I don’t want to hear that, especially when I heard Big Boi’s verse,” she said.

And then when I heard André’s verse, I felt very good because his verse was really, really inspiring, he just told how he felt… and I’ve always respected that and listened to what he felt and appreciated it.”

Badu may have been on the fence originally, but the real Ms. Jackson was over the moon to have a song written about her, getting right on board.

“How did my mama feel? Baby, she bought herself a Ms. Jackson licence plate,” Badu said.

“She had the mug, she had the ink pen, she had the headband, everything. That’s who loved it.”

Badu and 3000 have linked up musically since their split. 3000 featured on the track Hello on Badu’s 2015 mixtape But You Ca’n’t Use My Phone.

Watch: Outkast – ‘Ms. Jackson’


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