Erykah Badu’s new mixtape But You Cain’t Use My Phone has been causing a swirl online for quite some time, and she brought Okayplayer along to document the post-release mania.
In the interview, Badu talks about the process of the album (“Trap&B”) and hiding the number for a burner phone across the three covers, among other things. It’s a joy to watch Badu interacting directly with her fans.
Badu also talks social media at length, including Twitter etiquette: “To me, there’s no rules to Twitter except don’t talk shit and you won’t get embarrassed in front of your friends,” she said. “Just remember on this platform, I’m the big dog. Not because I have the most followers, but because my pen game is lethal.”
Check out the interview above.