Common Recalls That It Was ‘Hard To Eat’ After His  Breakup With Erykah Badu
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Common is opening up about his devastating breakup with first love Erykah Badu, saying that it was “hard to eat” after the split.

In a recent interview with People, Common says his relationship with the neo-soul songstress was “open and floating.”

“With Erykah Badu, that was my first love where you’re just open and floating,” he said. “When we split, I was 27 or 28. I was in a haze, just going through the motions. It was hard to eat.”

Common, who is currently promoting his book “Let Love Have the Last Word,” told ESSENCE in 2016 that his relationship with Badu was definitely a turning point in his life. The pair memorably collaborated on 2002 hit single “Love of My Life (An Ode to Hip-Hop),” which was featured on the Brown Sugar soundtrack.

Erykah Badu and Common

“That was a point as an adult where I first felt like, ‘man, I’m in love,’” he said. “I was just going with the actual feeling and just letting it live. That was the first experience I had as an adult that I could say really gave me a great look at what it was to be in love and really loving a woman and loving a Black woman, unconditionally.”

He has since been linked with the likes of Serena Williams and Angela Rye.

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