Erykah Badu Set To Host The 2016 Soul Train Awards
Jerod Harris
Erykah Badu is coming back to host the 2016 Soul Train Awards! Badu caused a stir when she called out Iggy Azalea and made light of her own rapping abilities and effect on rappers during last year’s show. “As you know, I am the queen of neo soul, and people say I have this common effect on rappers: that I make them change gods and wear crochet hats, shoulder pads, so they have banned me from all of the hip-hop awards with a sign saying ‘Erykah Badu, leave our rappers alone,’” she joked. Subscribe to our daily newsletter for the latest in hair, beauty, style and celebrity news. Badu also took a shot at Azalea during a bit where she made fake phone calls pretending to invite various artists to the show, saying, “Uh yes? Who is this? Iggy Azalea?” she said. “Yeah, hey. Oh, no, no, no, no, you can come, ’cause what you doin’ is definitely not rap.” We’re looking forward to more of Badu’s jokes and seeing if the neo-soul artist will take shots at anyone else. The 2016 Soul Train Awards will be filmed on November 6 at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas and will air November 27 on Centric and BET.

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