Our favorite soul sista is putting her own spin on the popular “Hotline Bling.”
Erykah Badu has taken the Drake song and remixed it to da Gawds. She calls it the “Hotline Bling But You Can’t Use My Phone Remix.” (See what she did there?)
Midway through the song Badu puts her humor on display as she plays a realer than real “voice mailbox” that’s a whole lot sassier than Siri. The voice recording says:
“You’ve reached the Erykah Badu Hotline. If you’re calling for Erykah, press 1. If you’re calling to wish her a happy birthday, Kwanzaa, MLK, Black History Month, Juneteenth, or Hanukkah, press 2. If you’re calling because you just saw her on BET, MTV, or any of the social media outlets and you’re checking to make sure you’re still in good standing, press 3. If you’re calling to beg for some shit in general, press 4. If you’re calling to beg for the shit but this is that pre-call before the actual begging, press 5. If you’ve already made the pre-call and this is the actual call to beg, press 6….”
File this one under one more reason to love Erykah Badu!