Drake Responds to Erykah Badu’s Praise After Harlem Shows

Drake have responded to Erykah Badupraise follows him shows in Harlem, New York this weekend.

Badu took to her Instagram Stories on Monday (Jan. 23) to share an article calling Drizzy “the voice of a generation” following his back-to-back concerts, where he took fans on a “journey” through his career with a catalog-exciting setlist and narrative-driven stage design.

Badu signed off on the loud statement, writing, “Because he’s @champagnepapi” in her caption.

Drake saw the post shortly after and responded on his own Instagram Stories with, “My eternal spirit animal has spoken,” along with a few emojis capturing his reaction.

Drake performed two sold-out shows at Harlem’s Apollo Theater on Saturday (Jan. 21) and Sunday (Jan. 22), bringing out special guests. 21 Savage, Lil Uzi Vert and hometown heroes The dip.

The Toronto native even wore Cam’ron’s iconic pink fur coat and hat during night one, as the Harlem crew performed hits like “I Really Mean It,” “Dipset Anthem” and “We Fly High (Ballin’).”

Erykah Badu and Drake have built a friendship over the years, with Badu covering Drizzy’s “Hotline Bling” on her 2015 mixtape But you can’t use my phone and even the 6 invite God over to her house for tea.

During an interview with Complex at the time, she spoke about her relationship with Drake and his reaction to “Cel U Lar Device.”

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“He liked it… we’re friends,” she said. “I don’t know how to define it. Kind of like when you have good chemistry with someone. You like the same kind of music. You like the same kind of movies… I think our friendship is a slow burn .There’s plenty of time to experiment with music and stuff like that.

“I think when I did Drake’s song, ‘Hotline Bling,’ I did it for somebody’s birthday, just as a gift. And it turned out so well, my co-producer, Zach Witness and I, who are at my label, we kind of messed around with it. And you know there’s no instrument for the song, so he had to recreate and reconfigure all that stuff.”

She added: “So, during the process, it’s almost like I was initiated into this new frequency… ‘Phone Down’ kind of set the tone for everything that’s going to happen. Thus the Toronto comparison.”

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