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Born: February 26, 1971 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Dallas, Texas, USA Profession: Music ...


Badu dropped the surname Wright when she was a teenager, looking to fully emancipate from her slavery roots. She adopted Badu because of the scat-friendly sound it had and later learned it meant "to manifest truth and light" in Arabic.

"John Irving was trying to say in "Cider House Rules" that each individual, every family and each culture has its own set of rules to live by, and no one can dictate what's right and what's wrong, because right and wrong is ultimately conceptualized by the creator." --Badu quoted in The Dallas Morning News, December 19, 1999

"We're in an era where most recording artists are actors and dancers . . . all of it is art to me." --Badu quoted in Daily News, February 6, 2000

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