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Erykah Badu: Brixton Academy, London

Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 28 July 2010

THE LOT OF AN ERYKAH BADU fan isn't always a happy one. In the long queue outside Brixton Academy, two women are indignantly discussing the neo-soul singer's relatively low profile in this country: "I told a friend I was going to see Erykah Badu, and he said, 'Who's that? World music?'" If the ignorance of the wider British public weren't enough, the audience's woes are compounded tonight by Badu herself, who turns up 80 minutes late, by which point they look grumpy enough to grab the top hat from her currently blond head and play Frisbee with it.

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