I’ve been rolling my eyes and guffawing for two weeks over this contrived Erykah/Iggy been since the soul train music awards. Mostly because I was really inspired and proud of the new direction they tried to and felt like Erykah’s shade was beneath the spirit of Soul. Let’s concentrate on US. Not THEM.

I mean….it was the Soul Train awards. We could have left rap out of it all together. For those who don’t know Erykah pretended to call Iggy and made some crack about her not being a real rapper. You’ll have to go to twitter to get the specifics. It was one of those dumb jokes that one of the regular kids makes in a general assembly and the honors and performing arts kids kinda look at each other and chuckle.

kanye's half chuckle

“That’s Funny”

But whatever. We all moved passed it. We even got an announcement that Erykah and Nas had teamed up for a film project, so you can’t stay mad at the Baduist. Then, right on the heels of that, we get more petty ass Iggy shade.

‘I want to do this for my daughters. I want to apologize to Iggy Azeala because she is one of their favorite artist and they listen to her all the time,’ Badu said addressing the looming beef between them. Her peace offering was short-lived when she added, ‘When I really think about it, if y’all love her so much, why don’t y’all go be with her then. Gon be with her ya’ll. Go on Puma. Go on Mars. Is Iggy Azalea going to miss the healing seminar to go up to the school and sit across from the teacher so she can tell you is all y’all been doing is talking to each other and not getting your lesson?”

“Why don’t y’all go be with her then.”

Isn’t that what single mothers tell their kids when they ask about their father?

keed Anyway, stop conjuring Iggy’s name and making her relevant. Especially since every time she responds she comes off more unbothered.

Sorry Erykah. She won that round. She basically said “If you throw your kids away because of me I’ll take em in. They’ll have to work real hard though.” Erykah. Just stop girl. That’s shade. Actually you lost the first round too when she responded “I had to reactivate my Twitter to see people shading stuff I did last year.”  And she was right! I wish-a-bish would post subliminal posts about me while I’m in Facebook jail. I’m not stanning or saving Iggy. I’m trying to get us to concentrate on what’s important, and frankly I just don’t see her as the threat the rest of the rap community does. I feel we have bigger fish to fry. Besides. If you aren’t going to lay responsibility for Iggy at T.I.’s {Who drove his wife to get laser surgery to compete} doorstop then why bother bringing up Iggy?! Sometimes the shade you save should be your own! That’s Today’s VitaminQ!  

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Vitamin Q (VQ) is a writer, blogger personality, and a social commentator. He irreverently analyzes how social issues affect individuals in modern society by using sarcasm, humor, and intellect, creating his own unique blend of Southern SHADE, purely for the purpose of helping like minds cope. “I say it so you don’t have to!”
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