Erykah Badu took to Times Square for an interesting street experiment…and she failed miserably.
This is a huge departure from her photo shoot with Riccardo Tisci!
Even though Erykah is worth an estimated $12 million, she still wanted to experience the struggle for herself by singing for change on the street. She found a prime spot in the Crossroads of the World and began singing her heart out, begging people to spare a few coins for her, and they did. Very few.
All told, Erykah only earned about $3.60. She might have been a little more convincing had she not been dripping in jewelry, but that’s an observation in hindsight. She worked hard for that little bit of money that she did get as she chased people down, hounding them for some cash.
She may have only made “three dollars and six dimes” (“yeah you might laugh, cause you did not do your math”) but, if even Erykah, whose show tickets go for much higher than that, can’t even scrounge up enough money for a meal singing on the street, that says something powerful about the reality for thousands of Americans who ask for money as people pass them by every day.
Erykah Badu Performed Live On The Streets of Times Square… Unnoticed [VIDEO] was originally published on hellobeautiful.com
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1. When KUWTK premiered in 2007, the Kardashian/Jenner klan was still bright eyed and bushy tailed.
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2. Kim Kardashian
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3. Back then, she was known as the girl from the sex tape and barely knew how to pose of the red carpet.
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4. Kim’s Love Life
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5. Kim & Kourtney Kardashian before KUWTK debuted (2006)
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6. Kourtney Kardashian
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7. But her tumultuous relationship with Scott Disick kept fans interested in her story.
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8. 3 kids and 10 years later, hot mama Kourt is single and ready to mingle.
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9. Khloe Kardashian
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10. We watched her fall in love and marry Lamar Odom within 30 days — and divorce him four years later
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11. We also saw her try to get her mojo back with some of the hottest rappers and athletes in the game after a difficult divorce.
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12. These days, the rumoured mom-to-be is spending her days in Cleveland with boyfriend Tristan Thompson.
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13. Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, Kendall Jenner (2007)
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14. Kendall Jenner
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15. Back in 2013, Kendall decided to take her love for modeling seriously and now she’s the most sought after supermodel in the game.
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16. Kylie Jenner
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17. But about six years into the show, the rumoured mom-to-be proved that she had the potential to be the new star of the family.
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18. Rob Kardashian
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19. Rob Kardashian And Blac Chyna
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20. Kris Jenner
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21. Kris and Caitlyn Jenner
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22. Kris Jenner and Corey Gamble
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23. Bruce Jenner
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24. Caitlyn Jenner
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