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IN PHOTOS: Erykah Badu ended “Badu vs. Everythang” Tour with a bang in Manila

For the last leg of her “Badu VS. Everythang Tour 2017 A.D” world tour, American singer-songwriter Erykah Badu, travelled far just be with her Filipino fans. Badu really “saved the best for the last” during her one night show at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila last October 14.

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Kristian Hernandez and DJ Shortkut, together with OPM artists Kat Agarrado, August Wahh, Skarm, RH Xanders, entertained the crowd during the opening act. Celebrities like Solenn Heussaff, Erwan Heussaff, Rhian Ramos, Marc Nelson, Karel Marquez, Paolo Paraiso, Michael de Mesa, and other notable personalities were among the crowd.

Neo-Soul/Hip-Hop Queen Erykah Badu hyped the crowd with some of her hit songs like “On & On,” “Next Lifetime,” “Apple Tree,” “Hello,” “Love Of My Life,” “Bag Lady,” and many more.

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She sounded so good as she performed live and made us feel like she’s healing our spirits!

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Manila was the last stop and the only Asian leg in Badu’s world tour. Badu sympathized with her Pinoy fans saying that she’s seen the news and she knows what they are going through. She talked about the corruption and police violence happening both in the United States and in the Philippines.

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Known for her strong political stance, Badu brought up the issues about Christopher Columbus Day, a holiday celebrating the anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s arrival in America on October 12, 1492. According to Badu, Columbus stole from the native Americans and jokingly encouraged the crowd to “steal shit” that night. “Well steal our fu***ing dreams back!”

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When Badu stepped out of the stage, the crowd clamored for more and she came back saying: “I’m just bullsh***ing you!” During her encore, Badu reached to the people, held their hands, and told them to “let it go”—let go of all the worries and burdens we are carrying on our shoulders. Badu’s show didn’t just showcase superb musicality but it also seemed like a spiritual healing. (She’s that good!)

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Now what are we supposed to do, when we want Erykah Badu in our world? Guess we’ll see her again next lifetime.

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