If you loved television psychic Miss Cleo and Nancy Meyers’ 2000 film, What Women Want, you’re going to enjoy Erykah Badu’s upcoming movie role. The eccentric singer has been tapped to portray a crystal gazer in the gender-swapped reboot What Men Want.
In the Adam Shankman-directed comedy, Badu has Taraji P. Henson (Ali) seeking her auguring assistance after being turned down for a promotion in a male-dominated workplace. Badu wipes up a special tea blend — with jasmine, weed, peyote, and crack — that gives Henson the ability to read the minds of men.
In other Badu news, she visited the NPR headquarters for its Tiny Desk series. Joined by a seven-piece band, Fat Belly Bella performed underrated gems from her albums Badizum (“Rimshot”) and Mama’s Gun (“Green Eyes”).
What Men Want hits theaters on January 11, 2019. Check out the film’s trailer and Badu’s Tiny Desk performance below.
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