Lupe Fiasco made a statement with Erykah Badu during the 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards, performing his hit “Words I Never Said.”

Lu, clad in a black tee and skinny jeans, rocked out on stage while Ms. Badu, wearing a Burqa topped by a bowler hat, filled in for Skylar Grey by belting out the empowering chorus.

Watch the performance below.

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