Dallas, TX

Erykah Badu decided to celebrate her 47th revolution around the sun with a star-studded performance. The neo-soul goddess invited hundreds of fans to The Bomb Factory in her hometown of Dallas, Texas on Friday night (February 23) and documented — what she dubbed — the Bless You Bruja! party on Facebook Live.

Dave Chappelle sang a rendition of Prince’s “1999,” Ladybug Mecca performed her Digable Planets’ hit “Rebirth of Slick,” Yasiin Bey delivered “Umi Says” and Badu’s little sister Coco proved musical talent runs in the family.

Later, Big Baby D.R.A.M., who collaborated with Badu on 2016’s “WiFi,” also made an appearance.

Backstage, Badu’s daughter Puma, Chappelle and several of her friends paid their respect to the birthday girl.

Badu’s officially turns 47 on February 26.



Watch the entire event below.