Dressed as some kind of Hip Hop mad hatter, Erykah Badu put on quite the performance for The New York Times, which began with a rendition of “On & On” from her 1997 masterpiece, Baduizm, with Cory Henry and longtime collaborator Rashad Smith. She also stuck around to answer some fan generated questions about her creative process and was unsurprisingly playful with her answers. On Sunday (November 27), Badu returns to host BET’s Soul Train Awards for a second straight year. The ceremony begins at 8 p.m. EST. Watch the video above and revisit “On & On” below.