Photo of the Day: Erykah Badu Debuts Her Natural Gray Hair to Show How Her Body Has Aged

Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele
Erykah Badu, aka DJ Lo Down Loretta Brown, spins at opening of Fendi’s New York flagship store on Feb. 13, 2015.
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It’s safe to say that Erykah Bad, 44, is comfortable in her own skin and encourages her fans—especially her female fans—to follow suit. 

Last week she tweeted a photo of herself with no hat or scarf on, revealing her natural kinky hair. It does look like she’s added some gray extensions, but we can no doubt see that Ms. Badu’s age is showing up in her mane, something she confirmed with the accompanying tweet.


“Body and brain have aged. My consciousness has witnessed this, Yet has not aged. This ‘awareness’ is who we are,” she wrote.

In true Badu style, she, of course, looks gorgeous and hopefully will encourage others not to panic when they see a few grays poking through every now and then. 

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Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele is a staff writer at The Root and the founder and executive producer of Lectures to Beats, a Web series that features video interviews with scarily insightful people. Follow Lectures to Beats on Facebook and Twitter.

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