erykah badu*You just have to respect Erykah Badu’s opinion, not because she’s always right, but because she speaks her mind with no limits.

She recently went all in on Wayne Coyne, frontman of The Flaming Lips, after he released some unapproved (nude) visuals of the singer’s sister for the collaborative video “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face.”

This time, she’s using her weapon (tongue) to praise the artistry of other creatives like Andre 3000 and Janelle Monae.

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When asked about a work of art she would most like to own, a Basquiat painting or Van Gogh piece would be more of a likely answer than the surprise response she came up with. “Andre [3000],” Badu stated

A reasonable wish, right? Andre – besides being the father of her 14-year-old son, Seven- is a talented man who is arguably one of the best rappers in the industry, who is also quite skilled at singing and acting. He is a piece of art indeed.

She also said Monae is one of those women in the industry she admires and even called her “best friend.” But the new artist may not even know that the two share that connection.

“My heroes are Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, Stevie Wonder, Earth, Wind and Fire, the Emotions, Chaka Khan and the Doobie Brothers,” she admitted. “And Janelle Monae is keeping me on my A-game — secretly, I feel that I have to go out and crush her. We’re best friends, though: she’ll only find that out by reading this.”