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Watch Solange Pay Homage To Erykah Badu At Essence’s Black Women In Music Event

“She is mother, she is sister, she is friend, she is auntie, she is chief, she is warrior of many tribes.”

February 10, 2017
Watch Solange Pay Homage To Erykah Badu At Essence’s Black Women In Music Event Solange, Erykah Badu, and Essence editor-in-chief Vanessa DeLuca at the Black Women in Music event, February 9, 2017.   Leon Bennett / Getty Images

Erykah Badu was an honoree at Essence's 2017 Black Women in Music Event on Thursday night, and Solange got the chance to introduce the R&B icon.

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“She is mother, she is sister, she is friend, she is auntie, she is chief, she is warrior of many tribes,” Solange said during her speech. "She is a beautiful reminder that you cannot put us in the box.” Watch clips from the event and read Solange's speech in full below.

Watch Solange Pay Homage To Erykah Badu At Essence’s Black Women In Music Event
Watch Solange Pay Homage To Erykah Badu At Essence’s Black Women In Music Event
Watch Solange Pay Homage To Erykah Badu At Essence’s Black Women In Music Event

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