After a short delay, Erykah Badu is ready to give fans what they have been waiting for. The “Bag Lady” singer is officially kicking off Quarantine Concert Series: Apocalypse One streamed live from her bedroom.
Fans can view the intimate concert for a $1 dollar entry fee. “It’s a pretty ambitious project,” Badu said in a rehearsal video posted to her Facebook page on Monday (March 23) night. “I said I was going to do it, I told my fans that I would, and that’s what I’m going to do.”
The Grammy winner also took to Instagram Live to explain some of the politics of being signed to a record label, and why she’s charging an entry fee. “We rely on our live shows and all of our live shows got canceled indefinitely,” said Badu.
“We’re not rich people, we just play rich people on TV. Some of us only have one form of income and that’s [live] shows. I wanted to create another revenue of income and you are helping me do that in a big way because this is an experiment. There’s nobody in between me and that dollar.”
Badu’s setlist will be handpicked by logged-in fans who vote during the stream. Her performance begins at 1 AM ET/12 AM CST/ 10 PM PST. and you can watch the show on her official site.