The Godmother of Soul is back!
Grammy award-winning singer Erykah Badu is set to host the 2016 Soul Train awards again — and it’s no surprise after last year’s headline-making performance.
One attention-grabbing moment from her 2015 hosting stint came when she declared that the R&B-focused award show isn’t for rappers and jokingly pretended to call rapper Iggy Azalea.
“Iggy Azalea? Yeah, hey!” she said. “Oh, no, no, no, no, no, no. You can come, ’cause what you’re doin’ is definitely not rap.”
Azalea seemed to respond in a tweet days later, although she did not name the R&B singer.
“We are days from 2016, but i came online today and saw its still cool to try and discredit my 2014 accomplishments. LOL, f—— hell,” she tweeted.
It is unclear what Badu, 45, has planned for this year’s show, held at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, but the award ceremony’s nomination list features a bevy of music’s hottest stars.
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Grammy award-winning producer Edward Theodore “Teddy” Riley is slated to receive the coveted Legend award and singer Brandy will receive the Lady of Soul award.
The 2016 Soul Train Awards will air Nov. 27 on Centric and BET.