(Yahoo!) - Erykah Badu's done something that's not at all controversial.
The outspoken singer, known almost as much for her activism as for her music, appears in new adds for Givenchy's spring collection.
Badu, 42, explained to her hometown newspaper, the Dallas Morning News, just why she agreed to work with the brand and its creative director Riccardo Tisci.
"Riccardo's a fan of my style," Badu said of the man who memorably dressed Kim Kardashian in a much-maligned floral frock for the Met Gala back in April. "He told me he really wanted to work with me because he had a special campaign he designed for me. He sent me some of the photos, and I was super-honored; I didn't take it for granted. Fashion is my thing, and I am a big fan of Riccardo's — not just because of his amazing eye, but because of his spirit, what he wanted. He wants to give models of color an opportunity, and he chose me as the face for that campaign because he told me I fit what he wanted to represent"
In fact, the new collection is filled with Asian and African influences, with Erykah sporting tribal graphics and patterns. Her tresses, which were once regularly concealed with a head wrap, are completely pulled back in one shot and flowing in another.
What do you think of her look?
Photo Credit Givenchy
(NEWSER) – Friday the 13th is indeed going to be a very unlucky day for Lamar Odom, if TMZ is to be believed. Sources tell the gossip site Khloe Kardashian is filing for divorce today. There's been trouble in paradise for a while now, thanks to Odom's alleged drug problems, but apparently Khloe was pushed over the edge by a slurring, shirtless rap video Odom made in which he rapped about cheating on his wife with lyrics like "And when Khloe's out of town / I still be on the DL."
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The creators of "South Park" are putting their own spin on Kanye West's "Bound 2" music video.
On Wednesday's season finale titled "The Hobbit," a cartoon version of Kanye reworked the song to dispel a fictional rumor that his fiancée Kim Kardashian is a hobbit.
The Hobbit rumor started after the "South Park" character Wendy slammed Kim for being a "short overweight woman who manipulates her image." Wendy added that "in real life, Kim Kardashian has the body of a Hobbit."
During the episode, the Kanye character also defended Kim by calling her reputation as a Hobbit "not funny" and "not true." He also refers to himself as a "recovering gay fish," which is a reference to a 2009 "South Park" episode where Kanye is called a "gay fish."