— -- She's back!
Fans will finally have an opportunity to see Erykah Badu on stage again this weekend as host of the Soul Train Music Awards. This will be Badu's third time at the helm of the big show. To celebrate, she hosted a small gathering in New York this week with a special vegan soul food dinner prepared by Oakland-based chef Bryant Terry. After the dinner, Badu talked about why she enjoys the gig.
"They put a lot of trust in me. And it makes me want to perform well," Badu, 45, told ABC News. "It's an awesome creative process just developing it and seeing it come into fruition. It's fulfilling."
And not only for her. Music fans are loving every minute of Badu on stage hosting and all that comes with it. In fact, some are even hitting up social media sites suggesting Badu take it a step further with her own reality show. So could that eventually happen?:
"Too much work," Badu said. Though she seemed pleased with the idea that fans are wanting more -- more Badu on TV and, of course, more music, which many think doesn't come often enough. Badu says she's "working on it. It's a slow burn."
In the meantime, at least one of her three children may be catching that music bug. Badu recently posted a video to Instagram of her daughter singing with her. But Badu told ABC News she's open to whatever road her children choose to take.
Watch Erykah Badu sing with her daughter Mars:
"They're all different," Badu said of her children. "The littlest one who's 7, she's a gymnast. She's into athletics. My middle one, she is me. And I don't know how that happened, but she, is atomically me, chemically me. And then my son is chemically and atomically his father."
Badu added, "Whatever they want to do, I'll support them. They don't have to be little mes. They can do whatever they want. I'm just grateful that they support me while I do this. Mama goes to work and they're understanding and they're grateful. This is the life they understand and know. If they choose to be an entertainer or performer I would support them wholeheartedly the same way they've supported me."
You can see Badu hosting the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards this Sunday on BET and Centric.