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Badu brings funk during short Lollapalooza set

- Associated Press - Sunday, August 8, 2010

CHICAGO (AP) - Erykah Badu fulfilled a dream in her performance at the Lollapalooza music festival.

During her hour-long set Sunday in Chicago, the Grammy award-winning singer shared a story with fans sprawled across the field.

When the kids at school were asked what they wanted to be when they grew up, the 39-year-old Badu says, "One little girl said 'I wanna be a doctor.' One little girl said, 'I wanna be mall security.' One girl said, "I just want my daddy to come home.'"

Badu recalled saying, "I just wanna be funky."

And on the festival's last day, she was. She delivered flute-inflected songs from "New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh)," released earlier this year, along with a jazzy version of 1997 hit "On & On."

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