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MUSIC: When Erykah Badu remixed Kanye West, and everyone had to reconsider their "Real Friends"

You made it through the second week of 2016 - the week when the internet reminds us all that Erykah Badu's remix game been on and that you still need to up your tweet game to get on her level. Or rather, the week your ears gained new life because Erykah Badu remixed Kanye West's "Real Friends" and ignited the internet with a subtle coupling of command and inquiry: "JUST ride out to this ... what up yeezy?"


Titled "Trill Friends," Badu's remix samples lyrics from Whodini's "Friends," and forces us all to examine our relationships a little more closely.

GON' GET IN YOUR FEELINGS
FRIENDS, IT'S A WORD WE USE EVERY DAY
BUT MOST OF THE TIME WE USE IT IN THE WRONG WAY

The remix opens with a few of our newest favorite lyrics:

HOMEBOYS AND SOME OF THEM WE WE WISH WE NEVER KNEW AT ALL
HOMEGIRLS SAID, SOME OF THEM WE WISH WE NEVER KNEW AT ALL

Virtual show of hands: who here has ever wished you never brought some good-for-getting-you-all-in-your-feelings "friend" or "homeboy" (or bae) up into your life?

Just us?

via genius.com

While we anxiously await the release of Badu's forthcoming mixtape THIS $h!t TOO EASYall we can think about is how Erykah Badu has been schooling us on self care and hashtag relationship goals way before we were woke.

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