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Erykah Badu Says Drake Is Like Her 'Little Brother'

'That's my brother,' explains Badu.

Drake and Erykah Badu have a connection that goes way beyond “Hotline Bling.” In fact, they're more like family.

"That's my brother,” Badu told The Fader. “He's like a little brother to me. I went to Canada and hung out in the studio with him, while he made Take Care. We're very good friends and we had some great talks. He's an inspiration to me. Sonically he's in a place where I want to be."

That's high praise for Drizzy, who rapped about their bond on last year's “Days In The East.” "Remember one night I went to Erykah Badu house,” he rapped on the track. “She made tea for me/ We talked about love and what life could really be for me."

Wow, Erykah sounds like a really cool big sister.

Badu's gearing up to drop You Cain’t Use My Phone Thanksgiving weekend. She called it "A whole new frequency for the planet," which sounds confusing and exciting. Oh, and she also said she has "some really good surprises for you guys."

Could one of those surprises be a Drake collab? We’ll have to wait to find out.