NEW YORK (AP) - Eryka Badu doesn't want you to believe the gossip rags when it comes to her friends - but when it comes to the singer herself, that's another story.
''Don't believe the tabloids,'' Badu told an audience as she performed Tuesday night for VH1 Soul.
But she said: ''It is true what they say about me and men - (I) make them wear crocheted pants and chin guards!'' She broke out into laughter, then added: ''But they souljas, though.''
Rapper Common, still receives laughs for wearing crocheted pants when they were dating.
Badu, 36, was serious though as she defended the honor of her friend, R&B singer Eric Benet, who took a beating in the media when ex-wife Halle Berry accused him of cheating on her. ''He's a very responsible person,'' she told the crowd.
pictures of Erykah Badu peforming on VH1, Feb 19....