Alyssa Thorne
November 29, 2016 1:14 pm

This story is going to have two things in it: One is going to make you smile, and one is going to make you cry. Ms. Jackson finally responded to Outkast’s song about her. But let’s start with the bad news. In writing this, we realized that “Ms. Jackson” came out in 2000. That’s sixteen years ago. Nearly seventeen. HOW OLD DO YOU FEEL? BECAUSE WE FEEL OLD. Now that the bad news is out of the way, turns out Ms. Jackson wasn’t upset about the song at all, as many people who have art about them publicly shared are.

In an interview with Rap Radar from last week, Erykah Badu (aka, the daughter of Ms. Jackson, mother of Andre 3000’s son, and subject of the song) finally told us what we never knew we needed to know until we knew it.

Erykah herself didn’t feel QUITE as positive about the song, but we definitely appreciate her mature perspective toward something that could’ve been difficult to listen to, especially as the song became popular.

Check out the music video below!

Ahhhh, 2000, we miss you so.