The cover story focuses in on Badu's career and life changes as she approaches her 45th birthday, her controversial social media presence, and her views on the black struggle in the 21st century.
"We can organize like a motherfucker when police beat us up," she says. "But can we organize to stop black-on-black crime, or poor-on-poor crime? Because, you know, poor is the new black. You don’t have to be black now."
Read Badu's FADER cover story here.