Crochet Pants And Bad Romance: Common Says Split From Erykah Badu Left Him Heartbroken, Hurt And In A Haze “It Was Hard To Eat”

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Common Reveals He Sought Therapy After Bad Breakups

We all know Erykah Badu got that voodoo, but Common is now confessing from his firsthand experience how the singer did major damage to his heart.

In a PEOPLE exclusive, the rapper actor revealed his heartbreak after splitting with Badu in 2002:

“With Erykah Badu, that was my first love where you’re just open and floating,” he says of the singer he reportedly dated for two years prior to their split in 2002. “When we split, I was 27 or 28. I was in a haze, just going through the motions. It was hard to eat.”

Still he says, “It wasn’t her fault, the relationship just didn’t go forward.”

Dang son… She left him unable to EAT. Hopefully he was still able to drink tea though, riiiight.

Apparently Badu wasn’t the only woman who hurt Common either.

“Some of the hardest work I’ve done on myself has been after breakups,” says the star.

“I was in another breakup after that that was heavy,” he says without specifying which relationship. “That one honestly is what sent me to therapy.”

“Talking about my intimacy avoidance and love addiction was an “aha” moment for me,” he says of traits he’s learned about himself in therapy. “The more you talk, the more you see the patterns you created for yourself.”

He adds, “I’m open to a relationship now. I know how to communicate like an adult now. I want to be the best partner I can be.”

We’re so glad he sought help. Common’s been linked with a whole lot of famous ladies. In addition to Erykah, he’s also dated Serena Williams, wasw rumored to have dated Regina Hall and Angela Rye.

‘What Men Want’ Exclusive Clip: Peep The Deleted Scene Where The Girl Talk Turns Dirty!!! [Video]

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‘What Men Want’ Is Available On Digital

If you missed ‘What Men Want’ in theaters, today is your lucky day, LITERALLY because the film lands on digital TODAY, April 23rd (it’s on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD May 7) from Paramount Home Media Distribution.

Adam Shankman’s hilarious comedy WHAT MEN WANT comes with some serious bonuses with the Digital* and Blu-ray Combo Pack thanks to over 60 minutes of laugh-out-loud bonus features, including a gag reel, deleted and extended scenes, a spoof infomercial featuring a hilarious Erykah Badu, interviews with the cast, and more. Check out one of the hilarious deleted scenes below to see what we mean:

For those not already in the know, here’s the full synopsis of ‘What Men Want’:

Ali Davis (Taraji P. Henson) is a successful sports agent who’s constantly boxed out by her male colleagues. After a wild night out with her girls, she mysteriously gains the ability to hear men’s thoughts. With her newfound power, Ali looks to outsmart her colleagues as she races to sign the next basketball superstar, but the lengths she has to go to will put her relationship with her best friends and new love interest to the test. The film also stars Aldis Hodge, Richard Roundtree, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Erykah Badu, Max Greenfield, and Tracy Morgan

The WHAT MEN WANT Blu-ray Combo pack includes access to a Digital copy of the film as well as the following:

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· Feature film in high definition

· Bonus Content:

o Commentary with director Adam Shankman

o Deleted & Extended Scenes with introduction by director Adam Shankman

o Gag Reel with introduction by director Adam Shankman

o The Dream Team — Meet the wildly funny cast and crew as they take you behind-the-scenes of their comedic hijinks.

o Flipping the Narrative — Discover how What Men Want flips the script on what women must do to succeed in a man’s world.

o What DO Men Want? — Laugh along with the cast and crew as they get one step closer to understanding what’s on men’s minds.

o Poker Night — Pull up a chair for one of the most epic poker nights imaginable.

o Ali + Athletes — Ali Davis (Taraji P. Henson) pulls out all the stops for her clients. Check out some hilarious cameos from superstar athletes.

o Sister Spills the Tea infomercial — You have questions, Sister has the answers! Watch music icon Erykah Badu play the hysterically eccentric psychic as she spills the tea on her mystical powers.

DVD

The WHAT MEN WANT single-disc DVD includes the feature film in standard definition.

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Live Performances: Nas And Erykah Badu Rock Atlanta Crowd [Concert + Afterparty Photos]

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Nas Hosts Gold Room Afterparty Following Concert With Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu and Nas were in Atlanta Friday for their concert and it’s safe to say the city offered them plenty of southern hospitality.

Nas and Erykah Badu perform at State farm arena

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Nas was photographed backstage kicking it with T.I., Killer Mike, Lance Gross and more.

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Following the concert he hosted an afterparty at Gold Room. Hit the flip for more photos.

Taraji P. Henson, Erykah Badu, Kelly Rowland, Mary J. Blige And More At ‘What Men Want’ Premiere

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Taraji P. Henson Premieres ‘What Men Want’ And Gets A Walk Of Fame Star

Taraji P. Henson kicked off her week in a major way Monday, premiering her new film ‘What Men Want’ in Hollywood with famous friends like Kelly Rowland and Mary J. Blige.

Erykah Badu attends the What Men Want Los Angeles Premiere

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Taraji’s co-star Erykah Badu was seen on the scene putting them cakes on blizzy too…

It was a busy day for Henson as she got her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame earlier in the day.

Check out more photos from the film premiere below then hit the flip for Walk of Fame pics.

Mary J. Blige attends the What Men Want Los Angeles Premiere

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Mary looked superfly in red flares.

What Men Want Los Angeles Premiere

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Kelly was glistening in gold.

What Men Want Los Angeles Premiere

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Dope queen Phoebe Robinson showed out in colorful sequins

What Men Want Los Angeles Premiere

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Tamala Jones also chose a sequined look.

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