Erykah Badu takes to Times Square singing for money, and makes less than $4. I wonder if people would have taken more kindly to it if she had a cute poem.
1) She sounded horrible2) She hasn't been around for quite some time so to most people she will just be some rando on the corner begging for money, and as we can see, that doesn't go over well3) I really didn't watch the whole thing but was there a reason she was doing this? Did she just wake up one day and say "hey, I am going to stand on a street in NYC and sing for money"?But like Jenna said, throw Justin Timberlake or Adam Levine or Carrie Underwood out on the street and the money would rain down. And the reason for that? Because people know who they are and recognize their music.StuckApparently she just did it for fun. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/16/erykah-badu-times-square_n_5995670.html
So what do you think of busking or street performers in general?
I feel like she maybe wanted it to be something like the experiment the Washington post did a few years ago. The post had Joshua Bell, one of the best violinists in the world, play at a metro station. They did a piece on the reactions. Most didn't notice- but some people were brought to tears, and children especially took notice. There is this young women who sings around DC who has one of the best voices I have heard. She always has a huge crowd.