Queen Erykah Badu, who recently released her excellent But U Caint Use My Phone mixtape, hosted the Soul Train Music Awards on BET and Centric last night in Las Vegas. Thankfully Badu isn’t one to mince her words as she threw some serious shade at Iggy Azalea, which that drew a booming reaction from the audience. During the monologue, Badu — pretending to speak on a phone — turned away André 3000 and Young Thug from the ceremony, saying she’s “banning all rap this year.” However, when Azalea calls Badu, she makes an exception: “No no no, you can come, ’cause what you’re doing is definitely not rap.” Oh shi– Watch it all unfold below.

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After sharing her take on Drake’s “Hotline Bling” (entitled “HOTLINE BLING BUT U CAINT USE MY PHONE MIX”) from her forthcoming But You Cain’t Use My Phone mixtape — arriving around Thanksgiving — Erykah Badu has returned with “Phone Down”, another new cut from the project. Continuing with the telecommunication device angle she initiated with “Hotline Bling”, Badu delivers a serious banger with “Phone Down” — something surely nobody was expecting. Check out Erykah Badu’s excellent “Phone Down” cut from her But You Cain’t Use My Phone tape after the jump.

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iHipHop returned to Austin to co-sponsor a tremendous showcase featuring Wu-Tang Clan, Erykah Badu, Yelawolf, Fishbone, Marz Lovejoy, Rocky Business, Trouble Andrew, and more. Until next year, we invite you to take a look back at this memorable event and enjoy these performance and backstage photos. All photos by Brock Fetch. Copyright 2011 Gadfly Communications, Inc.

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