Monica Is A Mortician? And 9 Other Famous Black Women With Very Interesting Side Hustles

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Erykah Badu

US singer/songwriter Erykah Badu performs at Demon Days LA Festival, at Pico Rivera Arena and Ground, in Los Angeles, California on October 20, 2018. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)

Erykah Badu

The singer and songwriter is also a pretty experienced doula (Slick Woods pursued her expertise when she was prepping to deliver her son). Always a lover of children and motherhood, she told PEOPLE she started really getting into doula work in 2001.

“I’ve always had a mothering nature. But I didn’t plan on becoming a doula. I just wanted to care for my family and friends,” she said. “When I saw the baby, I cried. I knew what I was supposed to do with my life.”

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