BADU: That’s a good perspective. Something I envy that men have is that ability to grow a goatee. I think that’d be really hot on me.
LAMAR: A goatee! [laughs]
BADU: A goatee with a hair wrap …
LAMAR: So let me ask you a question: Would you rather have been a man or a woman?
BADU: Because I have no memory of my past lives, I don’t know what it feels like to be a man. I think I would like to experience it, though. I mean, I’m happy that I am who I am, but being a woman in her forties ain’t no joke, man. I’m tellin’ you … This is some other-ness shit. There’s a hormone that gets released called “I don’t give a fuck”—it is heavy. [laughs] But I would love to experience being a guy. Would you ever let a girl paint your toenails, just for fun?
LAMAR: Paint my toenails for fun? I don’t know—I’d have to be in that type of moment … But I don’t think so. [laughs]
BADU: Even if she promised to take it off right afterwards? After she took a picture …
LAMAR: After she took the picture? No. She’s gonna leak the picture. [laughs]
BADU: Would you not do it because you’re afraid that it would give people the wrong idea about your sexuality? Or is it because you just don’t like those kinds of chemicals on your body?
LAMAR: I don’t think it has anything to do with worrying about how anyone would think about my sexuality—I just couldn’t see it, you know? That’s just me.
BADU: What if Jay-Z did it first?
LAMAR: Well, if Jay-Z did it first … I still probably wouldn’t.
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