The Grammy winner found not just a collaborator but a kindred spirit. "We both agree we feel spiritual first, human second, black or white third," Badu says. "All those are just our circumstances here on the planet." As for Jean-Raymond, "I want to be fashion's Erykah Badu," he says. "What I admire about her is her timelessness and her fearless approach. Music has always been my first love, and I appreciate how a great musician can bring awareness to tough issues through their work."