Erykah Badu is celebrating her 44th birthday at the Bomb Factory on Friday, Feb. 26, and while the R&B star is enough of a draw to pack the house, she's also enlisted a pretty stellar host: comedian Dave Chappelle.
This isn't the first time Chappelle has crashed one of Badu's birthday parties. In 2011, when Badu threw her birthday jam at the House of Blues Sunset Strip in Los Angeles, Chappelle surprised fans with an impromptu appearance.
And in fact, the last time Chappelle toured Dallas, the city's resident diva hosted an after-party, so this tag-team seems all but inevitable.
The event, however, promises more "special guests."
And since it's no secret Badu runs with a crowd of A-listers, we're banking this will be an evening to remember. Here are 10 people we hope end up on the guest list.
Badu is said to have "an effect" on the men she dates. Whatever it is -- raw cranberry juice? -- has led to co-parenting three adorable kids with three high-profile hip-hop stars. And because of that, we're hoping Andre 3000, The D.O.C. and Jay Electronica all make an appearance. Let's not forget Common, he's up there too.
In 2013, Badu collaborated with up-and-comer Janelle Monáe on the track "Q.U.E.E.N", and has since called her "a kindred spirit" and an awesome performer she'd like to take on tour. Can we get a BET Awards reprise, please?
You heard Lamar's Badu-shout out on Kanye West's "No More Parties in L.A." right?
Well cutie I like your bougie booty; come Erykah Badu me, well, let's make a movie.
Rumors the two were dating swirled after they performed together at the BET Awards in 2013. All we're looking for is that same kind of magic on a local stage.
Jay and Bey
We're aware this one may be a big ask, but it's not totally out of the realm of possibilities. Need proof? During his 2013 Dallas concert, Jay-Z took time to point out snazzy fans in the audience, including Badu, Jay Electronica and their daughter Mars. According to music critic Hunter Hauk, the MC called them "The Fresh Family."
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel
Jessica Biel recently told the Skimm she and son Silas wouldn't survive without the Dallas queen. In the morning, Biel needs three things:
"Yoga. Eating breakfast with my kid. Listening to Erykah Badu while eating with my kid. We love her."
Will Biel and hubby Timberlake come celebrate? Fingers crossed!
Tickets to Erykah Badu's Still Booming: The Annual Birthday Bash are currently on sale for $38.
Hunter Hauk contributed to this story.