Memorable Female Characters in Music

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  • Prince
  • Tupac
  • A Tribe Called Quest
  • The Lost Boyz
  • EPMD
  • The Dream
  • Michael Jackson
  • Poor Righteous Teachers
  • UTFO
  • Slick Rick
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Michael Jackson

Bonita Applebum (A Tribe Called Quest)

Like Kendrick Lamar’s Sherane, the members of A Tribe Called Quest pined for a high school love interest on their 1990 single “Bonita Applebum.”

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