Erika Badu recently conducted a street experiment where, for one night, she sang on the streets of Manhattan, Time Square specifically, for money.

For about 40 minutes, Badu sang and freestyled about needing money because she hasn’t had a record in 2 years but at the end of the night she only walked away with $3.60.

The video’s final caption read: “Easy to judge isn’t it… but in reality life is a lot harder than this” and she ends by saying that one can make money if they have initiative.