Erykah Badu Responds To R. Kelly Backlash

Chicago, IL – Erykah Badu has responded to the backlash she confronted on Twitter after showing to defend R. Kelly throughout a latest Chicago live performance. On Sunday (January 20), the tenured neo-soul artist jumped on the social media platform to elucidate her facet of the story.

She made certain to notice she completely doesn’t stand behind anybody’s “poor choices.”

“I love you. Unconditionally,” she wrote. “That doesn’t mean I support your poor choices. I want healing for you and anyone you have hurt as a result of you being hurt. Is that strange to you? That’s all I’ve ever said. Anything else has been fabricated or taken out of context.”

Several concertgoers accused Ms. Badu of siding with Kelly after she advised the gang, “What if one of the people who was assaulted by R. Kelly becomes an offender? We gonna crucify them too?”

But in a video clip captured of the second in query, what she really mentioned was, “I’m puttin’ up a prayer proper now for R. Kelly. I hope he sees the sunshine of day if he completed all these issues we seen on t.v. and heard these girls speak about. I hope he sees the sunshine of day and comes ahead.

What’d y’all say? Fuck him? That’s not love. That’s not unconditional love. But what if one of many individuals who was assaulted by R. Kelly … We gonna crucify them too?”

Despite her rationalization, Badu continues to be being subjected to the wrath of Twitter. Many individuals are actually suggesting she’s “victim blaming” and that it’s much more than “poor choices.”

Check out a number of of the reactions under.

[This article has been updated. The original version was published on January 20, 2018 at 11:11 a.m. PST and can be found below.]

No quantity of sage may cease Erykah Badu’s viewers from getting riled up throughout a latest present at Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom. On Saturday night time (January 19), the neo-soul goddess was accused of blatantly defending R. Kelly and making excuses for his predatory conduct.

According to 1 concertgoer, Badu mentioned, “What if one of the people who was assaulted by R Kelly becomes an offender? We gonna crucify them too?”

Another attendee claimed Badu advised the gang to maintain their opinion to themselves, whereas one other was “so disappointed” Badu stood up for the disgraced R&B star.

Last week, Badu left a cryptic caption on one in all her Instagram posts.

“‘Having Eyes that can see all points of view is a blessing … and a curse in the court of public opinion. ‘ – a mother I C on both sides like Chanel,” she wrote.

It wasn’t instantly clear what she was referring to till she responded to somebody condemning her for approaching the Kelly scenario with compassion.

“I loved you until I realised you supported a rapist and pedophile as your brother,” one follower replied, to which Badu mentioned, “Correction, love has little to do with supporting others’ bad choices. Love is wisdom.”

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“Having Eyes that may see all factors of view is a blessing … and a curse within the court docket of public opinion. “- a mom I C on either side like Chanel.

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While everyone seems to be entitled to their opinion, Badu has been below fireplace earlier than for her inflammatory feedback. In an interview with Vulture final January, she stirred up controversy after she appeared to specific sympathy for Adolf Hitler, XXXTENTACION and Bill Cosby. She finally acknowledged her feedback, whereas taken out of context, had been deplorable. 

“People are in real pain,” she wrote. “So I understand why my ‘good’ intent was misconstrued as ‘bad’. In trying to express a point, I used 1 of the worst examples possible, Not to support the cruel actions of an unwell, psychopathic Adolf Hitler, but to only exaggerate a show of compassion.”

She later added, “Either U read the entire VULTURE interview & U understood the message of compassion CLEARLY. OR U only read the selective, out of context Headlines, & were drawn in2 the whirlpool of collective emotional grief. I don’t want 2 force U 2understand the way I love. I’m hopeful tho.”

Needless to say, there are many people on Twitter declaring Ms. Badu has formally been canceled.

Check out a few of the reactions under.

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