ERYKAH BADU DEFENDS R. KELLY
Erykah Badu took a moment during her concert last night at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago to say she’s “puttin’ up a prayer right now” for R. Kelly, TMZ points out. “I hope he sees the light of day if he’s done all those things that we’ve seen on TV and heard those ladies talk about,” she said. “I hope he sees the light of day and comes forward.” She received a mixed reaction from the audience; both cheers and boos can be heard from the crowd.
“They ’bout to R. Kelly me to death on the internet, I’m like god d***,” she said. She then called for “peace” and “healing for those who were hurt, because everybody involved has been hurt and victimized in some kind of way.”
On Sunday night, Badu tweeted in response to the backlash she faced for the quotes on social media. “I love you. Unconditionally. That doesn’t mean I support your poor choices,” she wrote. “That’s all I’ve ever said. Anything else has been fabricated or taken out of context.”