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Erykah Badu Appeared To Defend R.Kelly & The Internet Isn’t Having None Of It

Follow @eventlabgh < The internet “Cancel” culture is a thing, and not even the almighty Erykah Badu is above it....

By Eventlabgh , in Celebrity Entertainment News , at January 21, 2019


The internet “Cancel” culture is a thing, and not even the almighty Erykah Badu is above it.

Erykah Badu

After the singer appeared to be sympathetic to R.Kelly at her concert last night, internet users from all over the world are all but calling for her head.

Erykah while performing at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago on Sunday, had unexpectedly paused her performance to offer a prayer up for R.Kelly following the release of the Surviving R. Kelly documentary and the backlash that has followed.

In clips circulating on social media, the singer was seen saying, “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. I hope he sees the light of day and comes forward.”

She went on to say, “But y’all say ‘fuck it!’ See, that’s not love. That’s not unconditional. But what if one of the people that was assaulted by R. Kelly grows up to be an offender, we gonna crucify them? I mean how do we do this? Just something to think about.”

This didn’t sit well with most of the concertgoers and a whole lot of folks on the internet, and they didn’t waste time to express their disappointment and declare her “cancelled”.

Below are some of the reactions to her comment:

But there were some people who didn’t see anything wrong with what she said…

Erykah also took to Twitter to attempt to set the records straight. According to her, what she is preaching is unconditional love, which doesn’t translate to supporting the poor choices of the people you love.

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