(AllHipHop News) This week, social media users questioned Erykah Badu for her recent on-stage speech about R. Kelly. Initial reports claimed Badu defended Kelly over allegations he had sex with multiple teenage girls and he abused several women.
"Love you. Unconditionally. 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," tweeted Badu after the online backlash.
When a Twitter user claimed Badu once worked with Kelly and turned down being in the Surviving R. Kelly documentary, she posted, "That’s not true. I’ve never worked with him, don’t know him personally, and was never asked to be a part of the documentary."
Surviving executive producer dream hampton responded, "I asked Producer T. Farris to contact [Erykah Badu] to be in doc because I wanted clarity on two things: 1) a quote attributed to her, 'No one has done more for Black people than R. Kelly' & 2) what she was thinking when she called him her 'brother' at Soul Train Awards."
Badu then tweeted, "No ma’am. I WAS NOT EVER contacted by anyone to be in documentary. [dream hampton] You know that’s not true. I wasn’t a necessary component. You had all the right people, the ones close to the situation...But for now, produce this producer’s' request or... APOLOGIZE. It’s simple."
Hampton replied, "Apologize? Are you kidding? Again, you PUBLICLY said he did more for black people than anyone? If you want to apologize for that, fine, apology accepted, on behalf of Harriet and the whole crew. What you meant by calling him your brother from the stage, I’ll never know.."