Erykah Badu still has love for R. Kelly … kinda.
On Sunday after receiving a slew of backlash over comments she made about Kelly during a tour stop in Chicago, Badu is now doing damage control. But instead of out right rebuking the singer, she is still showing him love.
“I love you. Unconditionally. That doesn’t mean I support your poor choices,” she said in a Twitter post seemingly addressing Kelly directly.
“I want healing for you and anyone you have hurt as a result of you being hurt,” she continued, before adding, “That’s all I have ever said. Anything else has been fabricated or taken out of context.”
The clarification came after Badu faced blistering backlash on social media for her Saturday concert remarks where she told fans she was “putting up a prayer” for Kelly.
“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 on videos of the concert that quickly made the rounds on social media. “What if one of the people that was assaulted by R. Kelly grows up to be an offender? Are we gonna crucify them? I mean, how do we do this? It’s just something to think about.”
Many fans interpreted the remarks as a defense of Kelly, who faces allegations of sexual abuse by multiple women in the wake of the shocking Lifetime docu-series Surviving R. Kelly.
As folks on Twitter pointed out this isn’t the first time Badu’s comments have come under fire. If you recall she shared her views about both Bill Cosby and Adolf Hitler in a 2018 Vulture interview and people were big mad.
Long story short Badu is a humanist and see’s the good in all people no matter if you’re Cosby, Kelly or Hitler.
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