Erykah Badu Offers a Prayer for R. Kelly : ‘I Love You Unconditionally’

Erykah Badu isn’t ready to jump on the #MuteRKelly bandwagon.

In fact, The Queen is ready to offer the singer “unconditional love.”

via TMZ:

The R&B crooner was doing a show Saturday at Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom, where she stopped her performance at one point to launch into a tangent about R. Kelly … which did NOT go over well with the audience in attendance. Far from it, in fact.

Erykah said she wanted to send out a prayer to “R,” clearly referring to R. Kelly … and the remark definitely stunned the crowd for the worse. She said she hopes he sees the light of day if he’s done all the things he was accused of on “Surviving R. Kelly.”

As the boos mounted, Erykah continued her remarks by openly wondering if anyone who was allegedly assaulted by R. Kelly went on to be an offender themselves … do they too deserve to be crucified? She followed up by asking, “How do we do this?”

It’s a pretty tense scene as Erykah loses her fans more and more with each R. Kelly thought. Eyewitnesses tell us that a few people even got up and left the venue because of how turned off they were by her defending the embattled singer. 

This is very much in line with Erykah’s views on Hitler. At least she’s consistent … for whatever that’s worth.

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Erykah Badu Makes An Iconic Cameo In Neelam’s ‘I’ll Be The King’ Video

Neelam Hakeem just dropped the visuals for her empowerment track, “I’ll Be The King,” and she made sure to include a special guest at the end of the song.

In the newly released video, the hijabi emcee brings out a regal Erykah Badu in a special cameo at the end of the song. In the scene, Badu sits on in a literal throne with Hakeem nestled by her knees.

At one point, the Los Angeles-based rapper lays her head on the “Next Lifetime” singer’s lap. The image appears to be an acknowledgment that Neelam is sitting at the knees of other female hip-hop greats, like Badu, who have come before her.

Although Badu has shared video clips of Neelam’s talent to her fans before, the duo first shared a stage during the female cypher at the 2018 BET Hip Hop Awards, which aired earlier this month.

With Badu at the turntables, Hakeem freestyled to the beat alongside the likes of Bri Steves, Sharaya J, and Chika.

Check out the video for “I’ll Be The King” below.

via Essence

Erykah Badu To Deliver Model Slick Woods’ Baby

Is there anything Erykah Badu cant do? Fenty Model Slick Woods has chosen Erykah Badu to be Her birth doula … Now Thats Dope AF

Via PEOPLE.COM

Slick Woods will soon be welcoming her first child with some surprising musical help.

The 21-year-old, who is expecting a baby boy with fellow model Adonis Bosso in September, revealed during an interview with Elle UK that singer Erykah Badu will serve as her doula.

“She’s a mommy role model. A mother I look up to, who kills her s— and is a boss-a— bitch,” Woods, whose real name is Simone Thompson, told the magazine’s September issue.

The style icon also revealed that she will be breastfeeding her son and plans to name him Saphir, a nod to the birthstone of his expected arrival month.

While most know Badu as a singer, the 47-year-old mother of three also moonlights as a birthing coach and has helped deliver more than 40 babies, according to Essence.

“It just kind of happens. I don’t plan how many people I work with. I don’t charge anything. It’s for my own learning, and I just enjoy being the welcoming committee,” she previously told Pitchfork.

“I became a doula by default. I had [son] Seven naturally, at home, and a couple of years later I was traveling through Europe, and one of my best friends, Afya, who is the wife of stic.man from dead prez, went into labor,” Badu explained to the outlet.

“I naturally knew what to do, and it was then that I figured out that this was something I can do that makes me so fulfilled,” she continued.

Erykah Badu Responds To Janelle Monae : ‘I Guess I’m Not Your Type’

Erykah Badu  is very soul yet a hot mess at times lol!

She took to Instagram on Sunday night to gives us her two cents about dear friend, Janelle Monáe, who recently confirmed she’s team LGBT.

Janelle hit the red carpet of the 2018 BET Awards wearing a beautiful rainbow gown.

Erykah posted this hilarious video in response to Janelle’s pride :

Afrocentric Prom Dress Praises Erykah Badu, Angela Davis, and Lauryn Hill

Aishamanne Williams wore a one of kind
gown to prom that praised those who inspire her to be who she is: Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu, and Angela Davis.

The 17-year-old high school senior collaborated with her friend’s mother, Donna Weekes, and schoolmate, Nyiesha Mallett, to create her vision. The white gown with illustrations of Hill, Badu, and Davis won Williams, “Best Dressed” at prom. Williams told Teen Vogue, “Honoring inspirational, radical, unapologetically honest black women was important to me.”

Prom is a major part of senior year in high school, the pictures last forever, and there isn’t a better moment to celebrate who you’ve became and salute those that you look up too — which is exactly what Williams did. And her ability to do so in a creative way is inspiring.

Williams is definitely pushing the envelope when it comes to the views of a traditional prom dress. This also guarantees that no one else will show up to the dance with the same dress. 

Why Did Erykah Badu Gets Pulled Over By The Police?!

Erykah Badu recently had an awkward encounter with the boys in blue, but not because she did anything wrong.

The singer took to Instagram with a video recorded while she was pulled over by police in Dallas, Texas.

According to Erykah, the only reason she got pulled over was so the officer could say hello.

“OK, it’s New Year’s Eve. I just got pulled over,” she said in the video.

“And why are you pulling me over?” she asked two cops, at which point one of the officers bends down with a giant smile.

“Because I wanted to say hi!” he said.

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WTF BABYLON !! HAPPY NEW YEAERZZZZ!

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Ummm abuse of power much??!!

Erykah Badu’s Bold And Unapologetic Red Carpet Look to the Soul Train Music Awards 2017

The Queen of Neosoul, singer Erykah Badu, who was a host at the Soul Train awards for the third consecutive year, stepped out on the red carpet in this white ensemble. The event took place , Nov. 5 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.

The outfit was from avant garde designer Thom Browne’s SS18 collection.

More photos below: