Erykah Badu Denies Knowing R. Kelly Personally, Demands Apology


Since clarifying her stance on the now-infamous “R. Kelly prayer,” Erykah Badu has been embroiled in a heated Twitter spat with dream hampton, the director of Lifetime’s Surviving R. Kelly docuseries. Earlier within the month, when hampton was within the midst of a press run, he named Erykah Badu as one of many notable public figures refusing to take part within the undertaking.

In the wake of her frosty reception by the hands of a Chicago crowd (visibly displeased together with her “R. Kelly prayer”), Badu has lastly taken to addressing hampton’s allegations of non-compliance. In reality, it was the director himself, taking the struggle to her doorstep.

hampton demanded Badu reply two questions, wanting forcing an apology, she did not appear in any respect, prepared to supply. “1) a quote attributed to her, “No one has carried out extra for Black individuals than R. Kelly” & 2) what she was considering when she known as him her “brother” at Soul Train Awards,” hampton listed an order they noticed match. In flip, Badu demanded an apology from hampton, for committing libel and for utilizing her identify with no ordinance.

In all, Erykah Badu denied ever being contacted to take part within the docu-series, and most suprisingly, not figuring out R. Kelly in any respect, on a private stage, regardless of calling him “brother” throughout the aforementioned live performance spiel. When dream hampton tried to persuade Badu of her error in judgment, the dialog devolved into an deadlock, with the director altogether refusing to supply textual proof that producer T. Farris’ had made an overture to the singer.