Fans who attended Erykah Badu’s Chicago concert were surprised by some of the singer’s choice of words during her set. Badu, who is known to deliver wisdom as banter between songs, apparently defended R. Kelly who is currently facing the consequences of resurfaced sexual abuse allegations. She was reportedly booed for this stance during her performance at the Aragon Ballroom.
One concert-goer tweeted: “I really want to say how much i loved Erykah Badu’s concert tonight. But i can’t get over how she tried to justify and defend R. Kelly’s actions and reputation during her set… I’m so disappointed.”Another attendee referred to what the songstress is believed to have said onstage: ‘“What if one of the people who was assaulted by R Kelly becomes an offender? we gonna crucify them too?’ -erykah badu at her chicago concert.”
The “Warning” artist seemed to refer to this situation in a caption attached to a picture she posted to Instagram. “Having Eyes that can see all points of view is a blessing … and a curse in the court of public opinion,” she wrote. “A mother I C on both sides like Chanel.” A social media user commented, “I loved you until I realised you supported a rapist and paedophile as your brother.” The follower received a response shortly after: “Correction, love has little to do with supporting others’ bad choices. Love is wisdom,” Badu stated.