Erykah Badu Defends R. Kelly During Chicago Concert: “Having eyes that may see all factors of view is a blessing… and a curse within the courtroom of public opinion.”


A disappointing string of opinions associated to R. Kelly have plagued R&B/Soul Legend Erykah Badu since late 2017 as her stint as BET/Centric’s Soul Train Awards consecutive host neared its finish.

Her help has been outward and going for Kelly and different questionable matters ever since. In a Vulture interview final yr she even purported she “noticed one thing good” in Hitler.

In her newest bow, Chicago followers at her Aragon Ballroom efficiency mentioned she criticized the outcry towards the R&B singer following the damning Lifetime documentary Surviving R Kelly, which particulars a number of allegations of sexual abuse and misconduct towards him. According to 1 concertgoer, Badu mentioned: “What if one of many individuals who was assaulted by R Kelly turns into an offender? We gonna crucify them too?”

Another concertgoer claimed on Twitter that she informed the gang to “maintain [their] opinion to [themselves]”.

Earlier this month, the Lifetime documentary’s producer revealed that Badu was certainly one of many artists who turned down the chance to seem. While a lot of Kelly’s former collaborators have since denounced the singer over his alleged conduct, Badu has hinted that she nonetheless “loves” the singer regardless of the allegations featured within the documentary.

She cryptically posted a photograph on Instagram that featured the caption: “Having eyes that may see all factors of view is a blessing… and a curse within the courtroom of public opinion.”

It wasn’t till Badu responded to a remark that it grew to become clear her phrases had been most definitely about R Kelly.

“I cherished you till I realised you supported a rapist and paedophile as your brother,” one follower replied, to which Badu mentioned: “Correction, love has little to do with supporting others’ unhealthy decisions. Love is knowledge.”