What Is Erykah Badu On, Y’all?

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Honestly, I just want it all to stop. I want Ms. Badu to stop sharing these hot takes that don’t make any damn sense. Her thoughts of love and light for R. Kelly can’t be fully appreciated when they’re only offered for the worst kind of people, at the worst times. Furthermore, love doesn’t absolve people of accountability for their actions. We can love him from prison.

Then, weeks later, playing the role of victim, she questions what turned out to be a legitimate news story. For what? What purpose does it serve? In terms of love, how does it elevate humanity in any way?

In the words of our deputy editor, Victoria Uwumarogie, “You’re not pushing love, you’re pushing confusion.”

I’m not in the habit of silencing Black women. But Erykah’s got to do better than this.

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