Glittery A$$, Sex Tips & Clowning Fools: 10 Reasons To Follow Erykah Badu On Twitter
Twitter is the place most of us go to write about our fleeting emotions throughout the day, subtweet about your job, comment on the latest pop culture event or share the good and bad news of the internet with the rest of your followers. And unless you’ve managed to join the elite club that is Black Twitter, for the most part, your tweets are a drop in the bucket. But if you’re a celebrity, your thoughts and feelings are weighed more heavily and your presence on this social network puts you in touch with adoring masses or an angry mob.
Most celebs need to ignore the haters and naysayers. But Erykah Badu aka @fatbellybella is just not like most celebrities. And if you come for her and she sees you, you can bet you’re going to get mildly clowned… for an extended period of time.
And honestly, the way some people come at Erykah, most of it is quite justified.
Click through the following pages and see what I mean.
Tootsie Roll Pop Head
There was the time back in 2013 when an ex-fan tried to discourage people from coming out and supporting one of Erykah’s shows and then proceeded to talk about the number of Erykah’s baby daddys. Let’s just say Erykah didn’t let that one slide.
After the end of it, Erykah concluded the convo, letting people know that there was no beef but she knows how to handle naysayers. She wrote:
There was NO EXTREME TWITTER BEEF. After being insulted- i chose an ol school remedy. SCO’N. chops bullies down to size. Helps us laugh
Then just in time for spring, Erykah Badu was handing out some pretty useful sex tips from the men and women. She told us ladies how to make our vaginas sweet and she told the rougher sex that no woman respects a man who gives himself up too easily. Ha! Here for it.
Kiss My Glittery A$$
Do y’all remember that very odd video from the Flaming Lips featuring Erykah and her sister Nayrok? The song was a cover of Roberta Flack’s “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” but the video featuring a naked Badu and Nayrok in a bathtub, covered in various substances. And when we all saw it, a collective WTF sprang from our lips. And apparently, we weren’t the only ones disturbed. Once it was out there, Erykah took to Twitter to slam the band’s lead singer and guitarist Wayne Coyne. She obviously had to use Twit Longer but here’s what she said:
@waynecoyne then… perhaps, next time u get an occasion to work with an artist who respects your mind/art, you should send at least a ROUGh version of the video u PLAN to release b4 u manipulate or compromise the artist’s brand by desperately releasing a poor excuse for shock and nudity that sends a convoluted message that passes as art( to some).
Even with Window Seat there was a method and thought process involved. I have not one need for publicity . I just love artistic dialogue . And just because an image is shocking does not make it art.
You obviously have a misconception of who I am artistically. I don’t mind that but…
By the way you are an ass.
Yu did everything wrong from the on set .
You showed me a concept of beautiful tasteful imagery( by way of vid text messages) .
I trusted that. I was mistaken.
Then u release an unedited, unapproved version within the next few days.
That all spells 1 thing ,
Self Serving .
When asked what the concept
meant after u explained it , u replied ,”it doesn’t mean anything , I just want to make a great video that everyone is going to watch. ”
I understood , because as an artist we all desire that. But we don’t all do it at another artist’s expense .
I attempted to resolve this respectfully by having conversations with u after the release but that too proved to be a poor excuse for art.
You begged me to sit in a tub of that other shit and I said naw. I refused to sit in any liquid that was not water. But Out of RESPECT for you and the artist you ‘appear’ to be, I Didn’t wanna kill your concept , wanted u to at least get it out of your head . After all, u spent your dough on studio , trip to Dallas etc.. Sooo, I invited Nayrok , my lil sis and artist, who is much more liberal ,to be subject of those other disturbing (to me ) scenes . I told u from jump that I believed your concept to be disturbing. But would give your edit a chance.
You then said u would take my shots ( in clear water/ fully covered parts -seemed harmless enough) and Nayrok’s part ( which I was not present for but saw the photos and a sample scene of cornstarch dripping ) and edit them together along with cosmic, green screen images ( which no one saw) then would show me the edit. .
Instead, U disrespected me by releasing pics and rough vid on the internet without my approval. (Contract breech )
That is equivalent to putting out a security camera’s images of me changing in the fitting room.
I never would have approved that tasteless, meaningless, shock motivated video .
Our art is a reflection of who we are . I have no connection to those images shot in their raw version. I was interested in seeing an amazing edit that would perhaps change or alter my thoughts . Never happened .
You also did the same thing with the song itself which displays crappy “rough “vocals by me . I let it go , perhaps iiiii was missing something, I thought.
I Should have followed my first mind back in studio when recording the vocals “your way”.
( Red flag.) It was uncomfortable.
For that I am at fault .
Consequently, brother, As a human I am disgusted with your what appears to be desperation and poor execution. And disregard for others . As a director I am unimpressed . As a sociologist I understand your type. As your fellow artist I am uninspired. As a woman I feel violated and underestimated.
Hope it works out for ya ,Wayne.
Really i could give a shit less.
Still love your live show tho.
And , you’re welcomed.
Lesson learned .
By the way I have guested in very few videos. But I have always been given the opportunity to see the edit and contribute to it when my roll is substantial. Not this time .
I guess u feel it better to apologize than ask for permission and be refused . Hey, Love u man, but your ways are not very nice .
O, And on behalf of all the artists u have manipulated or plan to manipulate, find another way .
These things have been said out of necessity.
And if you don’t like it
you can KiSS MY Glittery ASS .
O and Nayrok told me to tell u to kiss her ass too .
Analog Girl’s Magnetic Strip Club
Remember last year when Kendrick Lamar’s verse on “Control” shook up the whole Hip Hop community. It was a big deal. Lamar pretty much came for everybody, including Drake. And when people kept asking Drake to address it, he consistently downplayed it. And it didn’t end there. During the 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards Cypher, Kendrick came at Drake yet again saying, “And nothing’s been the same since they dropped “Control”/And tucked a sensitive rapper back in his pajama clothes/Ha-ha, jokes on you.” Drake still ain’t respond but Badu thought he should have and took to Twitter to say clap back.
Love for Andre
Back in 2011, Erykah Badu tweeted that she’s grateful for her family and said if she had to do it all again… she wouldn’t. That could mean she wouldn’t do anything or she wouldn’t do that particular family again. You know the girl can be elusive at times. Anyway, one fan, who has a personal vendetta against Andre 3000 took that as a jab against him and told Badu that the two should have gotten married and never left Dallas. Badu corrected this person quickly.
The Meaning of Life
The ins and outs could be a metaphor for life’s trials and triumphs…sometimes you might have to really turn yourself around…kinda makes sense. lol.
…Well, that is the time when we’re the most in our feelings.
All Gold Everything Is Everything
That is an impressive feat.
In case you missed it, this whole post was inspired by the days-long battle Erykah has been engaged in with another Twitter user who tried to use that same “you have so many baby daddys” line, like the woman on the first page of this slideshow. And if you thought Badu went a little too hard on the woman, this dude has been on the receiving end of her taunts, complete with Photoshopped images, literally, for days now. Don’t know why people come for her. She’s obviously not the one you want to mess with.
There is so much more to this Twitter roasting session than I can include here, just check it out on her page. Straight comedy.