Erykah Badu Claims She Was Never Asked To Appear In 'Surviving R. Kelly,' But Producer dream hampton Says Otherwise

A she said, she said situation.

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| January 23 2019,

7:47 pm

Erykah Badu and Surviving R. Kelly producer dream hampton argued on Twitter after the “Bag Lady” singer claimed she was never contacted about appearing in the documentary.

It all started when Badu tweeted she doesn’t know R. Kelly and never received an invitation to speak in the documentary.



hampton wasn’t having it. She told Badu the production team reached out to her because of glowing statements Badu made about the “Feelin’ on Yo Booty” singer during the 2015 Soul Train Awards.



During the ceremony, Badu introduced Kelly as her brother and asserted he “has done more for Black people than anyone,” The Daily Beast notes.

Badu stuck to mama’s guns and demanded an apology from hampton. The producer refused.






Badu has had one hell of a week thanks to comments she's made about Kelly. Last weekend, she was booed during a concert when she urged the crowd to lay off Kelly, Blavity reported.

She later clarified her position on Twitter and insisted she did not agree with his transgressions.





“I love you. Unconditionally. That doesn’t mean I support your poor choices,” she wrote. “I want healing for you and anyone you have hurt as a result of you being hurt. Is that strange to you?  That’s all I’ve ever said. Anything else has been fabricated or taken out of context.”


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