Vulture ran an article with Erykah Badu early Wednesday (January 24) that found the mother three defending Adolph Hitler, while sharing other unpopular opinions. Now, the neo-soul queen has taken to Twitter to defend herself. She began with, “What a world” before responding to her condemnation by “Black & Jewish Twitter.”
“Say what u must,” Badu wrote. “Dialogue is cool . I invite it. But please do me a favor if you can , Black & Jewish Twitter, just don’t use the word ‘problematic’ any more. Y’all using that too much .. oh and read the article.”
She also explained why she hates the word “problematic” when someone accused her comments being “ the ego.”
“I hate when people use the word ‘problematic,’” Badu wrote. “I think it’s a word dummy’s use. Not saying you are a dummy I’m just saying.”
When a fan asked Badu what happened, her response was, “Nothin. I was just using my own brain again. I know it’s against the rules. I know I know.”
Badu, who owns the fact that her opinions aren’t always popular, hosted the 2017 BET Soul Train Awards last November where she took a knee in honor Colin Kaepernick. While her opinions are currently ruffling some feathers, Badu unapologetically has remained true to herself.