Grammy Award winner Erykah Badu has come under scrutiny regarding her “I see good in everybody” comment in an interview she did for Vulture magazine published On January 24, 2018.
In the published story, entitled “In Conversation: Erykah Badu”, writer David Marchese questioned Badu on her connection to the Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan and “defending” his anti-Semitism. “I’ve said I appreciated what he’s done for a lot of black Americans. I mean, I’m not a Muslim, I’m not a Christian, I’m not anything; I’m an observer who can see good and bad things.”
The singer, explained that when she was in Palestine reporters inquired about her working title of her album Saviours’ Day which is a holiday for the Nation of Islam but also, her birthday.
In continuing the interview, the style maven explained that her spiritual beliefs allow for her to see good in everyone including the likes of Hitler, in whom she noted as a “wonderful painter”.
When asked about separating the art from the artist including artists such as, Fela, Louis C.K. or Bill Cosby, Badu simply stated “I love Bill Cosby, and I love what’s he’s done for the world. But if he’s sick, why would I be angry with him?”.
Erykah Badu, is no stranger to speaking her mind and channeling “higher energy”. However, do you feel the singer has a point about seeing good in everyone or is there a dividing line?
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Citation – Marchese, David “In Conversation: Erykah Badu” Vulture January 24, 2018.
By Malachi Rivers, The Al Rucker Show
Thursday January 25, 2018