Erykah Badu clashes with Surviving R. Kelly producer on Twitter

Badu denies she was approached to appear in the Lifetime series.

January 23, 2019
Erykah Badu clashes with <i>Surviving R. Kelly</i> producer on Twitter Erykah Badu performs onstage during the 2018 Soul Train Awards, presented by BET, at the Orleans Arena on November 17, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.   Ethan Miller/Getty

Erykah Badu made headlines over the weekend after she tried to engage a crowd in Chicago in a "prayer for R. Kelly." A few days later and Badu is still dealing with the fallout. On Tuesday night she engaged in a back-and-forth with Surviving R. Kelly producer dream hampton. Badu responded to a Twitter user to inform her that she did not decline an invite to appear on the Lifetime documentary series which aired earlier this year. Producer hampton said this is incorrect and that Badu was invited to participate but, like many other artists, did not make herself available.

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In Badu's initial tweet she stated that she was "never asked" to appear on the show.


hampton quickly responded, stating that the team behind the show wanted to ask her about praising Kelly at the 2015 Soul Train Awards.


Just two musicians contributed to Surviving R. Kelly. One of them was John Legend who went on to state that he took part in order to bring the "serial child rapist" to justice.

Last week it was reported that Kelly has been dropped by Sony since the documentary aired. He has denied all the charges against him through a lawyer. Former collaborators Lady Gaga, Chance The Rapper, and Celene Dion have all pulled their songs with Kelly from streaming services.

Erykah Badu clashes with Surviving R. Kelly producer on Twitter