Erykah Badu is being dragged further into drama surrounding R. Kelly after getting into it with “Surviving R. Kelly” producer Dream Hampton on Twitter after Hampton said Badu declined to be in the documentary.
After Badu was questioned for seemingly defending Kelly at a recent concert, Hampton tweeted, “I asked Producer T. Farris to contact @fatbellybella to be in doc because I wanted clarity on two things: 1) a quote attributed to her, ‘No one has done more for Black people than R. Kelly’ & 2) what she was thinking when she called him her ‘brother’ at Soul Train. Awards.”
Badu shot back at Hampton, denying her claims, “No ma’am. I WAS NOT EVER contacted by anyone to be in documentary. @dreamhampton You know that’s not true. I wasn’t a necessary component. You had all the right people, the ones close to the situation…But for now, produce this ‘producer’s’ request or… APOLOGIZE. It’s simple.”
Hampton refused to apologize, writing, “Apologize? Are you kidding? Again, you PUBLICLY said he did more for black people than anyone? If you want to apologize for that, fine, apology accepted, on behalf of Harriet and the whole crew. What you meant by calling him your brother from the stage, I’ll never know.”