RUMOR:ERYKAH BADU IS PREGNANT WITH INSULTS


Singer Erykah Badu is rumored to be pregnant with her third child with artist Jay Electronica(pictured above). The rumors have caught up with the singer who feels insulted that so many people have questioned her having three children by three different fathers.Read below as Erykah responds to her rumored pregnancy on message board OkayPlayer,and as she practically confirms that she is pregnant with her third child.

peace,
HOW DARE YOU DISRESPECT THE QUEENDOM

…AND MY CHILDREN AND MY INTELLIGENCE.

ive never been so disgusted in all of my life .
there is no other place i used to enjoy more .
i post no where else .
you guys have taken an all time low , tho.

I’LL STATE MY PEACE

i am a great mother and care giver to my 2 children and to this world .
my children are 2 of the kindest and happiest people i have met.
I home schooled them and taught them the ways of good to the best of my ability.
i am their doctor and their nurse .
and even sometimes their mother and their father.

i am an excellent mother and resent all of the negative comments and insults on my character.
I PUT MUCH TIME AND THOUGHT INTO HAVING AND RAISING MY CHILDREN.
IVE HAD THE HONORS OF HAVING 2 HOME BIRTHS AND 2 WONDERFUL PARTNERS BY MY SIDE.

every relationship i have been in was because i loved the person DEARLY and was dedicated to us “exclusively” FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS.

the fathers of my children are my brothers and friends .
we have a great deal of respect for one another and always will.
WE LOVE OUR CHILDREN TO NO END.
we took our own “vows” and CONTINUE TO UPHOLD THEM.
AND THAT IS WHAT THAT IS .

question?
WHAT IS MARRIAGE ?
WHO IS THE JUDGE?
WE ONLY UNDERSTAND THE EXAMPLES WE ARE GIVEN ( well sort of)

WOULD IT “LOOK BETTER ” TO MARRY AND DIVIORCE AND MARRY AGAIN ?
WOULD THAT BE MORALLY CORRECT ?
WHATS THE DIFFERENCE ? the government’s involvement i guess.
IDEALLY , IT WOULD BE EXCELLENT TO FIND THE MAN OR WOMAN WHO FULFILLS YOUR SPIRIT AND STAY FOR EVER AND EVER ( thru sickness and health till death do us part ) AND HAVE HEALTHY STRONG CHILDREN AS A RESULT OF A HEALTHY AND STRONG UNION.
(this CAN happen … we need much training , however.)

OR

IS IT REALLY “GOOD” TO STAY IN A RELATIONSHIP WHERE BOTH PARTIES ARE UNFULFILLED , LONGING FOR RELIEF , BRINGING one another down as a result of improper training , creating BAD ENERGY AND EXPERIENCES FOR THE CHILD TO REPEAT ?
(not to mention breeding deceit and anger and resentment )
SEEMS TO CREATE FEARFUL CHILDREN WHO TURN INTO FEARFUL ADULTS .

HOW MANY OF YOU GREW UP IN 2 PARENT HOMES THAT WERE MISERABLE AS F$%K ?
OR 2 PARENT HOMES THAT WERE NOT PERFECT BUT WORKED?
HOW MANY GREW UP IN ONE PARENT HOMES WHERE THE MOTHER WORKED HARD TO MAKE SURE YOU WERE CARED FOR BUT SHE WASNT QUITE HAPPY?
HOW ABOUT A HOME WHERE THE FATHER WAS THE MAIN CARE GIVER AND DID THE BEST HE COULD -LACKING NURTURE?
HOW MANY OF YOU HAVE A SIBLING THAT HAS A DIFFERENT FATHER OR MOTHER?
DOES HE OR SHE MEAN LESS TO YOU?
HOW MANY OF YOU HAVE MORE THAN 1 MOTHER OR FATHER OF YOUR OWN CHILDren ?
HOW MANY OF YOU HAD /OR / ARE PARENTS RESPONSIBLE ENOUGH TO MAKE GOOD DECISIONS FOR YOURSELF AND YOUR CHILDREN ,THAT DONT QUITE FIT ANY OF THESE DESCRIPTIONS?
HOW MANY OF YOU STAY IN UNHEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS FOR FEAR OF GOING TO HELL?
HOW MANY [women] OUT THERE … THAT HAVE KIDS TO GET A PAYDAY?
HOW MANY PEOPLE GETTING THEY ASS KICKED AND ARE FORCED TO SUBMIT CAUSE YO MAMA GOT HER A%S KICKED?
THEN WHAT is CORRECT?

how about this:

I PRAY WITH MY CHILDREN
I FEED THEM GOOD FOOD
THEY RESPECT PEOPLES DIFFERENCES
THEY TRAVEL THE WORLD WITH ME
THE KNOW WHO THEY ARE
THEY ADORE THEIR FATHERS AND ARE LOVED BY 2 PARENTS OR MORE –
OR TWO OR MORE SETS OF LOVING GRANDPARENTS
THEY CRY
THEY GET HURT
THEY GET SICK
THEY HEAL

THEY ARE real

THEY ARE NOT AN IDEA or a TOPIC
AND NEITHER AM I .
I AM ALIVE .
I AM BEAUTIFUL WOMAN.
I AM A GOOD WOMAM.
I AM GROWING
I AM COMPLETE WITH OR WITHOUT A PARTNER AND WILL ALWAYS BE
AND I HAVE DREAMS OF A FAMILY STRUCTURE
ALL OF MY DREAMS DO NOT COME TRUE
AND DESPITE ALL OF THE PAIN IN MY LIFE …
IN MY MOTHERS LIFE …
IN MY GRANDMOTHERS LIFE
WE HAVE ALWAYS ENDURED
AND THERE IS SO MUCH JOY TO BE EXPERIENCED.
I NEVER HAD A FATHER AND I DONT KNOW WHAT THAT FEELS LIKE –
BUT MY CHILDREN DO , AND THEY LOVE THEIR ‘PARENTS’ .

WE ARE THEIR CHAMPIONS .

live how you want . follow which ever pattern YOU like .
MY CHILDREN WILL BE LEADERS
and they will not ever be slaves to this society’s failing idea of morality.
THEY OWN THEIR MINDS AND THEIR DREAMS.

BIRTH CONTROL lol … could have 10 babies instead of 2 .

I LOVE CHILDREN AND I WILL HAVE AS MANY AS GOD WILL GIVE ME .

I AM VERY HEALTHY AND RESPONSIBLE AND SO ARE ALL OF MY PARTNERS

I CHOSE THEM WISELY AND SOBERLY .

ALL GOOD BROTHERS .

your opinions lack experience and are not only careless but also very uninformed and immature.

nothing is sacred here . and i see why.

if i loose you as a fan because i want to continue to have children then
FUCK OFF… WHO NEEDS YOU ….CERTAINLY NOT ME … KICK ROCKS … CALL TYRONE … PACK LIGHT …. BITE ME

i have defended myself here ON THIS SITE and hurled a few insults .. but only in response to your insults of
my music , my clothes , my lyrics , my hair , my being a woman , my spirit, my choices of partners….
these have all been on trial here . and i continued to support the energy of this place .

this is to all the okay players / REAL HUMAN BEINGS hiding behind screen names in order to insult one another and who ever else you will.

geeeez…
i had to say something
i am so sad for parents who try , today guys
enough is enuf.

dont judge to quickly , OKAY PLAYER?

i know you are having fun , but what if it were you and your children?
my son is 10 .
my daughter, 4 .

peace

ANALOGUE GIRL

and if this post is not clear
kiss my placenta.

NECOLEB VIA OKAYPLAYER

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~ by blackcelebritykids on July 14, 2008.

125 Responses to “RUMOR:ERYKAH BADU IS PREGNANT WITH INSULTS”

  1. All I have to say is no one person is in the position to judge another. We are all imperfect and we all make mistakes and if we are wise we learn from them in time so we will not repeat them. The only thing Ms Badu has on the public forum is her music. Her children and personal life are her own. I have a husband and all my kids have the same father. We have a great relationship and I feel blessed. Not all people can say that, however I don’t look down on other people if they don’t have all that I do because I feel we all grow in our on time. No matter how much you look down on others or how you feel they should know better you are not in their shoes and until you are how can you say what you will in won’t do in their same position. You may well do just as they have. For all we know her kids can be happier than most people that have two parents. If she loves them and puts most of their needs before her owns because she chose to have them that is all they need. Kids should have two parents because it took two to make them but, you can’t make someone be where they don’t want to be and even if you could would want someone around that doesn’t want to be around because chance are they will only make everyone around then unhappy. Misery loves company. She has to answer for all she does just like we all do. So unless you are willing to stand up in judgment for her then let her make and own up to her own mistakes. just my two cents.

  2. P.S. how do you add pics to you sig line? Thanks in advance.

  3. MS BADU:

    I COMMEND YOU FOR CHECKIN’ THESE GUTTERSNIPES. YOUR PERSONAL LIFE AND HOW YOU MOVE OFFSTAGE AIN’T NOBODY DAMN BUSINESS! YOU ARE PAID (QUITE WELL I MAY ADD) TO ENTERTAIN US AND THAT IS IT: NO MORE, NO LESS. RAISE YA’ KIDS AND HANDLE YA’ BUSINESS ‘CAUSE U DON’T OWE NO EXPLANATION TO NOBODY! PS: HAVE A HEALTHY BABY!

  4. I feel you Erykah, my mother’s children have different fathers, my fiance’ has children by different mothers … I’m surrounded by it … but I’m also surrounded by it’s turmoil. I love you regardless of your decisions b/c you are human and look up to you as a great mother b/c of the mental, physical, spiritual and emotional places are elevating your children to.

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  5. Be grown and sexy, find a man who will marry you and do so before you have his children. I don’t care how much money you have, there’s no money replacement for a caring and loving husband and father in the home. Believe it.

  6. I found myself being critical of Erykah’s personal choices and then remembered I have some cleaning of my own closet to do:) I think she is a brilliant artist and I will continue to support her as an artist. I hope third time is a charm for her.

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  7. While that lifestyle is not for me, it’s interesting how her situation is highlighted when this epidemic is rampant among men -even SOME famous men. I’m curious though, which media outlet asked her about it?

  8. This is Erykah’s body and her own life as well, who are we to judge? As long as the men have proven themselves to be great fathers and Erykah’s able to maintain a decent relationship with them, I don’t see what the problem is. As a whole, American society is changes, and that which constituted the family of yesterday no longer applies.

  9. Perhaps Erykah hasn’t run into a suitable mate that is ready to commit…Maybe this man will be the one.

  10. Yeah…it’s not something I would do but hell this isn’t about me this is about Erykah…she is a grown woman – a smart and talented woman at that – and we have no place to judge her. Who are we? It’s none of our business anyway. All that matters is that her kids are healthy and happy, and since we haven’t heard otherwise, I don’t see a problem. Erykah is her own person and she has always done things HER own way…I respect that.

  11. I often have to remind myself to realize that Ms. Badu owe’s us nothing but “good” entertainment. Her private life is just that, private. Would I pick her as a role model for my daughters? No!! I’m more interested in the sista who has made those choices and speak candidate and openly that we Queens are so much more than Baby’s mama. The hopt in her response is that she is still growing. While she never has to share with the public about her “growth”, I hope that her children will be able to hear and see what “growth” she encounters in life.

  12. “he that is without sin shall cast the 1st stone”….i dont think noone in this world except a newborn child (who is incapable of lifting its head yet alone a stone) meets that criteria. dont criticize erykah for doing what SHE wants when you arent exactly “perfect patty” yourself! as long as her kids are taken care of, i dont see what the big deal is about them having different dads. i think we should acknowledge that she knows who her kids’ fsthers are…not many women can say that!

    keep ya heard erykah & keep doing ur thing! many blessings 2 u & yours!

  13. “Me thinks thou dost protest too much…” 3 kids, 3 fathers is not ideal, as you have so much as admitted… rather than stating you seem to be defending and asking for an exception/pardon. Because you are so vehemently responding, you should examine personally, your feelings and work it out off the air. What’s important is how you mother your children and yourself and the relationship with the fathers – looks like you’ve got that under control. But, such lengthy protest indicates a deeper issue of perhaps guilt or regret – clean that out Shug… you owe it to yourself.

  14. Wow, when we are comparing ourselves to women who don’t know the fathers of their children, its a sad day. I’m not surprised to hear these comments condoning Erykah’s actions though because the vast majority of black women are in her shoes (more than 70% of black children are born out of wedlock). Just because our communitiy subscribes to a lower set of morals does not mean it’s right. And yes it is my business, because these children end up growing up and a lot of them end up crowding the prison system, commiting crimes, and repeating the cycle by having out of wedlock children themselves…oftentimes without being able to afford them all. And save the whole who cast the first stone argument because otherwise, why are you even posting in the first place (you ARE judging by making that comment). Wake up black America! Get your education, PLAN your families and look out for your communities.

  15. She is an artist, making babies could be part of her creativity, she has money, she’s not your everyday chick.

  16. Sorry. I’m confused what difference does it make (especially to someone who is in no way involved)? What does a ‘Marriage’ actually DO to better the life of a growing child (race/culture notwithstanding)? I thought that the love, attention, respect, nurturing and lessons of loving parents (or a loving single parent) was the key to happy and healthy life. Who the funk are YOU to have an opinion on another adult human being’s life/lifestyle, let alone feel that you’ve a right to espouse your unnecessary and irrelevant opinion with impunity?

    Sorry… what I meant to say was… F–K YOU! Live YOUR life and focus your attention(s) and energy on making that the best you can for you and yours.

    Seriously.

  17. J-Slim, you sound so ignorant and immature. You are obviously immersed in the ghetto and that is why you think it is perfectly ok to have out-of-wedlock children. I guess when in Rome… I feel so sorry for your children (because its clear you have them and were not married when they were born and don’t see the significance in them having two parents in the home). You probably also think its perfectly ok to talk to them as you are doing on this forum. Go acquire a vocabulary so you can express yourself better.

  18. I think I’m more disappointed in her inability to have dignity in her response. The response seemed more guilty of her situation and absolute in her conviction. “Kiss my placenta?” This seems so below the Queen that you are. If it’s none of our business than don’t respond to the blogs, hold your head up high and be a true queen. PS: You may find it useful to have some class is your language, don’t let your mouth be the filthy part of who you are….Queen!!

  19. ms. erykah, is her own woman and who the hell are you people to judge her. no one and i mean know one has that right. as long as her kids are loved and taken care of so what that the daddys are different. i bet the ones talking the most shit are the same ones that if they open their closet door all sorts of shit would fall out. so back off and leave the sister be.

  20. Well said Ms Badu! Though you failed to mention a lil chat about HATERS! What we all know is that we live amongst folk that no matter what you do, how much education you have, whether you are married or not, the car you drive, the clothes you wear, your talent and so fourth you have folk around us that will find something to say. HATERS is what we call em! They are so miserable with themselves- they find wrong in others to make themselves feel big or worthy! We say GET A LIFE! Do what you do! Who cares what people think or how it should or shouldn’t be. I guess all those against having children out of wed lock are perfect. Nah! While I can go on and on all day and would comment on the comment about African American women having babies out of wedlock I’ll stop here. But do me the favor of looking deep into the issue. We are family oriented- we were robbed of our values. Ignorance is what they call you!

  21. I think the picture is innocent. It truly captures an action moment of quality time Us mothers spend with our daughters. From imagination, playing dress-up, to make-up. That’s where the beauty comes in at. As far as who Erykah has choosen to have children with it’s her choice. She’s not the first or last to have mutiple children’s fathers. The hateration comes in because a lot of people have a slave mentality and has allowed the world to set the standards for them. Her decisions does not make her less than a woman it makes her Free to live her life according to how she feels without shame. Realistically her choices is what makes Erykah – who she Is. It’s called Acceptance. She is living her life in accordance to what makes her happy. I commend her for that. Who are others to determine the status bar in life, the do and do not’s? Final Judgement has been reserved for the Lord. Come on people either embrace it or disagree respectfully. There isn’t any Big I’s and Little You’s it’s called Free to be whomever you choose to be. Erykah is “Doing Erykah.” Not that it matters, I have two children by the same man, if I decided to fall in love elsewhere and have another baby with another man I would still be the same God fearing, professional down to earth BeautiFul Sister I am…… Big Up’s to Erykah and the Sister above Priscilla … It’s said that ignorance is a bliss, but actually IT’s SUICIDE…..
    Peace & Love ,
    Zada ~Chicago

    Zada said this on July 15, 2008 at 3:26 p07

  22. Zada’s another example of women who had their children out-of-wedlock who are in denial.

  23. BAD EXAMPLE OF A BLACK WOMAN

  24. It’s to the point that anything short of molesting a child is cool in this crazy world, even that is questionable and waiting for the who’s to judge rather a child can enjoy sex or not!!! Wicked wicked world we live in. And it takes more to raising a child than feeding and clothing them. Everything we do shapes their thinking. I have a child out of wedlock I’ll tell you in a minute doing so is wrong, however I’m still blessed with my daughter in spite of that wrong, doesn’t suddenly make it correct because I did it.

    Ericka’s response shows her guilt in her actions. We want folks to love everything we do no matter how vile it may be and then label them as haters when they do not. NO we make mistakes and only way we can move on from them is if we own up to them. As long as we okay them there is no reason to correct them.

  25. No ones perfect! God, I mean not buying it. Why don’t you go kill yourself! It’s obvious that you’re miserable! Yes we all have sinned- No one is perfect so who are we to judge! Congrats Erykah! Black folk, we never stick together. Instead we’re more concerned with all of the things that don’t matter. So she has three children out of wedlock by different men that doesn’t mean she’s a bad person. No sin is greater than the next! I see that Not Buying It has posted on twice- Hmmmm- how about you go and find a hobby. Perhaps knitting or kicking Rocks! Parents ought to be responsible for their childs upbringing. It’s okay to like Erykah that doesn’t mean we sit our children down and teach them that what she did is bad and because of this she’s a bad person. Instead we tell them, Mommy or/and daddy wants you to go to school- go to college or do whatever it is that makes you happy that is legit (no drugs, alcoholism, stealing, etc). Having a child can hold you back- you have time to start a family but for now work towards a better you. On the same note just because she had a baby does not mean she’s “a bad example of a black woman”. Come on, a lil harsh don’t we think? She is successful! She’s a beautiful woman! We don’t hear about Erykah laid out pissy drunk, beating her children, caught with a gun.. Instead we not only bash Erykah but black women as a whole…well 70% Yikes! Immo pray for you!

  26. WHO CARES THATS HER N GOD PROBLEM…

  27. Whatever Erykay B. does with her life is for her. We all have our own set of experiences. Thats why we are INDIVIDUAL. I do know that there are specific instruction that GOD expects us to act out as human beings as a whole.

    I am slow to speak and quick to listen. I have learned not to judge people and there experiences. I have made some bad choices in my life. Some of them I regret and some of them I don’t.

  28. I have to co-sign Marie on this one!

  29. The educated one…go read a book and earn that title. Don’t worry about me, worry about yo baby daddies and where they were last night.

  30. AT THE END OF THE DAY…WHAT WILL PEOPLE SAY ABOUT U!

  31. I know that’s right Erykah!!!! I have never answered a blog before but this has out raged me to see some of the comments that were said about this woman giving life. God is the only one giving out Judgment, and right now GOD is saying good job, this women is giving life not taken it, and even if she was that is GOD to decide not me you and whom ever. Judge this woman’s albums if you choose but not her soul. I could not even imagine having comments like this thrown at me. You all are talking about a human being not a DAMN DOGG. This woman is standing up for hers and taking care of her business which a lot of woman don’t do, and as a mother I would have came out swinging, I don’t blame you at all for those comments. You never know a person until you have walked in there shoes, and she has some pretty big shoes to fill, which I am quiet sure no one can fill because they would not be putting her down they would be lifting her up with encouragement and congratulations. She is a Strong, Black Butterfly who is spreading her wings and she is allowing her children to spread them as well, THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THING IN THIS WORLD IS TO GIVE LIFE. I am young black single mother myself and I was judged when I made my decision as a teen to keep my son, but I stuck to my guns and had my son and he is now 13 and that by far is the most important decision I have ever made and the best gift I that ever received from GOD. I say to you ERYKAH if you are reading this CONGRATS, and keep spreading your wings Black Butterfly & keep giving us that beautiful music.

    LOVE, PEACE
    Gloriouis Thoughts

  32. ^^^
    No–Erykah doesn’t need to keep ‘spreading’ anything. Im sorry

    I don’t know what was said. I’m just getting wind of it. But I can’t believe that the same ppl who defend this woman’s rationale are probably the same people who’d lament the stats for black children raised in single-parent households…

    I don’t even know how Erykah threw marriage into this but it’s an obvious strawman.
    Marriage has nothing to do with her and her 3 babydaddies, are you playing?
    I can’t believe she even responded to the nonsense (with that reply). Thought she was better than that. She ‘s obviously more than insulted. She’s too defensive, I sense ‘shame’.
    But–if you don’t care then DON’T. But also…don’t conduct yourself like THAT kind of woman and you won’t be judged like one.
    Because ppl will talk.
    It’s a free country. She can do as she wishes. I can say what I want. Simple as that.

    And on the subject:
    Can I talk? Yes–I can, honey. ALL DAY LONG…because I practice BIRTH CONTROL.
    Do I have skeletons in my closet? Nope–because I don’t do questionable and scandalous sh*t.
    What would ppl say about me? Nothing damaging….because I don’t do questionable and scandalous sh*t. That is,I don’t sleep around and I don’t sire babies with RANDOM males…

    Why is it that black folks are on here are actually encouraging this behavior?

    A few ppl in here even equate this to HATERATION and ‘slave mentality’…are you serious? What a bunch of freaking young-minded halfwits…and if I took the issues of all black people onto myself I would be embarrassed,

    Do you even understand the term ‘slave mentality’?
    Erykah can do as she will. And thank GOD she’s rich–she doesn’t have to rely on the system to care for her children. But in REALITY do you know the potential issues for children raised in single parent homes? Single mothers are more likely to be poverty stricken–and STAY that way! These kids…the odds are stacked against them from JUMP. They just bounce in and out of the system. No daddies, little guidance and a mother working her a** off to save her baby…I’ve seen this a few times in my life.

    Why do you think these little black boys are so ‘lost’ these days?

    See a connection? And it’s no wonder, when you consider the mentality of those on this board.

    This is not so much about her but her BEHAVIOR and especially the RESPONSES that I’m seeing.
    You ppl support this behavior. “Well at least she know her babydaddies is.”
    Do me a favor: PLEASE enroll in someone’s college.

    ….bunch of backwards, ghetto minded ‘sheeple’ with no self-worth who think it’s perfectly acceptable to be make children with different men.
    Ughhh.
    What is this ‘groupthink’?
    No wonder some segments of the black community are in the state they’re in.

    Yet to speak against this activity automatically makes you a ‘hater’. Jesus–I haven’t used that word since high-school…and it appears that some of you need to go back for remedial training.
    Highschool, community college…something…

  33. One more thing, to HE SAY SHE SAY….
    Did you say ‘we were robbed?..’

    …I bet you STILL blame ‘the system’ and the ‘white man’ huh? This is not to say racism does not exist. No, it does…but some black folks have got to stop looking over their shoulder for the phantom ‘overseer’ that isn’t there. People interjected the idea of ignorance and slave mentality and this is but a clear example of it.

    What’s wrong? How long are we to live by the measuring stick set so long ago by whites? How long can black folks walk around with these internalized attitudes of inferiority?
    That being said…
    It is true the black family unit was destroyed by centuries of slavery—EVERYONE knows that. Whatcha want a cookie? The difference is that every black person you meet isn’t willing to excuse bad behavior by making excuses for it.

    Excuses are not an option.
    These aren’t perfect conditions. We have a long way to go in this country but hell–the time for ‘Change’ is now. If not now, then when?
    Get it together and ‘Be the Change’ you are looking for….

  34. Tish, girl, thank you for your words!! I swear I was thinking I was in the twilight zone on this site…but comments like yours remind me I’m not alone.

  35. “Not Buying Blacks” and Tish are the same person.LOL!Wow, what a way to entertain yourself and fool the unsuspecting!:)

  36. Befuddled, why don’t you go suck one or get your sew in straight. You’re so ignorant that you can’t believe that there is actually more than one other person out there…who is black might I add… who does not share your ignorant and ghetto way of thinking. Why don’t you travel out of your five block radius and you won’t be so…befuddled.

  37. But, really is this anyone’s business? What business is it of yours who she spreads her legs for? She can afford mentally and financially to care for her children!

    Black people KILL me just because one Black person does something (JUST LIKE WHITE PEOPLE) Y’all lump everyone into the same box!

    Erykah can have 20 children that wouldn’t stop my world from spinning!

    Since when is giving birth ghetto or immoral? How many relationships work out? Is a woman supposed to chop up her uterus because she and her first child’s father didn’t work out?

    Supposed Erykah used birth control and it didn’t WORK,

    Should SHE HAD MURDERED HER CHILD/CHILDREN??

    CUT THE BULLSHYT!!

    I neither agree nor disagree with Badu’s choices because these are HER CHOICES!

    *Let me get ignorant*

    Badu is right about one thing though, Mother fvckers need to kick rocks!

    AND suck out her pvssy after she gives birth and resumes her menses!!

    Again cut the BULLSHYT!

    How does the number of men or children she has effect your life in anyway??

    Is she on WELFARE??

    And stop that Black community bullshyt!
    There are just as many single WHITE and HISPANIC mothers as there are BLACK!!!

    Stop watching and listening to the racist white media!

    THATS WHY MOST BLACKS ARE IN THE SITUATION THEY ARE IN NOW!
    THEY ARE STILL CARING ABOUT WHAT WHITES THINK ABOUT THEM!!

  38. Your ignorance is the reason why it doesn’t bother you. Out of wedlock children, and the problems they typically face effects not only the family to which those children belong, but also the community at large. Yes, Badu’s situation is unique in that she presumably has enough money to care for her children (although we really don’t know how much money she has ….and if she went broke tomorrow she wouldn’t be the first millionaire turned bankrupt), but no amount of money can heal the wounds that comes with not having the father in the home. Also, Sanchez please don’t act like this is just one black woman here….this is an epidemic that is running rampant in the black community. I know this issue is hurtful for a lot of us because we usually were born out of wedlock ourselves or have children out of wedlock (me, myself am a married woman w/ no children but was born out of wedlock). But just because something hurts or is too tough to face doesn’t mean we should ignore it or make it into a right.

  39. So how did being born out of wedlock effect your upbringing????

    What is wedlock but A PIECE OF PAPER!

    HOW MANY CHILDREN WHO WERE BORN TO PARENTS WITH THAT PIECE OF PAPER ARE IN JAIL , DRUGS ETC……

    Shut up! pretty please OR throw away your computer.

    Like I said or like IM going to say MARRIAGE ISN’T A GUARANTEE OF NOTHING!

    YOU CAN GET PREGNANT TODAY AND YOUR HUSBAND LEAVES YOUR @SS TEN MONTHS LATER FOR A YOUNGER VERSION.

    What will become of you and your offspring will you two crawl up in a hole and die??

    Will you not move on ???

    Being married or NOT being married is not what’s wrong with the Black and Latino community.

    Fathers playing an active role in their children lives is of course a big problem but who says that they have to be married to the child’s mother??

    Badu has repeatedly said that ALL of her children fatherS are in the picture and that right there is a POSITIVE!

  40. Sanchez you’re gonna be a single chick with baby daddies for the rest of your life…and probably proud of it too. I get that. But, some people want more for themselves and their families, i.e., a HAPPY marriage and children born therein. Since you’re so ghetto minded, and clearly proud of it, why don’t you change your screen name to GhettoSanchez? Or better yet, ProudBabyMama?

  41. For the rest of the sistahs who want and know better, a new standard should be set in our communities. No longer should we settle for baby daddies. After all, what guarantee do you have without the marriage license that he’ll be around? I’ll answer that for you: NONE. Statistically, the guy who marries is exponentially more likely to stick around for the kid later on in life than the fella who won’t commit. Point blank.

  42. Chick? no sweetheart I’m male. Try again.

    And when you do try again , how about answering my question.

    How did YOU turn out since you are a product of one of those ghetto ass women you speak of.

    You know the ones who get knocked up by the first man that winked their way.

    You are TIRED.

  43. O it’s all clear now. Your gay. Don’t you guys have sites of your own?

  44. Ms. Erykah Badu, I applaud you and your tenacity. What I have to shake my head at is the fact that you even felt compelled to write this, because there was a need. People need to mind their own business, period, point, blank. I wanted to let you know that this piece right here, that you have written, has really inspired me, and I’d like permission to reprint this as a bulletin posting if possible. Keep doing you, and EFFFFF the sinple minded people!

  45. One thing i feel that people are failing to realize – she has bever said the children’s fathers are not in their lives. Just because a mother and father are not “together” anymore, does not mean that a child is neglected by either party.

  46. Erykah B.,

    Yes, you are a very talented artist and I enjoy supporting your work/art/life.

    But you protest too much and it comes of really insecure. First of all, ALL women should have some sort of a Goddess Complex, but yours is not above any others. I see straight through your arrogance. the picture you describe of your life is one of perfection. People who do that have a lot to hide.

    You really should get thicker skin. Though I do agree somewhat with some of the things you said, overall no one has to like everything you do just because you think you’re brilliant. Not everyone has to like your music, art, and even the way you dress. Naysayers are not disrespecting you, by disagreeing with you.

    I’m your age. Do whatever you want, but just because you have money to support your life choices doesn’t mean those choices are perfect. Doesn’t mean you are the perfect mother, either.

    Check your ego. Your children will represent your life choices, especially as adults. Only time will tell if you did right by your kids. You can’t control those types of outcomes.

    Truly be confident. Keep doing you…..Without defending yourself so much.

  47. Nicely put Diviner!

  48. NOT BUYING IT…You seem very judgemental. You make a lot of assumptions about who people are and you put labels on anything you can. So far you’ve lost of these labels in senseless tirade “ignortant” “ghetto” “gay” “marriage” These are all labels that society uses to confine people.

    Who I feel sorry for is you, I think that as long as you live in the box that society has created for you, you will never get to experience the beauty that is life the way Erykah does. If you’ve ever seen her, even in concert, you can tell that she shines. Her souls smiles. She is fill with joy. Some other “labels,” if you want to call them that, that you should check into are one’s like “love” and “health” and “happiness”…holla.

  49. Girl, please (pun intended). You couldn’t pay me to be a babby momma. I wear my diamonds that my husband gave me on my wedding day and my married name proudly. Obviously you’ve never been in a happily married relationship… so I understand; you just don’t know any better.

    Badu is leading the women in the ghetto astray (apparently, including you), and have them looking up to her like she’s supreme and that she can do no wrong. I’m not the fool, her relentless (blind) followers are.

  50. aww that’s nice…and it doesnt matter who her kids’ dads are or if they are married or not..many people choose to get pregant by a friend and not be in relationships. I DONT BELIEVE IN MARRIAGE SO MOST LIKELY MY KIDS WILL BE OUT OF WEDLOCK. being married isnt about what the government says…a marriage license is only a piece of paper in my eyes and isnt a guarantee that u and ur spouse will be 2gether and raise ur kids in a 2 parent household…it all depends on what kind of person u have kids with..a real MAN or WOMAN will be there 4 their kids no matter what their status is with the other parent…

  51. In my experiences I’ve found that most of the responsible guys end up getting married. Personally, I don’t know of any divorced fathers who don’t keep in contact with their children; but, I don’t have enough hands to count the number of babby daddies I know of personally who don’t stay in contact. It’s just a fact…

  52. Not buying it…does obviously buy into a whole lot of crap (pun intended) 1st off you didn’t address anything that I said regarding labels and the problems with them, because you’re clearly blinded by them yourself.

    There is nothing OBVIOUS about my marital status. I made no reference to how I feel about a marraige and having children “out-wedlock” I support either route, if it leads to healthy happy children, and I do believe either route CAN lead to healthy happy children. What makes it hard is people like you who judege others for not having a big diamonds and a married name (as if a big rock and a last name make a damn difference to healthy marraige or raising healthy children). You need to grow up, not buying it, before all you have is a diamond ring and nothing to show for it like (your own peace of mind, independence, and identity aside from that just being a husband’s wife). Or have those diamonds blinded you already?

    And excuse the F out of me, but who in the HELL is talking about “women in the ghetto”?!?!?! This, for all intents and purposes, is a WOMEN’S issue. period. And at the very least, Erykah Badu, is the example for ALL women that you can raise healthy happy children without being attached at the hip, wallet, or purse strings, to a man.

    And if we wanna talk about things being OBVIOUS, its obvious that you have no concept of the phrase ghetto, and should therefore, refrain from using it. I find you highly, judgemental, materialistic, and blindly idealistic. Grow up…Holla.

  53. Baby momma…I mean Girl, please.

  54. Just because I mentioned my rock doesn’t make me materialistic. Just because I mentioned my married status, doesn’t make me dependent, nor does it make me lack an identity of my own. You’re arguments are so flawed and baseless…I won’t even go on. But, Girl, if you only knew… you’d wish you had my life. Ha!

  55. my father doesn’t keep in contact and my mom and him were married…of course i could call him but dont choose 2..he is immature and not my idea of a father..if people would teach their kids 2 use condoms and 2 be more responsible early on people wouldnt have 5 and kids and not take care of them. but there are a lot of guys i know that have kids and arent with their kids’ moms but still take care of their kids. i know a few guys who are with their kids’ mom. the kids are just as happy if not more 2 be able 2 spend time with their dad without mom being around.

  56. My point was not that there isn’t a babby daddy out there who takes care of his child. Nor was I asserting that all married men take care of theirs after they divorce the mother. It’s sad how some people can’t comprehend simple points. All I’m saying is: yes there are no guarantees with ANYTHING in life. BUT, chances are, a married man will take care of his kids and continue to be in the lives of his children after the divorce than the babby daddy will be. These are very simple points I’m making that are easily observable in this thing called life. Wake up women!

  57. u still arent seeing my point…a man being married does not higher the chances that he will be there for his kids. looks like u missed my simple point. u are trying 2 point out some things when u seem 2 miss more than any1 in these posta

  58. Wow, you really are a dumb jawn. I never said marriage increases the chances that a man will be there for his kids. My argument was correlation, not causal, based. Go back to school misz bri.

  59. Hey y’all “not buying it” may be right.

    Her mother was one of those single ghetto gutterbutt baby mommas that she speaks about repeatedly and

    JUST LOOK HOW SHE TURNED OUT!

    Ghetto-minded, Materialistic and Needy!

    @NOt

    Women who act like marriage is the be-all, end-all all of relationship life, usually don’t have a LIFE outside of their husband.

    Sweety when your “husband” leaves you, I hope you don’t crawl up in a ditch with a bottle of Boone’s Farm wine and die.

  60. […] THE FANS ARE […]

  61. Faggot I mean PrettySanchez… Go suck a d*#k ur just pissed bc gay marriage isn’t legal. LMAO

  62. Gurl you sho izzzzzzzzz GHETTO LOL

    You just proved my point.

  63. I’d rather be ghetto than a fag any day of the week!!!

  64. Some of you people have WAY too much time on your hands!!!

  65. Do what you do Erykah, it is your business if you chooses to have kids by a diffrent man i have 2 beatiful kids by 2 diffrent man and i am not with either of their fathers, but as you said they are loved by 2 parents and then some are these people grown or what. Is it because you are a celebrity is that why it is wrong because ppl do that everyday as long as you are holding it down as a good parent( that be it man or woman) whose to say how many you can have and who to have them by.Its just alot of stupidity in the world today and this is it. Although you are a celebrity I don’t understand why ppl care so much about how many kids you have and how many ppl you have them with, the way i see it is if the are fans they are gonna continue to be fans as long as you keep comin with the hot shit………… and thats what I am a fan so keep comin with it Erykah and as for the kids jus keep being a damn good mother…………

  66. u are acting like marriage=responsible dad=happy family and successful children when that isnt the case. u are mad cuz Sanchez was on that ass..its ok..at least a fag can get a decent job….

  67. misz bri, you’re so hilarious to me…what are you like 18? Anyways, I’ve had enough fun with you morons…keep your babby daddies…they’re great.

    Next…

  68. not buying it, can you even have kids? If you were so proud of yourself and your life you would not take the time to judge someone else. You say that you don’t want to entertain the other individuals, but you continue to come back. Is it because your home is not happy or is there another reason? You should look at the way you talk to people and how you say it. Be it that you are right or wrong it is not your place. You should look up the myth about Willie Lynch and look into it. The way you are coming off to me is a woman who claims she has everything but has nothing. You don’t know how she feels are what she has been through what went on. All you see is what the media shows and half of the time its just negative when it comes to the black community. You should know that…You seem like a very educated woman or one who puts on a front. I am not here to judge you and if it seems that I have let me apologize. Yet, it hurts my heart to know that we have gotten so far to have gotten nowhere. Do you actually believe people sit down and think of how their relationships will fail? Do you think that you should stay in a relationship and have kids with a man when you know he doesn’t love you, beats you or cheats.. because that is WHAT WE ARE TOLD it is supposed to be like. History itself is questionable, yet we believe it because that is what we were taught in our high priced schools. Yet, I would like to believe there are 3 sides to a story; the truth, his side and her side. I support her because she had choices (keep it or kill it) and I think that she made the best one. The bible says fill the world. Somethings that you say just make me question who you are as a person, where you are coming from and if you are even black. Tell me this if she was white would it be any different? You should really look into that all the white woman, biracial woman and other ethics in the media that has 3 and 4 baby daddies and what they say about them. You don’t know and if you do its down played….We are our own biggest critics…

  69. lmao u still cant say anything other than that? insults dont get anywhere anymore…if someone decides to have a baby out of wedlock that;s there choice. if the father was really responsible he would be there wedding vows or not. there is nothing wrong with raising a kid solo anyway.

  70. This is really amazing. Live and let live. I’m awed by the number of people who have gotten so involved in this. There are no guarantees in marriage, child rearing or life in general. Married doesn’t equal great children who contribute to society and single mom doesn’t mean there’s no father at all and the child ends up in jail. There are no rules written or unwritten. Black people have been having and raising children out of wedlock since the beginning of time…long before a ghetto even existed. This didn’t just come along with the term “baby daddy”. There has been a lot of ignorance expressed here from both sides.
    It is up to us to define our lives. It’s up to us to decide if marriage is for us, whether we want children or not. I want the best, most loving person to raise a child. I don’t care who they are, what they look like or who they’ve chosen to lay with. You can’t say what’s moral or immoral for another person. How do you know if they have the same beliefs, religion, or moral/ethical gauge as you. If we were all judged by any one aspect of our lives it would be incomplete and incorrect. Only the Creator can place a child in a womb. There are no mistakes when it comes to that. Ya’ll are in glass houses throwing all kinds of stones.

  71. By the way…are you guys saying that having the babies is immoral or having sex? Is the baby the sin? LOL! A whole lot of y’all are screwing enough to have a football team…you’re just taking or doing something to prevent pregnancy. She’s natural and allowing the natural occurrence of producing a child. Where do you judgmental people fit into this?

  72. Ms. Badu,
    Your Bagage OFFENDS Me! You are no roll model for young girls. How dare you perpetrate. How dare you bare shame on your children. It’s hard enough being Black and a woman without women like you bringing us down. God, you make me sick.

    Granted, we are all flawed, but you are triffling with the capitol “T”. Nevertherless, I am still a fan of your talent will continue to buy every CD you drop and buy concert tickets. I’ll continue to support your triffling *ss because you are truly talented, and you have a family to support. You triffling Baby Mama! But Love you girl!

    Oh the contridictions of life. We are simply human.

    Best Regards,
    A firner Baduist, but a lifelong Badu fan

  73. Sadio, you are right to a certain extent just like me and yes some of that was just personal. (it did get under my skin)… Jennifer, wow is all I can say about your statement. Role models start at home. Her talent is what she is sharing with the world, not her personal life.

  74. IT IS WHAT IT IS , BUT WE ALL CAN DO THINGS DIFFERENT AND BETTER …GSU ALUMNI

  75. people talk about celebrities that dont get married before kids. and i really dont think its bad at all, if its a loving stable enviroment but this chick seems a little unstable. the three baby daddies isnt the issue but i saw her on 106 and park and she looked like she was scaring rocsi. lol

  76. I have lost some major respect for this queen-not because she has three kids with three different dudes-but because she felt the need to come at us with that whack (and extremely defensive) response. She obviously harbors some shame about her choices, otherwise why would she go out of her way to “explain” the details of her personal life with people she doesn’t owe an explanation to? Her choices are between her and her God.

  77. WE ALWAYS AIM TO JUSTIFY OUR OWN SHORTCOMINGS…COOL, BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY WE DON’T EVEN JUDGE OURSELVES. THE FAMILY WAS A PLAN MODELED BY THE CREATOR. BECAUSE WE AINT IN BIBLE DAYS (OR HAVE MONEY AND FAME) DOES NOT MEAN WE’RE EXEMPT!

  78. Hello Erykah,
    I feel you and respect you as an entertainer and a woman. May God continue to bless you and your family. God knows our heart, peace and blessings my sister. I live in Fort Lauderdale, FL and would love too see a live performance by you. When will you be here?

  79. Thank you Mrs. Shamar for your comments. How did you know I was going to be on here reading this site? !?! Anyway, let me know when you’re available and I’ll see if my manager can coordinate a show in your area.

  80. This is ridiculous. This woman has the money, time, and energy to do what she wants. People care too much about other people’s busy. Get over it, her, and yourselves. I love Erykah for her beauty, confidence, and consciousness. She has the coldest CD out and I appreciate her for her. God bless you, girl, and keep it up…conscious black america needs you.

  81. Erykah, I am a fan from the very first song I listened to back in 1997… When you first got pregnant, I can honestly say, I could have cared less who sired your child. I was so engulfed in your music that I knew that child was gonna be alright; and when you got pregnant again, I thought “go head” do yo thang and again, the father was not the issue. I think Seven was four before I found out who his father was and someone had to tell me who Puma’s father was not too long after it became public. I still do not know him even as an artist(lol) and definitely, no disrespect. I have watched my friends and most of the world get married and live miserably. I have a mother and a stepfather who both raised me with the best they had to offer. I love them dearly. They taught me independence which gave me so much and especially an ear for good music such as yours. Though I do not know you personally, your music has kept me focused in my own right to be a strong black man. And you know, if I had been a female, I would have at least five kids by five different men and they would never know their fathers if I could help it and afford it. These man made laws, morals and standards are so ridiculous and I can’t believe that a fan base would launch an attack on your character or your personal decision to use your womb as you please. Having a child is a blessing. I challenge anyone, with the laws of nature, who says that you have to bow down to rules set forth to a standard of misguidance by those who believe most of what they hear/are taught/continue to perpetuate based on “the sake of” and “the peace of” and not “The TRUTH Of.” I can only imagine what life is like for your children and the love that they get from you, Kolleen, Ganny Viola, Little Badu, they daddies, they other daddies and mamas and the list goes on I am sure… Hats off to you and if you have 12 mo babies, I know it will never change the person you are and that is a Gifted and Talented Artist who breaks it down every time….Crystallize It!

  82. I hear ya Erykah put them chumps in their place. I myself have more than one baby daddy but like you said my kids have 2 parents that love them. I am and will always be a great mother to them. I respect your mind and music. It truly speaks to me and helped me get through some of the toughest times. They are just haters let them hate. That will keep you pushing for bigger and better. Keep doing your thang and do you my sista! By the way I love the new album it is so fierce! I bump it every chance I get that and all your other albums. I am a fan since 1997! You go girl!

  83. Baby mammas unite! Say no to husbands and yes to chasing no good niggas for child support and visitation. Makes perfect sense, I don’t know what those “haters” are thinking!!!

    On a more serious note, black women’s naivete is precisely why they find themselves the most infected group with HIV/AIDS. Since when is it wrong to have husbands and right to have baby daddies, as some of you suggest? Just stupid. But, this reminds me of a theory I learned in high school biology, it’s called the survival of the fittest. Marinate on it.

  84. Show your right, Ms. E! Whether we AGREE, DISAGREE, or REMAIN INDIFFERENT to you and your life’s decisions…it ain’t nobody’s business but yours, darlin’. IMAGINE THAT???

  85. WHO ARE WE TO JUDGE, AS IF OUR LIVES ARE ANY BETTER. WE CAME INTO THIS WORLD TO MAKE MISTAKES BECAUSE NONE OF US ARE PERFECT BUT WE MAKE THEM SO WE CAN LEARN BY THEM, NOT MAKE THE SAME MISTAKES AGAIN AND AGAIN. WE, WOMEN NEED TO LEARN THAT IF A MAN COMES INTO OUR LIVES, AND THE LOVE FOR THAT MAN IS STRONG, IT DOESN’T MEAN WE HAVE TO GET PREGNANT TO PROVE OUR LOVE FOR THEM OR USE IT AS AN EXCUSE TO CONTINUAL HAVE THE MAN IN OUR LIVES. HAVE A CHILD BECAUSE YOU, THE WOMAN WANTS IT,IF AFTER HAVING THE CHILD YOU’RE STILL TOGETHER, THAT’S WONDERFUL, BUT IF IT DOESN’T WORK OUT, NO BIG DEAL BECAUSE YOU KNOW WITHIN YOURSELF YOU WANTED THAT CHILD MORE THAN HOW YOU WANTED THE MAN. BLESSINGS

  86. Ha! This is EBI! She surely won´t need no “oh, it´s okay´s” She KNOWS that she´s right and her kids are ADORABLE! And the third will be the same! Reading her statement lead me to tears cuz it again shows me that I feel her from my head to my toes. I´m about to break up with my relationship and we have a son that counts 5 wonderful years. It´s a struggle, because you can´t stop those hurt feelings when you break up. But WHO says life´s easy?! You learn and step forward and believe in the good! FULL-STOP

  87. I am moved to tears by who you are. Much love and respect to you as a human, woman, mama!!!!!! Inspiration…

  88. Erykah I had 3 babies by 3 different fathers. I am married and miserable with the 3rd. Only one person can judge you and all you haters keep your mouth shut. It’s just like a person to bitter to try to bring another person down. Don’t dare talk about or judge a person about their decisions, for you do not know that person circumstances to be talking. If you don’t want to be positive then keep the negativity to yourself. Erykah I wish you the best of luck with your new miracle.

  89. Latonia: You’re the only one who sounds miserable. You even admitted it yourself. Planning to raise children in anything other than a LOVING TWO parent home is nothing short of shelfish, immature and careless. Period.

  90. Erykah Badu,

    I was perusing the net today and came across the message you sent in reply to the rude person who brought into question the power brought forth through your womb. I applaud you as a strong woman to bring forth life in greatness, strength, sobriety, Ma’at. It is not a requirement to satisfy others (human) in order to live our own lives in truth. A learned person would know that civilization began following the matriarchal lineage. A learned person would know that, but it’s too deep for a dummy. (Read John G. Jackson, African Civilization)

    Anyway, I chose to marry the man that I love… my best friend, father to my three children… estranged. Things happen. Why? To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. Perhaps the purpose of our union was to bring forth these three lives. We could’ve accomplished that without the government’s involvement. The threat of hell or damnation did not stop the separation. Why? Which ever way it happens is the way it’s meant to be.

    Sista, we all have our own paths to travel through every season. YOU DO YOU to the best of your ability and stay true to Truth. Raise your children to know love, share love, live love, breathe love, be love. I will continue to support you as one of your greatest fans. The music you share is like a breath of fresh air in the midst of a sea a $#it (radio) they call art. Your family…is your business. My situation does not impede my ability to teach (my profession), nor does it impede you from being the rawest artist on the scene speaking truth through knowledge and wisdom.

    B.T.W. Thanks to Mrs. Shamar for asking Ms. Badu to Ft. Lauderdale. I am a transplant from Atlanta, living in Ft. Lauderdale and wishing for Badu to come here too.

    Kim Sanon
    Aspiring Master Teacher

  91. I speak PEACE 2 U BADU!!!!!!!! If never b4 I know U made your point and it should be well received! You’re an orange moon and you cannot expect the closed minded, brain washed creatures of this site or world to understand you, your children or those you ALLOW in your cipher. BADU FAN 4 LIFE…so ummmm, what up w/ the next album? Peace, Love & Understanding

  92. i want to reply to not buying it , i am not buying some of your ignorant and racsist comments. i really feel sorry for you because you are not happy as you would like for others to think. You pass all of these stupid and ignorant comments that have no substance at all . i think that you are unhappy,unfullfilled and you hide behind your marriage and your material things . where is your compassion ?What makes you the authority on what is ghetto ,what is right? where did you go to school. It is obvious that you try to hide the hurt from your childhood and or past. You lash out and you come across as very angry . Why? Why do you not have children since you are the authority on what it takes to raise a happy and healthy child. You are married and from all of your comments you have made you have a wonderful husband and a great marriage, is it that your husband does not want them ,or is it that he does not want them with you? does he already have children (i know you would not have married him if he has kids outside of wedlock) or is it that you are to afraid that you would be a failure since you pass so much judgment on others. You are miserable and i hope that you can find peace andsomething other to do with your time than to sit on a blog and rant and raveand pass judgement on others when it is obvious you have your own issues to deal with. If you feel so adamant about what ms Badu is doing or any other person who decides to have chilren then why don’t you do something about it just try not to put others down when you do . you never know you could be put in a similar situation and i don’t think you would like to be judged or put down in any form or fashion.

  93. Tell them like it is Erykah Badu, Because who is anyone to judge anyone. The most important part is that your children are loved and happy with a good up brining. Do you! I agree to the fulliest.
    Peace my Sister

  94. ms_ shamita1 and PSYCHOSIMIND PROTUS FUNKNYSUS,
    As a longtime TRUE fan of E, thanks so much for eloquently stating the facts.Thanks also for defending our sister. But please be warned about NotBuyingIt… Don’t waste your time trying to enlighten that thing. It is the most judgemental, mean-spirited and monstrous blogger on this site(refer to any older posts to see what I mean). Anyways, much love and respect to Erykah and (all of)her beautiful babies!

  95. She’s a very great, talented artist. I know her music but I don’t know her life. Pregnancy is such a emotional, spiritual (of course), physical journey. I can remember being very sensitive about most things. Erykah sounds a little defensive but emotions tend to run high when you’re pregnant, especially when you have people that don’t really know you weighing in on your life choices. But that’s the price of fame, notariety, etc. Honestly, I really don’t want to know about her children or their fathers. I don’t want her to be a role model either. As extraordinary as we are, I happen to think it’s not such a good idea for the everyday black woman to have several babies daddies. But agree or not Erykah gets to be the exception. And no matter how much you identify with her music she’s definitely NOT everyday! She is not going to have the same issues. So common sense has to prevail. If you can’t replicate her lifestyle then don’t repeat her actions. Obviously, she can handle it. But really can you? And even if you can (on some level), should you?

  96. I expect Erykah to be on the defense. That is what people do when they don’t want to look at the reality. Where are your morals and values? The fact of the matter is just because you can “afford” to financially take care of those kids doesn’t make having babies out of wedlock with all these different “rappers” acceptable. Wow, what a model you are. The one thing that can’t be bought is self worth.
    Also, I like the part in your comment “question” of marriage sanctity. Exactly what I expect since none of those men thought enough of you to make you a wife.
    Lastly, one of the major issues that plague our black community. Responsibility, Accountability and Respect.

  97. Hello Beautiful Lady, PEACE BE UNTO YOU!!!

    I have NEVER responded to a blogg in my life. I heard about this on our local radio station in Atlanta GA. I hope you read this.

    I was shocked about your response to Bill Cosby’s statement about un-wed mothers. He was not speaking to you personally, he was specking about the state of the African American family in general. He was speaking about how we, as adults make decisions that effect the children and the spiritual fiber that eventually effects and shapes our society as a whole. FEELING JUDGED, I KNOW YOU WERE SPEAKING OUT OF HURT. As a mother, I know you want to do what is best for your children. Speaking from the children’s point of view, as a mother, you would want your children to have a family with the same LOVING, PROVIDING and PROTECTIVE FATHER, that loves, honor, respects, and cherishes their mother in the same household, teaching them to love honor and respect themselves and others.

    YOU CAN NOT TELL ME , YOU DO NOT WISH THAT FOR YOUR CHILDREN YOU CHOOSE TO BRING INTO THIS HARSH AND UNFORGIVING WORD!!!!!!

    Honey, I do fell your pain. We all make chooses we may not be proud of, but we grow and learn and try to do better at making right choices for our children.

    I to, am a un-wed mother of 4 beautiful children, they all have the same father that I was married to for 15yrs before he left us.

    The damage to our children because of his choices will forever leave a scare. It is up to me as their mother to do my best when allowing any man to have the GREATEST PLEASURE of becoming part of my children’s life. My children are a gift to this world, and I will not share them with just anybody. He will have to be a very SPECIAL MAN, and he is, I THANK GOD EVERYDAY, that, that men found me. It was a year in a half before he even meet my children. He is a man that respects me and my children and understands his role and influence in their life. My children are blessed to have 2 loving men in their life, one of which is their biological father, the other is the man that loves, honors, respects, and cherishes, me, their mother. And NO!! ARE NOT MARRIED BY LAW, NOR WILL WE. WE ARE BOUND BY OUR SPIRIT.

    I pray for you and your children much happiness and peace.

    You are a WONDERFUL women with a GREAT TALENT.

    Peace my Sister!

  98. People kill me acting as if celebrities and stars are supposed to set examples for the rest of us. They are human beings, too, with their own faults and failures just like the rest of us. I know people who grew up in two-parent homes that are strung out on crack, lost and hopeless who have contributed anything to either society or themselves. I also know of people who were raised by a single parent who went on to be President of the United States! Our problem in the black community isn’t the illegitimacy rate — that’s only a symptom of the problem. The problem is we have men and women who do not provide STABILITY in their childrens’ lives, therefore, they grow up to be unstable. Yes, idealy, that comes from a two-parent family, but it can also come from extended family like aunts, uncles, grandparents, etc,. As Erykah said herself, is it better to be jumping in and out of marriages and having affairs in marriages like celebrities so often do? Would people like Not Buying It be less offended if Erykah had all three kids by a man who beat the hell out of her, squandered her money and neglected the kids? Erykah is not some chick living in the projects somewhere who runs to the Food Stamp Office everytime she gets pregnant just to see if she can get more on her EBT card and maybe score some WIC! If Eyrkah has the ability to provide a STABLE atmosphere for her kids and the fathers are actively involved, both the kids and Erykah will be just fine…Just one word to Erykah, though: YOU ARE COMPLETENESS THEREFORE YOU SHOULDN’T FEEL THE NEED TO EXPLAIN YOURSELF TO ANYONE. THE CREATOR KNOWS YOUR MOTIVES AND HE’S THE ONLY ONE IN THE UNIVERSE WITH A HEAVEN TO BLESS YOU WITH OR A HELL TO DAMN YOU TO! People talked about Jesus, scandalized Mohammed and made fun of Confucius. Such is the price of greatness. Continue walking towards the daylight, Sister Erykah, and may the warmth of the sun keep you beautifully brown. I was born in the air with six dollars and seven dimes so I feel your pain…

  99. People kill me acting as if celebrities and stars are supposed to set examples for the rest of us. They are human beings, too, with their own faults and failures just like the rest of us. I know people who grew up in two-parent homes that are strung out on crack, lost and hopeless who have contributed anything to either society or themselves. I also know of people who were raised by a single parent who went on to be President of the United States! Our problem in the black community isn’t the illegitimacy rate — that’s only a symptom of the problem. The problem is we have men and women who do not provide STABILITY in their childrens’ lives, therefore, they grow up to be unstable. Yes, idealy, that comes from a two-parent family, but it can also come from extended family like aunts, uncles, grandparents, etc,. As Erykah said herself, is it better to be jumping in and out of marriages and having affairs in marriages like celebrities so often do? Would people like Not Buying It be less offended if Erykah had all three kids by a man who beat the hell out of her, squandered her money and neglected the kids? Erykah is not some chick living in the projects somewhere who runs to the Food Stamp Office everytime she gets pregnant just to see if she can get more on her EBT card and maybe score some WIC! If Eyrkah has the ability to provide a STABLE atmosphere for her kids and the fathers are actively involved, both the kids and Erykah will be just fine…Just one word to Erykah, though: YOU ARE COMPLETENESS THEREFORE YOU SHOULDN’T FEEL THE NEED TO EXPLAIN YOURSELF TO ANYONE. THE CREATOR KNOWS YOUR MOTIVES AND HE’S THE ONLY ONE IN THE UNIVERSE WITH A HEAVEN TO BLESS YOU WITH OR A HELL TO DAMN YOU TO! People talked about Jesus, scandalized Mohammed and made fun of Confucius. Such is the price of greatness. Continue walking towards the daylight, Sister Erykah, and may the warmth of the sun keep you beautifully brown. I was born in the air with six dollars and seven dimes so I feel your pain…

  100. DontWhoreForDior (love the name btw), I doubt that you can call her home stable when there are multiple men walking in and out of her childrens life every couple of years.

    Also, it’s funny when people now bring up the fact that a man who was raised by a single parent will become our next president. That for one isn’t exactly an accurate characterization of his childhood. He was actually raised, for the bulk of his childhood, by his maternal grandparents. Furthermore, I don’t think anyone would characterize his life as the norm. Obama is an exceptional man. He proves that anything is POSSIBLE. What is likely is a completely different story. The liklihood of a person who was raised in a stable two parent household growing up and smoking crack, as you put it, is very slim. On the other hand, a person who was raised in a single parent home growing up and becoming a welfare recipient, out of wedlock parent, and/or incarcerated is likely. Please lets not get confused by Obama’s accomplishments. HE BEAT THE ODDS. Let’s not stack the odds against our children before they’re born.

  101. I just want to say, as a child of ‘wedlock” my parents lived together for 20+ years, and though they were not married, and I have my mother’s last name, I still had the love and insight of both of my parents until I was eight years old. At which point, I was glad to have my father out of my life, because although I love him, he caused my whole family a lot of pain. I have a half sister, that I love no less than my full blooded sis, or anyone else in my family for that matter. Wed-lock has NOTHING to do with how a child is raised. I am happy for Erykah, and all the good she brings to this world. I bet her children will grow to be outstanding human beings who know how to love, and respect life. They are fortunate to have such an amazing woman as their mother. To be able to travel the world, learning what is really important in this life is a gift that few receive.
    As for her being ‘defensive’,I think I would be pretty pist off too if people were running their mouths about my life and my choices, my intelligence and my FAMILY! I don’t think there is anything wrong with expressing what’s on your mind, and when people insult someone, what should they expect? Erykah Badu is an amazing, uplifting, inspirational, and beautiful person, but shit, no one is Jesus!
    I wish her the best, and hope that this only provokes more creative expression from her. Her children have more than most people in this world, regardless of paternal influence. They have the wisdom, intelligence, creativity, insight, and most importantly, the LOVE of the beautiful Miss Erykah Badu. I would gladly kiss her placenta! Maybe some of you out there ‘ought to try it!
    Peace and love, especially to the haters…you need it most.

  102. ~also~ to Zee:
    Thanks for the warning! You can add “Mrs.” to the list!
    I think Ms. Badu is a fine role model, with plenty of self worth, and (calm yourself for a novel idea) maybe she doesn’t want to be a wife!!!
    Morals and values should co-exist with intelligence. Think about the big picture, and what really brings people happiness. I know a piece of paper from the govt. won’t make me as happy as the blessing of my own womb. Who is anyone to judge what is “acceptable”? ~I think I’d rather leave that up to my cat than any one person.

  103. Wow – ignorance on both sides of this argument is rampant. Name-calling is childish and not condusive to making a point. Erykah is an adult and can live her life as she sees fit. It is her choice, but I also don’t think she should be applauded either. If she were the average Shanique, people wouldn’t think 3 children by 3 different fathers was commendable. We do have a problem in the black community at large. Why do you think the fastest growing/HIGHEST rate of HIV/AIDS cases is occurring amongst young black women? Because we refuse to protect ourselves. We have to start placing value on the right things. I am not making a case for marriage or condemning children born out of wedlock. We have to be smart and focus on making life-saving choices. We need to value education so that whatever the circumstances surrounding a child’s birth, he/she will have the tools to be successful. Celebrities are people – human. We can’t look to them to be moral compasses. If they are doing the wrong things, they’re wrong – regardless of their socio-economic status. I think what is so surprising to must of Badu’s fans is that her persona of a strong, Black, progessive woman in her music seems to be at odds with her real life choices…but I digress…sigh. We are all entitled to our opinions and do we really think what we’re saying on here is going to factor into Erykah Badu’s decision making process? I hope not because then we all need to get lives. I am officially stepping down from my soapbox…

    Love and Light

  104. There are man out there with 5 or more baby mamas and they don’t get no shit for it..I hate this world and its double standards it’s bullshit

  105. Well, well, she sure told the world! LoL. Of course it is Ms. Badu’s choice to live her life the way she chooses to do so. It is hard when you are a celebrity and you choose to live your life in your own way because everyone is watching and when people look up to celebrities sometimes they feel as though the celebrity is their leader and guide. I know that Ms. Badu understands her choices in life however the young Black women looking up to her may not understand. I truly feel as though some women will think that it is ok to have 3 Baby Daddy’s because Ms. Badu does however, everyone’s circumstances are different. I think Ms. Badu being pregnant is a beautiful thing. The unfortunate thing about the whole situation is that other women and girls are going to think that it is ok and be like, “well Erykah did it” and with the rise and spread of HIV, this is not a good thing.

  106. After reading through the blog and the comments laid there after, I find myself wondering why some people are so angry. No one person makes the same choice as the next person. We are in a society today where a person trying to save his/her family goes to jail while the real criminals sit in high rise jobs. I am answering in response to some of the negative comments i have seen. Growing up on the streets and having to find ways to pay for my food cause my parents were married to other people who helped them make their drinking smoking lifestyle possible showed me that marriage isn’t always best. At least Erykah’s children will be taken care of. They will never need to worry how to pay for their food or their clothing. They will never wonder if their mother loves them. They will never have to dream of getting out of hell. Not Buying it, let me explain something to you… I am the product of a marriage, so are my nine sisters by different fathers or mothers. Marriage doesn’t make life better. Although I am getting married and yes had a son out of wedlock, and can not admit I am the perfect person, my child will not worry about mummy or daddy spending all their money on drugs and booze. People make their own choices, and in this society the only thing sacred anymore except what you have deemed sacred. If you have a problem with the woman look at your own self, you must have done something wrong or had something wrong done to you for there to be so much hate. My grandfather (god bless his ever lasting soul) use to say if you want to criticize some one, look in a mirror and when you can say you are perfect then you may cast your stone.
    God Bless
    Inanna

  107. Yeah Erykah! Had two babies differnet dudes, myself. I get the looks and comments too, but the same people that choose to judge me are the same people that are having 4 and 5 obortions. Life doesnt always work out the way you planned. Sh*t happens. If your brave enough to step up and be that mother or father and not take the seemingly easy way out, I commend you! Once God has placed a child in your womb, its no longer about you. Much respect and love!
    I’m out!

  108. I wish you beautiful and healthy baby.

  109. For what Its worth my son goes to the same school with Erykah’s son Seven and my sister is his teacher.I don’t know Erykah personally but I tell you she is doin a wonderful job raising him.He is very polite, humble, and bright. I don’t care if she is a single parent and she has ten babydaddy’s I wish half of the kids in any neighborhood with married parents or single parents had kids that were as smart and wonderful as hers.She spends as much time as she can up at the school participating and so do thier dads.So say what you want.Good job Erykah .

  110. and if this post is not clear
    kiss my placenta.
    Hahahaahaha that is right girl for sure!!! But damn some people are making so much drama from other people lives…long live erykah badu, i am sure you are more than a mother to all of your kids.

  111. All I can say to all of that is she really let them have it. Celebs are people too. People tend to forget that. What they do is their business. So what who she has kids by. So what who she decides to date this week or next year. She is grown and she is going to do what she wants to do. No one is talking bout those hood girls out there or those chicks in the burbs who date a diff guy every day of the week. Like they say “game recognizes game”. Don’t hate on someone else if your closet has mad skeletons in it!!!
    She is a good artist and does her thing. She aint doing nothing wrong with living her life to the fullest! If she wanna do her thing then she will. Just mind your own business and you will be alright!

  112. Badu is no different from the rest of us jilted, child-support receiving “baby mamas” who had high hopes for the relationships we entered. Or maybe her goal was simply to have children without regard to the development of a full family unit, or without any expectation of commitment from all of those men she “dated”. Badu should focus on building her own integrity and dignity, and stop thinking about becoming the next celebrity’s “baby mama”. We as black women need to start having better expectations from ourselves.

  113. NOT BUYIN IT – First I have 3 children all by the same man but 2 was out of wedlock. Do I uphold this act? No, but I can say that I am a great SINGLE mother. I married this man, I held down the career and supported m children, serving our country. I go overseas and come back to NOTHING! (shit happens) I say this because you never know what a person’s personal life is like. Did she want to marry Andre? Possibility but question is did he want to marry her? It should bother us that so many woman in general not just black woman are having children out of wedlock, but how can we change that. We should be happy that they are strong enough to care for their mistakes and not linger towards an abortion. My children are all straight “A” students. My oldest 2 have colleges contacting them. They volunteer their time with younger children, helping them to read. We can not say wedlock children have a bad affect of the community. We can not take past society’s mistake and accuse everyone of that same doing. That is ignorance! I understand you totally and commend you knowing that there is a problem. But the problem is not everyone’s problem, it that individual’s problem. If we were taking care of their mistakes then it becomes our problems. EVERYONE have skeletons, some are just good at finding them then others. You are right when you said no amount of money can heal the wounds that comes with not having the father in the home. But you can make due. My kids father don’t do a thing for them but they don’t want for nothing. I am not rich, I am not on welfare and I don’t ask him for a damn thing. I work and I work hard. I show them how to earn their money and the value of a dollar (savings). No it’s never right to have a child suffer. Both parents should be in the household but like I said before shit happens. I was with my kids father for over 10 years and it hurts (still) that we are not together. I won’t go back but my head is held high and I am a STRONG BLACK WOMAN, with a good education. Just want to say it is ignorant to say just because woman have children out of wedlock that it put weight on the community. I am a prime example that it does not. I keep my children out of the system. If you raise the right then they should continue to travel in the right direction. A woman can not make a man stand by her.

  114. Erykah Badu..you fuckin’ rule. You are such an inspiration as a woman.

  115. erykah…you are a true woman and inspirational, your children are lucky to have you a real role model for all womankind xx

  116. WOW. HMMMMM. Everdody has an arqument, but whose business is it? I like Ms. Badu and her personal life is her life. Only God can judge. We are in no way, shape, or form to judge this lady. “He that is without SIN cast the first stone” We all are guilty of something. She had babies by different men, SO WHAT! Many have. Just because she is famous we want to dig into her personal life? Put her under a scope and lash out at her about her buisness. AMAZING! She, to me is a powerful songtress who has an amazing ability to use her talent and send out messages of power. Does that count for anything? Why are people even concerned? No one pays her mortgage, take care of her kids, or any of that. I can respect what everyone is saying, as everyone is entiled to his/her opinion. What I cant respect is that people are sooooo quick to sweep around others door and not there own.

  117. I got about half way down the blogs, WHICH I DON’T USUALLY READ, but since I had a day off, and Ms. Badu’s “Window Seat” and subsequent interview w/CNN brought so much joy to my heart, I said, why not!

    Ms. Badu, “Window Seat” is the best video I’ve ever seen.

    As a black woman, I understand the meaning and significance of defying America’s toxic standard of beauty and reality as you do. Girl, that was brave, and you’re looking good, everything doesn’t have to be perfection for it to be perfection, if you know what I mean.

    And those few children who caught a glimpse of something different, not hurtful, just different, chile, they’ll be fine, it’ll do them good, somewhere in their psyches, to see a black woman walk nude, to feel something other than the dulling energy of the usual fine, thank you, and how do you do. Please, you know what time it is! It’s all good in the neighborhood!

    Ms. Badu, as for these people who have vexed your spirit so, ALWAYS REMEMBER, even if you do make music for yourself, your loved ones, the universe, for us, NO ONE, NO ONE, NO ONE, HAS A RIGHT TO KNOW 1 SINGLE SOLITARY THING ABOUT YOU IF YOU DON’T WANT US TO.

    THIS IS SO SICK THAT THE PUBLIC, NOT FRIENDS OR FAMILY, BUT, THE PUBLIC, WHO KNOWS YOUR MUSIC BUT DOESN’T KNOW YOU, IS EVEN COMMENTING ABOUT YOUR PRIVATE, YOUR PRIVATE, YOUR PRIVATE LIFE!

    PEOPLE PLEASE STOP BLOGGING, TEXTING, AND TWITTERING NEGATIVE FEEDBACK. DO YOU SEE THAT PEOPLE ARE BECOMING 1 W/TECHNOLOGY INSTEAD OF 1 W/EACH OTHER? TURNING INTO HUMAN ROBOTS ALL UP IN THE KOOL-AID, WHATEVER HAPPENED TO MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS? WHATEVER HAPPENED TO IT’S A “FREE COUNTRY”? THIS IS SOME SERIOUSLY SICK SH#@. READ MY MUTHA FU#@IN LIPS, BUYING SOMEONE’S RECORDS, RELATING TO SOMEONE’S MUSIC, VIBING W/SOMEONE’S MUSIC IS JUST THAT!

    BEING AT THE CONCERT, WANTING TO KNOW HER SIGN, HOW SHE CAME UP W/THAT SONG, THAT’S THE TYPE OF STUFF THE PUBLIC MAY GET THE HONOR OF KNOWING, SINCE THE CONSUMER HELPS TO PUT FOOD ON THE ARTISTS’ TABLE.

    BUT, WANTING TO BE ALL UP IN THE BUSINESS, YOU DON’T OWN HER SOUL! YOU DON’T HAVE A MUTHA FU@#IN RIGHT TO EVEN HAVE THE AUDACITY TO SPECULATE ABOUT HER PATH, HER CHILDREN’S PATHS. IF SHE WANTED TO SUCK THE CUM OFF OF HER 3 BABY DADDY’S DICKS AND THEN KISS HER CHILDREN ALL IN THE SAME BREATH, THAT’S HER BUSINESS. AND YOU THINK THAT’S VULGAR! NO, IT’S VULGAR TO HURT PEOPLE W/YOUR NEGATIVE COMMENTS ABOUT BUSINESS THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO W/YOU. GET A LIFE, FOR REAL! UNDERSTAND THAT YOU, WHO PUTS YOUR NOSE WAY UP IN HER ASS HUNGERING FOR FULFILLMENT BECAUSE OF YOUR UNSATISFIED SOUL IS THE PERVERSE ONE, THE IMMORAL ONE. SHE WAS PROBABLY TRYING, IN A NICE, RESPECTABLE, QUEEN-TYPE OF WAY TO CHECK YOUR MUTHA FU@#IN ASSES AND SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT FOR THE TRUTH’S SAKE. BUT I DON’T KNOW YOU, YOU DON’T BUY MY SONGS, I DON’T GIVE A DAMN ABOUT CHECKING YOU WHEN YOU ALLOW THE DEVIL TO USE YOU TO MAKE OTHER PEOPLE UNCOMFORTABLE. STOP COMMENTING ABOUT CELEBRITIES BECAUSE YOU’RE LONELY AND UNFULFILLED. YOU DON’T KNOW HER, I DON’T KNOW HER, SHE HAS HER OWN FRIENDS AND PEOPLE WHO LOVE HER UNCONDITIONALLY, IT’S AN HONOR TO GET THE MUSIC, NOT A RIGHT. SHE DOESN’T HAVE TO ANSWER TO YOU.

    I’M DEFENDING HER AND I’M DEFENDING THE GEEK, THE NERD, THE FAT GIRL, DARK SKINNED PEOPLE, STEP OFF! IT MAKES YOU LOOK BAD WHEN YOU PUT DOWN PEOPLE WHO DO THINGS DIFFERENT THAN THE NORM. I’M TIRED OF PEOPLE LIKE YOU, EVEN THOUGH I OVERSTAND HOW LOST YOU ARE, BUT, I’M TIRED OF PEOPLE BEING SO WEAK, YES I AM, I’M TIRED OF PEOPLE SPENDING HOURS ON END INVESTIGATING PEOPLE WHO THEY FEEL ARE SOMEBODY WORTH SOMETHING. UNDERSTAND, THAT WHEN YOU MAKE CELEBRITIES BUSINESS YOUR BUSINESS AS PART OF YOUR LIFESTYLE THIS COMES FROM YOUR LACK OF THINGS TO DO, YOUR LACK OF SELF-WORTH.

    DO YOU UNDERSTAND THAT YOU MADE ANOTHER HUMAN BEING FEEL BAD BECAUSE SHE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO LOVE 3X’S. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE LEAVE THESE PEOPLE ALONE! GET A LIFE! WHO MADE UP THE NAME CELEBRITY ANYWAYS! THESE PEOPLE GET FUNKY BREATH, DISCHARGE IN THEIR PANTIES, AND GET REJECTED JUST LIKE ALL OF US DO AT SOME POINT OR ANOTHER, MUCH WORSE, IN PUBLIC. ISN’T IT HARD ENOUGH TO HAVE EVERYBODY STARING AT YOU.

    IT’S NOT EASY FOR ERYKAH BADU TO BE ERYKAH BADU. DO YOU KNOW THE BLOOD, SWEAT, AND TEARS, SHE HAD TO PUT OUT TO STAND UP FOR HERSELF IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY? SHE HAS TO PUT ON THE FULL ARMOR OF THE ALMIGHTY GOD TO DEAL W/THE IGNORANT BECAUSE SHE DOESN’T HAVE A WEAVE OR CLOTHES THAT LET YOU SEE HER COOCHIE LIPS.

    THAT IS WRONG WHAT YOU GUYS SAID TO HER.

    YOU OWE HER AN APOLOGY.

    SHE WALKED DOWN THE STREET IN “WINDOW SEAT” LIKE A GODDESS, NOT A HO.

    CREATE YOUR OWN GREATNESS, FIND OUT WHO YOU ARE. WHY DID GOD ALLOW YOU TO BE BORN??? ASK YOURSELF THESE TYPES OF QUESTIONS THAT WILL TAKE UP SO MUCH TIME THAT YOU WON’T HAVE TIME TO BE ALL UP IN SOMEBODY ELSE’S BUSINESS.

    I’M TAKING TIME TO WRITE THIS BECAUSE THIS IS AN IMPORTANT TOPIC! PAPARAZZI, TABLOIDS, MEGACELEBRITES… THIS ISN’T RELEVANT TO BEING ABLE TO LOOK AT YOURSELF IN THE MIRROR AND FIGURE OUT WHO YOU ARE.

    I’M SAYING THIS TO YOU LIKE SOMEBODY WHO KNOWS YOU SHOULD HAVE.

    I’M A MOMMA AND A MOMMA TO ALL WHO NEED SOME MOTHERING AND I’M TELLING YOU MY CHILDREN, THAT YOU SHOULD JUST STOP BLOGGING ALL TOGETHER IF IT’S GOING TO TURN INTO SITUATIONS LIKE THIS.

    THIS IS HOW PEOPLE GET DISEASES AND MIGRAINES, HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE… ALL OF THIS WASTED, PENT UP, AND MISGUIDED ENERGY, BEING UNLEASHED IN THE WRONG WAY, W/THE WRONG PEOPLE, AT THE WRONG TIME. STOP IT! WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND, YOU CAN AT LEAST UNDERSTAND THIS.

    FOR ANY OF YOU PRIVILEDGED ENOUGH TO HAVE EXPERIENCED THE OJAYS, THE DRAMATICS, HAROLD MELVING AND THE BLUENOTES, ARETHA, ETTA JAMES, THE 70’S, THE 60’S, LISTEN, THEY DIDN’T NEED YALLS FEEDBACK FROM A BLOG OR A TABLOID, RECORD SALES AND CONCERTS, SOULTRAIN, JET AND EBONY WERE ENOUGH.

    PLEASE UNDERSTAND, ONCE AND FOR ALL HOW RIDICULOUS, HOW UTTERLY SAD, HOW SELF-DEMEANING IT IS, HOW OFFENSIVE IT IS, HOW HURTFUL IT IS THAT YOU ANONYMOUSLY GIVE NEGATIVE OPINIONS TO PEOPLE WHO REALLY LOVE THEIR FANS LIKE MS. BADU DOES.

    YOU KNOW THAT YOU GET INVOLVED W/THIS KIND OF INVASION OF PRIVACY JUST SO THAT YOU CAN FEEL SOME SORT OF CONNECTION TO SOME POWER THAT YOU DON’T HAVE WITHIN. YOU KNOW THIS, THIS IS WHY YOU DO IT. YOU THINK SHE HAS ISSUES, LOOK AT YOURSELF!

    LASTLY, ON BEHALF OF MS. BADU, I’LL APOLOGIZE FOR THESE PEOPLE, “FORGIVE THEM FATHER FOR THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY DO.” I’M SO SORRY YOU HAVE TO GO THROUGH THIS.

    BUT, GIRL LISTEN, 3 BABY DADDY, BOOTY WOBBLING SEXILY LIKE THE MOTHERSHIP, W/YOUR I CAN DO IT’S HOLDING YOUR HEAD HIGH FOR YOU BECAUSE OF THE LEAP OF FAITH YOU TOOK IN THE “WINDOW SEAT” VIDEO, YOU ARE OFF THE CHAIN! YOU ARE BRAVE! YOU ARE WOMAN! YOU ARE PERFECT! YOU ARE IMPERFECT! YOU ARE LOVE! YOU ARE EVERYTHING OR GOING TO BE EVERYTHING GOD WANTS YOU TO BE! CONTINUE TO GROW IN YOUR OWN SPACE, YOU’VE SURPASSED MOST OF US IN COURAGE AND DEVELOPMENT, AND I BELIEVE THAT YOU’RE ALRIGHT.

    BUT I ALSO BELIEVE IN YOUR KIND, PISCES, PUT OTHERS 1ST KIND OF A WAY THAT YOU GAVE UP TOO MUCH OF YOURSELF TO US. YOU DON’T OWE US THAT. BUT, IF YOU LET US KNOW THE REAL DEAL TO SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT, YOU DID THAT WELL!

    I BELIEVE THAT YOU WANT TO STAY CONNECTED W/YOUR FANS AND DON’T WANT TO CROSS THE LINE OF ALIENATING YOURSELF FROM THE REGULAR FAN BASE BECAUSE YOU’RE REAL PEOPLE TOO. UNDERSTOOD. HOWEVER, AS HARD AS IT IS, YOU CAN GO SUPERDUPER MYSTERIOUS ON US IF YOU WANT TO, THAT DOESN’T MEAN YOU’RE UNLOVING OR UNKIND OR THAT YOU MAKE GOOD MUSIC BUT DON’T KNOW HOW TO CONNECT W/YOUR FANS.

    EVERYONE CAN’T HANDLE YOU AND THEN LOOK, THEY THROW YOU UNDER THE BUS. I’M SAYING THIS IN REGARDS TO THE NEGATIVE BLOGS AND YOUR LETTER TO THEM. YOU NO LONGER HAVE TO DEFEND THE BEAUTY IN YOU, YOU KNOW IT’S LOVE, YOU KNOW YOU WERE HURT WHEN YOUR DREAMS DIDN’T COME TRUE, BUT, WE DON’T HAVE THE RIGHT TO KNOW THAT IF IT’S GOING TO BE FORCE-FED TO THE PUBLIC BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE CRITICIZING YOU.

    THE PEOPLE WHO’S ENERGY YOU WANT TO RECEIVE INTO YOUR SPACE IS ALREADY THERE. IF YOU JUMP THROUGH ANY HOOPS AND IT SERVES YOU, LIKE MARKETING, THE INTERVIEWS…, IF IT’S MAKING A DOLLAR OUT OF 15 CENTS, GOOD! BUT, REMEMBER, ALL MONEY AIN’T GOOD MONEY EITHER BUT THIS I BELIEVE YOU KNOW. I’M JUST AFFIRMING YOU, WE ALL NEED THAT, ESPECIALLY AFTER THINGS LIKE THIS HAPPEN.

    MS. BADU, YOUR PAST ACCOMPLISHMENTS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES AND “WINDOW SEAT” HAS SAID IT ALL. YOU SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT! YES YOU DID!

    AND NOW, IT’S UP TO THOSE PEOPLE WHO ARE AFRAID TO LIVE THEIR MOST TRUTHFUL LIFE TO COME OUT FROM AMONGST THE FEAR AND TO LET PEOPLE BE.

    MAY GOD BE W/YOU MS. BADU, MAY GOD COVER YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ALL 932 OF THEM IF YOU WISH, lol KEEP ON KEEPING ON! YES, YOU’RE ON THE RIGHT PATH, THAT NARROW ROAD.

    I BELIEVE IT’S NOW TIME, IN THE REBIRTHING OF THIS SEASON, AS THIS NEW ENERGY IS BEING CREATED IN YOUR BELLY, TO RELEASE ANY OF THE OLD AND TO PUSH THE BABY OUT W/THE COMPLETION OF FORGIVENENSS BEING FULLY EMBRACED BY YOU AND THE POWER OF KNOWING YOU’RE IN GOD. YOU KNOW THAT WHEN GOD CLOSES ONE DOOR, HE OPENS ANOTHER.

    FROM NOW ON, SPEAK BACK TO THE NAYSAYERS QUIETLY, IN THE SPIRIT. DON’T GIVE ENERGY ANYMORE TO THE IGNORANT, IT FEEDS THEIR PROBLEM OF BLOGGING AND HIDING, THIS COMPUTERIZED, FOLLOW THE LEADER, ROBOTIC NONSENSE HAS GOT TO CEASE AND YOU ARE ONE OF THE CHOSEN ONES THAT SHEDS LIGHT ON THE LOST. WALK YOUR WALK, TALK YOUR TALK, BUT ANSWER TO NO ONE WHO STANDS IN JUDGMENT OF YOU BECAUSE THEY DON’T KNOW! DON’T WASTE YOUR ENERGY! DON’T FEED THE DEVIL, DON’T ARGUE W/THE DEVIL, YOU KNOW BECAUSE YOU’VE TAUGHT OTHERS AND ME AT A TIME WHEN I COULDN’T LIVE W/O A STRAIGHTENING COMB. THANK YOU FOR YOUR EVERLOVING PRESENCE AND FOR HAVING THE COURAGE TO FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT.

    YOU WERE PERFECT IN “WINDOW SEAT”, JUST LIKE THEY DID KENNEDY, THEY TRY TO DO ALL THE FREEDOM FIGHTERS THIS WAY, YOU KNOW THAT BUT THEY CAN’T DO THAT TO YOU. YOU FOUND OUT THE TRUTH AND HAVE COMMANDED MOUNTAINS TO MOVE NOW!

    Be encouraged sweet sistah! It’s lonely when you’re raw but it’s worth it!

    E- eternal
    R- real
    Y- youthful
    K- kind
    A- astute
    H- heavenly

    ONE LOVE!
    TRUDI

  118. I can’t believe all the BULL on this site…Who are the ppl voicing their positions as if they are absolute truth…and Second, who says you can’t have supportive father figures because you are not married. Save you high horse for someone else who will listen to you rant and rave about how “spotless” you are. Erykah is a black Queen and it wouldn’t help for other Black women to know they are as well. Stop putting each other down and learn to be a listener instead of a talker sometimes.

  119. I can’t believe all the BULL on this site…Who are the ppl voicing their positions as if they are absolute truth…and Second, who says you can’t have supportive father figures because you are not married. Save your high horse for someone else who will listen to you rant and rave about how “spotless” you are. Erykah is a black Queen and it would help for other Black women to know they are as well. Stop putting each other down and learn to be a listener instead of one who speaks all the time .

  120. You are a Strong Women and Your Energy is Wonderful as you already know and I commend you on even thing you spoke on. I Have four loving children which Zyon Alexander Washington 5, King Zyahar Elijah Washington 3 and my twins Asante Nyame Nti and CJ Prince Lewis which are 1 and they are my everyhing and i also had all of My Kids Natural its so Spiritual. My 5 and 3 year old are by a loving person thats watching down on them. And I wish ,hope and dream that PEOPLE WOULD STOP LOOKING DOWN ON ONE ANOTHER CAUSE OF THE BLESSSING THAT BEEN HAS GIVING TO US. AND I AM TO A GROWING WOMEN THAT IS LEARNING THE TRUTH Peace Sis….The Epitome Beauty and Wisdom

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