Thursday, May 01, 2014

Erykah Badu Under Fire for Swaziland Performance


Erykah Badu condemned by human rights groups after performing for a corrupt African monarch…

Erykah Badu performed for Swaziland's King Mswati's 46th birthday celebration, as a gift from notorious celebrity jeweler Jacob 'The Jeweler' Arabo.

Activists are outraged that the socially conscious singer could be so insensitive.

In a statement to the media The Human Rights Foundation demanded answers.
"She owes us all an explanation. The king is a kleptocrat who lives in the lap of obscene luxury while most of his countrymen toil in abject poverty for less than $2 a day."
"She claims to want to improve the lives of the disenfranchised and impoverished, but unapologetically does favours for a corrupt tyrant who jails those who challenge his ill-gotten wealth and power."
Erykah Badu believes she is being used by political leaders to further their own agendas.



28 comments:

Anonymous said...

sigh

Anonymous said...

Erykah been gone - she lost me walking around nude in Texas!

Anonymous said...

she's a bird. always has been. and @2:19 don't forget her pimping out both herself and her sister in that Flaming Lips video and then backtracking when her hoe shit didn't go over so well.

Magick said...

Miss the old Erykah that came out with On and On. I was always fascinated by her persona though, quite honestly. Never could figure out why she had all her men strung out over her (Andre 3000, Common etc)

Anonymous said...

@2:23
LOL that video was hideous and LOL at her backtracking about her artistic ability...

Anonymous said...

I'm bored with her too.... Bitch ain't even got no new music out. She ain't put no artist on - not even her bum babies daddies. Alll she do is worry about birthing babies, probably becasue she can't birth anymore from her uterus being prolapsed and collapsed! #dobetter #byeashy #badoodoo

Anonymous said...

This African king needs to watch his ass, he is always in the media marrying another teenage girl, buying maybachs and phantoms. If his country has anything America wants he will move to the top of the hit list. Isn't protests about artists performing for corrupt leaders how the whole thing with Gadaffi kicked off?

Scrumptous Bomb Diggidy Darn Good Honey Buns said...

Yeah oh Ok , but did you or did you not perform for him???

case closed bish.

Anonymous said...

My question is which is a little off subject is why does anyone seemn to not care about those Missing Nigerian girls... I mean like really???? It is an outrage that we as americans worry about everything else that goes on in the world but ignore these girls who have been capture and married off to men they don't even know for $12 dollars.... I'm sorry I just have to vent about this....

Anonymous said...

How is Jacob The Jeweler trafficking human Badu's when he supposed to be locked up for that BMF Drama?

Anonymous said...

Her body was looking right in that window seat video

KenyaDoll said...

Erykah is my girl when it comes to her music and her style but she is a hypocritical bird. LMAO! I got the same feelings towards her that I have towards Fantasia. Supremely talented sistas with bird mentality.

Anonymous said...

@2:51

Girl why even ASK? You know why! Because they are African black girls.

If they were missing Swedish, French or British girls, the world would be pulling a candlelight vigil!

The Nigerian government is corrupt as fuck, Nigeria is a sexist as fuck nation, and the media doesn't care about Black, Asian, Indian, Latin, women. They only care about their lily white or Jew-nose having little precious "angels".

Anonymous said...

How do you kidnap over 200 girls and nobody sees anything?

How does a plain with over 200 people go missing without any clues?
#GTFOH

Anonymous said...

I feel for the 200 missing Nigerian girls, but how many missing kids are there here in the U.S. How many of those kids are black or a minority? Who is helping them? Does anyone care about them?

Niyabinghi Warrior said...

Let Afrikans handle Afrika, I ain't fucking with them corrupt ass leaders over there, if they can fuck there own people over on a daily, imagine what they would do to us. I ain't fucking with the cousins on the continent. I have since forgiven Erykah but she's still a hypocrite in my book. these industry people are not to be trusted with serious issues, they are bought and sold.

Anonymous said...

Her natural hair is beautiful.

Anonymous said...

2:23pm & 2:28pm: I just have to say that the "flaming lips" video was released without her permission by the producer, who wanted a lil shine. Just trying to clear up the facts. The producer has since apologized to Erykah and her fans. She consented to nudity, which she considers art, but not the treatment he released... again, without her permission.

Not sure why she's performing for a dictator and her response didn't exactly shed any light on it. I love her creative mind but I don't co-sign any and everything she does.

Forget yall! I'm still a fan. I'm just waiting for her to text me and say that this performance was just a lil pit stop during her search for them missing Nigerian girls.

Your Highness said...

@3:22 that's a weave, its called the Bohyme Brazilian Wave. It has a natural texture so that women with natural hair can get extensions too..

Anonymous said...

Who cares. Some of us have sold our souls for much less..moving right along!

Anonymous said...

@3:01 I 100% agree if they were another race we would have done something, and @3:12 yes there are many kids missing in america and I do believe the Government should do more than sending out amber alerts .... which the work sometime but some don't get lucky.... It is very unfortunate that the youth suffers more than adults in hideous crimes

Anonymous said...

Sexy MILF

Anonymous said...

I wish ppl would stop saying Erika had so many men sprun if that the case why they all left...erika is just another fake ass "natural" chick

Anonymous said...

Please that bitch perpetrated like an afrocentric Afrian, where is her big ass headwrap and dashiki now, why is anyone surprised that she has no morals or scruples? I have never liked Badu's fake ass.

Anonymous said...

Make that ho money fake ass Angela Davis...ijs

Anonymous said...

"Never could figure out why she had all her men strung out over her (Andre 3000, Common etc)"

Cause she got that big jiggly booty. Boy I'd give her a good hard 2 minute pounding from the back. She might be a lil musty but I'd overlook that

Anonymous said...

@10:17
That ass is righteous!

Anonymous said...

Badu is an excellent singer.and super talented. Entertainers need to do their research on the country and the people they're entertaining. This is the same $hit that happened to Tina Turner when she sung in South Africa during the Apartheid years.

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